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Monday June 27th, 2022
Crime

Row at Sri Lanka fuel queue leaves four injured: police

The four injured persons are currently recuperating at the Wellawaya Hospital.

June 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Customs nabs 136 mn rupee worth haul of meth: police

The recipient of the parcel was apprehended when he came forward to clear the parcel.

June 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka arrests woman with 26kg of Kerala Cannabis in North

The Police Special Task Force has arrested the woman following a tip received by Mannar police

June 19, 2022 1 min read

Woman abducted for ransom in northern Sri Lanka rescued by police

The suspects were produced in the High Court of Vavuniya on Tuesday.

June 15, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka sees a sharp rise in day-light robbery amid drug-traffic allegations

Five people have been shot dead just in the last four days

Sri Lanka exam invigilator accused of molesting female student arrested

The Ministry of Education said the incident had taken place last Wednesday (25).

Sri Lanka police arrests father of three over 9-year old's murder

The suspect had also joined the search party.

May 31, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's police, CID, NCPA probing nine-year-old's murder, no arrests yet

Twenty-two statements have been recorded thus far, but no suspects have been arrested yet, police said.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
May 30, 2022 1 min read

Shootout in Colombo, Sri Lanka, leaves one dead, one injured

Police said the motive and the perpetrators have yet to be identified.

Dulya de Silva
May 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest four suspects over Black Monday mob attacks on MPs

"They will be produced to the court on Friday (27)" Thalduwa said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lankan police arrested 117 over May 09 violence

The CID has also arrested 25 with regard to attack against protesters at Galle Face - police spokesman

May 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest suspects linked to murder of top minister's driver

The group had attacked the 41-year-old victim with a club and also stabbed him with a sharp object.

Neshella Perera
March 22, 2022 2 min read

Man stabbed to death in fuel queue in Sri Lanka; third fuel queue death in 48 hours

The victim sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to the Wathupitiwala Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
March 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest guardians who chose prayers over meds for sick son who died

Initial investigations have also revealed that the child was suffering from low blood sugar since birth.

Neshella Perera and Chanka Jayasinghe
February 10, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka Customs seizes cannabis, cocaine worth 19 million rupees

The parcels had been sent from the Netherlands, Canada and the United States.

Neshella Perera
February 9, 2022 1 min read

Police after motorcyclists who shot drug running ambulance in Sri Lanka

The driver who was smuggling drugs and the ambulance assistant who acted as an accomplice were also arrested.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
February 7, 2022 1 min read
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Body found on Bambalapitiyia beach, Sri Lanka, still not identified

“The postmortem was done yesterday, and the cause of the death has yet to be determined.”

Neshella Perera
January 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police identify two out of three bodies found in one day

Bodies were found in Bambalapitiya, Wellawatte and Kolonnawa, all densely populated areas.

Neshella Perera
January 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lankan woman dies after jumping out of CID building while in custody

The woman, allegedly from the Kottawa area, had been evading arrest since 2017, police said.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
January 11, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka police apprehend teen suspects behind TikTok murder

The suspects are residents of Colombo 15 and Dehiaththakandiya.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
January 5, 2022 2 min read

Teenage boy in Sri Lanka stabbed to death over TikTok video

The victim was attacked Monday (03) on Madampitiya Lane in Grandpass, Colombo,

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
January 4, 2022 2 min read

14-year-old girl in Sri Lanka beaten to death over purported teen romance

The girl was allegedly beaten to death by her father and uncle over a purported romantic relationship.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 22, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka police find hand grenade in Colombo private hospital

The grenade has now been disarmed, police said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 14, 2021 1 min read

Prison doctor claims Sri Lanka MP Rishad Bathuideen threatened his life

Both the prisons department and the police will independently investigate the incident, said Ekanayake.

August 23, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka police nab man for siphoning off money from 14-y-o child's brain surgery fund

The crime is suspected to be the work of an organised group, police said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 13, 2021 2 min read

Third ex domestic aide at Sri Lanka MP's residence alleges sexual assault

Statements have been recorded from seven women who had worked at the Bathuideen residence as domestic aides.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 2, 2021 2 min read
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