Author Archive for Security

Prabhakaran’s family warns of diaspora fraudsters raising funds in the name of slain LTTE leader

Sunday, July 7th, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Fifteen years after the death of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the end of Sri Lanka’s war, the family of LTTE leader warns about a major fraud carried out by sections of the Tamil diaspora defrauding millions of dollars from Tamil around the […]

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Response to UNHRC Resolutions 46/1 and 51/1

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

by Neville ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island Himalee Subhashini Arunatilaka speaking at UNHRC, Geneva Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Himalee Subhashini Arunatilaka, in her statement to the HR Council stated that Sri Lanka has consistently rejected Resolutions 46/1 and 51/1”, because Sri Lanka is in fundamental disagreement with its unacceptable content in […]

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කිරි දිදී හිටපු අම්මට කෙටුවා! ඔලුව පලලා මොළේ ටීපෝව උඩ!

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Ex-police chief sounds warning over possible violent political uprising

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Chandra Fernando says that it cannot be expected that the political groups who have engaged in violent political activities in the past will not resume such activities in the future.   He stated this while speaking during a press conference held today (13), with the participation of other […]

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Harsha tells CID there are ‘no threats’ to his life

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has informed the Speaker of Parliament that SJB MP Dr. Harsha de Silva has said there is no threats to his life and hence an investigation in that aspect is not necessary. Public Security Minister Tiran Alles on Friday (07) instructed IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon to direct the CID […]

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මහේස්ත්‍රාත් තිළිණ ගමගේ මරන්න පාතාලය එක්ක ගේම ගහපු DIG ගෝලයාගේ හඬ පටය මෙන්න.

Friday, March 29th, 2024

Truth with Chamuditha කීර්ති රත්නායක චමුදිත සමරවික්‍රම සමග Keerthi Ratnayake On Truth with Chamuditha

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UK will continue to keep Sri Lanka travel advice under close review – Lord Ahmad

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Amidst growing pressure to amend its travel advice to Sri Lanka which was deemed overly harsh”, the United Kingdom (UK) has defended its decision and said it would continue to keep the island nation’s travel advise under close review. UK’s Minister of State for the Middle East, South Asia, Commonwealth Lord Tariq Ahmad […]

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Pathfinder Foundation and Centre for National Security Studies of Bangalore Ink MoU

Sunday, March 10th, 2024

The Pathfinder Foundation The Pathfinder Foundation and the Centre for National Security Studies of Bangalore recently signed an MoU aimed at joint collaboration.  The MoU will enable both institutions to focus on the regional security architecture in South Asia and its impact on international security, international relations, conflict studies, disruptive technologies, and Maritime Security of […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුහුදේ මේ මොකද වෙන්නේ? වැට පැනලා කොල්ල කන, මහ මුහුදේ අපේ සම්පත්!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

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Tiran claims attempts to disrupt operation ‘Yukthiya’ funded by drug networks

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Public Security, Tiran Alles, emphasized his unwavering commitment to continue operations aimed at suppressing drugs, tackling the underworld and preventing violence against women and children, regardless of any pressure encountered. Furthermore, Minister Alles disclosed that the value of drugs seized thus far during the ‘Yukthiya’ operation, which commenced on December 17, […]

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Sri Lanka issues travel documents for Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict to return home, TN govt tells court

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Tamil Nadu government informed the Madras High Court on Tuesday that the Sri Lankan government has issued travel documents for one of the convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination, Santhan alias T Suthenthiraraja, who was released along with others in 2022 following a Supreme Court order. Additional Public Prosecutor R […]

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 19 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters: Report

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Courtesy The Indian Express The Sri Lanka Navy in the operation with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard on Wednesday also seized 2 Indian trawlers alongside the arrest of 19 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the Navy said in a statement. So far this year, the Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 88 Indian fishermen […]

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Online Safety Act gazetted

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The Online Safety Act has been published in the government gazette, bringing it into effect as the Online Safety Act, No. 9 of 2024. Accordingly, the Act will provide for the establishment of the Online Safety Commission, safety from prohibited statements made online and prevention of the use of online accounts and inauthentic […]

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New Details on Trawler Hijacking as Somali Pirates and Crew Arrive in Seychelles

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius, Courtesy gCaptain Three Somali pirates arrive in Seychelles on board the Seychelles Defense Forces (SDF) vessel, the Topaz. Photo courtesy Vel Moonien The six crew members of the Sri Lankan trawler Lorenzo Putha 4, hijacked in Arabian Sea off of Somali on Saturday, arrived safely in Port Victoria on Mahé, Seychelles’ […]

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‘Yukthiya’ operation leads to arrest of 836 more suspects

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 836 more suspects have been arrested by Sri Lanka’s police and security forces personnel within a 24-hour window ending at 12.30 a.m. today (Jan. 29) as part of the ongoing countrywide anti-drug operation ‘Yukthiya’. Meanwhile, detention orders have been secured against six of the arrested individuals, while another person has […]

