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Monday May 17th, 2021

Killing of suspects in police custody: Sri Lanka Bar Association calls for investigation

Such deaths will tarnish Sri Lanka’s image, the BASL said.

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Alleged Sri Lankan gang leader killed in police shooting; inquiry under way

This is the second time this week an alleged underworld leader was killed while in police custody

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Highway highjinks: Five Akurana residents under arrest

The four young men who brazenly stuck their torsos out of a moving vehicle on the southern expressway last Saturday (10) were taken into custody this ...

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Highway highjinks: Police track down miscreants

Police has tracked down the owner of a car that was being driven recklessly on the southern expressway last Saturday (10).

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India intercepts Sri Lankan fishing boat carrying 300kg of high grade heroin

Indian authorities seized a Sri Lankan fishing vessel carrying 300kg of heroin worth USD 408 million, five AK-47 rifles and 1,000 live rounds on March...

Police arrest journalist who claimed he was assaulted

The Police are accusing free-lance Journalist Sujeewa Gamage of cooking up the story that he was abducted and assaulted by unknown persons on March 10...

Headless body case: Main suspect Cop commits suicide

A Sub-Inspector of Police working at the Buttala Police station is suspected to be the killer of the 30-year old woman w...

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No more clues about headless girl found on Dam Street

The headless body that was found last evening in an abandoned travel bag in Dam Street, Colombo has not been taken for p...

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Minister Weerasekere orders interdiction of cops who assaulted law student at Peliyagoda p...

Public Security Minister Adm. (Ret) Sarath Weerasekara has ordered the interdiction of a group of Police officers who al...

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Police nab gang repackaging expired jumbo peanuts

Police have nabbed a group repackaging expired packets of jumbo peanuts into packets with a new expiry date printed on t...

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Sumanthiran’s STF guard withdrawn

“No reason to withdraw security has been given to me,” the TNA MP told reporters

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Police probing Settikulam incident where a civilian is injured in encounter with troops

Police are investigating an incident where a civilian sustained injuries in an incident involving troops on patrol in th...

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Political victimization commission releasing criminals – Vijitha Herath

National Peoples’ Power (NPP) is accusing the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into political victimization (PCOI) o...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Doctor allegedly assaulted by Shaman Dhammika Bandara of Covid potion fame

Police say a complaint by a doctor from the Peradeniya hospital that he was assaulted by Dhammika Bandara and his associ...

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Police rule out extremism in the attack on Mawanella Buddha statue

Police are ruling out any extremism or terrorism associated with the minor attack on a Buddha statue in Hingula, Mawanel...

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Fear that ethnic tensions may be sparked in Mawanella

Activists fear that unknown persons are attempting to stoke ethnic tensions in Mawanella similar to the incident in Dece...

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CID probing alleged theft of explosives from Mawanella quarry

Police are yet to find those responsible for investigations for the alleged theft of a stock of explosives from a rock q...

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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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Sri Lanka Navy helps seize huge haul of drugs

Law enforcement agencies assisted by the Sri Lanka Navy have seized a massive haul of drugs worth hundreds of millions o...

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HRCSL faults the authorities for the Mahara Prison deaths

Sri Lankan authorities are being faulted by the country’s Human Rights Council for the deaths of eleven inmates at the...

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Activists call for “impartial” probe into Mahara Prison deaths

Human Rights activists are demanding a full and impartial investigation into the death of eleven prisoners at the Mahara...

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Four reported dead after violence at the Mahara Prison

At least four people have reportedly died after Prison officials opened fire after inmates at the Mahara Prison became r...

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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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Interpol assistance sought to find the mastermind behind Heroin smuggling - Police

The Sri Lanka Police have sought Interpol assistance to trace the alleged mastermind behind the smuggling of 100 Kg of H...

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Sri Lanka Embassy in Moscow advises Sri Lankans not to fall victim to human trafficking

Sri Lanka’s Embassy in the Russian capital Moscow is warning Sri Lankans not to fall victim to the fake promises of hu...

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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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