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Saturday June 15th, 2024

Sri Lanka courts to sell vehicles, machinery seized for suspected involvement in crimes

Courts are compelled to keep the seized vehicles until legal cases are over under the current law

June 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to amend criminal code to strengthen laws against sexual assault

The draft Bill will be submitted to Parliament for approval.

June 12, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Police, Environmental Authority ask public to report noise pollution and burning trash

Police announce environmental damage hotlines 1997 and 1981

April 18, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka bike mounted police learning to shoot from the seat

Team being trained to take aim while riding, IGP says

April 17, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka police chief vows to step up fight against crime, drugs; hints to increase resources

Tennakoon claims huge success in fighting against drug menace

Sri Lanka minister declines to explain pardon sought for convicted monk

The monk was sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour for hate speech against Muslims.

Sri Lanka starts surveying drug addicts as authorities seek public help

The UN has urged Sri Lanka to suspend its Yukthiya drug busting effort citing human rights violations

April 3, 2024 3 min read

Canada funds UNDP, UNFPA project to help victims of sexual violence in Sri Lanka

National guidelines to establish management system to register, monitor, and enhance quality of services for victims

April 3, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka launches online child sexual abuse reporting portal

3 out of 10 children who are internet users in urban and semi urban areas are being victimized by online perpetrators

March 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka police minister orders probe into ex-president’s Easter attack remarks

Sirisena said he can reveal the plotter behind Easter Sunday attack if a court requests

Shihar Aneez
March 24, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Financial Intelligence Unit, Excise Dept unite to fight money laundering

Financial Intelligence Unit, Central Bank of Sri Lanka enters into MoU with Excise Dept

February 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to amend penal code to criminalise rape of young boys

The country is also looking to close loopholes in the law on the rape of females, the Cabinet of Ministers decided

January 26, 2024 2 min read

In Sri Lanka, snitches will get riches

Sri Lanka Police will offer cash rewards from 10,000 to 250,000 to informants in their Operation Yukthiya

January 24, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Police Minister raps UN over anti-drug campaign concerns

Yukthiya operation has led to arrest nearly 39,000 people in 1 month - police

January 18, 2024 3 min read

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 to introduce hotline for reporting harassment

A three-digit hotline like 119 to report harassment faced by women and children

Apsara Rodrigo
December 20, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka introduces hotline for cybercrime complaints

101 hotline for cybercrime complaints

December 12, 2023 1 min read

Gov minister highlights abortion rights, sex-ed for children, and Sri Lanka men killing their women

Police, judiciary and legislators have failed Sri Lanka's women and children

December 4, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka to set up 'Anti-Narcotic Command' to combat influx of drugs

"Proposed laws are in preparation and will be presented to the Parliament for future implementation,” said Ratnayaka.

October 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Customs confiscates smuggled gold

Sri Lanka Customs confiscated 30 gold biscuits and 6 kilos of gold jewelry worth 123 million rupees this week.

Apsara Rodrigo
September 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's enactment of anti-corruption legislation delayed by lack of trained staff: president

Anti-corruption legislation enactment delayed because Anti-Corruption Commission grappling with recruiting trained staff

September 20, 2023 1 min read

Alarm over Sri Lanka law for ‘online safety’, ‘online truths’


Nethmi Rajawasam
September 19, 2023 4 min read

Court remands officers arrested over death of maid in Sri Lanka police custody

An identification parade is to be held at the Colombo Magistrate's Court on 18 September, lawyers said.

September 14, 2023 1 min read

LankaPay launches anti-financial scam campaign to ensure safe digital transactions 

Sri Lanka has seen increase number of financial frauds in the recent past - officials

September 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka police minister raps Catholic leaders for not revisiting Easter probe despite requests

Catholic Church leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the Easter Sunday probe.

August 29, 2023 2 min read

Over 50% of Sri Lankan prisoners sentenced for drug charges, return for same reason - minister

50.3% account for drug-related charges.

Neshella Perera
August 11, 2023 1 min read
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