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Six Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Six Indian nationals, together with two fishing trawlers, have been taken into custody by the Sri Lanka Navy for poaching in local water north of Delft Islands, Jaffna. The apprehension took place during a special operation conducted on Monday night (22 Jan.), in a bid to chase away foreign fishing vessels poaching in […]

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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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Sri Lanka arrests 10 Indian fishermen for poaching in its waters

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Courtesy India Today There have been regular instances of Indian fishermen being arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters. A total of 240 Indian fishers were arrested, and 35 trawlers were seized by the Sri Lankan Navy in 2023 for alleged poaching. (Representative picture) The Sri Lankan Navy arrested […]

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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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SLAF Helicopter Crash in Central Africa: Defence Ministry Refutes Al-Shabaab Hostage Claims

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Ministry of Defence  – Media Centre The Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka strongly refuted the allegations that a group of Sri Lankans was taken hostage by the Al-Shabaab militant group after a SLAF helicopter crash-landed in Somalia. The SLAF MI 17 helicopter (SMH 4417) was on a routine cargo flight during a United Nations […]

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Preparations for SLN’s Red Sea operations will cost USD 40 mn: expert

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island The government will have to spend about USD 40 million to upgrade the offshore patrol vessel to be sent to the Red Sea to take part in operations against the Houthi rebels, Y.N. Jayarathna, retired Rear Admiral and hydrographer, said in a televised interview this week. The Sri Lanka […]

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China media warns against taking China’s Indian Ocean research as threats

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News Chinese state media warned on Friday that a report by a prominent U.S. think tank on the military uses of Chinese scientific research across the Indian Ocean gave “ammunition” to countries bent on concocting threats from China. The report this week by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) “comes […]

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Two arrested with fake gemstone during Operation ‘Yukthiya’

Friday, January 12th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Two suspects have been arrested in the Mawathagama area over the possession of a fake gemstone, police reported. According to police, the suspects were arrested during the ongoing island-wide anti-drug operation ‘Yukthiya’. They had been arrested while in possession of ‘maranchi gemstones’ (synthetic, commonly known as ‘fake gems’), police stated. Following their arrest, […]

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Foreign Ministry urged to advise govt. against Red Sea deployment

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Courtesy The Island Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Iran M. M. Zuhair yesterday (09) urged the government not to join US-led military alliance in Red Sea operation. The former PA MP and Senior State Counsel issued the following statement: Those in Sri Lanka holding accountable office but recklessly aiding the US moves to widen the […]

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Parliament urged to oppose proposed Red Sea mission

Monday, January 8th, 2024

By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy The Island FSP questions feasibility of bankrupt country joining US military project The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) yesterday (07) urged political parties in Parliament to oppose the Wickremesinghe-Rajapaksa government’s decision to join a US-led multinational coalition to protect commercial shipping in the Red Sea against continuing attacks by Yemen’s Houthi group. […]

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සත්‍ය සෙවීමේ කොමිසම් පනත:ආරක්ෂක හමුදා පාවාදෙන ඛෙදුම්වාදී මර උගුලක්

Monday, January 8th, 2024

වෛද්‍ය වසන්ත බණ්ඩාර මේ වන විට හිමාලයා ප්‍රකාශය මගින් දිගහැරෙන මාර්ග සිතියම අනුව ජනාධිපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා ඛෙදුම්වාදී දෙමළ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ නායකයින්ට 2023.12.21 දින ලබා දුන් පොරොන්දුව අකුරටම ඉටු කරමින් සත්‍ය සෙවීමේ සහ ප්‍රතිසන්ධාන කොමිසම් පනත ගැසට් පත්‍රයේ පළ කර ඇත. ජනාධිපතිවරයා එහිදී පොරොන්දු වූයේ එම පනත කෙසේහෝ 2024 ජනවාරි මාසයේදී සම්මත කරන බවය. ඊට […]

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Allied Warships Trickle Into Red Sea Coalition

Monday, January 8th, 2024

by John Konrad (gCaptain) INDIAN OCEAN (June 26, 2021) Sri Lanka Navy Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Gajabahu (P-626), right, and SLNS Sayurala (P-623) exercise divisional tactics alongside Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), June 26. In its 27th year, the CARAT series is comprised of multinational exercises, designed to enhance U.S. and […]

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Red Sea deployment: SLN still studying US proposal

Friday, January 5th, 2024

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Navy was still studying the possibility of sending a warship to the Red Sea in support of a recently launched US-led operation to thwart Houthi attacks on commercial shipping, sources said. Sources said that a thorough study was required before such a deployment could be made in a […]

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Sri Lanka Navy to ink MoU with US Nuclear Security Administration

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lanka Navy is slated to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States regarding the prevention of illegal transportation of nuclear and other radioactive materials. The proposal presented by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to sign the […]

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Some religious leaders who have links with criminals criticize crackdown on criminals: Minister

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Public Security Minister Tiran Alles said even some religious leaders who maintain links with organized criminal gangs act with hypocrisy making remarks critical of the police crackdown on criminals. Addressing a function in Homagama, he said politicians also indulge in such acts to demoralize the police.  This is to distract the […]

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