Advertising SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us Informing the Sri Lankan community globally since 1997 XML
17 Years
HOME OTHER LINKS CRICKET & SPORTS POLITICS BUSINESS & FINANCE SOUTH ASIA COLOMBO-PAGE


LEGAL and SITUATION
Updated around the clock
Last Updated = Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 12:09 am SL Time

* Four Indian Navy ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Trincomalee Port on a training mission

Mar 27, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy along with the officials of the High Commission of India, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed four Indian naval ships arrived at the Port of Trincomalee today.(Sri Lanka Navy Photo)
[Full Story]

* Suspected attacker of Sri Lankan President's brother remanded

Mar 27 (CP) Polonnaruwa- A Sri Lankan court today remanded the suspect, who attacked President Maithripala Sirisena's brother Priyantha Sirisena with an axe. Polonnaruwa Acting Magistrate Sarasi Iddawela ordered to remand the suspect, 34-year-old Saputhanthrige Don Nishan Lakmal Saputhanthri until April 8.
[Full Story]

* Sri Lankan legislator blames former defence secretary for editor's murder

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan parliamentarian Mervyn Silva says that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is linked to the murder The Sunday Leader founding editor, Lasantha Wickrematunga.
[Full Story]

* CID questions former Sri Lankan minister over journalists' murder

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigations Department of the Sri Lanka Police has recorded a statement yesterday day from former minister and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Mervyn Silva over the killing of a journalist .
[Full Story]

* Sri Lankan court orders probe into former Defense Secretary's bank accounts

Mar 26 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today issued a directive to the Criminal Investigations Department to probe the bank accounts of several persons involved in Galle floating armory. The Galle Magistrate has accordingly directed the CID to inspect the bank accounts of former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Defence Ministry's former Additional Secretary D.M.S. Jayaratne and the directors of Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Limited.
[Full Story]

* Police unable to deliver court order to former President's brother Basil Rajapaksa

Mar 26 (CP) Colombo- The Financial Crimes Investigation Division of Sri Lanka police was not able to deliver a court order to the former minister and Parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksa, the Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
[Full Story]

* Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of 54 Indian fishermen

Mar 26 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday assisted the repatriation of 54 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody just ahead of the talks held in Chennai on Tuesday between the Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen.(Sri Lanka Navy Photo)
[Full Story]

* 'Ali Roshan' further remanded until April 2

Mar 27 (DN) Samarappuli Niraj Roshan who is alleged to have possessed five elephants without valid documents was refused bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday and further remanded until April 2, 2015.
[Full Story]

* Cops get caught lying over full face helmets

Mar 26 (Island) Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs, John Amaratunga yesterday denied having had a discussion with police top brass recently to ban full face helmets for motorcycle riders and pillion riders from April 02, though Police Spokesman Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ruwan Gunasekara referred to such a decision yesterday at a media briefing at Police Headquarters.
[Full Story]

* Four Indian ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Trincomalee Port on a training mission

Mar 27, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy along with the officials of the High Commission of India, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed four Indian naval ships arrived at the Port of Trincomalee today.(Sri Lanka Navy Photo)
[Full Story]

* Former chief of Sri Lanka Air Force questioned on controversial MIG aircraft deal

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- The Financial Crimes Investigation Division of Sri Lanka police conducting investigations into the controversial MIG-27 aircraft deal has questioned the former Chief of the Sri Lanka Air Force and Chief of Defense Staff, Air Marshal Roshan Goonetileke today.
[Full Story]

* Financial Fraud Investigation Unit of Sri Lanka police investigates MIG- 27 deal

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- The Financial Fraud Investigation Division of Sri Lanka police has begun investigation into the controversial MiG-27 procurement deal carried out by the Defence Ministry in 2007.
[Full Story]

* Suspect attacked Sri Lankan President's brother surrenders

Mar 26 (CP) Colombo- The suspect who was wanted in connection with the attack on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's brother Priyantha Sirisena Thursday has been arrested after he surrendered to the police.
[Full Story]

* Indian Navy squadron to arrive in Sri Lanka for training exercise

Mar 26 (CP) Colombo- Four ships from Indian Navy's First Training Squadron will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow for a three-day training exercise, the High Commission of India in Colombo said in a release today.
[Full Story]

* Sri Lankan President's brother critically injured in axe attack - report

Mar 26 (CP) Colombo- Priyantha Sirisena, a brother of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, has been hospitalized in critical condition following an axe attack, local media reports said. He has been initially admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Polonnaruwa Hospital and later airlifted to the National Hospital in Colombo.
[Full Story]

* ‘No Indian fishers will be allowed in SL water’

Mar 27 (Island) Acting Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday denied Indian media reports that Sri Lanka had agreed to allow Indian fishing vessels to enter the Sri Lankan waters 83 days per year for the next three years.
[Full Story]

* Fishermen reach home

Mar 26 (Hindu) All the 54 fishermen from Rameswaram and Pudukottai, arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday on the charge of poaching and released by the Lankan government, arrived here on Wednesday evening.
[Full Story]

* Two bullets penetrated through face and neck

Mar 26 (DN) Two bullets had pierced through Rathgama Preadeshiya Sabha Chairman Manoj Mendis's face and neck, discharged from a revolver from within close proximity to the victim. This was revealed following the postmortem held into the death of the Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman.
[Full Story]

24/7 UPDATE
24 / 7 Update
Send your Feedback
Copyright (c) 1997,2015 by LankaPage.com (LLC)