Author Archive for Crimes

Sea rally in Sri Lanka demands implementation of laws against bottom trawling

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu The protest comes in the wake of an increase in reported intrusions by Indian trawlers over the last few weeks into Sri Lanka’s territorial waters. Dozens of northern fishermen on Sunday set out on boats from the coast of the eastern Mullaitivu district to Point Pedro in Jaffna in the […]

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Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Reviving Kantale Sugar Factory Defunct vehicles and unserviceable machinery – Pix by Samantha Perera The Kantale Sugar Factory was a Czechoslovakian Government aid grant commissioned during Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s tenure However, privatisation adversely affected its operations. Inefficient management and issues reported by workers, eventually led to its closure Critics point out that the […]

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NIA names six from TN for trafficking Sri Lankans

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Courtesy The New Indian Express The victims were lured on the pretext of getting jobs in Canada, but were instead forcefully confined in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. BENGALURU: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against six accused persons from Tamil Nadu for their alleged involvement in an organised international human trafficking […]

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Easter Attacks: Court serves charges on Pujith and Hemasiri

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court has served charges on former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. The duo was served charged over the negligence of duties on the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. The case was taken up before the Trial-at-Bar at the Colombo High Court today […]

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Eight prisoners at Anuradhapura prison file FR against Lohan Ratwatte

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Eight prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) at the Anuradhapura prison today filed a Fundamental Rights petition in Supreme Court against the alleged criminal conduct on the part of the State Minister Lohan Ratwatte. The petitioners are seeking an order in respect of the alleged serious offences committed by […]

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Software engineer arrested over NMRA data loss

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A software engineer of the Epic Lanka Technologies company has been arrested over the deletion of data from the database of the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA). The arrest has been made by the Criminal Investigations Department at around 11 am this morning (September 28). Interrogation of the said software engineer has revealed […]

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Probe continues on ex-DIG Nalaka Silva based on Namal Kumara’s complaint: Minister

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Further investigations were being carried out into former Terrorism Investigation Division Director Nalaka Silva upon a compliant lodged by Anti-Corruption Force Director Namal Kumara in 2018 on an alleged plot to assassinate the then President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary and incumbent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, […]

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Traffic Police in Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Courtesy Ceylon Today

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අලි මදිවට පිස්තෝල ගත්තු හරක්

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

විශේෂාංගය කතුවැකිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම මෙරට රාජාවලියේ කීර්තිමත් රජුන් අතර විමලධර්මසූරිය රජුට (1562-1604) හිමිවන්නේ සුවිශේෂී ස්ථානයකි. කොනප්පු බණ්ඩාර නමින් පෘතුගාලයේ ලිස්බන් නුවර සෙමනේරියක අධ්‍යාපනය ලද හෙතෙම භාෂා කීපයක හසළ දැනුම ඇත්තකු ලෙසද සැලකේ. විමලධර්මසූරිය රජ කරන සමයේ ප්‍රථම ලන්දේසි නියෝජිත පිරිස මෙරටට පැමිණ තිබේ. එම නාවික කණ්ඩායම පැමිණියේ සෝබෝල්ඩ් ද වයිට්ගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙනි.  විමලධර්මසූරිය රජු නැඟෙනහිර පළාතේ […]

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ලොහාන් රත්වත්තේගේ කතා වස්තුව

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

කතුවැකිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ලොහාන් රත්වත්තේ ආයෙත් වරක් පිස්සු කෙළියේය. පිස්සු කෙළිය කියා කීවේ මෙහෙම වැඩ කරන්නට පුළුවන් වන්නේ සිහිබුද්ධියෙන් නම් නොවන බැවිනි. මත්පැනින් සූර්වී සිටියාම සිහිබුද්ධිය සම්පූර්ණයෙන් අඩුවන්නේ නැතත් ටිකක් හෝ එහි අඩු ලුහුඬුවක් පෙනෙන්නට පටන් ගනී. මෑතදී වාර්තා වුණු ලොහාන්ගේ පිස්සු නැටිලි දෙක තුනේදීම ඔහු හිටියේ බීමතින් බවට ඕනෑ තරම් සාක්ෂි ඇත්තේය. ලොහාන් නම් […]

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HARDTALK: Did the Consumer Affairs Authority ED resign due to undue pressure? (Video)

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Thushan Gunawardena, the executive director of the Consumer Affairs Authority, has decided to resign.Today’s hard talk is regarding this incident;

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ඇමති ලොහාන් බීමතින් ආවා.. ලෝඩ් කල පිස්තෝලයෙන් වෙඩි තියන්න හැදුවත් පත්තු වුනේ නෑ..- සිරකරුවෝ කියති..

