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AG wants probes into Lasantha murder and 4 other cases expedited

The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has asked the Police to take “serious note” in respect of five “emblematic” cases which have not been successfully concluded and expedite the inquiries.


Two dead in Madampitiya gang fight

Two gang members died earlier today (15 August) near the Madamptiya-Grandpass cemetery in an underworld clash, police said.


Seven killed in motor accidents yesterday

Six accidents occurred across the island claimed seven lives yesterday (14).


Amnesty welcomes new probe into Trinco 5 deaths

Amnesty International (AI) is welcoming the decision by the Attorney General of Sri Lanka to recommence investigations into the killing of the 5 Tamil students allegedly by the Sri Lankan security forces in Trincomalee on 02 January 2006.


Kurunegala Mayor remanded till 17 Sept

Kurunegala Mayor Thushara Sanjeewa Witharana has been remanded today (09) till 17 September.


Gamini Senarath acquitted in Litro Gas case

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of staff Gamini Senarath and two others were acquitted by the Colombo Permanent High Court today (8) of misappropriating Rs.500M from Litro Gas.


Thajudeen case: JMO indicted for evidence tampering

The Attorney General has indicted former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer, Dr. Ananda Samarasekara, for allegedly tampering with evidence in the death of rugger player, Wasim Thajudeen, the AG’s office said today.


Illicit liquor deaths in Mirigama 8 say Police

A number of illicit liquor drinkers in Baduragama, Mirigama have fallen ill and at least 8 have died, the Police Media Spokesman's office told RepublicNext.


Monks attack Methodist evangelist in Mahiyanganaya

The Methodist Church has accused three Buddhist monks of attacking an evangelist student in Mahiyanganaya on Sunday (4).


Fear in Mirigama and Pallewela as illicit liquor takes lives

The Criminal Investigation Department has taken over the probe into multiple fatal poisoning from illicit liquor in the Pallewela and Mirigama area, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara told reporters today 5 Aug.


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