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Thursday July 29th, 2021
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Sri Lanka police arrest woman with six billion rupees in five bank accounts

The suspect was arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

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Sri Lanka police to nab child porn uploaders; 18,000 images, videos posted in five weeks

“Even uploading pornographic material of foreign origin is a crime,” said Rohana.

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Sri Lanka expands hazardous jobs list for minors following teen domestic aide death

The 2016 Education Act extended the age limit for compulsory to education to 16.

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Death of teen domestic aide: Sri Lanka MP's family members to be produced in court

"Our intention is to carry out a sharp investigation," police spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said.

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Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o domestic aide: Police arrest MP's wife, in-laws

A 64-year-old suspect who had brought the girl to work at the former minister’s residence was also arrested.

Cabinet nod for permitting Sri Lanka's Muslim marriages, divorces under common law

Muslim activists and women’s rights organisations have for years been calling for reforms in the MMDA.

Two Sri Lanka banks fined for failing due diligence rules

Rs 3mn in fines collected

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Sri Lanka to establish judicial training academy

Currently, the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute serves as the only establishment for judicial training.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Another teenage girl sexually exploited in Sri Lanka; police say father among perps

Poice said investigations have revealed that a total of 10 people had abused the 13-year-old victim.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka police arrest 41 including one of their own with links to online sex-trafficking ring

The police media division said the latest suspect who is a resident in Negombo was arrested on Monday (12).

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Bar Association of Sri Lanka warns against using quarantine to suppress peaceful protest

Forcible quarantine despite first contacts and some confirmed Covid-19 cases being kept at home

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Sri Lanka mis-using quarantine law to suppress protests, tearing clothes: opposition

Selective implementation of the law in allowing street celebrations

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Thirty-two including Maldivian arrested in Sri Lanka for sex-trafficking 15-year-old online

The Maldivian national had paid for the underage girl’s services, while a hotel manager had provided a room

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka detectives drop another bombshell in X-Press Pearl probe

More communication records missing

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Sri Lanka death row inmates on hunger strike after release of murder convict politico

Reports showed inmates at the Welikada prison protesting from the roof of a building at the prison premises.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Duminda's release typical of Sri Lanka's arbitrary pardons that weaken rule of law: OHCHR

"Another example of selective, arbitrary granting of pardons that weakens rule of law and undermines accountability"

2 min read

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Sri Lanka newsrooms hit by sexual abuse charges

Perpetrators identified included those in mid-level jobs and seniors who had moved onto careers in politics

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India denies attacks claims on Sri Lanka fishermen by Indian Navy

Fishermen alleged the attack had happened at the maritime border on June 04

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Appeal court slams Sri Lanka police for framing top detective

Allegations against Shani Abeysekara a result of falsification and embellishment and a creature of after-thought

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New Sri Lanka Supreme Court judge, Court of Appeal chair sworn in

On June 08, the Parliamentary Council approved President Rajapaksa’s proposal to appoint Obeysekera to the Supreme Cou...

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Sri Lanka opposition SJB rejects controversial move to purchase SUVs at taxpayer expense

Premadasa urged the government to use the funds to vaccinate the public against COVID-19

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Sri Lanka opposition will support a new PTA to protect freedoms, get GSP+: Eran

Draft framework by National Law Commission could be a starting point

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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 Securities and Exchange Commission draft bill cleared

To be submitted to parliament

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Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City Commission members appointed

It will be chaired by Gamini Marapana, a lawyer

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China backed Port City told to comply with Sri Lanka language policy: Minister Peiris

There is going to be no departure from that

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