Author Archive for Law & Order

Hejaaz Hizbullah and Mohamed Shakeel remanded

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney at Law Hejaaz Hezbullah and principal of the controversial Madrasa school Mohamed Shakeel have been placed under remand custody until March 03. The duo was brought before the Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage earlier today (February 18). Deputy Solicitor General Dileep Peiris told the court that the suspect Hejaaz Hizbullah was involved in […]

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Cardinal calls for new laws to prevent terror attacks in future

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Whilst highlighting that Catholics are willing to forgive those who staged Easter Sunday attacks two years ago, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today called for setting up of new laws to prevent such mayhem in the future. He said this during the Ash Wednesday Service at St. Anthony’s […]

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Easter attacks: Information to file charges against 30 forwarded to Attorney General

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has been forwarded information regarding the filing of charges against 30 persons involved in the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, says Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekera. Speaking to journalists in Colombo, he stated that 251 suspects have been remanded in connection with the attacks. The cardinal has a responsibility […]

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Teacher ordered to recompense student after slap leads to hearing loss

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Supreme Court has ordered a teacher of a school in Matara to recompense a student who lost the hearing ability after being slapped by him in 2017. The teacher in question, Jayantha Premakumara Siriwardhane, had been in charge of discipline at Puhuwella Central College in Matara. He has been ordered to pay a […]

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AG directs IGP to conduct further investigations on Easter Attacks

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has informed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the Criminal Investigations and the material submitted in the respect of the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks are incomplete. Attorney General Dappula de Livera has directed IGP C. D. Wickramaratne to conduct further investigations on the matter. He has further instructed the […]

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Opp. alleges move to strip Ranil, SF, Rajitha, Patali, others of civic rights

Monday, February 8th, 2021

by Shamindra Fedinando Courtesy The Island ‘Political Victimisation’ PCoI report: An Opposition political grouping has accused the SLPP government of planning to deprive civic rights of several members of parliament and ex-MPs. Opposition activists former Deputy Minister Karu Paranavithana, Attorney-at-Law Crishmal Warnasuriya, Attorney-at-Law Shiral Lakthilaka and Ananda Lanarolle alleged the government targeted former Prime Miniter […]

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HC serves indictments against Ravi Karunanayaka and Arjuna Aloysius

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Colombo High Court today served indictments against former Minister Ravi Karunanayaka and PTL owner Arjun Aloysius over a Bribery case.  The case filed by the Bribery Commission was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Aditya Patabendige today. The two accused were released on a cash bail of […]

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AG forwards indictment against ex-directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera has forwarded the indictment against the former directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. for running a financial business without a licence. Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said the indictment was forwarded to the Colombo High Court under the Finance Business Act.

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Special Commission to implement recommendations of PCoI on political victimization

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A special Presidential Commission of Inquiry has been appointed to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization. Supreme Court Judge Dhammika Priyantha chairs the tri-member Commission appointed by President Rajapaksa. In addition, Supreme Court Judge Khema Kumuduni Wickramasinghe and Appeals Court Judge Rathnapriya Gurusingha have also been named […]

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Hidden hands’ trying to meddle with police probes; IGP notifies all top cops

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has issued a special circular to officers-in-charge of all police stations and all senior ranked officers to take legal action against the persons who are interfering with investigations conducted by the police. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said, police have received telephone calls from various […]

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Over 12,000 inmates released to reduce overcrowding at prisons

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A total number of 12,339 prison inmates have been released from prisons across the country since December 1, 2020 upto today, in order to reduce congestion privailing in prisons. Prison spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said accordingly, 1,100 remanded male prisoners and 26 female inmates were among the released. Moreover, 10,832 male suspects […]

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Ranjan Ramanayake to lose his parliamentary seat

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Former Chairman of Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), President’s Counsel U.R. de Silva says the MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who was sentenced to four-year rigorous imprisonment today, will lose his parliamentary seat. Speaking further, he said Ramanayake will not be able to appeal the verdict delivered by the Supreme Court. The parliamentarian will […]

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AG to drop murder case against Pillayan

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Batticaloa High Court that it will not continue with the case against MP Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan” regarding the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham. Senior State Counsel Madhawa Tennakoon informed the Batticaloa High Court of this decision today (11). Six defendants including Pillayan have […]

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The Muslim Council of Britain to launch legal action against Sri Lankan government’s ‘forced cremations’

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE The Muslim Council of Britain 30 December 2020 The Muslim Council of Britain to launch legal action against Sri Lankan government’s ‘forced cremations’ The ongoing ‘forced cremation’ policy by the Sri Lankan Government of COVID-19 deceased has included a 20-day old baby and over 100 Muslims according to a reliable source. In response […]

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COVID patient’s body kept at Karapitiya Hospital morgue: Health Services DG instructs cremation

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The forensic doctors at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle stated that if the body of the patient who died due to COVID that is being kept at the morgue is not cremated, they will withdraw from their duties. Forwarding a letter to the Police Inspector at the Galle Headquarters, Health Services […]

