Author Archive for Law & Order

AG raises strong objections to Fr. Jeewantha Peiris’ petition

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court today (09), that he has strong objections with regard to the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris. Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who is an activist of the ‘Aragalaya’ protest movement, had previously filed an FR petition with the Supreme Court seeking an […]

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Another person arrested over forcible entry to President’s House

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A suspect has been arrested in connection with the forcible entry into the President’s House in Colombo and obstructing the duties of police officers. The 32-year-old suspect, who is residing in the Koswatte area, was arrested on charges of engaging in a demonstration by being a member of an unlawful assembly at Bank […]

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Rule of law is not the rule of lawyers – Attorney-at-law Manoj Gamage

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

By Nadira Gunatilleke/Daily News Colombo, August 6: Here are the excerpts from an exclusive interview conducted with the President of the Lawyers for Justice Attorney-at-law and Unofficial Magistrate Ravindra Manoj Gamage on the current situation of law and order of the country. Q: What is the current situation of law and order in Sri Lanka? […]

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Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) vows to fight back – Emergency receives some lawyers’ backing:

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island In spite of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) being quite clearly opposed to the declaration of Emergency, to deal with the continuing challenge posed by the ‘protest movement’, an increasingly vociferous section of the lawyers overwhelmingly support measures taken by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is also the […]

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Occupants asked to vacate Galle Face protest site

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Fort Police has informed those occupying tents and temporary shelters at the Galle Face protest site to vacate the premises by 5.00 p.m. on August 05. The law enforcement authorities stressed that legal action would be sought against those who fail to comply with the instructions. In an announcement, the Galle […]

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CTU’s Joseph Stalin under arrest

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Joseph Stalin, the general-secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union, has been arrested by the police today (August 03). He was taken into custody for violating a court order during a protest march at the Bank of Ceylon Mawatha on May 28, according to the police.

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Man who sat on President’s chair arrested

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Courtesy Daily Mirror A person who illegally entered the President’s House in Fort on July 9 and took photographs while sitting on the President’s chair was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division in Deraniyagala.  Police said the arrested suspect who is 28-years-old, was identified as a resident of Samanpuragama. The suspect is scheduled to be […]

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First person to forcibly enter Presidential Secretariat on July 09 remanded

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Courtesy Ada Derana The person, who was arrested on suspicion of being the first to forcibly enter the Presidential Secretariat when the protesters took over the premises on July 09, has been remanded until August 05. He was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today (Aug 02). Further, Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage ordered the […]

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Social activist ‘Ratta’ arrested by CCD

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Social activist and YouTuber Rathindu Senaratne, popularly known as ‘Ratta’, has been arrested by officers of the Colombo Crimes Division – Colombo Central. He has been arrested for allegedly violating a court order during a protest at Bank of Ceylon Mawatha in Colombo on 21 May. Senaratne had arrived at the CCD, earlier […]

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First person to forcibly enter Presidential Secretariat on July 09 arrested

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Police have arrested the first person to allegedly forcibly enter the premises of the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo during the protests on July 09. Police said that the suspect, a 38-year-old male from Pannipitiya, was arrested by a special police investigation unit today.  The premises, which had been blocked by protesters for more […]

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The suspect who stole the President’s official flag surrenders

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Cortesy Hiru News The suspect who stole the President’s official flag from the Presidents House on the 9th of July and used the flag as a bed sheet has been arrested.The suspect who was arrested for stealing the President’s official flag has been identified as Udeni Kaluthanthri, a former SJB trade union leader.  The person […]

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මන්දිරවල ඇඟිලි සලකුණු ගුවන් තොටුපලට… කිසිවකුට රටින් යන්න බෑ… පරම්පරා ගාණකට රජයේ රස්සා නෑ.. පොලිස් වාර්තා නෑ..

