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After SC judgement, Sri Lanka bar urges not to appoint those who violate law as IGP

BASL urged that no person who has violated fundamental rights or has criminal cases should be appointed as police chief

December 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's legal system delays discourage investors: Minister

Sri Lanka must digitise legal system, expedite court cases to attract investors, minister of foreign affairs says

November 10, 2023 3 min read

Two more petitions at SC against Sri Lanka's online safety bill

Two more petitions were filed at the Supreme Court against the proposed Online Safety Bill

October 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Supreme Court to hear case against pardoning Gnanasara Thero

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court gave leave to proceed on a case filed against a presidential pardon given to Gnanasara Thero

October 4, 2023 1 min read
Transparency International files fundamental rights case over medical supplies procurement

Cabinet, health officials, companies involved in supply of Human-IG, Customs, Police, CIABOC, among 66 respondent

Sri Lanka Abans says McDonald's local franchisee mainly owned by its MD, not subsidiary  

McDonald's outlets have been closed since the court order which is effective till April 4

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 d...

February 9, 2021 1 min read

Ranjan gets temporary relief from Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has given temporary relief to imprisoned Opposition Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake ordering ...

February 5, 2021 2 min read

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 sen...

February 2, 2021 1 min read

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
January 27, 2021 3 min read

AG advises Parliament that Ranjan should be disqualified

The Opposition in Parliament will contest efforts to disqualify MP Ranjan Ramanayake and have already informed the Speak...

January 19, 2021 2 min read
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Pillayan released due to CA decision – Lawyer

The release of Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and others from the case ends the possibility of justice for the family of ...

Arjuna Ranawana
January 14, 2021 3 min read
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SJB says Mannapperuma to replace Ranjan if he loses seat

Opposition lawyers say Ramanayake who was sentenced for contempt of court should be able to continue as an MP

January 13, 2021 2 min read

Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake jailed for contempt

Actor-politician Ranjan Ramanayake, a Member of Parliament for the main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has been...

January 12, 2021 1 min read

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...

December 23, 2020 2 min read
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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...

November 27, 2020 2 min read
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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
November 7, 2020 3 min read

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
November 6, 2020 2 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
October 16, 2020 6 min read

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 ...

October 16, 2020 2 min read

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
October 15, 2020 2 min read

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...

October 15, 2020 2 min read

“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
October 10, 2020 3 min read

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
October 4, 2020 3 min read

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
October 1, 2020 3 min read
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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...

September 30, 2020 2 min read