Author Archive for Security

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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India, cajoled by US, seeks to pressure small nations

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

By Lu Yuanzhi Source: Global Times  Indian National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval visited Colombo on Friday and Saturday to participate in the fourth NSA Level Meeting on Trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation hosted by Sri Lanka.  However, Doval’s visit was also to deepen India’s cooperation with Sri Lanka. India sees China’s coordination with Sri Lanka […]

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Unrest at Mahara Prison: Four killed, 24 injured

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Courtesy  Hiru News The Hospital Director stated that four bodies were received by the Ragama Hospital and 24 inmates who sustained injuries were admitted for treatment following the unrest at the Mahara Prison.

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මැඩිල්ලේ හිමිගේ පන්සලට රහස් පොලිසිය යැවුවේ ඇමති චමල්.. මා නොවේ..- ඇමති ජොන්ස්ටන් කියයි..

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

 lanka C news සිංහලේ සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන්ගේ විහාරස්ථානයට රහස් පොලිසිය යවන ලද්දේ තමන් විසින් නොවන බව ඇමති ජොන්ස්ටන් ප‍්‍රනාන්දු මහතා පවසයි. චමල් රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට එල්ල වූ අසත්‍ය චෝදනාවක් ගැන තොරතුරු ලබා ගැනීමට ඔහු විසින් කරන ලද දැනුම් දීමක් මත එය සිදු වූ බවද ඒ මහතා පැවසීය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අයවැය දෙවැනිවර කාරක සභා […]

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මැඩිල්ලේ හිමිගේ පන්සලට පනී.. බලෙන් ප‍්‍රකාශයක් ගන්න හැදු බවට චෝදනා..

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

 lanka C news https://www.facebook.com/4b1da878-30ef-4769-bfc4-e57b6a3807a3 තමන් වහන්සේ වැඩ වෙසෙන විහාරස්ථානයට අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවෙන් පැමිණි බව සිංහලයේ සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියෝ පවසති. නීතිඥ සහාය නොමැතිව තමන් ගෙන් බලහත්කාරයෙන් ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබාගැනීමට උත්සාහ කළ බවද උන් වහන්සේ චෝදනා කරති. තමන් විසින් පවත්වන ලද මාධ්‍ය හමුවක දී එළි කරන ලද තොරතුරු හේතුවෙන් මෙම ප්‍රශ්න කිරීම සිදු කිරීමට […]

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National Security still unsafe until persons who led Zahran are traced: fmr. CID SDIG

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The national security could not be still assured until the people who led Zahran Hashim to carry out the sudden terror attacks are identified, former SDIG of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Ravi Seneviratne yesterday informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks.     Testifying before the Commission former SDIG Seneviratne said […]

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Rishad on suicide bomber’s calls to his brother

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Easter Sunday terror attack was a conspiracy launched by a powerful nation to spread extremism in the country, says Samagi Jana Balawega MP Rishad Bathiudeen. The MP, who is currently under remand custody at the Welikada Prison, mentioned this yesterday (21), testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the 2019 Easter […]

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IAF helps Sri Lankan women pilots break glass ceiling

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

Rahul Singh and Sunetra Choudhury courtesy Hindustan Times, New Delhi The two pilot officers were commissioned as military pilots in Sri Lanka earlier this week, a year after they completed a crucial part of their flying training at the Dundigal-based Air Force Academy near Hyderabad in 2018-19. Rangana Weerawardhana and Pavithra Gunaratne, the first women pilots […]

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Pathfinder Foundation Successfully Concludes Indian Ocean Security Conference

Monday, November 16th, 2020

The Pathfinder Foundation The Pathfinder Foundation’s Indian Ocean Security Conference was successfully concluded after 3-days of deliberations. The virtual event focusing on Maritime Security and Maritime Governance in the Indian Ocean saw participation of over 36 countries and an average of one hundred participants from around the world. Indian Ocean littoral countries including those members […]

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Person remanded for spreading false information on COVID-deaths

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana An individual who was arrested for spreading false rumors through the internet that a large number of COVID-19 infected people are dying on the roads in Sri Lanka has been placed under remand custody. When the suspect was produced before the Kandy Magistrate’s Court, he was ordered to be remanded until November 18, […]

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Ban on LTTE should continue, India tells UK – Report

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana India has told the United Kingdom that the ban of LTTE or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should continue. New Delhi has shared information” as to why the ban should remain on the group that was responsible for the 30-year long insurgency in Sri Lanka but also the assassination of former Indian Prime […]

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Easter Attacks PCoI: Former Leaders Passing the Buck

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

By Rienzie Wijetilleke  Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lankans around the world remain bemused at disclosures from the on-going 2019 Easter Attack investigations. The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) has so far seen a roll call of former leaders and high ranking officials from the previous regime providing any number of vague excuses and abdicating responsibility […]

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Easter Sunday probe in tatters: Director CID transferred following internal inquiry into Riyaj release

Monday, October 19th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island AG wants report within one month Close on the heels of Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC, alleging serious lapses on the part of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), in respect of the probe on Riyaj Bathiudeen’s alleged involvement with those responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, the premier […]

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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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AG had asked CID to place Rishad under surveillance before arrest order