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Courtesy Lankacnews ජනාධිපති මන්දිරය ඇතුළු පරිපාලන මර්මස්ථානවල තිබී හඳුනා ගැනෙන ඇඟිලි සලකුණු ගුවන්තොටුපොළ වෙත යැවූ පසු ඒවායේ හිමිකරුවන් කිසිවකුටත් රටින් පිටව යෑමට හැකියාව නොලැබෙන බව හිටපු මහජන ආරක්ෂක ඇමැති රියර් අද්මිරාල් (විශ්‍රාමික) ආචාර්ය සරත් වීරසේකර මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. යම් කිසි හේතුවකින් ඔවුන් වරදකරුවන් වුව හොත් පොලිස් වාර්තාවක්වත් ලබා ගැනීමට ඉඩ නොලැබෙන බව පැවසූ වීරසේකර මහතා […]

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පාර්ලිමේන්තුව වටලන්න සෙනග කැදවූයේ මා නොවේ.. බිමල්, ලාල් කාන්ත, හදුන්නෙත්තියි..- පැතුම් කර්නර් අපරාධ කොට්ඨාශයේදී

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Courtesy lankacnews පසුගිය 13 වැනිදා ඔහු පාර්ලිමේන්තුව අසල පොල්දුව මංසන්ධියෙහි විරෝධතාවය ආරම්භ කළේ තමන් නොව ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ විසින් බව සමාජ ක්‍රියාකාරී පැතුම් කර්නර් සඳහන් කරයි. බිමල් රත්නායක, සුනිල් හඳුන්නෙත්ති, ලාල්කාන්ත එම ස්ථානයට පිරිස් ගැන කැදවූ බවත් පැවසූ ඔහු තමන් එම ස්ථානයට ගියේ එහි පැමිණි ජනතාවගේ සහයට බවද කියා සිටියේය. එම සිදුවීමට අදාළව ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා […]

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Activist Pathum Kerner arrested

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has arrested social media activist Pathum Kerner in connection with the violent incidents during a protest at Polduwa Junction near Parliament on July 13 Earlier, the Police obtained a foreign travel ban against Kerner, who allegedly led the protesters to break the barricade at the Polduwa […]

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Overseas travel ban imposed on 21 including Dhaniz Ali

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News An overseas travel ban has been imposed on 21 persons including Dhaniz Ali by the Fort Magistrate’s court

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Anthony Veranga remanded

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Anthony Veranga Pushpika de Silva, the convenor of the Ruhuna University Students union arrested by the police on charges of holding protests in violation of court orders and damaging public property has been remanded until 9th August.

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American Civil Liberties Union states protesters’ legal limits

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 27 (newsin.asia): In his interaction with foreign diplomats last week, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed their concerns about the application of force to oust protesters from the Presidential Secretariat on the night of July 21-22.   The US Ambassador, Julie Chung, had tweeted saying that she met President […]

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Sri Lankan top court summons former President Rajapaksa for Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Courtesy CGTN The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has summoned former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear in court on August 1 to make submissions in response to applications calling for an investigation against those responsible for leading the country and the people into bankruptcy, local media reported on Wednesday. Rajapaksa fled his crisis-ridden country to Singapore […]

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Police arrest IUSF activist Veranga Pushpika

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An activist of the Inter-University Students Union and the ‘GotaGoGama’, Anthony Veranga Pushpika has been arrested by the Colombo South Divisional Crime Detective Bureau (DCDB) today in connection with causing damages to public property during a recent protest near the Police Headquarters. It was reported on social media that the activist […]

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Bail rejected for suspects arrested over torching of President’s residence

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage has ordered to further remand the 04 suspects who had been arrested on suspicion over the incident of setting fire to President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence, until the August 10. When the case was called before the Court today (27), the magistrate has also granted permission to name […]

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OVERSEAS TRAVEL BAN IMPOSED TO LEADERS OF NON-PARTISAN PROTEST

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Sri Lanka News An overseas travel ban has been imposed to frontline leaders of the non-partisan protest against the current regime including Convener of the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Wasantha Mudalige, Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Association Joseph Stalin, Convener of the Socialist Youth Union Eranga Gunasekara, Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, Lahiru Weerasekara and Rangana […]

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Nine arrested during Galle Face military raid granted bail

