Author Archive for Law & Order

The state land (Special Provisions) bill

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island It has been reported that the State Land (Special Provisions) Bill, tabled in Parliament on 28 June, sought approval for passing necessary provisions for awarding the sole right to state land held by citizens. The government is reported to have said that the Bill will benefit the people who […]

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Attorney-General Dappula Livera not appearing on behalf of former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court postponed the hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernanado and IGP Pujith Jayasundara until July 25. A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court today commenced hearing the petitions filed by 12 parties against the IGP and former Defence Secretary, claiming that they had violated […]

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Motion to abolish death penalty tabled in Parliament

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A Private Members’ Motion on abolishing the death penalty was tabled at the Parliament earlier today (12). The motion was moved by United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Bandulal Bandarigoda. Meanwhile, a Party Leaders’ meeting was called at 11.30 am chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

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CID to probe alleged killing of 20 persons under Sharia law

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department is set to launch probes into the revelations made by Venerable Medagoda Abayatissa Thero over 20 persons being allegedly killed under the Sharia law, says Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. Reportedly, Abeytissa Thero has made the revelations on the 4th of July.

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AG orders immediate arrest of Avant-Garde chairman & 7 others

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has informed the Acting Inspector General of Police to immediately arrest the Chairman of Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Nissanka Senadhipathi and 7 others, the Attorney General’s Department said. However, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has informed the Attorney General’s Department that Mr Nissanka Senadhipathi has left the country, according […]

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‘Charge Sri Lanka police chief with crimes against humanity’

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy aljazeera Attorney general says the police chief and ex-defence secretary should be charged for failing to prevent Easter attacks. Sri Lanka‘s police chief and a top defence official should be charged with “grave crimes against humanity” for failing to prevent the attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people in April, the […]

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Sri Lanka AG Accuses Police Chief, Defense Minister of Crimes Against Humanity

Monday, July 1st, 2019

By VOA News Sri Lanka’s police chief and the nation’s former defense secretary should be charged with crimes against humanity as a result of their inability to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the state’s prosecutor said Monday.  According to Attorney General Dappula de Livera, the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and Defense […]

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AG files indictments against 10 related to Treasury Bonds scam

Monday, July 1st, 2019

K.S. Udaya Kumar Courtesy Ceylon Today Attorney General Dappula de Livera yesterday (28) filed indictments against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and nine others in the Special Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar. The indictments were before a three-Judge Bench comprising Justices Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeyaratna and Champa Janaki Rajaratna. Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General, State […]

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IGP and fmr Defense Secretary to be named suspects of Easter attacks

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to name Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando as suspects of the Easter attacks. Further, the Attorney General has requested the Acting IGP to produce them before courts, stated the Attorney General’s Department. Coordinating […]

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ජයම්පති, සුමන්තිරන් සහ පාක්‍යසෝති යන අයගේ නීතිඥ වෘත්තීය විෂමාචාර ක්‍රියාවන් සම්බන්ධව අගවිනිසුරුවරයාට නීතිඥවරයෙක් පැමිණිලි කරයි.

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Law & Order පසුගියදා පැවති මාධ්‍ය ආයතන ප්‍රධානීන්ගේ මාසික හමුවේදී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් ප්‍රකාශකර ඇති 19 ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය සකස් කළේ නීති විශාරදයන්ද එහෙම නැත්නම් දේශපාලන මකබාස්ලද කියා තමන්ට ප්‍රශ්නයක් ඇති බවද? යන ප්‍රකාශයෙන් නීතීඥවරයන් කිහිප දෙනෙකු විසින් 1988 ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ (නීතිඥවරයන් සදහා වූ වෘත්තීය පැවැත්ම සහ ආචාර ධර්ම පිළිබද) රීති උල්ලංඝනය කිරීම් සිදුවී ඇති බවත් […]

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බණ්ඩාරගම මුස්ලිම් කාන්තාවකට ෂරියා නීතිය යටතේ දඬුවම් කිරීමට ගිය සැකකරුවන් තවදුරටත් බන්ධනාගාර ගත කෙරේ

