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Foreigner arrested for Rs. 2mn financial fraud

A Bangladeshi national accused of financial fraud to the tune of Rs. 2 million was taken into police custody in Narammala yesterday.

Trinco Five case: HRW, AI call for court with international participation

Issuing a joint statement on last week’s acquittal of all 13 defendants of the so called Trinco Five case citing a lack of evidence, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) yesterday expressed the need for a court with international participation that can “properly protect victims and witnesses.”

Close associate of Zahran handed over to TID

Shahul Hameed Hizbullah, a close associate of Easter attack mastermind Zahran Hasheem, who was arrested on 15 June was handed over to the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) yesterday (9 July).

Father of student shot in school premises

A student's father who had tried to forcibly enter a school in Galle was shot today (4 July 4) by a soldier stationed at the premises. The victim succumbed to his injuries shortly after admission to the Karapitiya teaching hospital, police said.

Pujith and Hemasiri remanded until 9 July

Colombo’s Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today (3 July) ordered Police to make written submissions with regard to the cases against former Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jaysundera this Friday (5 July).

Human Rights Commission issues guidelines to Acting IGP on arbitrary arrests

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) yesterday recommended a series of guidelines to Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne in order to avoid what it called arbitrary and illegal arrests.

Muslim traders back at Wennppuwa fair

Muslim traders will be welcomed back at the Wennappuwa weekly fair from Monday after the local Magistrate accepted a police plea that no-one should be excluded because of their race or ethnicity.

Full report; CID finds no reason to detain Dr. Shafi

Police investigating the case of the Kurunegala doctor accused of making thousands of women infertile informed court today that they have no evidence against the Senior House Officer

Prez concerned over UN peacekeeping missions

President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed concern over issues that have arisen due to delays in clearances carried out by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) when dispatching police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions.

Van-tractor collision kills five including four women in Welikanda

Five persons including 4 women are dead following a collision between a van and a tractor at Welikanda on the Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa Road.

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