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ලොහාන් රත්වත්තේ මහතා අනුරාධපුර බන්ධනාගාරයට ඇතුළු වී සිදු කර ඇතැයි කියන කලබැගෑනිය සත්‍ය එකක් බව විපක්ෂයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් පිරිසක් තියා සිටිති. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=655544888758289&t=28 අදාළ සිදුවීම ගැන සොයා බැලීම සඳහා එම බන්ධනාගාරයට ගිය මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් වන මනෝ ගනේෂන්, කාවින්ද ජයවර්ධන, රෝහන බණ්ඩාර යන මන්ත‍්‍රීවරන් කියා සිටියේ බීමතින් බන්ධනාගාරයට ඇතුළු වි ඇති […]

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Hotel quarantine racket brought to the attention of the President (Video)

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has also paid attention to the news report regarding the exorbitant room rates and other charges levied from migrant workers by the hotels that provide quarantine facilities, The minister was commenting on the revelation made by the Hiru News team regarding exorbitant rates charged for […]

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Big seizures at sea: Indian agencies suspect drug smugglers-LTTE link

Monday, September 13th, 2021

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today Colombo, September 13: Recent detections of large quantities of heroin from vessels sailing in the Indian Ocean have once again brought home the imperative need for cooperation between the countries of the region. At the end of August, the Sri Lanka Navy had seized a trawler with 5 suspects, carrying over […]

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CEO of Epic Lanka Technology arrested by CID

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The CEO of Epic Lanka Technology, Tharindra Kalpage, who had won the tender to maintain the database of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA), has been arrested by the CID a short while ago. The arrest was made in connection to the incident where the data was lost recently from the database […]

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Jailer who supplied a mobile phone to Rishad transferred

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A jailer has been transferred to the Vavuniya Prisons after it was revealed that he had provided a mobile phone to MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who is incarcerated at the Magazine Prison. The transfer came into effect following a disciplinary inquiry, the Prisons Spokesman, Commissioner of Prisons (Administration) Chandana Ekanayake said. The mobile phone […]

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ජනපති විධායක බලය පෙන්වයි.. සීනි ටොන් 29000ක් පවරා ගනී.. සමාගම් ලයිස්තුව මෙන්න.. පිරමිඩ් විල්මාත් ඒ අතරයි..

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

lanka C news ගබඩා තුළ සඟවා තිබියදී සොයාගත් සීනි මෙට්ට්‍රික් ටොන් 29,900ක ප්‍රමාණයක් අද (01) සිදු කෙරුණු විමර්ශන සහ මෙහෙයුම් ක්‍රියාවලියෙන් පසු රජයට පවරා ගත් බව අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය සේවා කොමසාරිස් ජනරාල් මේජර් ජෙනරාල් එන්.ඩී.එස්.පී. නිවුන්හැල්ල මහතා පවසයි. මෙම සීනි තොගය පාලන මිලක් යටතේ රාජ්‍ය සහ පෞද්ගලික වෙළෙඳ ආයතන මගින් පාරිභෝගික ජනතාව වෙත අළෙවි කිරීමට සැලසුම් කර […]

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ආන්දෝලනාත්මක බදු සහන ගත් PYRAMID WILMAR සඟවා තැබූ සීනි ටොන් 6100ක් රාජසන්තකයි. – ජනපති පත්කළ මේජර් ජෙනරාල් වැඩට බසියි.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම Colombo Today පසුගිය කාලයේ ආන්දෝලනයට තුඩු දුන් රජයට රුපියල් කෝටි ගණනක පාඩුවක් සිදු වූ බව කියන සීනි බදු වංචාවට සම්බන්ද බවට චෝදනා එල්ලවූ PYRAMID WILMAR සමාගම මෙරටට ආනයනය කර සඟවා තැබූ සීනි තොගයක් අද (1) රාජසන්තක කර ඇත. PYRAMID WILMAR සමාගම විසින් නීති විරෝධීව ගබඩා කර තිබූ සීනි මෙට්‍රික් ටොන් 6100ක තොගයක් මුද්‍රා […]

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Treasure hunters broke into Kuda Sithulpawwa, treasures stolen: Archaeology Dept. Head

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An ancient dagoba ‘Kuda Sithulpawwa’ in the historic sacred area of Hambanthota District was broken into by a group of treasure hunters last night (31), Archaeology Department Director General Prof. Anura Manatunga said. He said the items which had archaeological value were stolen by these elements. He said a special investigation […]