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

ලංකා ආරංචි සිංහල ජාතික පුරුෂයෙකු සමග විවාහ වීම හේතුවෙන්,  ප්‍රදේශයේ මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියේ පිරිස්වල අඩත්තේට්ටමට ලක්වූ “අබ්දුල් හසන් ෆාතුමා හයිෆා” නැමති කාන්තාව විසින් බණ්ඩාරගම පොලිසියට සිදු කළ පැමිණිලි මත පානදුර අධිකරණයේ විභාගවන  B 64499/19 දරණ නඩුව අද දින යලි කැඳවීය. බණ්ඩාරගම පොලිසිය විසින් පසුගිය ජූනි 19 වන දින අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයින් 6 දෙනෙකු පසුගිය 20 […]

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CID in process of releasing Dr. Shafi – Wimal

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was working towards releasing Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who was alleged to have performed illegal sterilization, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today. Addressing a news conference, he said there was no need of an institution called CID if it attempted to release […]

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AG orders criminal investigation against Hemasiri Fernando

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney general has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation into the former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. Accordingly, the former Defense Secretary will be investigated over the failure to prevent or minimize the Easter Sunday bomb attacks. The Attorney General has given these instructions referring to […]

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Supreme Court to consider IGP’s FR petition in July

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has ordered to consider the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, challenging the President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave, on July 31st. The petition was taken up before the three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices Prasanna Jayawardene, L.T.B. Dehideniya and S. […]

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In relation to 21/4 terror attack probes AG ups gears to fast-track criminal cases

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

By Kamal Mahendra Weeraratna Courtesy Ceylon Today Attorney General Dappula de Livera has decided to undertake a new course of action to see whether the AG could get involved in cases of crime filed by the Police Department, the Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) from the outset of the cases, instead […]

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පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් සිදුකරන සිංහල භාෂා අයිතිවාසිකම් උල්ලංඝනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධව කථානායක වෙත නීතිඥවරයෙක් කර ඇති පැමිණිල්ලට මේ වන තෙක් පියවර ගෙන නෑ…..!

Friday, June 14th, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන සිංහල භාෂා පාඨයට ප්‍රමුඛස්ථානය කියා රවටමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් සිංහල ජනතාවට සිදුකරන අවමන් සහගත සැළකිල්ල/ වෙනස්කම පිළිබදව කතානායකට සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරන බවට නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන 2018 නොවැම්බර් මස 05වන දින ජනාධිපතිටත් එවකට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යයව සිටි මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාටද, කථානායක කරූ ජයසූරිය මහතාටද ජාතික ඒකාබද්ධතා, සංහිඳියා සහ රාජ්‍ය භාෂා අමාත වාසුදේව නානායක්කාර මහතාටද, පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ මහ ලේකම් වෙතද, ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ රෙජිස්ට්‍රාර් […]

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Chief Justice grants approval to file indictments over ‘bond scam’ at Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the Western Province

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General today received the approval of the Chief Justice to hear the case against the accused in the Central Bank treasury bond scam, including former CBSL Governor Arjuna Mahendran, before the Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the Western Province. Last week, the Attorney General had requested permission from the Chief Justice to […]

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AG orders to expedite investigations on 4 high-profile cases

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has ordered the Acting IGP and the CID to complete investigations and submit reports pertaining to 4 high-profile cases, including the murders of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga and rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.  Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, stated that the Attorney General has observed that there […]

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Sri Lanka is moving fast to change land laws with foreign advice

