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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Law and Order

Sri Lanka police on the prowl for employers of underage domestic workers

The operation comes in the wake of the death of a 16-year-old domestic worker at MP Rishad Bathuideen's residence.

6 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o domestic aide: Police record statement from other employees

The victim's mother, R Ranjani, rejected speculation of possible suicide by the girl.

6 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o maid: Police seize male coworker's phone

The victim’s mother said she had asked Bathiudeen’s wife to go easy on the child as she was still minor.

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Death of former Sri Lanka MP's 16-y-o maid: Postmortem reveals vaginal penetration

The postmortem report is to be presented to court on Monday.

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16-year-old working in former Sri Lanka minister's residence dies of burn injuries

The teenager was a resident of Dayagama and had come to work as a maid at the former minister’s house , police said.

New prison complex in Horana to expand Sri Lanka's prison capacity to 100,000: Minister

Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons housed 28,000 to 30,000 prisoners at any given time before the pandemic.

Sri Lanka death row inmates on hunger strike after release of murder convict politico

Reports showed inmates at the Welikada prison protesting from the roof of a building at the prison premises.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Duminda's release typical of Sri Lanka's arbitrary pardons that weaken rule of law: OHCHR

"Another example of selective, arbitrary granting of pardons that weakens rule of law and undermines accountability"

2 min read

Sri Lanka records highest number of arrests for violating lockdown: police

There has also been an increased number of attempts to cross provincial borders, police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka regrets EU resolution, rejects claims of arbitrary arrests: Foreign Ministry

"The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is revisiting provisions in the PTA as has already been communicated to the EU."

4 min read

Sri Lanka police discontinue lockdown traffic sticker; parties continue undetected

“On the whole, people’s behaviour has been satisfactory,” the police spokesman said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Poorly worded legal provisions can be construed to cover "fake news": Sri Lanka lawyer

"Sri Lankan law has no reference to fake news"

Himal Kotelawala

3 min read

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

1 min read

Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

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Sri Lanka police arrests 913 alleged lockdown violators, introduces new sticker-pass system

Police has introduced a colour-coded sticker system to control traffic during the lockdown

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Two Sri Lanka police officers interdicted after suspect jumps off jeep to death

A sub-inspector and a sergent who made the arrest were interdicted for negligence.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

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Sri Lanka police arrest six more who attended celebrity birthday bash

The spokesman said that one more suspect has yet to be arrested based on information available to the police.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka police issues daily sticker passes to control traffic during lockdown

Police said 50,000 stickers were distributed on June 02 valid only for that day.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest more suspects who attended celebrity birthday bash

Eight arrests have been arrested in total so far.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka to shift police HQ from Colombo to suburban Pepiliyana at cost of LKR 10 bn

The police HQ is currently maintained in three buildings that are over 100 years old.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

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Disciplinary action against Sri Lanka cops who threw birthday bash for Kurunegala mayor

What happened was against quarantine regulations and it’s something that should not have been done by police”

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

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Sri Lanka police arrest record numbers for COVID-19 quarantine violations

Critics argue that the law is applied unequally, with quarantine violations by privileged parties allegedly overlooked

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Moratuwa vaccine hijack attempt: Sri Lanka police arrest mayor

Footage showed the Moratuwa MOH engaged in a heated argument with Fernando, objecting to his demeanour

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Cargo rush: Sri Lanka police arrest eight for collecting debris off burning container ship

Police have also taken into custody a lorry that was transporting the goods.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest govt official over alleged fake news on deforestation

Police found "various fake news" posts pertaining to deforestation, a statement said.

2 min read

Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission writes to police chief on custodial deaths

The commission said the police is duty bound to ensure the security of suspects in its custody.

2 min read

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