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Last Updated = Sat, May 28, 2022, 12:11 pm SL Time

* Three SDIGs including Ajith Rohana transferred

May 28 (CP) Colombo: With the approval of the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security and the Public Service Commission, the IGP has transferred several senior officers of the Sri Lanka Police on service requirements, Police Headquarters said.
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* Public Security Minister emphasizes that Police officers should carry out their duties legally

May 27 (CP) Colombo- The Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles has emphasized that the officers of the Sri Lanka Police should carry out their duties legally and assured that as the Minister every police officer who does so will be given protection.
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* Sri Lanka Navy prevents illegal migration attempts, detains 45 people

May 27 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled two separate illegal migration attempts arresting 45 individuals in two local multiday fishing trawlers during patrols carried out today (27) in southern and western seas.
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* SLPP Local Councilor remanded for assaulting woman, threatening Police OIC

May 26 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Pradeshiya Sabha member who threatened a woman and the OIC of the Attanagalla Police Station has been remanded. Attanagalla Pradeshiya Sabha MP Chaminda Hettiarachchi was arrested for entering a house in the Urapola area in Attanagalla and assaulting and threatening a woman, damaging property and threatening police officers.
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* Major General Vikum Liyanage appointed as new Commander of Sri Lanka Army

May 26 (CP) Colombo- Current Commander of Sri Lanka Army General Shavendra Silva will assume office on 1 June 2022 as new Chief of Defense Staff after relinquishing the office of the Commander of the Army on 31 May.
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* Suspect arrested for fatally shooting Late MP Amarakeerthi’s personal security officer

May 25 (CP) Colombo- A suspect has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Police in connection with the shooting death of Polonnaruwa District Parliamentarian Amarakeerthi Athukorala’s personal security guard, police sergeant, with his pistol and possession of the pistol, police said.
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* Police request public to report fuel racketeers

May 25 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police are requesting the public to provide information on those who illegally stockpile fuel and sell it at exorbitant prices. Police Media Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the public could provide such information by calling the hotline numbers 118, 119 and 1997.
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* Sri Lanka Navy on alert to curb illegal activities in Northern seas

May 25 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Coast Guard have implemented a joint program to prevent illegal activities in the Northern Seas, according to a report. Security has been beefed up by the Sri Lanka Navy in the seas from Talaimannar to Kankesanthurai in Sri Lanka.
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* Two arrested for assaulting MP Kumara Welgama

May 27 (CP) Colombo- Police have arrested two persons for allegedly assaulting MP Kumara Welgama and his driver. Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said two suspects were arrested in the Kottawa area by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with the attack on Welgama and his driver on May 09.
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* Shashi Weerawansa appeals her two-year jail sentence

May 27 (CP) Colombo- Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, filed an appeal through her lawyers before Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekanawala Friday against her two-year jail sentence. After considering the request, the Magistrate adjourned the case till the 30th of this month to ascertain the facts.
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* Shashi Weerawansa sentenced to two years in prison

May 27 (CP) Colombo- Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was sentenced to two years in prison by Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala today (27). Shashi Weerawansa was found guilty of using falsified documents to obtain a passport.
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* 21st Amendment to the Constitution needs a public referendum to pass, AG informs Supreme Court

May 26 (CP) Colombo- The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court today that if the 21st Amendment to the Constitution presented in parliament is to be passed, it must obtain the approval of the people in a referendum.
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* CID records statement from former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

May 26 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has obtained a statement from former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding the violence that took place near Temple Trees and in the Galle Face area on the 9th of May and the reasons behind it.
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* Father of two Easter Sunday suicide bombers granted bail

May 25 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo High Court today ordered the release on bail of millionaire businessman Mohamed Ibrahim, the father of suicide bombers Mohamed Ilham and Mohamed Inshaf in the Easter Sunday attack, and another suspect.
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* MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan and Dan Priyasad produced in court

May 25 (CP) Colombo- A group of suspects including MP Sanath Nishantha, MP Milan Jayatilake and Dan Priyasad, who were remanded in connection with the recent attacks on Maina Go Gama near Temple Trees and Gota Go Gama at Galle Face in Colombo on 9th May were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today.
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