Author Archive for Crimes

CID arrests two women for defrauding Rs. 120 million from Sri Lankan in Norway

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Two women have been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for forging bank documents and defrauding Rs. 120 million from a Sri Lankan living in Norway.  The suspects, who are sisters aged 30 and 34 years, have been arrested in Jaffna by the CID, police said. They had allegedly defrauded the Sri […]

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CID probing ‘auctioning’ of Sri Lankan female domestic workers in Oman

Friday, November 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department has dug up more information about a large-scale human trafficking syndicate that ‘auctions’ Sri Lankan women who were taken to Oman on the promise of jobs in the Arabian country. The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Sri Lanka had directed to the CID the complaints it had received about the […]

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Catholic priest remanded over alleged Rs.8 million fraud

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Colombo Fort Magistrate today remanded a catholic priest on charges of having cheated a man of Rs.8 million on a promise of providing a Prado Jeep imported from Japan. Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage remanded Fr. Warnakulasuriya Leslie Fernando till November 22 after being produced before Court by Colombo Fraud […]

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81 drug-addicted schoolchildren referred to rehabilitation within nine months: Minister

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Some 81 schoolchildren who were addicted to drugs have been sent for rehabilitation within the first nine months of this year, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said today. He told Parliament that three children who are between 1 and 14 year-old and 78 children aged between 15 and 19 years were among […]

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Met police say Sri Lankan suspect ‘released’ but still under investigation

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Jaffna-based BBC correspondent’s killing: A Sri Lankan arrested in the UK in February this year in connection with the killing of Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, who contributed to the BBC’s Tamil and Sinhala services, is under investigation, though released from custody there.Jack Griffith of Metropolitan Police Service’s Directorate of Media and […]

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Navy seizes two poaching trawlers and 15 Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka waters

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Navy today (Nov. 05) intercepted two Indian trawlers with 15 Indian fishermen poaching in the Sri Lanka waters. The interception was made during an operation mounted in the sea areas north of Talaimannar. The operation was conducted by the North Central Naval Command this evening, having spotted a cluster of Indian […]

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ෂෙහාන් කරුණාතිලක බුකර් සම්මානය දින්නේ මගේ කතාවක් හොරකම් කරලා..- රාජ්පාල් අබේනායක

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

lanka C news ෂෙහාන් කරුණාතිලක මහතා බුකර් සම්මාන දින්නේ තමක්ගේ කතාවක් හොරකම් කරගෙන බව ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ මාධ්‍යවේදී රාජ්පාල් අබේනායක මහතා චෝදනා කරයි. තමන් එම නවකතාව මුද්‍රණය කර ගැනීම සඳහා උදව් ලබා ගැනීමට ෂෙහාන්ට කතා කළ බවත් එහිදී ඔහු තම කතාව හොරකම් කරන ලද බවත් පවසන ඔහු ශෙහාන් කරුණාතිලක මෙතරම් අදම හොරෙක් යැයි තමන් නොදැන සිටි බවත […]

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Ven. Borella Sirisumana Thero arrested over probe into Thilini Priyamali

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Venerable Borella Sirisumana Thero has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today (Nov. 01), the police spokesman says. He was taken into custody over the information uncovered during investigations into the alleged financial frauds committed by Thilini Priyamali. The owner of Thico Group of Companies (Pvt.) Ltd., Thilini Priyamali was arrested […]

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’ICE’ usage among schoolgirls, young women rise steadily

Sunday, October 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror There is a new trend of increasing use of synthetic drugs known as ICE (methamphetamine crystals) among girls, National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) said. NDDCB Assistant Counsellor Lakmee Nilanka said many girls and young women are lured into using drug through beauty parlors. She revealed these while participating in an […]

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Is the Central Bank an Accessory to Money Laundering and Land Fraud? – An Open Letter to Mr. Nandalal Weerasinghe Governor of the Central Bank

Saturday, October 29th, 2022

By The Legal Arm of ‘The Socialist Vanguard Party for the Restoration of a Sovereign Unitary State of Sri Lanka’ Director, Financial Intelligence Unit Central Bank of Sri Lanka No. 30, Janadhipathi Mawatha Colombo 01 Amendments to the Registration of Documents Ord 23 of 1927 is being discussed in parliament, without reference to Act 6 […]

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New fraud hits Sri Lankans by storm, over 8,000 people lose billions

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has launched an investigation into a new financial fraud which so far has involved Rs.14 billion with 8,000 people being victims in a fake crypto currency scheme. Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that the alleged fraud was carried out by a Chinese couple and a […]

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Police shed light on massive fake crypto investment scheme

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The police today (Oct. 27) shed light on a massive financial fraud committed through a fake cryptocurrency investment scheme. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had initiated probes after receiving a complaint about the scam, according to Police spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa. According to him, one Sri Lankan named Keerthi Bandara was arrested in […]

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Twelve complaints against Thilini Priyamali for defrauding over Rs 1.28 billion

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Twelve complaints have been received so far against businesswoman Thilini Priyamali for allegedly defrauding over Rs. 1.28 billion, according to Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa. Thilini Priyamali, the owner of Thico Group of Companies (Pvt.) Ltd., was arrested and remanded on October 06 over alleged multi-billion rupee fraud by swindling businesspersons and VIPs. […]

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UK will consider any request to support inquires.

