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Thursday May 6th, 2021

RaviK, Aloysius and five others remanded over alleged Bonds Scam

Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and seven others have been remanded by the Special High Court hearing the alleged Central Bank Bonds scam un...

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Ranil’s former Secretary files FR petition against Political Victimisation Commission

The Former Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake has filed a Fundamental Rights Petition in the Supreme Court seeking a stay ...

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Magistrates to be permitted to visit police stations to check on suspects

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Law is being amended to allow Magistrates to visit Police stations to examine the condition of suspects arrested and held in th...

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AG orders police probes to be completed within 3 months

The Attorney General has issued instructions to the Police Department to complete investigations into grave crimes and drug offences within three mont...

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Ranjan gets temporary relief from Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has given temporary relief to imprisoned Opposition Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake ordering the Secretary-General of Parli...

Imesh Ranasinghe
Ranjan appeals his sentencing by the Supreme Court

Lawyers for Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake have filed two petitions in courts, one appealing his contempt of court sentence and the other a Writ pet...

Alleged “Baby Farmer” given bail in Moratuwa

A 47-year-old man arrested in Matale for allegedly maintaining ‘baby farms’ was released on conditional bail and two...

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Ex-CID Chief Shani Abeysekara being transferred to IDH - Officials

The former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SSP Shani Abeysekara is being transferred to the Infectious...

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Covid 19 outbreak at the Welikada jail probably confined to one Ward – Prison’s Chief

Sri Lankan authorities are conducting mass testing for the Coronavirus in its largest jail after at least two dozen inma...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Inmates in crowded Welikada Jail living in fear after several are diagnosed with Covid 19

A group of women detainees at the Welikada jail in Colombo are staging a protest as tensions arising from the discovery ...

Arjuna Ranawana

3 min read

Tough regulations to prevent the spread of Covid 19

Sri Lanka yesterday issued the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid 19) (Preventive Measures) Regulations gazette notificatio...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Writ petition seeks better care for Covid 19 infected persons and close contacts

A group of public-spirited citizens have filed a Writ Petition before the Court of Appeal seeking better protection for ...

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Dappula faults CID for not nabbing Bathiudeen – AG’s Spokeswoman

The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has upbraided the Criminal Investigation Department over Police actions over the ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Bathiudeen files petition to prevent his arrest

Lawyers for former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have filed a writ petition before the Court of Appeal to prevent his arres...

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“Leaked” Supreme Court determination on 20A “disappointing,” say lawyers

In an unprecedented event a document purporting to be the determination of the Supreme Court on the proposed 20th Amendm...

Arjuna Ranawana

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President Gotabaya says no deal with Bathiudeen over 20A

Sri Lanka’s President has shot down speculation that he is “cutting a political deal” with a powerful Muslim polit...

Arjuna Ranawana

3 min read

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Challenging the 20A: All submissions to Supreme Court end tomorrow

The Supreme Court will close submissions from all parties challenging or supporting the controversial proposed 20th Amen...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Cabinet Okays reforms to speed up justice system as backlog hits 766,000 cases

The government wants to take action over the backlog of cases in Sri Lanka’s court system which is delaying justice an...

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Unprecedented 39 petitions challenge 20th Amendment before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court this morning September 29, will begin proceedings to hear Fundamental Rights applications filed by an ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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20 Amendment - the Government determined to stay the course – senior officials

The government is determined to follow procedure and not make any changes to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution befo...

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Two more petitions to be filed against 20A by CPA and SJB

The Main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) and the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) are to file Fundamental Ri...

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Bribery Commission files charges against Ravi K and Aloysius

The Bribery Commission has filed charges against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake for allegedly accepting an ap...

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GR denies influencing courts regarding Choka Malli’s swearing-in

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is saying neither he nor Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa exerted undue influence on the Co...

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Opposition protests in Parliament as murder convict Jayasekara is sworn in as MP

Parliament descended into a raucous shouting pit this afternoon after the Opposition came to the House clad in Black sha...

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Sri Lanka court permits death row inmate Jayasekara to come to Parliament

The Court of Appeal has issued an interim order permitting convicted murderer Premalal Jayasekara to attend Parliamentar...

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Media Freedom organisations hope editor’s arrest will not restrict reporting on courts

Media watchdog organisations are expressing the hope that the arrest of the Editor of the lankanewsweb.org website, will...

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