Author Archive for Law & Order

AG files indictment in Puttlam HC under PTA against 6 accused

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Puttalam High Court under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Terrorist Financing Act against six accused of collecting explosives and maintaining an explosive manufacturing base in Wanathawilluwa in 2019 January.  He requested the Chief Justice for a Trial at Bar to try […]

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Cabinet approval to draft bill against spreading false, misleading statements through internet

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers have approved the drafting of legislation to protect against the spreading of false and misleading statements through the internet. The government says that the spread of false information on the internet poses a serious threat and is seen as being used to divide society, to spread hatred and to […]

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Customs officer arrested for allegedly forging documents to re-export areca nuts

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana An Assistant Superintendent of Sri Lanka Customs has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the falsification of documents to re-export 23 containers of dried Indonesian areca nuts to India as Sri Lankan areca nuts. The arrest has been made by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), according to the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith […]

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Mrs World 2020 to return her crown after she snatched one off 2021 Mrs Sri Lanka winner

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (NYTIMES) – Last year’s winner of Mrs World, a beauty pageant for married women, said she would return her crown after she snatched one off the head of the 2021 winner of Mrs Sri Lanka World, claiming that she was divorced – a violation of pageant rules. Ms Pushpika de Silva […]

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Caroline Jurie & Chula Padmendra granted police bail

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie and model Chula Padmendra, who were arrested by the Cinnamon Gardens Police, have been granted police bail. They were taken into custody this afternoon over the recent controversy at the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on Sunday (April 04). The arrests have […]

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E register; Consumer protection lacking for land owners.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Kirthimala Gunasekera Senior Lawyer Interesting informative article on ‘’DIGITALIZATION AND MODERNIZING TRADE BUSIENSS AND CONSUMERISM FOR THE CITIZEN’’ 4th April 2021 published in  Lanka Web .  E Land registration will soon be operating the land registration system to secure ownership . However it  can be a source of ownership insecurity,  without consumer protection laws  The […]

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AG summons Conservator-General of Forests over recent reports on forest destruction

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera has summoned the Conservator-General of Forests and other officials of the Forest Conservation Department to take into consideration and verify the recent media reports on forest destruction. According to the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the relevant meeting is expected to be held […]

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Easter attacks victim issues letter of demand to Maithripala, Ranil and 10 others

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Moditha Ekanayake, Attorney-at-Law, has issued a Letter of demand against 12 individuals seeking compensation of Rs 500 million for the physical and psychological damages caused to him by the failure to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. The letter of demand issued via Attorney at Law Sujeewa Gunatilake has been issued to […]

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Cardinal’s strong comments on former President contesting elections

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith called on the government to take legal action against former president Maithripala Sirisena, who has been found guilty in the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks. Speaking to the media following the Easter Sunday Mass at St. Lucia’s Church, Kotahena, […]

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Sri Lankan deported from UAE arrested by TID

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A Sri Lankan male who had been deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) at the Mawanella area. The 44-year-old resident of Mawanella has been arrested over the propagation of extremism, Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said. The arrested suspect had been deported […]

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SIS chief files complaint with CID against Nalin Bandara

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana State Intelligence Service (SIS) chief Maj. Gen. Suresh Sallay has lodged a complaint with the CID stating that MP Nalin Bandara has made baseless and false statements regarding him.  The CID are investigating into the complaint which was submitted in writing yesterday (18), Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said, adding that the SIS […]

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රාජිත-චතුර ගස්.. වහාම පොලිසියට.. තවත් කිඹුල් නාටකයක් මාට්ටුයි.. පැහැරගත් බව කියූ මාධ්‍යවේදියාගේ පාපොච්චාරණය මෙන්න..

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් තමාව පැහැරගෙන ගොස් චිප් පතක් ඉල්ලා වද හිංසා පැමිණ වූ බවට පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කළ නිදහස් මාධ්‍යවේදියා ඉදිරිපත් කළ පැමිණිල්ල අසත්‍ය පැමිණිල්ලක් බව විමර්ශනවලදී අනාවරණය වූ බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා පවසයි. ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කොළඹ අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසය විමර්ශන සිදුකළ අතර, එහිදී අනාවරණය වී ඇත්තේ එම මාධ්‍යවේදියා විසින්ම […]

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Rajitha, Chathura to be questioned over false complaint of journalist abduction

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) is due to interrogate former Minister Rajitha Senaratne and former MP Chathura Senaratne over a false complaint filed by a journalist alleging that he was abducted. A journalist recently lodged a complaint claiming that he had been abducted and assaulted by four individuals on March 10. However, following […]

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Arjuna Mahendran extradition: AG sends clarification to Singapore for third time

