Author Archive for Crimes

Four police officers interdicted over assault on law student

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Four police officers – 03 Constables and one Inspector – have been interdicted for allegedly assaulting a law student at the Peliyagoda police station. Several offices attached to Peliyagoda Police had reportedly assaulted a law student named Migara Gunaratne yesterday (February 25). The victimized student was identified as the son of former Central […]

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කි‍්‍රකට් කණ්ඩායම ඇතුලේ Born Again කණ්ඩායමක්… ක‍්‍රීඩකයන්ට Born Again නිකායට එක්වන ලෙසට බලපෑම

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

– divaina ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවට වඩාත්ම ජාත්‍යන්තර කීර්තියක් ගෙන ආ ක‍්‍රීඩාව ක‍්‍රිකට් ය. කලක් බොහෝ විදේශිකයන් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව හැඳින සිටියේ ‘සනත් ජයසූරියගේ රට’ ලෙසිනි. ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව ජාත්‍යන්තර ක‍්‍රීඩා තලයේ සලකුණක් තැබුවේ අර්ජුන රණතුංගලා, අරවින්ද සිල්වාලා 1996 ක‍්‍රිකට් ලෝක කුසලානය ජය ගත් පසුවය. වර්තමානයේ නොමැති වූවද මේ රටේ ජනතාව ක‍්‍රිකට් හුස්ම ගන්නා ජනතාවකි. ඔවුන්ගේ ලේ වලටම ක‍්‍රිකට් […]

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Man who spat at PHIs in Atulugama sentenced to 6 years RI

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The individual who spat at health officials in Atulugama has been sentenced to 6 years rigorous imprisonment by the Panadura Magistrate’s Court and also imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000.  The incident was reported on December 02, 2020 in Atulugama police area when two Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) and two public servants had […]

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Colombo HC serves indictments on Rajitha.

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court has served indictments on former minister Rajitha Senaratne and 2 others for causing losses to the state when leasing out Modera Fisheries Harbour in 2014. Indictments were served on the defendants before Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi. After the indictments were served, the court ordered the three defendants […]

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Ranjan sentenced to 4 years of rigorous imprisonment

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has sentenced parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake to 04 years of rigorous imprisonment over a case of Contempt of Court, stated Ada Derana reporter. Last month, the Supreme Court judge bench scheduled further clarifications on the contempt of court case for today (January 12). A three-judge bench comprising Justices Sisira de Abrew, […]

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3 charged in California with aiding deadly Sri Lanka attacks

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Associated Press Three Sri Lankan men have been charged in California with aiding a terrorist group blamed for 2019 Easter attacks that killed 268 people in Sri Lanka, including five U.S. citizens • LOS ANGELES — Three Sri Lankan men have been charged in California with aiding a terrorist group blamed for 2019 Easter attacks that […]

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Former ETI Finance directors remanded

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Former Directors of Edirisinghe Trust Investments (ETI) Finance Limited, who were arrested yesterday, have been remanded until the 12th of January. The order was delivered by Colombo Additional Magistrate Ruwan Nelumdeniya when the suspects were produced before courts today (January 09). Last evening, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested four former Directors of […]

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Former ETI Directors granted bail

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The four former Directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers Ltd and ETI Finance who were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have been granted bail. The former Directors Nalaka Edirisinghe, Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Anjalee Edirisinghe and Asanka Edirisinghe were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate today (06) where they were granted bail. Last evening (January […]

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CID arrests three former Swarnamahal Directors

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Three former Directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers Ltd. have been arrested for running an unauthorized finance business, says the Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne. Attorney General Dappula de Livera, earlier this evening (05), had directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation against the Directors of the […]

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AG calls for criminal investigations against directors of ETI Finance, Swarnamahal Jewellers.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation against the directors of the ETI Finance and Swarnamahal Jewellers. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, said that the investigations will be carried out over the unauthorized acceptance of deposits worth Rs […]

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A Sinhala Suspect arrested for vandalizing Buddha statue in Muslim Village in Mawanella

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Sri Lanka News A suspect has been arrested for vandalizing a Buddha statue in Mawanella, says Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. He was identified as Priyantha Sampath Kumara, a 30-year-old who was residing in Hettimulla area in Kegalle. The incident had taken place in the area of Imbula in Mawanella on the night of December […]

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Navy apprehends 04 with drugs worth over Rs 600 mn

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy in the seas off Negombo led to the apprehension of 04 suspects with drugs worth over Rs 600 million. The Western Naval Command today (04) intercepted a suspicious multiday fishing trawler off Negombo and apprehended 04 suspects with over 100 kg of Crystal Methamphetamine […]

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Customs seize 7,500 kg of illegally imported turmeric

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Customs has seized 7,500 kilograms of turmeric illegally imported into the country under the guise of importing wheat flour.  Customs spokesman Sunil Jayaratne said that the stock of turmeric was found inside a container shipped from India on December 20, declared as wheat flour.  The container was searched based on information […]

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Suspect arrested for selling 30 new born babies (Video)

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The suspect involved in selling 30 new born babies, arrested from Matale, over child trafficking charges – Police Spokesman. The suspect is a 47 year old and has been promoting himself on facebook. He was arrested yesterday and will be produced in court. Police media spokesperson stated that the suspect has been […]

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Ex-MP Abdullah Maharoof remanded

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The two suspects including former MP Abdullah Maharoof, who were arrested over the misuse of vehicles belonging to Lanka Sathosa during the 2015-2019 period, have been remanded until tomorrow (17). The order was delivered by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court when the case was taken up today via Skype, before Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana […]

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විජිතපුර පුරාවස්තු ඩෝසර් කිරීම: 10දෙනෙක් අත්අඩංගුවට – අලහප්පෙරුමාගම පල්ලියේ සභාපතිත් ඒ අතර සෙල් ලිපියක මිරිස් අඹරලා!

