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Crime

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

Sri Lanka to introduce hotline for reporting harassment

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

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
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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
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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’

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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
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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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Sri Lanka parliament passes new anti-corruption bill with amendments

Sri Lanka gazetted the bill after the IMF approved a 2.9 billion US dollar loan.

July 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka destroys seized cigarettes which could have cost Rs13bn in taxes

A stock of 204 million cigarettes, valued at 15 billion rupees, was destroyed at a storage yard in Kerawalapitiya

Apsara Rodrigo
June 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans law to punish candidates, media who violates election guidelines

Instead of amending each law, a separate law called Election (special provision) act would be drafted.

June 13, 2023 1 min read

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.

Apsara Rodrigo
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

Roshani Fernando
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.

Neshella Perera
December 23, 2022 1 min read

 Sri Lanka to punish sexual bribery

Police said sex related crimes sometimes go unreported.

Roshani Fernando
December 16, 2022 1 min read

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

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

November 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka cricketer arrested in Australia over sexual assault charges

After meeting a woman online

November 6, 2022 2 min read
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