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Over 11,000 more metric tons of sugar found stashed away in warehouses

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Following the exposé made by Ada Derana ‘Ukussa’ on the truth behind the artificial market shortage of sugar, more warehouses stashing away large stocks of the product were tracked down by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA). Five teams of CAA officials, appointed by State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection […]

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Prisons Dept. inquiry into incident of Bathiudeen threatening doctor

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Department of Prisons has decided to launch an inquiry into the incident where a prison hospital doctor had allegedly been threatened by MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who is currently under remand custody. The inquiry will be carried out under the supervision of an Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, the Prisons Media Spokesperson said. A […]

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Rishad named as fifth suspect in death of teenage domestic worker

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Former minister Rishad Bathiudeen has been named as the fifth suspect in the case pertaining to the death of a 16-year-old domestic worker at his residence.  Meanwhile the four suspects including the MP’s wife who were arrested following investigations into the teenage girl’s death have been further remanded until September 06. They were […]

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උඹ මහ පාරෙ පුච්චලා මරණවා…- බදියුදීන් වැලිකඩ සිට අමතයි..

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ සමගි ජන බලවේගයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් මහතා විසින් මරණ තර්ජන කළ බව පවසමින් බන්ධනාගාර වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් බොරැල්ල පොලීසියට පැමිණිල්ලක් කර තිබේ. පසුව ඒ පිළිබඳව වැඩිදුර විමර්ශන සඳහා පොලිස්පතිවරයා විසින්  කොළඹ අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසය වෙත යොමුකර ඇත. මැගසින් බන්ධනාගාරයේ වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු විසින් ඊයේ (21) එම පැමිණිල්ල කර තිබේ. එම පැමිණිල්ලේ දැක්වෙන්නේ, වැලිකඩ බන්ධනාගාරයේ බෙහෙත් ශාලාව […]

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Rishad accused of threatening a prison doctor

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana MP Rishad Bathiudeen is once again under the spotlight after a doctor serving at the Magazine Prison, where the parliamentarian is remanded, accused him of levelling threats against his life. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) launched investigations into the incident based on a complaint filed by the relevant doctor with the Borella Police. The […]

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Detained Sri Lankan ‘treated like a dog,’ says family after seeing video

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Courtesy Japan Today TOKYO The family of a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at a Japanese immigration center said she was “treated like a dog” after the government disclosed Thursday security camera footage of her final days. Two weeks’ worth of video footage showing Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, 33, before her […]

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How a Death Exposed a History of Sexual Assault at a Rich Politician’s Home

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Kris Thomas & Pallavi Pundir Courtesy VICE.com Sri Lanka’s court says the politician’s family is powerful enough to influence the investigation. SRI LANKAN PARLIAMENTARIAN WAS NOT AT HOME WHEN THE 16-YEAR-OLD DOMESTIC AIDE AT HIS HOME SUFFERED FROM BURN INJURIES IN JULY 2021. PHOTO BY LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/ AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES Before she burned to death […]

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Another ex-domestic aide at MP Bathiudeen’s house claims she suffered sexual harassment

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Investigations disclosed that three of the eleven women who had served as domestic workers at MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence in Colombo since 2010, have died. The Police launched investigations following the death of the 16-year-old girl who recently died of burn injuries while working at the residence last month. Following the […]

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British Army’s Unjust Killing of Edward Henry Pedris

Friday, July 30th, 2021

By Major General (Retired) Ranjith Rajapathirana Courtesy Ceylon Today Julie Hathai; 7 July 1915 eventually became a phrase signifying a major calamity. It is one of the darkest days in the annals of history on which date, young Edward Henry Pedris, age 28 years (1887-1915) and a scion of an immensely wealthy elite SinhaleseBuddhist family […]

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Teen domestic worker’s remains exhumed on July 30; special medical team to conduct 2nd postmortem

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A three-member specialist medical team has been appointed to carry out the second postmortem of the teenage domestic worker who died while serving at the residence of MP Rishad Bathiudeen. The team had been named by the Director-General of Health on the recommendations of the Attorney General, Police Media Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith […]

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Teen domestic worker’s remains exhumed on July 30; special medical team to conduct 2nd postmortem

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A three-member specialist medical team has been appointed to carry out the second postmortem of the teenage domestic worker who died while serving at the residence of MP Rishad Bathiudeen. The team had been named by the Director-General of Health on the recommendations of the Attorney General, Police Media Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith […]

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