Author Archive for Law & Order

Damitha Abeyratne and husband remanded

Friday, April 5th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Actress Damitha Abeyratne and her husband, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over an alleged financial fraud, has been remanded on the orders of the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. Accordingly, the couple will be behind bars on remand until April 17. The actress and her spouse, who had been wanted […]

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Four officers of the Excise Department arrested with Kerala Cannabis

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News In a significant operation, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) apprehended 8 suspects, including four officers of the Excise Department, for possession of 45kg of Kerala Cannabis in Chilaw. The PNB, in a coordinated effort, conducted the operation resulting in the arrests of the suspects found in possession of the sizable quantity of […]

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32 Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Navy says 05 Indian trawlers were seized and 32 Indian fishermen were apprehended for poaching in Sri Lankan waters off Talaimannar and near the Delft Island during separate operations conducted to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lankan waters. The North Central and Northern Naval Commands deployed their Inshore Petrol […]

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Navy arrest nearly 150 Indian fishermen in 18 trawlers within SL waters this year

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Jaffna, March 17 (Daily Mirror) – The Sri Lanka Navy has seized a total of 18 Indian poaching trawlers and 146 Indian fishermen within Sri Lankan waters in 2024. In a latest incident, the Navy seized two Indian trawlers and arrested 21 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters off the […]

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Three railway employees suspended for allegedly assaulting 2 foreigners

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Two Class 2 Station Masters and a Railway Guard have been suspended from service for assaulting two foreigners at the Nawalapitiya railway station.

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Legality of no faith motion against speaker questionable: Minister

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Feb. 27 (Daily Mirror)- The legality of the no confidence motion which is being brought against Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene is questionable, Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today. The opposition claims that the Speaker got the Online Safety Bill enacted violating the constitution. It is not the Speaker who […]

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Police arrest 418 more suspects as operation ‘Yukthiya’ continues

Sunday, February 18th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Another 418 suspects have been arrested by Sri Lanka’s police and security forces personnel within 24 hours which ended at 12.30 a.m. today (18 Feb.), as part of the ongoing countrywide anti-drug operation ‘Yukthiya’. According to the Ministry of Public Security, detention orders have been secured against 8 of the suspects, while 2 […]

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Nearly 800 traffic offenders identified through CCTV system in first 15 days of February

Sunday, February 18th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 793 traffic offenders have been identified within the first 15 days of February through the 24-hour surveillance system implemented to monitor traffic violations. According to Police Spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa, 300 police stations across the country have been notified to take necessary action against the said offenders. He further noted […]

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No authority to accept or reject amendments to Online Safety Act: Speaker

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Feb 06 (Daily Mirror) –  Speaker  Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana today said he has no authority to accept or reject any amendments from anyone including the Supreme Court to the Online Safety Act and that the sole authority of such exercise is vested with Parliament. The Speaker was referring to remarks […]

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ජනාධිපති ඇතුළු කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයම අධිකරණයට කැදවන්නැයි කෙහෙලියගේ නීතීඥ අධිකරණයෙන් ඉල්ලයි..

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ආන්දෝලනාත්මක එන්නත් ගනුදෙනුව සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන නීති කෘත්‍යට මුළු කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයම අධිකරණයට කැඳවා සාක්‍ෂි ගත යුතු බවට ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ අනූජ පේ‍්‍රමරත්න මහතා ඉල්ලා සිටියි. ඔහු මෙසේ කියා සිටියේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නා ලද හිටපු සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය වත්මන් පරිසර ඇමති කෙහෙළියට මහතා වෙනුවෙන් මාලිගාකන්ද මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණය හමුවේ කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කරමිනි. ප‍්‍රශ්නගත ප්‍රතිදේහ එන්නත් ආනයනය […]

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Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella arrested

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Feb 02 (Daily Mirror) – Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has been arrested  by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) a short while ago in connection with the importation of substandard Immunoglobulin injections. Rambukwella complied with a court order, arrived at the CID this morning to provide a statement. Maligakanda Magistrate […]

