Author Archive for Security

Vicissitudes of India-Sri Lanka strategic relations 

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 10 (Counterpoint): The current disturbance in India-Sri Lanka relations caused by the proposed docking of the sophisticated Chinese military survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota port is but the latest in a long series of hiccups in Indo-Lankan strategic relations. The relationship has been seeing ups and downs since the […]

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Lankan Prez praises army for protecting parliament and saving the constitution

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 9: On Tuesday, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe paid his first official visit to the Army HQ in the outskirts of Colombo and addressed the troops even as protesters were planning to renew the agitation to oust him from the Presidency.   As it turned out, the function at the Army […]

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It was the Security forces that safeguarded the legislature – President Wickremesinghe

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Security forces have saved the day by safeguarding the legislature and thus avoided further anarchy, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. President Wickremesinghe during his visit to the Defence Secretariat in Akuregoda said a very few understand the important operation in which security forces were involved in July this year. Protesters were […]

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Police seek public assistance to identify suspects who forcibly entered President’s House

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police today sought public assistance to identify the persons who forcibly entered the President’s House in Colombo on 09 July and cause damages to property.  Issuing a press release, the Police Media Division said that the Colombo Central Division criminal investigations unit is carrying out investigations to arrest suspects in connection […]

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SJB’s Kesbewa organiser arrested over May 09 violence

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Kesbewa electorate organiser Gayan De Mel has been arrested by police on suspicion of his involvement in six separate incidents of violence that had taken place on May 09th. According to a notification made by Piliyandala Police, the suspect had surrendered to the police through an attorney today (08). […]

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Police seek public assistance to identify several suspects

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police is seeking public assistance to identify the suspects involved in the stealing of two T-56 firearms and the assault on 26 army personnel during the protest near Polduwa Junction last month. During the protest held on July 13 near the Parliament entry road at Polduwa Junction, protesters had snatched two […]

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Sri Lanka: President Wickremesinghe says not the time for Rajapaksa to return

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Khaleej Times Sri Lanka’s new president Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Sunday it was not the right time for former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to the country as it could inflame political tensions, the Wall Street Journal reported. “I don’t believe it’s the time for him to return,” Wickremesinghe said in an interview with […]

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Sri Lanka clarifies on Chinese research vessel to dock at Hambantota Port

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese research vessel to dock at the Hambantota port next month, the island nation’s Army spokesman said on Sunday, days after India said it carefully monitors any development having a bearing on its security and economic interests. The southern deep-sea port of Hambantota is considered strategically important for […]

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China defends military ship’s planned visit to SL as India voices concern

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror China said on Friday it hoped relevant parties” would refrain from interfering with its legitimate maritime activities, after New Delhi voiced concern over a Chinese military ship’s planned visit to a port in India’s southern neighbour Sri Lanka. India worries that the Chinese-built and leased port of Hambantota will be used […]

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Sri Lanka Parliament approves state of emergency

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Proclamation on the state of emergency declared by the then Acting President under the Public Security Ordinance approved in Parliament of Sri Lanka by majority vote. The Proclamation on the state of emergency declared by then Acting President under the Public Security Ordinance was approved in Parliament today (27) by a majority of […]

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Protesters disregarded multiple requests to vacate Presidential Secretariat: Police

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Adaderana The police announced today that investigations are underway to identify all those who visited the Presidential Secretariat after it was occupied by the protesters on July 09, for the crime of trespassing. Convening a media briefing on Saturday (July 23), the police spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa said measures will also be taken to arrest […]

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Security forces smash Sri Lanka’s main protest camp

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy MailonLine View gallery Members of Sri Lankan security forces remove a barricade blocking the main gate of the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo early Friday Sri Lankan security forces demolished the main anti-government protest camp in the capital early Friday and evicted activists hours before the new president was due to name a cabinet. The […]

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Sri Lankan soldiers ‘raid’ main protest site in Colombo

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy TRTWORLD Hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers and police swoop in on unarmed activists blocking Presidential Secretariat in the capital after new President Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn in, according to AFP. Hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers and police have raided the main anti-government protest camp in the country’s capital and started tearing down tents of […]

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Tense situation at Galle Face protest site as security forces move in

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A tense situation is reported at the Galle Face protest site near the Presidential Secretariat as Police and troops moved in and remove protesters from the area. The security forces removed some of tents and structures placed around the Presidential Secretariat.

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2020 මහ මැතිවරණයේදී මේ රටේ මුළු චන්ද සන්ක්‍යාවෙන් 3.16% ක් පමණක් ලබාගත් ත්‍රස්ථවාදි ණඩයකට බලය දී ඊට විරුද්ධව චන්දය  දුන් 97% ජනතාවක් පාවා දී , වසර 2500 ක් පැවති මේ සින්හල බෞද්ධ රටත්, ජාතියත් විනාශ කරනවාද?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර. හිටපු ලේකම් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය සිරිමාවෝ බන්ඩාරනායක. සභාපති ශ්‍රි ලන්කා පරිපාලනසේවා සන්ගමය (1991-1994) සභාපති. මහනුවර සින්හල බෞද්ධ ජේෂ්ඨ පුරවැසියන්ගේ සන්විධානය. ශ්‍රි ලන්කා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සිටින මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් 225 දෙනාම වෙත, විෂේශයෙන්ම සින්හල මන්ත්‍රීන් වෙත කෙරෙන අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක්.  ක්‍රි.  පූ. 543 සිට සින්හලේ රාජධානිය වශයෙන්ද ක්‍රි.පූ.307 සිට අද දක්වාම ලෝකයේ ඇති එකම සින්හල බෞද්ධ රාජ්‍ය වශයෙන්ද පැවති […]

