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Sri Lankan mother of two jumps into lake with children; only one survives

A similar incident occurred on June 15 in Colombo.

July 2, 2022 1 min read

A second Sri Lankan police officer shoots himself in under a month

Police suspect the SI took his own life over a personal matter relating to a private dispute.

June 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan police sergeant shoots himself dead with service weapon

The victim was a resident of Weeraketiya, Hambantota.

June 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan woman throws five-year-old son into river, attempts suicide

Police was unable to confirm if the incident was motivated by economic woes.

June 16, 2022 1 min read
Fun protests to toppling Rajapaksa; covering Sri Lanka's unprecedented Presidential Palace storming

An eye witness piece by Economy Next reporters who share what they saw in July 9 Sri Lankan revolution.

Sri Lanka imposes indefinite police curfew ahead of protest to oust president

Protesters, however, vowed to agitate as planned and oust Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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"

June 25, 2021 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
June 17, 2021 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."

June 15, 2021 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
June 10, 2021 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
June 9, 2021 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"

June 9, 2021 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

June 8, 2021 2 min read

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
June 7, 2021 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
June 7, 2021 1 min read

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
June 4, 2021 1 min read
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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
June 3, 2021 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
June 1, 2021 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
June 1, 2021 1 min read

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
May 31, 2021 2 min read

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
May 28, 2021 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
May 28, 2021 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
May 27, 2021 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.

May 22, 2021 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.

May 18, 2021 2 min read

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

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

May 13, 2021 3 min read