Author Archive for Crimes

Some organized groups threatening to set fire to fuel trucks: Minister

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that some organized groups are preventing fuel trucks to pass certain areas demanding they be unloaded at different fuel stations and threatening to set fire to them. The Minister said that If the organized groups continue to do so, they will have to suspend […]

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Sri Lanka violence: Burnt-out super cars and ransacked hotels are remains of fury

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

By Nicole Johnston, news reporter, Sri Lanka Courtesy Sky News It’s difficult to fathom the fury that people must have felt to not only set fire to it and smash it to pieces, but also loot everything they could get their hands on. An hour’s drive from Colombo, a luxury hotel wedding venue was utterly […]

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Buses burnt, like in middle of terrorism: Gemunu

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The buses that were provided to support the struggle by our association on May 9 were burnt as if they were destroyed during the height terrorist activities. Therefore, the police should take action to arrest those involved the incidents, Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said. He told […]

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Four arrested over Amarakeerthi Athukorala’s death

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Four suspects have been arrested on charges of the murder of MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala and his security officer during the recent unrest earlier this week. The arrests were made today (May 15). Two of the accused have been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations. The other two were produced […]

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Sri Lanka Violence: MP Was Lynched by Mob, Not Suicide, Reveals Forensic Report

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Courtesy News18 The MP’s death was due to multiple injuries, fractures and internal bleeding, but he had no gunshot wounds, the autopsy report said A Sri Lankan lawmaker who shot dead an anti-government protester this week was later lynched by a mob, a forensic report showed Friday, contradicting a police report that he died by […]

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Police probing destruction of politicos’ property 

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

BY Dinitha Rathnayake  Courtesy Aruna The Police have commenced investigations in connection with the damage to a number of homes and other properties owned by former Ministers, incumbent Government MPs, and Local Government (LG) members, following attacks that also led to acts of arson by protestors on Monday (9) and yesterday (10). The attacks followed […]

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Monday’s riots: Eight die, 88 vehicles and over 100 houses gutted

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Courtesy Daily Mirror Police said violence throughout the island on Monday has resulted in eight deaths and number of arson attacks on houses and properties. They said eight men including a Parliamentarian, a Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman, a Sub Inspector of Police and a Police Seargent had died during the riots and violent activities that took […]

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Two arrested for attack on SDIG Deshabandu Tennakoon

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the assault on Senior DIG in charge of Western Province, Deshabandu Tennakoon. The suspects have been arrested by Kollupitiya Police, a short while ago.  Earlier today, it was reported that Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon has been injured in an attack […]

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Over 100 hospitalized amidst tensions at Galle Face

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana At least 141 people have been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following the violent situation that erupted near Temple Trees and spread out to the Galle Face Green protest site and other parts of the country. An unruly group of SLPP supporters today (May 09) attacked the GotaGoGama anti-government protest site set […]

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MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala found dead amidst unrest in Nittambuwa

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Polonnaruwa District MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala and his personal security officer are reported dead amidst the unrest in Nittambuwa today. A shooting incident was reported in the area this evening, following which a total of six injured people were rushed to the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital. Hospital sources confirmed that three of them have sustained […]

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Rambukkana youth released on bail – No one to place bail

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The youth taken into custody by the CID for allegedly attempting to set fire to the fuel bowser at Rambukkana, has been released on two surety bails of Rs.100,000 each by Kegalle Magistrate Court. However, no one placed bail. The youth who was arrested for allegedly setting fire to or attempting to set fire […]

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Six sentenced to death in Priyantha Kumara lynching case

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan awarded death sentences to six accused over their role in the lynching of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara at a Sialkot factory, Pakistani reported on Monday. As per details, the verdict was announced after hearing of the high-profile lynching case concluded at the Kot Lakhpat prison. Statements of […]

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Police summons Pushpika de Silva over attack on Chamuditha’s house

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Mrs. Sri Lanka for Mrs. World’ Pushpika de Silva has been summoned to the Piliyandala Police to record a statement regarding the investigations into the attack on journalist Chamuditha Samarawickrema’s residence in Piliyandala. Police said Pushpika had been informed  to appear before the police at 10.00 am tomorrow. They said […]

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250 kg of ganja packets bound for Sri Lanka seized in Thanjavur, 14 held

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Courtesy The New Indian Express The ganja seized on Tuesday night is valued at Rs 1.25 crore, and with the vehicles used to smuggle which included a mini-lorry, two cars, and a scooter, the total value of seizure is Rs 2 crore. By Express News Service THANJAVUR: Ganja packets weighing 250 kg and bound for Sri […]

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NIA to probe arrest of Lankan woman with fake passport

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

By Express News Service Courtesy The Indian Express The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over investigation of the case involving the arrest of a Sri Lankan woman with a fake Indian passport, in Chennai. CHENNAI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over investigation of the case involving the arrest of a Sri Lankan woman […]

