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Police arrest 7,316 Sri Lankans for alleged non-compliance of quarantine regulations

Rohana said in a statement that 351 people were arrested in raids conducted yesterday

May 10, 2021 2 min read

Employees holding Sri Lanka State Engineering Corporation chairman hostage

The chairman's office on the sixth floor of the building has been surrounded by employees, a spokesman said.

April 29, 2021 1 min read

Jaffna mayor arrested for promoting LTTE "police" uniform: Police

Jaffna Mayor Visvalingam Manivannan was taken into custody this morning by the Jaffna police on charges of promoting uni...

April 9, 2021 3 min read

Young Journalists renew appeal to safeguard poet Ahnaf Jazeem

The Young Journalists Association (YJA) is renewing its appeal to the authorities to intervene in the case of young Poet...

March 31, 2021 2 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.

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.

SLPP leading the way in Election Law violations in first half of the day - CMEV

The first six hours of the poll has seen a total of 161 violations of the Election Laws the Centre for Monitoring Electi...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 5, 2020 1 min read

Three arrested for trying to buy polling cards are Rajitha’s supporters - CMEV

Several people caught trying to buy polling cards from voters in Beruwela are supporters of Samagi Jana Balawegaya Kalut...

August 5, 2020 1 min read

Human Rights Defender Deepika Udagama quits as Chair of the Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka’s Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, internationally renowned Human Rights Defender Dr Deepika Udag...

August 3, 2020 2 min read

Intelligence officers helped trap wanted Negombo Prison Chief Sampayo - Police

Sri Lanka’s State Intelligence Service is assisting police battle organized crime and drug cartels, a Senior Police of...

August 3, 2020 2 min read

Leading SLPP candidate in Ratnapura sentenced to death for murdering UNP supporter

The Ratnapura High Court has sentenced a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Candidate Premalal Jayasekara to death for the murd...

July 31, 2020 2 min read

Former CID Director Shani Abyesekera arrested

The former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SP Shani Abeysekara has been arrested by his former departm...

July 31, 2020 1 min read

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

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
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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

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