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The nine protesters, who were arrested this morning near the Galle Face protest site for allegedly causing damages to properties at the Presidential Secretariat premises, have been granted bail. They were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court earlier today. The arrestees, including Attorney-at-Law Nuwan Bopage, were released on cash bails Rs. 10,000 […]

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Universal jurisdiction: Manohara asks whether US visa refusal aimed at Gotabaya’s arrest

Monday, July 18th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Manohara de Silva, PC, says the rejection by the US of a visa application by Gotabaya Rajapaksa towards the tail end of the latter’s presidential term may allow Western powers to arrest him in terms of the Geneva Resolution. The President’s Counsel emphasised that the Geneva Resolution authorised universal […]

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No lawful authority for immigration officers to prevent Prez from flying out – SLIEOA

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Immigration & Emigration Officers’ Association (SLIEOA) says its members have no lawful authority to prevent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from leaving the country as he is still officially in office. In a statement, the association also said there is no truth to the media reports and social media posts in circulation, which claim […]

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Items and equipment at Temple Trees stolen; Complaints lodged with Police

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Several complaints had been lodged with the Kollupitiya Police claiming that various items and equipment were stolen from the Temple Trees. Police said the staff of the Temple Trees had lodged the complaints. The Media Unit of the Temple Trees also complained that some of their equipment was stolen from the […]

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An uprising fuelled by green madness… let the West beware: The anarchic scenes in Sri Lanka are a lesson for all governments in pursuing an economically illiterate agenda,

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Mark Almond Courtesy MailonLine The anarchic scenes in Sri Lanka are enough to make the blood of any world leader run cold. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence overrun by furious protesters. Crowds cavorting on his four-poster bed and in his swimming pool and gym. Sections of the Prime Minister’s home in flames. This burning building not […]

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US, EU urges Sri Lankan political parties to cooperate and work quickly to achieve political and economic stability

Sunday, July 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The European Union (EU) and the US on Sunday urged Sri Lanka’s political fraternity to cooperate, focus and work quickly’ to achieve a peaceful, democratic and orderly transition amid the island nation’s worst economic and political crisis in decades. On July 9, thousands of irate anti-government protesters stormed the official residence of embattled […]

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IMF hopes for resolution of Sri Lanka crisis to resume bailout talks

Sunday, July 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it is hoping for a resolution to Sri Lanka’s political turmoil that will allow a resumption of talks for a bailout package after a violent day of protests. Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign on Wednesday after thousands of protesters stormed his official residence and secretariat […]

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සාෆි නිදහස් කලායැයි බොරු ප්‍රවෘත්ති පල කිරීම් ගැන සාක්ෂි ඉදිරිපත් කරන්න – කුරුණෑගල මහේස්ත්‍රාත් 

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Lanka Lead News කැමැත්ත නොමැතිව ගැබිනි මවුවරුන්‌ වඳ භාවයට පත්‌ කිරීම හා ඒ සඳහා පෙළඹවීම ඇතුළු චෝදනා එල්ල වී ඇති වෛද්‍ය සෙයිගු සිහබ්ඳදීන්‌ මොහොමඩ්‌ සාෆි නමැත්තා තම අධිකරණය විසින්‌ නිදොස්‌ කොට නිදහස්‌ කර ඇති බවට මාධ්‍ය මගින්‌ අසත්‍ය ප්‍රවෘත්ති පළ කර ඇති බව ‘සනාථ කිරීම සඳහා අවශ්‍ය සාක්ෂි අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත්‌ කරන ලෙස කුරුණෑගල මහෙස්ත්‍රාත්‌ බන්දුල […]

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‘Ratta’, Lahiru Weerasekara and 5 others remanded

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Youth activists Rathindu Senaratne alias ‘Ratta’, Lahiru Weerasekara and five others have been remanded until July 01 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. Social activist and YouTuber Rathindu Senaratne, the national organizer of ‘Youth for Change’ Lahiru Weerasekara and actor Jagath Manuwarna, who were wanted over the incidents unrest in early June, had […]

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