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

 කැකිරාව – සුදත් ඒකනායක උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ඓතිහාසික විජිතපුර බලකොටුවට අයත් බැලූගල, අලහප්පෙරුමාගම මුස්ලිම් පල්ලිය පිටුපස ස්මාරකය ඩෝසර් කිරීමට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයන් දස දෙනකු පෙරේදා සවස අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් බව (12 දා) ප‍්‍රධාන පොලිස් පරීක්ෂක එච්. එම්. කිත්සිරි හේරත් මහතා ‘දිවයින’ට පැවසීය.  අලහප්පෙරුමාගම මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියේ සභාපතිවරයා ද අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් පිරිස අතර සිටියි.  අනුරාධපුර පළාත් භාර ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය […]

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CID to investigate into death of Dutch monk, PM directs IGP

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today directed IGP CD Wickramaratne to conduct an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the death of a Dutch monk who was found at the lagoon in Rathgama. The body of the Buddhist monk, (59) who was engaged in meditation at the Polgasduwa hermitage in […]

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CID to investigate into death of Dutch monk, PM directs IGP

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today directed IGP CD Wickramaratne to conduct an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the death of a Dutch monk who was found at the lagoon in Rathgama. The body of the Buddhist monk, (59) who was engaged in meditation at the Polgasduwa hermitage in Rathgama was reported […]

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Bond Scam: We will not rest until every responsible person is brought before courts – Ali Sabry

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Justice Minister Ali Sabry says that the Attorney General of Singapore has sought certain clarifications from the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka with regard to the extradition request against former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendra. He stated this in parliament today in response to a question pertaining to the present progress of […]

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Dutch monk’s body transferred to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela today (09) conducted an inquiry into the death of a Dutch monk who was found floating in the Rathgama Lagoon, Dodanduwa The Dutch monk had previously resided at the Polgasduwa Forest Convent. The Hiru local correspondent stated that the body of the 56-year-old monk was found […]

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‘Organic meth’ going the heroin way?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Devesh K. Pandey Courtesy The Hindu Cross-border smuggling of drugs being prepared using ephedrine extracted from Ephedra plants in Afghanistan is on the rise, suspect enforcement agencies. Recent seizures of methamphetamine by the Indian Coast Guard and the Excise Department in Sri Lanka, along with consignments of heroin, have strengthened the suspicion of the enforcement […]

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Mastermind of prison violence identified – Police Spokesman

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy The Island * Opposition calls for independent probe * 61 among rioters COVID-19 positive * Tense situation in Negombo Prison By Saman Indrajith, Norman Palihawadana and Nishan S. Priyantha Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana told The Island yesterday that the Police had identified a senior member of the Mahara Prison Hospital staff as the […]

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Mahara prison riot: How pills meant for mental patients triggered violence

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island * Over 2,400 inmates on their own within complex * Death toll reachers 11, could rise further * Clashes among prisoners injure 80 * Doctor under investigation * Rioters popped more than 21,000 pills A high-level investigation into the Mahara Prison riot took an unexpected turn yesterday (1) following […]

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More than 18 tonnes of drugs seized within 12-months

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror More than 18 tonnes of drugs including heroin have been seized and nearly 72,000 suspects were arrested along with the drugs since November 2019 to date, police revealed. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said at a press briefing that those suspects were arrested with 2,000 kg of heroin, […]

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Suspects arrested with 200kg of heroin and ice remanded

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The four suspects arrested by excise officers in Thoduwawa yesterday along with 200 kilograms of heroin and ‘ice’ have been remanded until December 16. They were ordered remanded after being produced before the Marawila Court today (07), the Department of Excise said. The suspects along with 100kg of heroin and 100kg of crystal […]

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Coronavirus-infected man who spat on PHIs remanded

Friday, December 4th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Covid-19 infected man who spat on health workers and obstructed their duties at Atulugama in Bandaragama has been arrested and produced before the court today (04). He was accordingly placed under remand custody until the 17th of December. The man in question had spat on the face of two Public Health Inspectors […]

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Mahara prison riot: How pills meant for mental patients triggered violence

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island * Over 2,400 inmates on their own within complex * Death toll reachers 11, could rise further * Clashes among prisoners injure 80 * Doctor under investigation * Rioters popped more than 21,000 pills A high-level investigation into the Mahara Prison riot took an unexpected turn yesterday (1) following […]

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What happened at Mahara: Conspiracy OR sudden unrest ?

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The death toll has been increased to 11 inmates. Autopsies of the bodies will be conducted in due course after the magisterial inquest. Inmates accused of fighting among themselves, in drug-induced frenzy Over 21,000 hypnotic drug tablets stored at prison hospital Investigation into conduct of medical officer attached to prison hospital […]

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Mahara prison riot: How pills meant for mental patients triggered violence

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island * Over 2,400 inmates on their own within complex * Death toll reachers 11, could rise further * Clashes among prisoners injure 80 * Doctor under investigation * Rioters popped more than 21,000 pills A high-level investigation into the Mahara Prison riot took an unexpected turn yesterday (1) following the […]

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CID recovers firearms allegedly belonging to ‘Podi Lassie’

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers has recovered a T-56 rifle and a revolver, which allegedly belong to the notorious underworld figure ‘Podi Lassie’. The firearms have been found from the house of the suspect’s grandmother in Telwatte, Ambalangoda, according to reports. The CID officers had led ‘Podi Lassie’ to the […]

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