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

by K S Gunasekera a Senior Attorney at Law Changing land laws with the entry of electronics is a breakthrough for our country after a century. However academic legal community or lawyers from Sri Lanka are not driving the changes, it is driven by the donors from international organisations, prosperous nations, paraprofessionals, technologists and politicians. […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීම සම්බන්ධව ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ස්ථාවරයට පටහැනි නීතිපතිගේ කරුණු දක්වීම සම්බන්ධව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට අතිරේක පෙත්සමක්…….!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Law & Order ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවෙන් හෝ ජාතික භාෂාවෙන් හෝ නීති පැනවීමේ භාෂාවෙන් හෝ අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීමට අදාල අවශ්‍ය සුදුසු ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගන්නා ලෙස ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙනුවෙන් අධිකරණ හා බන්ධනාගාර ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ  අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ජ්‍යේෂ්ඨ සහකාර ලේකම් නීති රෝෂනී හෙට්ටිගේ විසින් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ රෙජිස්ට්‍රාර්වරයා වෙත ලිඛිතව දන්වා තිබියදී ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙනුවෙන්  අධිකරණයේ පෙනී සිටින නීතිපතිවරයා එයට පටහැනි ස්ථාවරයක් […]

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Country should be brought under one common law – Rathana Thero

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The President should use his executive powers to bring the whole country under one law, states UNP MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero. The Thero mentioned this speaking to the media personnel in Kandy, today (09). According to him, there are many steps that the government should take regarding the Muslim extremism that is prevailing […]

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Bond scam: AG to file indictments against Mahendran, Aloysius

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror The indictments against ten suspects including Central Bank’s former governor Arjuna Mahendran, Perpetual Treasuries Ltd., owner Arjun Aloysius and its CEO Kasun Palisena have been prepared and will be filed in the High Court by the Attorney General in connection with Treasury bond scam. The Attorney General’s Co-ordinating […]

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Contempt of Court case filed against Hizbullah

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A case has been filed with the Supreme Court against former Governor of Eastern Province M.L.A.M. Hizbullah over Contempt of Court, says Ada Derana reporter. The case was filed by Attorney-at-Law Indrasiri Senaratne from Marawila area. The plaintiff has said that the former governor has commented regarding the transfer of a judge during […]

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CID probing officials’ negligence over prior information on Easter attacks

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed court that an investigation is in progress into alleged negligence by officials over the prior information received regarding the Easter Sunday attacks. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara, speaking at a press briefing in Colombo, said that an investigation had been launched regarding allegations of negligence on […]

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Committee set up to receive complaints against Rishad, Hizbullah & Salley

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A three-member committee comprising of three senior police officials has been set up at the Police Head Quarters to receive any complaints against former governors M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley and MP Rishad Bathiudeen. The committee will be in effect until the 12th June, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, the general public […]

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ගෝඨාට එරෙහි නඩුවේ විනිසුරු මඬුල්ල පක්ෂග්‍රාහියි

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

කමල් මහේන්ද්‍ර වීරරත්න උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව ඉදිරිපත්වී ඇති නඩුවේදී ත්‍රිපුද්ගල මහාධිකරණ විනිශ්චය මණ්ඩලය හැසිරී ඇත්තේ උගත් විනිශ්චය මණ්ඩලයක් හැසිරිය යුතු ආකාරයෙන් නොවන බවත්, එම චෝදනා විභාගයට එරෙහිව ඉහළ අධිකරණයකට යොමු කිරීම සඳහා භාරදෙන ලද අභියාචනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් කරුණු ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමේ අවස්ථාව වත් ලබා නොදී නිල මැදිරියේ සිටම එය ප්‍රතික්‍ෂේප කිරීම […]

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AG seeks fuller bench to hear petition against IGP and fmr. Defence Secretary

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General’s Department has requested the Supreme Court for a fuller bench to consider the Fundamental Rights petition against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the former Defence Secretary. The FR petition has been filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara for allegedly failing to act on […]

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AG to file charges against Ravi for giving false information

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that charges will be filed against Minister Ravi Karunanayake for providing false information to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Central Bank treasury bond scam. The complaint pertaining to the investigations being carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) […]

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The Court of Appeal (CA) issues summons on Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily News The Court of Appeal (CA) yesterday issued notice with summons on National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Convener Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya to appear in Court on June 21 to show cause as to why he should not be punished by court for committing the offence of Contempt of Court. The Court […]

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