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula De Livera had advised the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the prudence to place MP Rishad Bathiudeen under surveillance 24 hours before the issuing of the directive to arrest the former minister. AG’s coordinating office State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that the arrest of MP Rishad Bathiudeen is not something […]

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Nearly 15,000 must have known of foreign intel on Easter attacks – Ex-SIS Chief

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena believes that the forewarning given to him by a foreign intelligence agency ahead of the Easter Sunday attacks might not have been so secretive a mere week later. Testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, Jaywardena […]

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Rishad will appear openly after October 20 – ACMC

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) says its leader MP Rishad Bathiudeen will appear publicly after the 20th of October. The Deputy Leader of ACMC, Attorney-at-Law N.M. Shaheed stated this holding a press conference today (18). On October 15, MP Bathiudeen filed a writ application through his lawyer, seeking an order from the […]

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Boossa Prison named as High Security Prison (Video)

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Boossa Prison was officially designated as a High Security Prison this morning (18) by the Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya.

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India’s counter-terrorist force trained MR’s security personnel: Force Chief

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror India’s federal counter-terrorist force NSG has trained a select group of personnel who protect Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the chief of the commando force said on Friday.  According to Economic Times, NSG director general (additional charge) S S Deswal said this in his address on the occasion of the force’s 36th […]

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CID records statements from Sajith regarding Rishad

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three days have passed since the Attorney General directed the Police to arrest MP Rishad Bathiudeen, however the investigation officers are yet to locate him. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) meanwhile recorded statements from Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and MP Rauff Hakeem with regard to the phone conversations they have had with the […]

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Attorney General instructs CID to act on instructions to arrest Rishad Bathiudeen

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed DIG Prasad Ranaweera of the CID to act without disregarding the advice of the Attorney General and court orders. That was when the DIG of the CID was summoned to the Attorney General’s Department this afternoon (15) to inquire into the delay in the arrest […]

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This image of Sri Lanka’s prime minister with the former Chinese foreign minister has been doctored

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Fact Check An image that appears to show Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Yang Jiechi, a high-ranking Chinese official, holding a framed aerial photograph of the island of Sri Lanka has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts. The image, however, has been doctored; the original photo shows Rajapaksa and Yang […]

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Appointment of LTTE member’s relative caused several problems: MS

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Several issues cropped up after a relative of an LTTE member was appointed to a high position of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) by the previous government, former president Maithripala Sirisena told the PCoI into the Easter Sunday attacks. He said due to such issues, he […]

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Army Intelligence Officer testifies that CID had intimidated him and tried to obtain false evidence (Video)

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Army Intelligence Officer Kanishka Gunaratne says that some officers of the CID had intimidated him and tried to obtain false evidence. This was while giving evidence for the first time before the Presidential Commission Investigating Political Victimization

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රිෂාද් බදියුදීන් මහතාගේ සහෝදරයා නිදහස් කිරීම ගැන පූර්ණ පරීක්ෂණයක් පවත්වා නැවත අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට ආණ්ඩු පක්ෂයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක්

Friday, October 9th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය පාස්කු දිනයට අනුබල දීම මත සැකපිට අත්අඩංගුවට ගත්, හිටපු අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් මහතාගේ සහෝදරයෙක් වන රියාජ් බදියුදීන් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් අත්තනෝමතික ලෙස නිදහස් කිරීමට එරෙහිව ආණ්ඩු පක්ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් 100 දෙනෙකුගේ අත්සනින් යුත් ලිපියක් අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමාට සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාට අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී අද දින (2020.10.09) බාර දෙන […]

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Stern action against Brandix employees who evaded Police: Police Spokesperson

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Courtesy Ceylon Today Of the 1402 employees at the Minuwangoda Brandix Apparel factory, only 125 employees reported themselves to the Police today (8). However, 245 employees had reported themselves yesterday (7), said the Police Media Spokesperson, DIG Ajith Rohana.  But, according to State Intelligence Service and the Department of Census and Statistics, few workers have […]

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Arrest Rishard’s brother again – pressure on police and government (video)

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Several civil society organizations today lodged a complaint with the National Police Commission regarding the release of Riaz Bathiudeen, the brother of MP Rishad Bathiudeen. It was against the officers of the CID who were investigating Riaz Bathiudeen. Riaz Bathiudeen, who was arrested on suspicion of having links with the terrorists who […]

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Police curfew imposed in Veyangoda

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Police curfew has been imposed in the Veyangoda Police division as well with immediate effect until further notice, Army Commander Shavendra Siva told Daily Mirror. Earlier, Police curfew was imposed in the Divulapitiya and Minuwangoda police division following the detection of a Covid-19 patien

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Cardinal expresses dismay over release of suspects of April 21st attacks.

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith today expressed his dissatisfaction on the release of certain suspects held over involvement in the Easter Sunday attacks. Cardinal Ranjith told a press conference that it is sad to note the release of a suspect held in connection with the attacks.  “It is sad and unfortunate […]

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MRCC permits ‘MT New Diamond’ to leave Sri Lankan waters

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Colombo has granted permission to the owners of the fire-stricken crude oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ to tow the vessel away from Sri Lankan maritime border. Permission has been given subject to the payment of compensation and cost incurred by the Government agencies. The Spokesperson of […]

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