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ශාසන පරිහානියට එක මහනාහිමි නමක් වග කිව යුතුයි…

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් අද වන විට ශාසනයට ඇතිවී තිබෙන පරිහානියට මහා නා හිමි නමක්ද වගකිය යුතුව ඇති බව අධිකරණ බන්ධනාගාර කටයුතු හා ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා ප‍්‍රතිසංස්කරණ අමාත්‍ය විජයදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. පුවත්පතක් සමඟ සාකච්ඡාවට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මෙම අදහස් පළ කර තිබේ. භික්ෂු කථිකාවත් පනත සම්මත කරලා ඔය කියන නිත්‍යානුකූල තත්ත්වය ඇති කරලා දෙන්න […]

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Five persons arrested during ‘Satyagraha’ in front of CID

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Five civil society activists have been arrested while staging a ‘Satyagraha’ campaign in front of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (31 Jan.) demanding the arrest of former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. Unions and civil society organisations staged a ‘Satyagraha’ campaign today, demanding that the former Health Minister be arrested over his alleged […]

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Psychiatric treatment for self-proclaimed ‘Vishwa Buddha’

Friday, January 26th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The saffron-robed person claiming to be ‘Vishwa Buddha’ has been referred for psychiatric treatment under the recommendation of the Judicial Medical Officer, Senior Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris revealed before the court today (26). Appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Senior Deputy Solicitor General stated that accordingly, the suspect, […]

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විශ්ව බුද්ධත් මානසික රෝහලට… “පාස්පෝට් එක තහනම් කරා කියලා දණගහන්නේ නෑ…”

Friday, January 26th, 2024

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Group connected to certain political party posting insulting posts: Amaraweera

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

 By AJITH SIRIWARDANA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Hambantota, Jan. 25 (Daily Mirror)- A group connected to a particular political party and fake account holders have posted insulting posts on State Minister Sanath Nishantha’s tragic death, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. He told reporters that they observed those who circulate such insulting posts on social media and came […]

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Self-proclaimed ‘Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva’ requires psychiatric treatment, court told

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The self-proclaimed ‘Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva’, Mahinda Kodituwakku has been further remanded until February 07. He was produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage earlier today. During today’s proceedings, the forensic psychiatrist told the magistrate that the suspect requires psychiatric treatment. Accordingly, the magistrate ordered that Kodituwakku be further remanded and referred to psychiatric treatment […]

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Nearly 1,000 arrested during ’Yukthiya’ operation within 24 hours

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Jan 21 (Daily Mirror) –  A total of 987 suspects have been arrested during the islandwide operation ‘Yukthiya’ within the last 24 hours, the Public Security Ministry said. They said 663 suspects have been arrested over drug offenses and 324 suspects who were on the list referred to Crime OICs […]

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New CCTV surveillance system for traffic violations starting today in Colombo

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News Starting from today (22), the Colombo Police have activated a new CCTV surveillance system aimed at tracking drivers who violate traffic rules within the city. A total of 108 CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor vehicles entering Colombo. If a driver is found violating traffic rules, a fine slip will be […]

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NIA files supplementary chargesheet against four in Sri Lanka human trafficking case 

Friday, January 19th, 2024

Courtesy The Hindu The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a supplementary chargesheet against four accused in a 2021 case relating to human trafficking of 39 Sri Lankan nationals into India on the false pretext of taking them to Canada. Mohamed Imran Khan alias Imran, who was arrested by the NIA recently, has been […]

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Police to trace traffic offenders in Colombo using CCTV system from next week

Thursday, January 18th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana In a bid to curb traffic violations, Sri Lanka Police has decided to trace traffic offenders in Colombo using the surveillance camera system in the island’s commercial capital. Speaking to the media this morning, Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon said this initiative would be implemented starting next Monday (Jan.22). Accordingly, the […]

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හදිසියේ ධනවතුන් වූ 50,000ක් පසුපස යුක්තිය ලුහුබඳී

