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Sunday June 13th, 2021
Law and Order

Sri Lanka police discontinue lockdown traffic sticker; parties continue undetected

“On the whole, people’s behaviour has been satisfactory,” the police spokesman said.

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Poorly worded legal provisions can be construed to cover "fake news": Sri Lanka lawyer

"Sri Lankan law has no reference to fake news"

3 min read

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

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Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

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Sri Lanka police arrests 913 alleged lockdown violators, introduces new sticker-pass syste...

Police has introduced a colour-coded sticker system to control traffic during the lockdown

Imesh Ranasinghe
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Two Sri Lanka police officers interdicted after suspect jumps off jeep to death

A sub-inspector and a sergent who made the arrest were interdicted for negligence.

Sri Lanka police arrest record numbers for COVID-19 quarantine violations

Critics argue that the law is applied unequally, with quarantine violations by privileged parties allegedly overlooked

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Moratuwa vaccine hijack attempt: Sri Lanka police arrest mayor

Footage showed the Moratuwa MOH engaged in a heated argument with Fernando, objecting to his demeanour

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Cargo rush: Sri Lanka police arrest eight for collecting debris off burning container ship

Police have also taken into custody a lorry that was transporting the goods.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest govt official over alleged fake news on deforestation

Police found "various fake news" posts pertaining to deforestation, a statement said.

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Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission writes to police chief on custodial deaths

The commission said the police is duty bound to ensure the security of suspects in its custody.

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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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Police arrest 7,316 Sri Lankans for alleged non-compliance of quarantine regulations

Rohana said in a statement that 351 people were arrested in raids conducted yesterday

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Employees holding Sri Lanka State Engineering Corporation chairman hostage

The chairman's office on the sixth floor of the building has been surrounded by employees, a spokesman said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Jaffna mayor arrested for promoting LTTE "police" uniform: Police

Jaffna Mayor Visvalingam Manivannan was taken into custody this morning by the Jaffna police on charges of promoting uni...

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Young Journalists renew appeal to safeguard poet Ahnaf Jazeem

The Young Journalists Association (YJA) is renewing its appeal to the authorities to intervene in the case of young Poet...

2 min read

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Two arrested in Jaffna for allegedly promoting LTTE online

Two suspects were arrested in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, this morning, allegedly for promoting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil El...

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Effects and implications of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka explained

The result of the passing of a resolution concerning Sri Lanka in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (...

Arjuna Ranawana

5 min read

Sri Lanka's Drug menace needs a new approach

Crime surrounding the increased use of hard drugs in Sri Lanka is a major societal and law and order concern, but are we...

Imesh Ranasinghe

8 min read

Azath Salley arrested and detained under PTA and ICCPR – AG’s Dept.

Former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley has been arrested on the orders of the Attorney General, the AG’s...

2 min read

Easter Attacks: Church calls off protests but will the victims get justice?

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has called off its month-long protest campaign to demand justice for the victims of ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Committee to study PCoI report panned by Church and Opposition

The President’s Committee will implement only what President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants from the Easter Sunday inquiry r...

3 min read

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah may be produced in Court tomorrow

The Attorney General has ordered the Police Department to produce detained lawyer Hijaz Omar Hizbullah before a Magistra...

3 min read

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 su...

2 min read

Sumanthiran says Minister Weerasekara is responsible if he is harmed

TNA veteran and lawyer M A Sumanthiran says he is under threat and should not have had his Commando guards removed

Imesh Ranasinghe

5 min read

Its Independence Day and what have we got

Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict is not a shooting war anymore but long-standing issues remain unresolved

Arjuna Ranawana

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