Author Archive for Security

Fuel station owner’s residence set on fire

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The residence of an owner of a filling station in the Ipalogama area in Anuradhapura has been set ablaze by a certain group of individuals. The incident had occurred at around 9.40 p.m. last night (21) at the residence located in the Bogaha Akkare area in Ipalogama. The home owner’s wife and two […]

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Some organized groups threatening to set fire to fuel trucks: Minister

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that some organized groups are preventing fuel trucks to pass certain areas demanding they be unloaded at different fuel stations and threatening to set fire to them. The Minister said that If the organized groups continue to do so, they will have to suspend […]

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Sri Lanka violence: Burnt-out super cars and ransacked hotels are remains of fury

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

By Nicole Johnston, news reporter, Sri Lanka Courtesy Sky News It’s difficult to fathom the fury that people must have felt to not only set fire to it and smash it to pieces, but also loot everything they could get their hands on. An hour’s drive from Colombo, a luxury hotel wedding venue was utterly […]

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Ramesh Pathirana’s revelation in parliament regarding attack on protesters

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Inspector-General of Police and the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security had given directives not to use water cannons and tear gas at the ruling party supporters who were heading towards the GotaGoGama protest site at the Galle Face Green on the 9th of May, says MP Ramesh Pathirana. The former […]

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MPs’ residences attacked from April 4: Minister

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Claiming that attacks on MPs’ residences were not restricted to May 9, Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said today MPs residences were being attacked from April 4. He told Parliament that some organised groups started attacking the residences of MPs after the incident where the President’s private residence was surrounded by a group […]

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230 arrested for recent violent incidents: Police seek public help to net more

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Some 230 people have been arrested over various charges including  violation of curfew, attacking public, causing damages to public and private properties since May 9. Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said 68 out of them have been remanded. He said among the arrested, 71 were from the Western Province, 43 from […]

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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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SL denies Indian intel claims of ‘LTTE regrouping to launch attacks’

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence on Saturday denied reports of ex-LTTE cadre regrouping to launch attacks” in Sri Lanka, as reported by The Hindu, citing sources in Indian intelligence. The article is completely baseless. We have received no intelligence warning of such a security threat,” a Ministry spokesman said. The report, […]

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Intelligence agencies alert on regrouping of ex-LTTE cadres

Friday, May 13th, 2022

S. Vijay Kumar Courtesy The Hindu ‘Sri Lankan Tamil outfits abroad have planned attacks to mark Mullivaikal anniversary’ Intelligence agencies have warned of erstwhile cadre of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regrouping to launch attacks in Sri Lanka, as the country is embroiled in a deep economic and political crisis. As the […]

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Ranil pledges to withdraw shoot at sight order given to security forces

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had pledged to repeal the shoot at sight order given to security forces after the recent violence. Mr. Wickremesinghe made this pledge when foreign journalists questioned him about this procedure. Prime Minister’s office said such orders will be given to security forces only if riots […]

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New prime minister and cabinet will be appointed this week – President

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, condemning the initial actions that led to the unruly incidents on the 9th of May, says he has directed the Inspector-General of Police to conduct an impartial inquiry in this regard. Delivering a special statement to the nation today (May 11), he said the armed forces and the police have […]

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Tri-forces instructed to open fire when required to prevent violence

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The tri-forces are instructed to use necessary force to prevent vehicles checking by unlawful gangs or violent groups, incidents of damaging public or private property, looting and assault, the Ministry of Defence says. They are also directed to also open fire when required, the ministry noted in a statement.

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Curfew strictly enforced tonight; police permitted to open fire when necessary to prevent violence

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana All police stations have been instructed to exercise maximum force to prevent vehicle searches by unruly mobs or violent groups and incidents of damaging public or private property, looting and assault, Sri Lanka Police says. Police officers are also directed to open fire when necessary to prevent such incidents, the police media division […]

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Police identify 59 social media groups used to gather people for violent acts

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says 59 social media groups used to gather people for violent incidents since May 09 have been identified and that investigations are underway to initiate legal action against the admins of these groups.  Issuing a release, the Police Spokesman’s Office said that various social media networks and social media groups […]

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Police probing destruction of politicos’ property 

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

BY Dinitha Rathnayake  Courtesy Aruna The Police have commenced investigations in connection with the damage to a number of homes and other properties owned by former Ministers, incumbent Government MPs, and Local Government (LG) members, following attacks that also led to acts of arson by protestors on Monday (9) and yesterday (10). The attacks followed […]

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Armed forces ordered to open fire on those looting or causing physical harm

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The armed forces have been ordered to open fire on any person involved in looting public property or causing physical harm to others, the Ministry of Defence says. In a video statement, Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne urged the general public to refrain from such conduct. He urged the country’s youth to continue their […]

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ISLAND police curfew declared indefinitely

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Police Media Spokesman SP Nihal Thalduwa stated that an ALL ISLAND police curfew has been imposed indefinitely&nbsp;with immediate effect.<br /><br />The police spokesman said in a statement that strict action would be taken against those who damage public property, mobilizing public assembly and committing acts of violence during the curfew.

