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Crime minimum age raised to 12

The minimum age limit for criminal responsibility is to be increased from eight to 12 years, according to a Penal Code amendment to be introduced in Parliament soon. Justice Ministry Secretary W.M.M.A. Adikari said it had been found that children Under 12 who were involved in criminal activity were not …

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Lasantha’s case to be called on June 12

Former Crimes Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Mount Lavinia Police, Sub Inspector Tissa Siri Sugathapala’s attorney’s seek out court’s permission to name him as a witness in the Lasantha Wickrematunga case on the basis that he did not have the mens rea or the mental element to commit a crime by …

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Ranjan de Silva murder investigation handed over to CID

The police investigation into the murder of Mount Lavinia Municipal Council member, Ranjan de Silva, has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera made the decision to hand over the investigation to the CID and …

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