Author Archive for Crimes

Sexual assault in Public Transport: 42 suspects arrested, yesterday

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News Taking into account the daily complaints reported to the police stations that children and women are being sexually abused in public transport services, a special operation was carried out across the island yesterday (07) as per the instructions of Acting Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Tennakoon. In response to mounting concerns over […]

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CID arrest tutor over torching of President Ranil’s house

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a 46-year-old suspect in connection with the torching of President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence in 2022. The suspect has been identified as a tuition class teacher in the Boralesgamuwa area, according to police. On 09 July 2022, then-Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s private residence in Cinnamon Gardens was […]

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Sri Lanka paid $465,000 for life-saving drugs that turned out to be mostly water

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

Courtesy Times Malta Former health minister detained over fake medicines scandalWorldSri LankaHealth Former Sri Lankan health minister Keheliya Rambukwella is being investigated in connection with the scam. Photo: AFP A Sri Lankan court remanded a senior cabinet minister in custody Saturday over the purchase of fake medicines for state hospitals when he was in charge […]

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Self-proclaimed ‘Vishwa Buddha’ remanded further

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The saffron-robed person claiming to be ‘Vishwa Buddha’ has been ordered to be further remanded in custody until 16 February, 2024. This order was issued when he was produced before the Gangodawila Magistrate’s Court in Nugegoda, Ada Derana reporter said. The suspect, who was out on bail, was re-arrested on 23 January by […]

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Police recover car suspected to have been used in shooting of Buddhist monk

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Police have recovered the vehicle which is suspected to have been used by the suspects involved in the shooting of a Buddhist monk in Malwathuhiripitiya area of Gampaha earlier today (23 Jan.). The vehicle was found abandoned in a shrubby area at Godella in Kaduwela, Police said, adding that it had been torched […]

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Nearly 1,000 arrested during ’Yukthiya’ operation within 24 hours

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Jan 21 (Daily Mirror) –  A total of 987 suspects have been arrested during the islandwide operation ‘Yukthiya’ within the last 24 hours, the Public Security Ministry said. They said 663 suspects have been arrested over drug offenses and 324 suspects who were on the list referred to Crime OICs […]

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Controversial monk ’Vishwa Buddha’ expelled from monkhood

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Jan. 21 (Daily Mirror)- The controvercial saffron-robed monk who identifies himself as ‘Vishwa Buddha’ has been expelled from the Ramanna Maha Nikaya and the monkhood. The Mahanayake Thera of Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Ven. Makulewe Wimalaabhidana Thera has informed this decision to the Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs. The […]

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Controversial monk ‘Vishwa Buddha’ remanded

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The saffron-robbed monk claiming to be ‘Vishwa Buddha’ has been ordered to be remanded in custody until January 26, after being produced before the Gangodawila Magistrate’s Court in Nugegoda. The suspect, who was out on bail, was re-arrested this morning (21) by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Earlier, the monk was arrested on […]

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විශ්ව බුද්ධ මුනි’ යළිත් රිමාන්ඩ් (වීඩියෝ)

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් බෞද්ධයන්ට හා බුදුදහමට අපහාස වන අයුරින් ප්‍රකාශ නිකුත් කර ඒවා අන්තර් ජාලයට මුදාහැරි බවට චෝදනා එල්ලවීම හේතුවෙන් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් රත්නපුරේ විමල බුද්ධි හෙවත් විශ්ව බුද්ධ නැමැත්තා මේ මස 26 වනදා දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගතකතර තිබෙනවා. ඒ, ඔහු නුගේගොඩ වැඩබලන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් සුනිල් හෙට්ටආරච්චි හමුවට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුවයි. රත්නපුරේ විමල […]

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Leaked audio exposes woman attempting to bribe Narcotics ASP

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

 By DARSHANA SANJEEWA BALASURIYA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Jan 20 (Daily Mirror) – A leaked audio conversation between a police officer and a female lawyer, suspected of representing a relative of organized criminal Ganemulla Sanjeewa who is being held at the Weeragula Police Station, has surfaced.  It is alleged that during the conversation, the lawyer […]

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Rs. 1.6bn worth of heroin recovered from intercepted fishing trawlers

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Navy on Friday (Jan.19) foiled yet another drug smuggling attempt by intercepting a local multiday fishing trawler carrying a large cache of heroin. The street value of the heroin consignment, weighing over 65kg, is believed to be more than Rs. 1,626 million. Additionally, another multiday fishing trawler, suspected of assisting the […]