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Top Sri Lankan policeman hospitalized after attack

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Courtesy CGTN A top Sri Lankan policeman was attacked by a mob and hospitalized on Tuesday, AFP reported citing the police. Local media reported that Deshabandu Tennakoon, a senior inspector in charge of Western Province, was assaulted in Colombo.

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Islandwide curfew extended till Wednesday

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Courtesy newsin.asia Colombo, May 9 (newsin.asia) – The police curfew imposed until 7 am tomorrow has been extended to 7 am the next day (11).

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While protestors burn down houses belong to government ministers US Ambassador condemns violence against peaceful protestors

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Sri Lanka News US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung has condemned the situation today (09) by posting a message on her Twitter account. The message says “We condemn the violence against peaceful protestors today, and call on the government to conduct a full investigation, including the arrest prosecution of anyone who incited violence. Our […]

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ALL ISLAND police curfew declared indefinitely

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Police Media Spokesman SP Nihal Thalduwa stated that an ALL ISLAND police curfew has been imposed indefinitely&nbsp;with immediate effect.<br /><br />The police spokesman said in a statement that strict action would be taken against those who damage public property, mobilizing public assembly and committing acts of violence during the curfew.

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Breach of peace by protestors

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Sri Lanka News The following vialations of peace reported by the Sri Lankan press today 8th May 2022 Protest blocks traffic at Slave Island Junction (adaderan) A protest is obstructing vehicular movement at the Slave Island Junction in Colombo. As per reports, the demonstration is staged by a group of people demanding domestic gas. Part […]

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කඩුවෙල මහේස්ත්‍රාත් තුමියගේ නිල නිවසේ ආරක්‍ෂාව ඉවත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධව

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය උක්ත කරුණ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අධිකරණ සේවා සංවිධානය විසින් කර ඇති සන්නිවේදනය හා මේ පිළිබඳව යුක්තිය උදෙසා නීතිඥයෝ සංවිධානයේ නීතිඥවරුන් විසින් ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ අවධානය අද දින (2022.05.07) යොමු කිරීමෙන් පසු ඒ ගැන වහාම ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා කඩුවෙල මහේස්ත්‍රාත් තුමියගේ ආරක්‍ෂාව මෙන්ම රට පුරා සියළු අධිකරණ වල විනිශ්චයකාරතුමන්ලාගේ ආරක්‍ෂාව වහාම තර […]

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හදිසි නීතියෙන් සාමකාමී අරගලවලට බාධාවක් නෑ – විශේෂ අතිරේක බලයක් ආරක්ෂක අංශ වෙතට

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News

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Army Chief urges public to assist unhindered passage of road transport

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) today appealed to the general public engaged in protests to assist unhindered passage of transport movements without blocking roads and causing inconvenience to the public. In a special message issued today (21), the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva stated that in […]

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Police had to use minimum force against Rambukkana protesters: IGP

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D Wickramaratne said that  the Police had to use minimum force against the protesters in Rambukkana today. Following the Rambukkana incident, the IGP said in a statement that the Police resorted to minimum force to prevent a group from setting fire to a Bowser with […]

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Army, Air Force to provide security for fuel bowsers and trains

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara says that the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) will provide security to trains transporting fuel and the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) will provide security to fuel bowsers, if and when necessary.  The minister had earlier assured safety for fuel bowsers and fuel trains while also requesting […]

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Special police team appointed to probe Rambukkana incident

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that a special team of 20 police officers has been appointed under the IGP’s instructions to investigate yesterday’s incident at Rambukkana, which resulted in the death of a protester and left several others injured.  Senior Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana stated this during a press briefing held today (20) […]

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STF deployed in Rambukkana, situation tense

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The STF has been deployed in Rambukkana as protestors continue to protest in the area. Eye witnesses on ground said the situation in the area remains tense and angry protestors are demanding justice for the protestors who were injured and killed as police opened fire earlier this evening.  Eight policemen have […]

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Police curfew declared in Rambukkana

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Police curfew has been declared within the limits of Rambukkana police area with immediate effect. The curfew order will be effective until further notice, the Police Spokesman said. The move came after one person died this evening (April 19) following a clash between the protesters and the police during a demonstration staged in […]

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