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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Law and Order

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.

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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.

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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.

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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"

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Killing of suspects in police custody: Sri Lanka Bar Association calls for investigation

Such deaths will tarnish Sri Lanka’s image, the BASL said.

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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

Imesh Ranasinghe

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.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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...

2 min read

Two arrested in Jaffna for allegedly promoting LTTE online

Two suspects were arrested in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, this morning, allegedly for promoting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil El...

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Effects and implications of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka explained

The result of the passing of a resolution concerning Sri Lanka in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (...

Arjuna Ranawana

5 min read

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...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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...

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 ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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