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SC to call for clarifications on Ranjan’s contempt case

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has decided to call for clarifications on the contempt of court case against MP Ranjan Ramanayake on January 12, 2021. The case was taken up today before a judge bench comprising Justices Vijith Malalgoda, Murdu Fernando and S. Thurairaja, under a motion filed by the Attorney General. Accordingly the court […]

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Court orders to cremate four inmates who died in Mahara Prison riot

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Wattala Magistrate’s Court today (16) ordered to cremate the bodies of four inmates who died during the recent prison riot. The post-mortem reports of the four deceased inmates were submitted to the Wattala Magistrate’s Court by the experts’ committee appointed in this regard. A total of 11 inmates were killed in the prison […]

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Large numbers in remand custody due to delays in Govt. Departments: Prez

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While raising the importance to establish a Presidential Task Force to resolve existing problems in prisons, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said a large number of people are in remand custody due to delays in the Analyst, Attorney General and Police Departments. President made these remarks at a discussion held at the Presidential […]

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AG’s Dept. asked to explain why no action taken on Zahran file

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island It was only three weeks after the Easter Sunday attacks that the Attorney General’s Department had paid attention to the file on NTJ leader Zahran Hashim, sent by Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in early June 2017, seeking its advice, Deputy Solicitor General, Azard Navavi, on Saturday (05) told the […]

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මගේ නඩුවේ තීන්දුව 08 වෙනිදා.. එදාට මං හිරේ යනවා.. අද මගේ අවසන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු දිනයයි..- රන්ජන් තමන්ගේ නඩු තීන්දුවත් අදම කියයි..

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් තමන්ට එරෙහිව අධිකරණය හමුවේ විභාග වන නඩුවක තීන්දුව 8 වනදා ලබා දීමට නියමිත බව සමගි ජන බලවේග පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රන්ජන් රාමනායක මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. ඒ අනුව තමන් එදිනට හිරේ යාමට නියමිත යැයි ද ඔහු පැවසීය. අද දින තමන්ගේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අවසන් දිනය යැයිද ඒ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව අමතමින් කියා සිටියේය. අඩුම මාස […]

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Justice Minister appoints 5-member committee to probe Mahara Prison riot.

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has appointed a five-member committee to investigate the incident at the Mahara Prison on Sunday and to submit a report with recommendations. The committee is chaired by retired High Court judge Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena and also includes Chief Legal advisor to the Ministry of Justice U. R. De […]

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Five-member committee appointed by Justice Ministry to probe the unrest at the Mahara Prison

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Government Information Department stated that the Ministry of Justice has appointed a five-member committee chaired by former High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena, to probe the unrest at the Mahara Prison.

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Priest arrested in Jaffna for organizing LTTE commemorations

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A man has been arrested for violating court orders by organizing a commemoration event in Jaffna for the now-defunct terror group LTTE. Speaking on the matter, DIG Ajith Rohana noted that the suspect will be produced before the court soon. The arrestee was identified as a 47-year-old clergyman, the police spokesperson said further. […]

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Pillayan granted bail

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader and parliamentarian Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan” has been granted bail by the Batticaloa High Court. The Batticaloa District MP was ordered released on bail by Batticaloa High Court Judge T. Wigneshwaran, when the case filed over the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham was taken up […]

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Doctor remanded for shooting student with air-rifle

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The doctor who was arrested by the Maharagama Police for shooting a school student with an air-rifle has been remanded by the order of the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.  A 17-year-old student of the ErewwalaEast Dharmapala Vidyalaya had entered a private property near the school, yesterday (22) to retrieve a ball that had been […]

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Appeals Court quashes charges in murder case against Minister Janaka Bandara

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana An indictment filed by the Attorney General against Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon over a murder that took place in 1999 has been revoked by the Court of Appeal. The verdict was delivered by the President of Appeals Court, Justice A.H.M.D. Nawaz and Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna today (20). In a writ application, Minister Tennakoon […]

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AG requests Acting IGP to submit the report on Brandix cluster today

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Attorney General has instructed the Acting Inspector General of Police to submit the progress report requested regarding the investigation into the Minuwangoda Brandix factory coronavirus cluster, today (18) itself. Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated that the team conducting the investigation which includes the Criminal Investigation Department Director […]

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Judge Padmini requests promotion for Duminda’s verdict (Video)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News It was revealed today (17) that former Director of the CID Shani Abeysekara was aware of the contents of the verdict in the case against former MP Duminda Silva before it was announced. This was during the hearing of evidence at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing incidents of political victimisation.  The […]

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Evidence regarding Bathiudeen revealed at the Easter Commission (Video)

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News It was revealed before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing Easter Sunday terror attacks today (16) that former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had visited the house of a suspect arrested in connection with the Easter attack on several occasions. It was previously revealed that the former Minister had made several requests to the […]

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Another suspect arrested for posting fake news on social media

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Another suspect was arrested by the CID in connection with the incident where a fake news was published on social media stating that a person collapsed and died on the road due to Covid-19. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspect aged 28 was traced with the information provided by […]

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