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Fake passports puts NIA on alert as Tamil Nadu police probe reveals LTTE connection

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Ashish Pandey New Delhi Courtesy India Today Three arrests in Tamil Nadu in October 2021 over fake passports have drawn the NIA into the investigation. TN Police revealed that LTTE cadres are behind the fake passport racket. Three arrests in Tamil Nadu over fake passports in October 2021 has put the NIA on alert. (Representative image) […]

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Grenade inside Borella church: suspect who provided grenade to retired doctor arrested

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Police have reportedly arrested the person who allegedly provided the hand grenade to the retired doctor from Piliyandala, who was recently arrested in connection with the grenade recovered from a church in Borella.  The suspect has been arrested at Ranna in Hambantota, according to Ada Derana reporter.  Investigations have uncovered that the same […]

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Suspect confesses reason for planting hand grenade inside church in Borella

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana

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US ‘pleased’ with Russian arrest of ransomware hackers

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy RT Biden administration said one of the suspected hackers arrested in Russia was to blame for the Colonial Pipeline attack The Biden administration is pleased” about Russia arresting several suspected hackers, including one allegedly behind the ransomware attack that led to week-long fuel shortages last year. A senior administration official, speaking with reporters on […]

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Millions of animals are killed every day, but there’s a reason nobody cares

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Christopher Sebastian Perhaps you’ve seen this meme before or variations of it while scrolling through your social media feeds. Impossibly huge number of human lives lost juxtaposed near impossibly huge number of animal lives lost. We often reason that these monolithic numbers will move our friends to action. But chances are high that your friends […]

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Police arrest 18 more main suspects in Sialkot lynching case

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Courtesy Dawn Police on Monday claimed to have arrested 18 more main suspects involved in the lynching of 49-year-old Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot. A mob comprising hundreds of protesters, including the employees of the factory Kumara was the manager of, had tortured him to death on December 3 and later burnt his body. […]

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Common Threads in Lynching

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

By P.K. Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today The lynching of Sri Lankan factory manager, Priyantha Kumara (49) in Sialkot, Pakistan on December 3, is but the latest in a long series of mob or vigilante killings in the world. Lynching goes back to the American War of Independence in the 18th Century. It is, therefore, a contribution […]

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Sialkot police organise walk in solidarity with lynched Sri Lankan’s family

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Express Tribune DPO vows to deliver justice to the bereaved family members of Priyantha Kumara Participants of the walk organized by Sialkot police in solidarity with the family of Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara. PHOTO: EXPRESS SIALKOT: Sialkot police on Saturday organised a walk to show solidarity with the family of the Sri […]

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‘Nation united against extremism, terrorism’

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Courtesy The News International LAHORE : Leaders of different faiths while condemning the lynching of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot expressed full support for unanimous stance of Muslim scholars against the misuse of blasphemy laws and announced endorsing declaration of Prime Minister Imran Khan and corps commander conference against those misusing blasphemy laws for personal […]

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For the writ of reason

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

By Ghazi Salahuddin Courtesy The News International  We have witnessed the impassioned response of the ulema to the Sialkot tragedy, reinforcing the sacred values of peace and tolerance. There was an impressive gathering of some of the most prominent religious leaders and scholars on Tuesday when they visited the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad. A […]

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Killing of Priyantha: Extremists damage image of Islam and Pakistan

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Residents take part in a candle light vigil in Islamabad on Wedmesdau to pay respect to the slain Sri Lankan factory manager. AFP Every time, breaking news of a barbaric crime or terror act is reported from anywhere in the world, peace-loving Muslims the world over feel dejected and wish it had not […]

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Priyantha Kumara case: Special prosecution team from Lahore to visit Sialkot

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Times On Friday, a special prosecution team from Lahore will meet officials of the Sialkot police in the high-profile case of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara who was lynched by a mob. However, the team will visit Rajco Industries and inspect the factory site. The police will provide the prosecution with 12-hour CCTV […]

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Understanding the history and politics behind Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Conversation.com A Sri Lankan working in Pakistan, Priyantha Kumara, was lynched by a mob of hundreds of people on Dec. 3, 2021, over allegations of blasphemy, or sacrilegious act. After being assaulted, he was dragged into the streets and set on fire, and the lynching was recorded and shared widely on social media. Such […]

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Punjab to conduct slain Lankan’s trial on daily basis

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy World Asia Special cell to be set up by prosecution to monitor case trial Members of the Human Rights Council of Pakistan place oil lamps to pay tribute beside a photograph of late Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara, in Karachi on December 5, 2021, after he was beaten to death and set ablaze […]

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Sialkot incident : Will Priyantha’s killers receive maximum punishment ?

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror On December 3, initial footage of a frenzied mob flocking around an individual on Wazirabad Road, Sialkot in Pakistan eventually beating him to death went viral on social media. The beating continued amidst chants of ‘kaafir ke bachche me Quran ki ayatein dustbin mein fainki hain’ which translates to ‘son of […]

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