Author Archive for Law & Order

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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Bathiudeen ordered to reforest Kallaru sanctuary on his own expenses

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Court of Appeal today ordered MP Rishad Bathiudeen to reforest the Kallaru sanctuary in Wilpattu National Park on his own expenses ruling that clearing of the sanctuary was illegal.  The court also ordered the MP to pay the cost of the petitioners. ()

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Sri Lankan businessman on run arrested with family after landing at Kodiyakarai in TN

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

By Antony Fernando  Express News Service courtesy The New Indian Express The Police said that the Sri Lankan couple would be lodged in Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai and the boy could be sent to a juvenile home. NAGAPATTINAM: A 45-year-old Sri Lankan businessman was arrested along with his wife and minor son after landing at […]

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UK: lawmakers pass bill to protect soldiers from prosecution over war crimes

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Courtesy Al Arabia British lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a bill to prevent “vexatious” prosecutions of military personnel and veterans over war crimes allegations. The prosecution of British soldiers for alleged past crimes in Northern Ireland, and more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, has dogged the military and government for years. For all the latest […]

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Sri Lanka to send back 44 Pakistani prisoners

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A group of Pakistani nationals who are in Sri Lankan prisons for various drug related offences are to be handed over to Pakistani prison officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya stated that 44 Pakistani prisoners will be handed over to prison officers from their country at […]

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AG orders probe into land grab allegation against influential political group

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to investigate into a social media disclosure regarding alleged land grab of properties owned by persons living abroad by an influential political group. 

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Ex-SIS chief contradicted during cross-examination at PCoI on Easter attacks

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena was seriously contradicted at the Presidential Commission probing the Easter Sunday Attacks, during cross-examination. When Jayawardena said he only contacted the former President on 61 occasions from the 1st of December 2018 to the 1st of May 2019, the President’s Counsel Shamil Perera, […]

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Seven suspects arrested for assisting Rishad evade arrest

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Seven suspects have been arrested for aiding and abetting MP Rishad Bathiudeen to evade arrest, stated the Police Media Spokesman. The suspects arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) are to be produced before the Fort Magistrate’s Court this evening (19), stated DIG Ajith Rohana speaking at a press conference held earlier today. […]

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‘Podi Lassie’ granted bail

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Notorious underworld figure Janith Madushanka, operating under the alias ‘Podi Lassie’, who was arrested and remanded for threatening the VIPs, has been granted bail. However, he will continue to be held by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on detention orders. The Galle Magistrate delivered the order when the suspect was produced before court […]

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Rs 12 million fine imposed on ‘MT New Diamond’ Captain

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 12 million on the Captain of the crude oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ which caught on fire while on Sri Lankan waters. When the case was taken up today (14), the Greek Captain Stereo Sterio Ilias plead guilty for the charges filed against […]

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Six police teams dispatched to arrest Rishad

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has dispatched 06 police teams to arrest MP Rishad Bathiudeen, the Police Spokesperson said. Earlier today (13), the Colombo Fort Magistrate ruled that the Police can proceed to arrest MP Bathiudeen and the two other suspects who are accused of misappropriating public funds during last year’s presidential election, […]

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Two CID teams to arrest MP Rishad Bathiudeen

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Two CID teams sent to MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s Colombo and Mannar residences to arrest him.

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AG summons CID’s DIG, Chief Investigating Officer over Riyaj Bathiudeen’s release

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has summoned the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and its Chief Investigating Officer. This is over the release of Riyaj Bathiudeen, MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother, after being under arrest in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. The officers have also been directed to […]

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White van driver complains of undue influence from Rajitha (video)

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The person who pretended to be a van driver at the white van news conference which caused a great deal of controversy during the last government had called a press conference today. He said that he was pressurized by former Minister Rajitha Senaratne regarding the case related to that incident. He has […]

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MT New Diamond will only be granted permission to leave after negotiations are completed – MEPA

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News MEPA informed the Attorney General that relevant authorities have been informed that approval permitting the MT New Diamond to leave will only be granted after negotiations are completed regarding oil pollution damage. MEPA has stated that they will grant approval to tow the ship away from of Sri Lankan waters as per the authority […]

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Bribery Commission files indictments against Ravi and Arjun Aloysius

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has filed indictments against former Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius at the Colombo High Court. Karunanayake has been charged under Section 19 (c) of the Bribery Act for taking up residence –all the while serving as the Finance Minister– […]

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PCoI on Easter attacks warns Harin over impulsive behavior

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks warned MP Harin Fernando over the impulsive behavior displayed during his testimony at the commission. The former Sports Minster appeared before the Commission yesterday (16), to testify regarding the statement he made to the media that his father had pre-warned him […]

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Attempt to claim property of Easter Sunday suicide bomber – 05 suspects including a lawyer remanded

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 05 suspects including a lawyer arrested by CID for forging documents to claim a property of one Easter Sunday suicide bomber, remanded until September 28

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Captain of the New Diamond ship made no attempt to extinguish the fire – AG’s dept

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The captain of the M.T. New Diamond ship was issued a notice to appear before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on the 28th. This was when the CID made submissions before Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage. The Attorney General had instructed the CID to name the captain of the ship as a […]

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Stricken tanker’s captain to face charges in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Courtesy MailonLiune Sri Lanka will file negligence and pollution charges against the Greek skipper of an oil tanker that leaked fuel off the island nation’s coast after a week-long fire, authorities said Wednesday. Some of the 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil aboard the New Diamond poured into the Indian Ocean, prompting a large effort […]

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AG submits Rs 340 million interim claim to lawyers of ‘MT New Diamond’ owners

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has submitted an interim claim of Rs 340 million to the lawyers representing the owners of the ‘MT New Diamond’ oil tanker, for the costs incurred by the Sri Lankan government in the assistance rendered to the ship and other related matters. The AG’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne […]

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