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Saturday June 3rd, 2023

Legal advice sought on sexual harassment allegations levelled at Sri Lanka state TV official

Ishara Dewendra, a senior ITN news anchor, resigned last week after allegedly facing sexual harassment at the workplace.

April 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka state-run TV probes into #MeToo style sexual harassment allegation by news anchor

Sri Lanka has rarely seen sexual harassment allegations coming into the public domain.

April 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees rising beedi leaf smuggling from India amid increase in tobacco taxes   

Cash strapped Sri Lanka raised tobacco taxes three times since mid last year

January 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka seizes crystal meth, kush in dolls, food

The parcels had been mailed from Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and The Netherlands.

December 23, 2022 1 min read
 Sri Lanka to punish sexual bribery

Police said sex related crimes sometimes go unreported.

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday suspect hacked to death; opposition leader demands answers

"What is happening in the country? Isn't this lawlessness?"

Sri Lanka cricketer arrested in Australia over sexual assault charges

After meeting a woman online

November 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka arrest 3 more locals over cryptocurrency fraud - police

Sri Lanka has not approved cryptocurrencies yet

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 29, 2022 3 min read

Woman found shot dead in Sri Lanka main opposition party office in Kegalle

Police have attributed a majority of recent shootings to underworld activity or drug trafficking.

Neshella Perera
September 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs seizes Rs.16 mln worth illegal cigarettes; five arrested

Suspects attempted to go through Green Channel - Customs

Neshella Perera
August 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's private bus owners go to UNHRC, EU over unpaid arson compensation

"Nearly 50 buses were burnt down. We informed the the police chief several times."

August 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Navy seizes petrol hoard worth 900,000 rupees

The suspects along with petrol and the vehicles used for the illegal act were handed over to the Kalpitiya Police.

Neshella Perera
August 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Navy seizes smuggled medicines worth 4.5m rupees

The Navy suspects the drugs were manufactured overseas.

Neshella Perera
August 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth 65 mn rupees in Jaffna

"We have arrested about one ton of heroin this year."

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Customs arrest three Indians suspected of smuggling in jewellery

The total weight of the jewellery was 1,200 grams.

Dulya de Silva
August 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs seizes 32 tons of illegal scrap metal

The total market value of the scrap  metal is estimated to be over 15 million Sri Lankan rupees. 

Neshella Perera
August 18, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka Customs seizes gold biscuits, drugs worth over 450 mn rupees

A statement said 9.5kg gold biscuits and 5kg of cocaine were seized on Wednesday August 17.

Neshella Perera
August 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police nabs man for making death-threat video using 5-year old son

The mother is employed abroad as a housemaid

Neshella Perera
August 14, 2022 1 min read

British National found dead in Sri Lanka in suspected suicide

The victim was a long term resident of Sri Lanka, the police said.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
August 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest key protest leader amid fears of August 9 agitation 

Protesters have called for another massive protest to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 9

Neshella Perera
August 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police confirm second body to wash up on Galle Face in 72 hours

Previously, the body of an 18-year-old residing in Pannipitiya was found by the Galle Face beach.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
August 1, 2022 2 min read

Three protestors arrested in Sri Lanka for selling stolen items from President's House

The suspects had attempted to sell gold-plated brass curtain sockets from the President’s House.

Neshella Perera
July 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka protestor arrested with 50 tear gas canisters

The accused, a 31-year-old male from Polonnaruwa, is to be produced in court on Monday July 18.

Dulya de Silva
July 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's private residence set on fire

Protestors had gathered outside Wickremesinghe's residence on 5th Lane, Colombo, demanding his resignation.

July 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka local government official stabbed to death

The official had been attacked by an unknown assailant around 2.45am on Monday July 04, police said.

Neshella Perera
July 4, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka arrests four military personnel in connection with rehab centre death

The death resulted in a mass breakout of over 700 prisoners from the rehab centre

Dulya de Silva
July 3, 2022 2 min read
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