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ලාල් කාන්තවයි හඳුන්නෙත්තිවයි අත් අඩංගුවට ගත යුතුයි- එක්සත් රණවිරු ප්‍රජාවේ කැඳවුම්කරු අසේල ධර්මසිරි 

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Lanka Lead News එක්සත් රණවිරු ප්‍රජාවේ කැඳවුම්කරු අසේල ධර්මසිරි මහතා මාධ්‍යය සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වමින් පවසා සිටියේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පහරදීමට ජනතාව පෙළඹවූ සුනිල් හඳුන්නෙත්තිට සහ ලාල් කාන්තට එරෙහිව නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතු යැයි අවධාරණය කළේය. මහනුවරදී පසුගිය 17 වනදා මාධ්‍යය හමුවක් පවත්වමින් මේ බව පැවසූ ඒ මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් පවසා සිටියේ භාෂණයේ සහ ප්‍රකාශනයේ නිදහස ඇති නමුත් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යයවස්ථාව […]

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State of Emergency declared in Sri Lanka

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A Gazette Extraordinary has been issued declaring a state of emergency across the island with effect from today (July 18). The state of emergency has been declared in a proclamation by Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe in terms of Article 40(1)(C) of the Constitution, by virtue of the powers vested in him by Section 2 of […]

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Let sanity prevail!

Sunday, July 17th, 2022

Citizen Jane Courtesy The Island A social media video clip is doing the rounds where a member of a legal profession who should be well versed in the law, is claiming that the Rule of Law and Human Rights protected by the Constitution of Sri Lanka is no longer valid post 9th July 2022. He […]

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US Fingerprints Found Behind Sri Lanka Unrest

Friday, July 15th, 2022

The New Atlas Evidence is emerging that at least some segments of the ongoing protests in Sri Lanka are funded and backed by the US, serving US interests. A digital strategist” given credit by the Western media for the successful toppling of the Sri Lankan government was a volunteer” at a US National Endowment for […]

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Army personnel empowered to use force to protect lives & state property from harm

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Army says that members of the Armed Forces are legitimately empowered to exercise their force, if the situation deems necessary as security to the public property, key installations, vulnerable points and human lives, does fall within the purview of their responsibility. In view of escalation of violent acts, those protesters, intent […]

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Army vehicles head towards Sri Lankan Parliament 

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Courtesy India Today he vehicles will be surrounding the Parliament at different locations. While there is no expected protest at the parliament, this is just a safety measure to be on the safe side. A video from Colombo shows tracked armoured vehicles with army men moving on the streets of the city. The vehicles are […]

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RW informs Speaker to nominate a PM

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Acting President and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to nominate a Prime Minister who is acceptable to both the Government and Opposition. In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Media Division said that on Monday (11th) the Prime Minister held a meeting with the Members of the […]

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UN chief asks Sri Lankan leaders to embrace spirit of compromise for peaceful, democratic transition

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the situation in Sri Lanka very closely and has urged all party leaders to embrace the spirit of compromise” for a peaceful and democratic transition. The comments by Mr. Guterres came as embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on July 14 fled to the Maldives on […]

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Protesters brutally assault soldiers, steal two T-56 weapons along with ammunition: Army

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Army said today that protesters had brutally assaulted two soldiers last night during the protests near Parliament and took two automatic T-56 assault rifles from their possession along with ammunition.  Army Spokesman Brigadier Nilantha Premaratna said two army soldiers were brutally assaulted and their weapons and ammunition were […]

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Protestors near Speaker’s residence tear-gassed

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protestors in front of the Speaker’s official residence near the Parliament. A large group of people were engaged in a protest near the Speaker’s house while police had used tear gas to disperse them as they attempted to breach the police barricades, Ada […]

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Sri Lanka crisis | PM Ranil Wickremesinghe ‘to declare Emergency’, curfew imposed in Western Province

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy The Hindu Even as Gotabaya Rajapaksa is officially yet to resign, PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to declare an island-wide Emergency ‘after he becomes acting President’ Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will declare an island-wide Emergency when he becomes acting President, his office said on July 13 although President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is yet to officially resign. […]

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Army responds to shooting at entrance of President’s House

Sunday, July 10th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Army said today that Army troops fired a few rounds to the air and the sidewalls of the main gate entrance to the President’s House on Saturday preventing the entry of the protesters into the compound, and did not intend on causing deliberate harm to the protesters. The […]

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Certain elements attempting to incite violence under guise of peaceful protests – Kamal Gunaratne

Friday, July 8th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Defence Secretary Rtd.General Kamal Gunaratne said that there has been information that certain elements were attempting to incite violence under the guise of peaceful protests. In a video statement released today evening, Gunaratne urged all citizens to act with patience during these trying times and refrain from engaging in any unlawful […]

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Police, armed forces empowered to use ‘necessary force’ to prevent violence

Friday, July 8th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Defence Secretary says the police and the armed forces empowered to use necessary force against those who endanger or harm the general public, engage in anti-social activities or cause damages to property. In a video statement, General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne said certain groups are attempting to incite violence among the general public […]

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Daily Mirror journalist threatened at protest

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Daily Mirror journalist Jamila Husain was threatened by a group of protestors at the protest in front of SLPP MP Dhammika Perera’s house today morning, obstructing the journalist from carrying out her duties. Some of the individuals who had joined in the protest had approached the journalist while she was on […]

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