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has reportedly made clarifications to his Singaporean counterpart for a third time regarding the request of extraditing the former Central Bank (CBSL) Governor Arjuna Mahendran. Attorney General Dappula de Livera stated this before the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar in Colombo today (March 18). Arjuna Mahendran is one of the major […]

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Ravi Karunanayake remanded over Bond Scam.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE (07.47 pm): Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake and 07 others who were ordered to be remanded over the 2016 Bond Scam have been brought to the Welikada Prison a short while ago. The eight suspects have been directed to the quarantine center of the prison. Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been remanded over […]

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Former directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers remanded

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Arrested former directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers Pvt Ltd have been remanded until March 30. Earlier this evening (March 17), they were produced before the Fort Magistrate. The arrest was made on Tuesday (March 16) upon the directions of Attorney General Dappula de Livera. Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Anjalee Edirisinghe Asanka Edirisinghe, and Nalaka Edirisinghe were […]

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Ex-Swarnamahal Jewellers directors produced before court

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Arrested former directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers Pvt Ltd have been produced before Fort Magistrate this evening (March 17), says the Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana. The arrest was made on Tuesday (March 16) upon the directions of Attorney General Dappula de Livera. Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Anjalee Edirisinghe Asanka Edirisinghe & Nalaka Edirisinghe were accordingly […]

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CID arrests Azath Salley

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Former Governor of Western Province Azath Salley has been arrested this evening (March 16) by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The arrest was made on the advice of the Attorney General, his coordinating officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said. Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana noted that Salley will be detained and interrogated under […]

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Former directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers arrested

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested the former directors of the Swarnamahal Jewellers Private Limited – Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Anjalee Edirisinghe, Asanka Edirisinghe, and Nalaka Edirisinghe. The arrest has been made upon the directions of Attorney General Dappula de Livera. They have been arrested on the charges of money laundering, the Coordinating Officer […]

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CID team to investigate Azath Salley’s statement

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers have been appointed to inquire into the controversial statements made recently by Azath Salley. Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the five-member CID team will be led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). Accordingly, the investigations are currently underway, the DIG added. […]

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Public Security Minister signs order banning burqa in Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara says he has signed the Cabinet paper banning the burqa in Sri Lanka. His remarks came during an event held at Munasinghe Aramaya in Kalutara today (March 13). Explaining the reason for the move, the Public Security Minister said the burqa directly affects the […]

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AG directs IGP to probe into import of sword consignment

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct investigations in the import of several swords, daggers, and other such weapons into the country. This was in relation to the Writ Application filed by His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, stated the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel […]

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Colombo HC issues warrants on Hirunika

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court issues warrant on former MP Hirunika Premachandra for not appearing before courts over the case on the abduction of a youth in 2015. A 35-year-old man was abducted in 2015 at Baseline Road area in Dematagoda and assaulted by a group of individuals who had arrived in a Land […]

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Fonseka files writ application against recommendations of PCoI on political victimization

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today filed a writ application seeking the Court of Appeal to revoke the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to probe the alleged incidents of political victimization. The Attorney General, the Secretary of the PCoI and its three commissioners – Supreme […]

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AG ordered to present submissions on probes into imported swords

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to present submissions on probes into the import of a large consignment of swords following the Easter Sunday terror attacks, in consultation with the Inspector General of Police and the Defence Secretary. The petition filed by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith seeking an impartial […]

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2016 hit-and-run case: Charges against Patali read out at HC

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Charges against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka over the hit-and-run case in 2016 have been read out at the Colombo High Court today (March 04). The matter was called before Colombo High Court Judge Namal Walalle, Ada Derana correspondent said. Accordingly, the indictment filed by the Attorney General was read out in the […]

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Court orders AG to submit report on illegal construction at Muthurajawela Wetlands

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to examine and submit a report on the alleged illegal construction and development projects at the Muthurajawela Wetlands on March 09. The petitions filed by Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Center for Environmental Justice seeking an injunction suspending illegal construction and […]

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Hejaaz Hizbullah and Mohamed Shakeel remanded

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney at Law Hejaaz Hezbullah and principal of the controversial Madrasa school Mohamed Shakeel have been placed under remand custody until March 03. The duo was brought before the Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage earlier today (February 18). Deputy Solicitor General Dileep Peiris told the court that the suspect Hejaaz Hizbullah was involved in […]

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Cardinal calls for new laws to prevent terror attacks in future

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Whilst highlighting that Catholics are willing to forgive those who staged Easter Sunday attacks two years ago, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today called for setting up of new laws to prevent such mayhem in the future. He said this during the Ash Wednesday Service at St. Anthony’s […]

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Easter attacks: Information to file charges against 30 forwarded to Attorney General

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has been forwarded information regarding the filing of charges against 30 persons involved in the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, says Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekera. Speaking to journalists in Colombo, he stated that 251 suspects have been remanded in connection with the attacks. The cardinal has a responsibility […]

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