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බුදු දහමට අපහාස කරන භික්ෂුන්ට කෝටි ගණනින් විදේශ රටවලින් මුදල්…

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් මෙරට සිදු කෙරෙන බුදු දහමට අපහාස කිරීමේ ක්‍රියාවලිය ඉතා සංවිධානාත්මක ක්‍රියාවලියක් බවත් මේ සදහා කෝටි ගණනින් මුදල් විදෙස් රටවලින් ලැබෙන බවත් පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා පවසයි. ඒ මහතා මේ බව සදහන් කර සිටියේ පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමය පක්ෂ මූලස්ථානයේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුව අමතමිනි. පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායකයා […]

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අවලෝකිතේෂ්වර’ ලෙසින් පෙනී සිටි මහින්ද රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගර ගත කෙරේ

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් අවලෝකේතීශ්වර බෝධිසත්ත්ව’ ලෙස පෙනී සිටි මහින්ද කොඩිතුවක්කු නමැත්තා ලබන ජනවාරි 24 දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කරන ලෙස කොළඹ මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණය අද (16) නියම කළා. එහිදී සැකකරු අංගොඩ මානසික රෝහල වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කර, ඔහුගේ මානසික වෛද්‍ය වාර්තාවක් කැඳවීමට පියවර ගන්නා ලෙසයි මහේස්ත්‍රාත්වරයා නියෝග කළේ. එහිදී පැමිණිල්ල වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටි නියෝජ්‍ය සොල්සිටර් ජනරාල් […]

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CID arrests self-proclaimed ‘Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva’

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested Mahinda Kodituwakku, the self-proclaimed ‘Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva’ at Pannipitiya a short while ago. Kodituwakku is accused of committing irreligious activities that are contrary to Buddhist teachings. On Friday (12), the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court also imposed an overseas travel ban on him. Earlier this week, the president […]

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Mahanayaka Theros call for necessary legal provisions to prevent distortion of Buddhist teachings

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The Chief Prelates (Mahanayaka Theros) of all three Buddhist Chapters in Sri Lanka have called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe to implement the law against the organized groups of people who they claim are spreading false ideologies regarding Buddhism and are harming the Buddhist philosophy and its cultural values. In a joint letter addressed […]

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Chief Prelates call for legal measures against distortion of Buddhism

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News In response to the recent emergence of a self-proclaimed “Awalokitheshwara” propagating distorted interpretations of Buddhist philosophy, the Chief Prelates of the three Buddhist Sects have collectively written to the President, urging him to enact legal provisions to address this concerning issue. The letter emphasizes the critical need to safeguard the purity and […]

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Court bans foreign travels of self-proclaimed ‘Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva’

Friday, January 12th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana January 12, 2024   03:38 pm The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on Friday (Jan.12) imposed a travel ban on Mahinda Kodituwakku, the self-proclaimed ‘Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva’. Kodituwakku is accused of committing irreligious activities that are contrary to Buddhist teachings. He returned to Sri Lanka recently and was welcomed by his supporters at the Bandaranaike International […]

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Committee appointed to address distortion of Religious beliefs – Minister

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News Vidura Wickramanayake, Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka, has announced that the Cabinet has formed a committee to investigate individuals leading movements that distort religious beliefs and contribute to societal discord. The government aims to enact new legislation to curb and eliminate activities that misrepresent religious teachings, potentially […]

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Matara school student arrested for Drug Possession

Saturday, January 6th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News A student studying in the eleventh grade at a prominent school in Matara was arrested on January 4 for the possession of drugs. The sixteen-year-old student, residing in the Polhena area of Matara, was found with 60 mg of the drug ‘ice’ at the time of his arrest. According to preliminary investigations […]

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CID investigates deceased preacher who allegedly promoted ‘mass suicide’

Friday, January 5th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) says it commenced an investigation into the preacher named Ruwan Prasanna Gunaratna, who promoted ‘mass suicide’ through his distorted teachings and later died by suicide. When the CID officers presented submissions in this regard, the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court also called for an investigation to determine if the […]

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Sri Lanka to arrest, repatriate 30 Sri Lankan criminals operating abroad

