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බුදුන්ගේ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ නාමයට හා බුදු දහමට අපකීර්තියක් සිදු කිරීම – උපුල් ශාන්ත සන්නස්ගලට අධිකරණයෙන් ඇප

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  Colombo Today බුදුන්ගේ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ නාමයට හා බුදු දහමට අපකීර්තියක් සිදුවන ආකාරයේ පොතක් මුද්‍රණය කිරීම හා බෙදා හැරීම සිදු කළැයි කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අධිකරණය හමුවේ පෙනී සිටි කන්දේ කපුගේ ශ්‍රීනාත් චතුරංග හා උපුල් ශාන්ත සන්නස්ගල යන අයට එක් අයකුට රුපියල් 50,000 බැගින් වූ ශරීර ඇපයක් මත මුදා හැරීමට කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් නන්දන අමරසිංහ මහතා […]

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Three social media admins including TV presenter arrested over recent unrest.

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Three admins of social media platform including a 39-year-old TV presenter have been arrested by the CID for instigating and aiding and abetting recent violent activities through the social media. Police said the CID, police stations across the country and special police units are conducting investigations to identify social media groups […]

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MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayatilleke remanded

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has ordered to remand SLPP MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayatilleke until May 25.  The two parliamentarians, who were arrested in connection with the attack on the anti-government protest sites in Colombo on the 9th of May, were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court earlier today.  The […]

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CID arrests MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested SLPP MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake this evening, in connection with the attack on the anti-government protest sites in Colombo on the 9th of May. The Attorney General, on Monday (May 16), instructed the CID to arrest 22 suspects including MPs Johnston Fernando, Milan Jayathilake, Sanath […]

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At least 230 under arrest over recent violent incidents

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says it has arrested a total of 230 suspects in connection with curfew violations, looting, assaults, public and private property damages and other offences following the unrest that broke out on the 9th of May. According to police spokesperson, 68 of the arrestees are currently in remand custody. In a […]

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ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතා 2022.05.03 වන දින අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වෙත එල්ල කරන ලද අසත්‍ය චෝදනා පිලිබඳව නීතිමය පියවර ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙනි

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී කාර්යාලය ශ්‍රී ලංකා පදනම් ආයතනයේ දී  2022.05.03 දින පවත්වන්නට යෙදුනු මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවේ දී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අයත් ඉඩම් ලෙසට යම් ඔප්පු අංක සහ ඉඩම්වල නම් ඉදිරිපත් කරමින් ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතා විසින් අසත්‍ය හා ජනතාව නොමගයවනසුළු ප්‍රකාශ කරමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට […]

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Court order issued on the protesters near Temple Trees

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued a court order for the removal of all the structures, vehicle and belonging of protesters near Temple Trees in Kollupitiya, that cause obstructions to the pedestrians using the pavement and inconveniences the public. However, the court order further says that it does not impede the protests carried […]

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Case against Namal fixed for further hearing

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The case filed against former Minister Namal Rajapaksa and five others, for allegedly purchasing stocks using ill-gotten funds amounting to Rs 30 million has been fixed for further hearing. When the case was called today, the accused including Namal Rajapaksa appeared before Colombo High Court Judge Navaratne Marasinghe. Further examination of evidence in […]

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Ambassador Kananathan sends letter of demand to Hirunika

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lankan Ambassador in Kenya Veluppillai Kananathan sent a letter of demand to Hirunika Premachandra contesting her recent slanderous and baseless statement against him in a press conference on April 15, 2022.  Hirunika Premachandra said that Kananathan was the owner of the jet bearing number T7JSH on which Prime Minister Mahinda […]

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විරෝධතාකරුවන් ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයේ කුණුහරුප පින්තූර මවයි..

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය ඉදිරිපිට විරෝධතාවයේ යෙදෙන විරෝධතාකරුවන් විසින් අද රාත්‍රියේ ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයට ලේසර් එළි එල්ල කරමින් විරෝධතාවය අලුත් මුහඑුණුවරක් එක් කර ඇත. ගෝඨාභය ජනාධිපතිවරයාට ඉල්ලා අස්වන්නැයි සදහන් පාඨ ආලෝක ධාරාවන් මගින් නිරූපනය කර ඇත. එමෙන්ම සාටක පැලදාගත් රාජපක්ෂ පවුල ඇතුළු විවිධ නිර්මාණ එමගින් නිරූපණය කරන අතර ඇතැම් අසත්‍ය සංකේත […]

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“Unprofessional & unethical”: Legal officers at AG’s Dept condemn lawyers’ protest

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Legal Officers’ Association of the Attorney General’s Department has condemned what it called the unprofessional and unethical” conduct of a group of attorneys-at-law who recently staged a protest. A large group of lawyers staged a protest in front of the Attorney General’s Department on April 05, taking issue with the Attorney General’s […]

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Sri Lanka: Criminalisation Of Same-sex Sexual Activity Breached Rights Of A LGBTI Activist – UN Women’s Rights Committee

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Press Release: UN Treaty Bodies GENEVA (23 March 2022) – Sri Lanka violated the rights of a lesbian and leading LGBTI activist who was subjected to discrimination, threats and abuses due to the country’s Penal Code that criminalises same-sex sexual activity, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has found. In its decision published today, CEDAW […]

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Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar acquits former IGP and former Defence Secretary (English)

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara too has been acquitted in the case filed against him over criminal negligence of duty by failing to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks despite receiving intelligence information beforehand. The verdict was delivered by Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar Namal Balalle, Aditya Patabendige, and Mohamed Irshadeen […]

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Ranjan brought to PCoI on political victimization

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Former Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake, who is currently incarcerated, has been brought to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the incidents of political victimization. He was escorted to the said commission’s police unit by the prison officials at around 9.30 a.m. today (February 17). In January 2020, a three-member Presidential Commission […]

