The teenager was a resident of Dayagama and had come to work as a maid at the former minister’s house , police said.
Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons housed 28,000 to 30,000 prisoners at any given time before the pandemic.
Reports showed inmates at the Welikada prison protesting from the roof of a building at the prison premises.
"Another example of selective, arbitrary granting of pardons that weakens rule of law and undermines accountability"
The victim’s mother said she had asked Bathiudeen’s wife to go easy on the child as she was still minor.
The postmortem report is to be presented to court on Monday.
The spokesman said that one more suspect has yet to be arrested based on information available to the police.
Police said 50,000 stickers were distributed on June 02 valid only for that day.
Eight arrests have been arrested in total so far.
The police HQ is currently maintained in three buildings that are over 100 years old.
What happened was against quarantine regulations and it’s something that should not have been done by police”
Critics argue that the law is applied unequally, with quarantine violations by privileged parties allegedly overlooked
Footage showed the Moratuwa MOH engaged in a heated argument with Fernando, objecting to his demeanour
Police have also taken into custody a lorry that was transporting the goods.
Police found "various fake news" posts pertaining to deforestation, a statement said.
The commission said the police is duty bound to ensure the security of suspects in its custody.
Such deaths will tarnish Sri Lanka’s image, the BASL said.
Rohana said in a statement that 351 people were arrested in raids conducted yesterday
The chairman's office on the sixth floor of the building has been surrounded by employees, a spokesman said.
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