Tuesday, December 26th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Public Security Minister Tiran Alles said on Tuesday that the country has launched an operation to arrest and repatriate 30 Sri Lankan criminal bosses who operate from outside the country. The minister told reporters that 29 of these criminals are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and another one is in […]

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“මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ජාවාරම්කරුවන්ට සම්බන්ධ දේශපාලනඥයන් හදන්නේ යුක්තිය මෙහෙයුම දුර්වල කරන්න”

Monday, December 25th, 2023

By Mawbima පාතාලය සහ මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ජාවාරම්කරුවන් සමග සබඳතා පවත්වන දේශපාලඥයන් ‘යුක්තිය’ මෙහෙයුම හෑල්ලුවට පත්කරන කුහක ප්‍රකාශ නිකුත් කරන බව මහජන ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍ය ටිරාන් අලස් පවසයි. ගල්කිස්ස පොලිස් කොට්ඨාසයේ ප්‍රජා පොලිස් කමිටු දැනුවත් කිරීම සඳහා හෝමාගම දියගම තාක්ෂණික විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ පැවති වැඩසටහනකට‍ එක්‌වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා මෙම අදහස් පළ කළේ ය. එහිදී තවදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ අමාත්‍යවරයා; මීට වසර එකහමාරකට […]

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Over 13,000 arrested during operation ‘Yukthiya’

Sunday, December 24th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police together with the Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested over 13,000 suspects over drugs related crimes since the launch of ‘Operation Yukthiya’ on 17 December up to now, the police said. Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa stated that accordingly, a total of 13,666 individuals were arrested for drugs […]

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‘යුක්තිය’ මෙහෙයුමෙන් අල්ලන්නේ හාල්මැස්සන් විතරයි කියන එකේ ඇත්තක් තිබෙනවා..- පොලිස්පති

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් පොලිසිය විසින් කුඩු අල්ලනවා යැයි සිදු කරමින් අල්ලන්නේ හාල්මැස්සන් යයි පැතිරෙන කතාවේ සත්‍යයක් ඇති බව වැඩ බලන පොලිස්පති දේශබන්දු තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ඉතාමත් සුළු ප්‍රමාණයක් අතේ තබාගෙන සිටියත් පොලිසියට ඔවුන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට සිදුවන බව ද ඔහු පැවසීය. අත්අඩංගුවේ සිටින සියලුම දෙනා හාල්මැස්සන් නොවන බවත් තෝරු මෝරුන්ද නොවුනද අතරමැද […]

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Assets worth Rs. 134 million seized in ’Yukthiya’ operation

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Dec 22 (Daily Mirror) –  The ‘Yukthiya’ operation, aimed at dismantling the narcotics distribution network, has resulted in the seizure of additional assets worth millions of rupees.  The Illegal Assets and Properties Investigation Division of the Sri Lanka Police impounded ill-gotten gains valued at Rs. 134 million, belonging to drug […]

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’Yukthiya’ in full swing

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Operation ‘Yukthiya’, an island-wide crackdown on organized crime and major drug trafficking rings, is ongoing in various parts of the country. Authorities have been successful in apprehending suspects, and there have been significant seizures of properties associated with these illicit activities.

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“අවි ඉස්සුවොත් STF එකෙන් බලාගනී” – පොලිසියට ඕන බස් වැලිවිට සුද්දාගෙන් 

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

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කොළඹ කැලඹුව මෙහෙයුම…”ඇත්ත කියපං… මෙච්චර සල්ලි මොකද ?” සැකසහිත 30 දෙනෙක් කොටුවෙති

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

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1,676 more drug suspects nabbed during operation ‘Yukthiya’

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana In continuation of the special island-wide operation ‘Yukthiya’ (Justice) to crack down on narcotics, Sri Lankan security forces have arrested scores of more suspects in a 24-hour mission ending at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday (Dec.23). The Ministry of Public Security said a total of 1,676 suspects were arrested during this period. Financial asset investigations […]

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Island-wide operation ’Yukthiya’ nets over 10,000 suspects

Friday, December 22nd, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Dec 22 (Daily Mirror) – A total of 10,456 suspects have been arrested as of today in the island-wide special operation ‘Yukthiya,’ launched last Sunday to curb drug-related and underworld activities. The Public Security Ministry said that 517 of these suspects are under further investigation with detention orders in place. […]

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