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While claiming that the Metropolitan Police have not deployed any officers in support of the Sri Lankan investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Britain on Wednesday said that Metropolitan Police ‘will consider any request to support an overseas investigation where it is proportionate, necessary and legal.’ In […]

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12 including Jehan Appuhami produced before Govt Analyst

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A group of activists who were arrested on suspicion of violent behaviour during a protest held by the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) in Colombo, have been produced before the Government Analyst’s Department today (Oct 17). They were produced before the Government Analyst, according to a request made to the Fort Magistrate to identify […]

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අරගලය ක්‍රියාත්මක සමයේ මට රුපියල් ලක්ෂ හත අටක මුදලක් ආවා – දමිතා අබේරත්න (වීඩියෝ).

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් කොළඹ ගාලු මුවදොර පිටියේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ අරගලය සාමකාමී විරෝධතා ව්‍යාපාරය හා එක්ව සිටි සමයේ දී තමන්ට සමීප හිතවතුන්ගෙන් මුදල් ආධාර ලැබුණු බව ජනප්‍රිය රූපවාහිනී සහ චිත්‍රපට නිළි දමිතා අබේරත්න පවසනවා. ඇය මේ බව පවසා සිටියේ, හිරු ප්‍රවෘත්ති සමඟ පැවැති විශේෂ සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡාවක දී. ඇය වැඩිදුරටත් පවසා සිටියේ, එම කාලසීමාව තුළ දී […]

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Police advised to take steps to prevent using children as shields in demonstrations

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that using children as shields in demonstrations is a serious offence according to the law of the country and advised the Sri Lanka Police to take immediate measures to prevent the perpetuation of such conduct. President Wickremesinghe issued these instructions during the special discussion held at the Presidential […]

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හදිසියේම එළියට ආ තිළිණි ප්‍රියමාලි සොයා ගිය තැන්…

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

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News reports of ‘poisonous rice’ completely false and misleading – Actg. Registrar of Pesticides

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Acting Registrar of Pesticides, Mr. Lasantha Ratnaweera, says that the news published in two Sunday newspapers claiming that poisonous rice was imported to Sri Lanka, is completely false and baseless.  He said that no such research as claimed in the news article has been conducted by the Office of the Registrar of […]

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Lankan President says he will not sanction death penalty

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 31 (PMD): Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday (August 31) through the Attorney General that he will not place his signature for the execution of the death penalty. Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, who appeared for the Attorney General, stated this when several fundamental rights petitions […]

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Two accused of stealing from Temple Trees further remanded

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court ordered today (Aug 31) to further remand two suspects who allegedly entered the Temple Trees and stole two televisions and a bag containing a camera, until September 14. The case filed against the suspects for forcibly entering the Temple Trees, stealing its properties and being a member of […]

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Police to expand probe on illegal foreign currency traders, methods

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While urging the public that they should not receive and/or pay foreign remittances through informal methods such as ‘Hawala’ or ‘Undial’ sytems’, the police said it would expand its investigations on illegal foreign currency traders. Police said the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has observed that the significant decrease in the […]

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Police seek public help to identify 72 more suspects who damaged President’s Office

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police has sought public assistance in identifying several more suspects who are accused of forcibly entering the premises of the Presidential Secretariat and damaging its properties. In a communiqué, the Police Media Division stated that the relevant persons were identified from the videos and photographs taken during the investigations regarding the […]

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More activists arrested over forcible entry to state buildings granted bail

Friday, August 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court granted bail to 07 remanded suspects including Dhaniz Ali who were in remand custody over the forcible entry to the Presidential residence. The order was issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage. In addition, two more suspects including Lahiru Weerasekara who were named as the suspects in […]

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Woman arrested over pushing SLPP supporters into Beira Lake remanded

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today ordered to remand until September 01 a woman who was arrested in relation to the incident of pushing a group of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) supporters into the Beira Lake at Slave Island on May 09. The order was issued when the case was taken up before […]

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Police seek assistance to identify suspects who stormed PM’s Office

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police has sought public assistance to identify several persons who are accused of entering the Prime Minister’s Office and damaging its property on July 13.  It said the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is carrying out the investigations regarding the incident of several persons forcibly entering the Prime Minister’s Office and damaging […]

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Police seek public assistance identify more suspects

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The police are seeking the assistance of the general public to identify several individuals who were involved in the recent unrest at the Polduwa Junction. In a statement, the police media division said the Western Province (South) Crimes Division has initiated investigations into the tense situation reported at the Polduwa Junction on the […]

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Police initiate probes in search of Jehan Appuhami

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Actor Jehan Appuhami, who was arrested yesterday (18) in Colombo during the protest march held by the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) has escaped custody, the police said. The police have initiated an investigation to arrest him. Meanwhile, 16 people who were arrested during the protest were granted bail after being produced before Colombo […]

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Death threats to NTC officials for reducing bus fares

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Following the discussion between the National Transport Commission (NTC) officials and the private bus owners regarding the revision of bus fares, the bus owners behaved violently and threatened the NTC officials with death. The police said death threats have been made at the NTC officials following talks on the revision of […]

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Two arrested for stealing MP Amarakeerthi’s gold rings during assault

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Two individuals who had stolen three gold rings worn by former MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala when he was assaulted and killed by a mob have been arrested. The parliamentarian and a police sergeant attached to his security detail were killed in a mob attack in Nittambuwa amidst the nationwide unrest on the 9th of […]

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