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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Law and Order

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.

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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."

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Sri Lanka police discontinue lockdown traffic sticker; parties continue undetected

“On the whole, people’s behaviour has been satisfactory,” the police spokesman said.

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Poorly worded legal provisions can be construed to cover "fake news": Sri Lanka lawyer

"Sri Lankan law has no reference to fake news"

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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.

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.

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

8 min read

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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...

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Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah may be produced in Court tomorrow

The Attorney General has ordered the Police Department to produce detained lawyer Hijaz Omar Hizbullah before a Magistra...

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Magistrates to be permitted to visit police stations to check on suspects

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Law is being amended to allow Magistrates to visit Police stations to examine the condition of su...

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Sumanthiran says Minister Weerasekara is responsible if he is harmed

TNA veteran and lawyer M A Sumanthiran says he is under threat and should not have had his Commando guards removed

Imesh Ranasinghe

5 min read

Its Independence Day and what have we got

Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict is not a shooting war anymore but long-standing issues remain unresolved

Arjuna Ranawana

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Reforming Sri Lanka's legal system national duty of all stakeholders: Justice Minister

It is the national duty of all stakeholders in Sri Lanka’s legal system to reform the system by updating it effectivel...

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Keheliya says mandatory military training “only a proposal”

Cabinet spokesman says even the so-called “five-star” democracies follow the practice and those who oppose it are pu...

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Minister to propose military training for all Sri Lankans over 18

Sri Lanka’s Public Security Minister Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara will submit to parliament a proposal to provide m...

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SJB calls on Police chief to protect Harin Fernando

SJB Parliamentarian asks for protection after he says President Rajapaksa said he could be “killed like a dog.”

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Public Security Minister lays out accusations against detained lawyer Hisbullah

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah had spoken with the Easter Sunday attackers on three occasions by phone, Minister of Public Secur...

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