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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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Court orders arrest of Bogollagama’s wife and daughter

The Colombo Chief Magistrate has ordered the arrest of the wife and daughter of Easter Province Governor Rohitha Bogollagama, for the alleged attempted assault on a woman. The Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today ordered Cinnamon Gardens Police to immediately arrest and produced them before the court. This is in connection …

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PM tells UNPers to ignore President’s criticism

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told UNP parliamentary group members not to respond to President Maithripala Sirisena’s criticism of the party, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) on Wednesday.   Wickremesinghe issued the directive in the wake of the Working Committee urging the party leader to respond to President …

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Hold PC elections soon

Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday he has written to political party leaders including President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya requesting them to conduct the provincial council elections as early as possible. He said he would write to the Opposition Leader and party …

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Gotabhaya’s revision application today

The Revision application filed by the former Secretary Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, seeking to set aside a recent Colombo High Court order, regarding a corruption charge against him, will be supported in the Court of Appeal today.   The Colombo High Court, refused to set aside a Magisterial order which refused …

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Perpetual Treasuries office searched by CID

The Head Office of Perpetual Treasuries Limited, the primary dealer at the center of the Central Bank treasury bond scam, is currently being searched by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). The office which is located in the Parkland Building at Park Street, Colombo 02 is being searched by …

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T.B. Ekanayake arrives at FCID

State Minister T.B. Ekanayake arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) this morning to gave a statement over allegedly misusing a vehicle belonging to Central Cultural Fund (CCF) while he was serving as the Minister of Cultural Affairs between 2012 and 2015.

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Police will do their job in arresting Mahendran

“The responsibility of arresting former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran who is in Singapore, lies with the Police and I do not interfere in their investigations,” Minister of Law and Order, Ranjith Maddumabandara said.   “Police will do their job. I don’t believe in interfering with police duties and I …

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Leader of the Mahason Balakaya attackd in prison

A pharmacist at the Anuradhapura Prisons Hospital has attacked the leader of the extremist organization Mahason Balakaya, Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe, who was in remand custody for the attacks on Muslims in Kandy, the police said. Weerasinghe has been injured in the attack and admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital on …

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PM to visit North tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will visit Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts on Monday to evaluate the progress of the development projects implemented in the Northern Province. Progress Review Meetings will be held on the same day at the Jaffna and Kilinochchi District Secretariats. With the present government coming to power, a …

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