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Law and Order

Sri Lanka's Drug menace needs a new approach

Crime surrounding the increased use of hard drugs in Sri Lanka is a major societal and law and order concern, but are we...

March 17, 2021 8 min read

Azath Salley arrested and detained under PTA and ICCPR – AG’s Dept.

Former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley has been arrested on the orders of the Attorney General, the AG’s...

March 16, 2021 2 min read

Easter Attacks: Church calls off protests but will the victims get justice?

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has called off its month-long protest campaign to demand justice for the victims of ...

March 12, 2021 8 min read

Committee to study PCoI report panned by Church and Opposition

The President’s Committee will implement only what President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants from the Easter Sunday inquiry r...

February 23, 2021 3 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"

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.

The Friday Forum questions the call to hand over more powers to the President

A group of eminent personalities are questioning the call for handing over more powers to the Presidency by abolishing t...

July 30, 2020 4 min read

COVID positive inmate from Kandakadu is on the loose after escaping from IDH - Police

Police are seeking public assistance to hunt down a COVID 19 positive inmate from the Kandakadu Rehabilitation camp who ...

July 24, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka ruling party in a dilemma over the destruction of Kurunegala heritage site

The Expert Committee that studied the destruction of a historical building in the city of Kurunegala wants the perpetrat...

Arjuna Ranawana
July 22, 2020 3 min read

Gazetted Health Regulations for Elections are more relaxed than what was stipulated by the Health De...

Election watchdogs are expressing alarm that the Gazetted rules the August 5 election is to be conducted under are consi...

July 19, 2020 2 min read

CID to take over the investigation into the Police shooting case in Angulana

Police Have arrested 14 people who staged a protest outside the Angulana Police station yesterday July 16 and allegedly ...

July 17, 2020 2 min read

Police probing whether drug user who fell from 8th floor of the Negombo hospital was a suicide victi...

Police are investigating whether the prisoner who fell to his death from the 8th floor of the Negombo hospital committed...

July 14, 2020 2 min read

Director-General Information calls for investigation into the man-handling of media man by Inspector...

The Director-General Information of the government Nalaka Kaluwewa has lodged a complaint to the Chief of Police against...

July 11, 2020 2 min read

MR vows to eradicate the drug menace and tame the underworld

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying that immediate steps will be taken to eradicate the menace of the underworld ...

July 10, 2020 2 min read

New COVID 19 Cluster may be emerging at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre in Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka may be seeing the possibility of a new cluster of COVID 19 infected persons emerging after 56 inmates and staf...

Arjuna Ranawana
July 9, 2020 3 min read

How a Prison inmate became infected with COVID 19 is still a mystery - officials

Officials are still trying to figure out how an inmate at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre for addicts was infected w...

July 8, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka COVID19: Welikada Prison hospital inmates test negative as officials scramble to trace inf...

Tests for COVID 19 on 170 inmates of the Welikada Prison hospital have returned negative, officials said today. The test...

July 7, 2020 2 min read

No truth to Aluthgamage's Cricket World Cup Match-fixing allegation - Police

The probe into whether the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed so that Sri Lanka would lose launched by the Special I...

July 3, 2020 3 min read

Magistrate orders police probe into how in-camera evidence by children was reported by media

The Fort Magistrate has ordered an investigation as to how evidence given to him in-camera by two children last week mad...

July 1, 2020 2 min read

Pompeo and Dinesh talk about Millennium Challenge Compact deal - Ministry

US Secretary of State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena have discussed th...

June 30, 2020 1 min read

Weddings in Kandy are keeping the Hill Capital’s Hotels ticking

Sri Lanka's cultural capital Kandy’s COVID battered tourism industry is seeing business ticking over as the wedding se...

Mahadiya Hamza
June 26, 2020 5 min read

Prison officials warned not to assist convicted criminals inside the jails

Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Major General (Rtd) Kamal Guneratne has warned Prisons officials to refrain from ge...

June 19, 2020 2 min read

Crackdown in Prisons begins as raids are conducted for illegal phones in jails

The Prisons Department is carrying out the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to eliminate corruption and prevent...

June 17, 2020 2 min read

Magistrate orders probe as to whether journalist's computer had been tampered with

Colombo’s Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday June 16 ordered the Government Analyst to examine a laptop belong...

June 17, 2020 2 min read

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel

High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel in the Philippines' in a case seen as a te...

June 16, 2020 2 min read

Former President cancels gift distribution event in Polonnaruwa after Election officials object

Elections Commission officials are praising former President Maithripala Sirisena for calling off an event he was the ch...

June 15, 2020 2 min read
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