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රාජකාරියට නොපැමිණෙන සුව සේවකයින් සේවය හැරගියා සේ සැලකේ – නීතිඥ ප්‍රතිභා මහානාමහේවා 

Saturday, February 12th, 2022

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Customs seize illegally imported beetroot hidden inside two containers

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Customs has detected 16,000 kilograms of illegally imported beetroot concealed inside a shipment of potatoes that had arrived from Pakistan.  Customs officers at the Gray Line 2 container inspection yard under the Central Cargo Examination Division of Sri Lanka Customs today inspected two suspicious refrigerated containers imported into Sri Lanka from […]

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Probe still at early stage, all those involved will be arrested soon- IGP

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror At least 14 statements have been recorded so far in connection with the recovery of a hand grenade at the Borella All Saints’ Church and those involved into the incident will be arrested irrespective of their possition, IGP C.D. Wickramaratne said. In a special statement the IGP said […]

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Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief released on bail in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Riyaz ul Khaliq    Courtesy Anadolu Agency Rasheed Hajjul Akbar was arrested in March 2021 by counterterrorism police, say sources. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Sri Lanka was released on bail by a Colombo court on Wednesday, sources said. Our lawyers had challenged the detention of Usthadh Rasheed Hajjul Akbar as illegal under fundamental rights […]

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FR petition filed seeking to revoke Trinco oil tank farm deal

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A fundamental rights (FR) petition has been filed seeking the nullification of the agreement signed with India to develop the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm. The petition was lodged before the Supreme Court by the Secretary of National National Bhikkhu Front, Ven. Wakmulle Uditha Thera. A total of 47 parties including the Attorney General […]

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SSP Thalduwa: Critically wrong on criticism of the president

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror SSP Thalduwa made these claims to the media in relation to the incident where an activist was questioned by the CID for posting a video on social media of the public verbally protesting against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as he was travelling through Mirihana. FactCheck.lk assessed these claims by analysing the provisions […]

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Registration of marriages between foreigners and Sri Lankans to require ‘security clearance report’

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Registrar General has issued a circular to all District Registrars and Additional District Registrars informing of the additional documents required for the registration of marriages between foreigners and Sri Lankan nationals.  The circular states the current procedure of registration of marriages between a foreigner and a Sri Lankan under (112 chapter of) marriage (Genera) […]

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ඇමති මණ්ඩලයේ සාමුහික වගකීමක් ගැන කතා කරන්න 20වන සංශෝධනයෙන් පසු ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් හෝ අගමැතිවරයෙක් පත් කර නෑ….!

Saturday, December 18th, 2021

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc (Col), PGDC (Col) ඇමති මණ්ඩලයේ සාමුහික වගකීමක් ගැන කතා කරන්න 20වන සංශෝධනයෙන් පසු ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් හෝ අගමැතිවරයෙක් පත් කර නෑ….! (19යෙන් පත් වූ ඇමතිවරු 20න් ඉබේ පත් නොවන බවත් මේ වනවිට 20න් ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් පත් කර නැති බවත් වලංගු ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් නැති තැන සාමූහික වගකීමක් නැති බවත් මෙම ලිපියෙන් පෙන්වා […]

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Ranil’s writ against PCoI recommendations fixed for consideration

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The writ application filed by former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe against the recommendations of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Political Victimization has been fixed for consideration on January 28, 2022. The petition was taken up before the Appeals Court bench consisting of Judges Nishshanka Bandula Karunaratne, Devika Abeyratne and D.M. Samarakoon today (Dec. […]

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Trial begins of 25 men over Sri Lanka Easter bombings in 2019

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent Courtesy The Guardian Government criticised for delay as suspects face charges relating to 269 deaths 30 months after attacks The trial has begun of the 25 men accused of masterminding the 2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people when churches and luxury hotels were targeted by Islamic […]

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FR petition against appointment of current Cabinet of Ministers

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition has been filed with the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of current Cabinet of Ministers. The petition was put forward by the Secretary of Professionals’ National Front, Kapila Renuka Perera who is an engineer by profession. A total of 82 respondents including the Attorney General on behalf of […]

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Qingdao Seawin and NPQS in stinking legal battle

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy Ceylon Today Peoples’ Bank in both cases bearing Numbers CHC 213/2021/MR and CHC 214/2021/MR informed and recorded in Court that the documents submitted by the Seller/supplier namely Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co. Ltd., were in compliance with the Letter of Credit and that they are obliged to make payment on […]

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Court briefed on probes into financial irregularity at Fertilizer Secretariat

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has briefed the court of probes initiated into alleged misappropriation of Rs. 1 billion at the National Fertilizer Secretariat. Former Secretary to the Agriculture Ministry, Major General (Retired) Sumedha Perera had filed a complaint, stating that this financial irregularity occurred in 2018 and 2019 during the process to […]

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SJB’s FR petition against Yugadanavi deal fixed for consideration

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by the Main Opposition, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), challenging the agreement signed between a U.S. company and the Sri Lankan government pertaining to the Yugadanavi power plant in Kerawalapitiya has been fixed for consideration. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, consisting of Justices Murdu Fernando, Kumudini […]

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Trial against Patali over 2016 hit-and-run case fixed for Nov. 30

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The trial against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and two others over the 2016 hit-and-run case in Rajagiriya has been fixed for November 30. The matter was called before the Colombo High Court this morning (November 02). The case was filed over the alleged hit-and-run incident which took place on February 28, 2016, […]

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Fr. Cyril Gamini asks for a week’s time from CID

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Father Cyril Gamini, who had been summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today to record a statement in connection with the complaint filed by the Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), has requested for one week’s time to provide the statement.  This was informed by three Catholics priests who appeared before […]

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