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Lanka Lead ක්ෂණිකව ධනවතුන් වූ විශාල පිරිසක් පසුපස යුක්තිය මෙහෙයුම දියත් කරමින් තිබෙන බව වැඩබලන පොලිස්පති දේශබන්දු තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. ඔහු පැවසුවේ මෙවැනි පුද්ගලයින් 50,000ක් පමණ ඉදිරියේ දී අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට නියමිත බවය. සීතාවක පොලිස් කොට්ඨාසයේ ප්‍රජා පොලිස් කමිටු සාමාජිකයින් දැනුවත්කිරීම සඳහා විශේෂ වැඩසටහනක් අවිස්සාවේල්ල පොලිස් ස්ථානයේදී ඊයේ (14) පැවැත්විය. ඒ, මහජන ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍ය ටිරාන් අලස් […]

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Tiran explains police action to foreign diplomats

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Courtesy The Island Minister Sabry addresses Colombo-based diplomats. He is flanked by Minister Tiran Alles and Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane Public Security Minister Tiran Alles has explained the ongoing ‘Yukthiya’ operation to members of the Colombo-based diplomatic community. The Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Commission has jumped to question the government operation. The Foreign Ministry […]

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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermen in three trawlers on Sri Lankan waters

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Jaffna, Jan 14 (Daily Mirror)- The Sri lanka Navy seized three Indian trawlers with 12 Indian fishermen poaching on Sri Lankan waters off the Kovilan Lighthouse in Karainagar, Jaffna. The Navy said they conduct regular patrols and operations on Sri Lankan waters to curb illegal fishing practices by foreign fishing trawlers, […]

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Yukthiya operation should be handled diligently to avoid international intervention: SJB

Monday, January 15th, 2024

 By YOHAN PERERA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Jan. 15 (Daily Mirror)- The Government as a whole and the police should handle the Yukthiya operation diligently to avoid international intervention which may lead to its end, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Tissa Attanayake said today. The operation, which is a good, should be handled with care […]

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Over 1,400 wanted suspects arrested within 24-hour ‘Yukthiya’ operation

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 1,468 out of 42,248 wanted suspects, in the list shared with all police stations as wanted in connection with various crimes, have been arrested during the last 24 hours under the ‘Yukthiya’ operation, the Ministry of Public Security said. Furthermore, the ministry mentioned that this includes 254 suspects out of […]

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Acting IGP hands over list of 42,248 crime suspects to OICs

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

 By DARSHANA SANJEEWA BALASURIYA  Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Jan 13 (Daily Mirror) –  Acting IGP Deshabandu Thennakoon has handed over a comprehensive list of 42,248 suspects involved in crimes across the entire island to the Officers-in-charge of crimes of all the police stations, the Public Security Ministry said. They said this list comprises 35,505 individuals […]

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21 Indian Fishermen Detained By Sri Lanka For “Illegal Poaching” Released

Friday, January 5th, 2024

Courtesy NDTV They were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly being involved in illegal poaching in the Lankan waters. At least 220 Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in 2023 Chennai:  As many as 21 Indian fishermen were repatriated from Sri Lanka to Chennai on Friday, the Indian High Commission in […]

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Heroin, ‘Ice’ worth over Rs. 3.1bn recovered from intercepted fishing vessel

Friday, January 5th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Approximately 245kg of heroin and crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’) were recovered from the multi-day fishing trawler intercepted off the southern coast of the island, Sri Lanka Navy says. A multi-day fishing trawler carrying a massive cache of drugs was intercepted on Thursday night (Jan.05) in a coordinated operation mounted by the Navy and the […]

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Yukthiya: 1038 arrests in 24 hours

Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News In an extensive islandwide special operation conducted over the last 24 hours, law enforcement agencies arrested 1038 individuals. The operation, led by the Ministry of Public Security, aimed to curb criminal activities and maintain public safety. Among the results of the operation were drug seizures, including 417 grams of Heroin, 205 grams […]

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