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Basil released on bail

Basil released on bail

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was arrested by the FCID this morning, has been released on bail after being produced at the Matara Magistrates Court. MORE..

May 12, 2016  03:39 pm|

Fmr. Embilipitiya ASP arrested by CID

Fmr. Embilipitiya ASP arrested by CID

The former ASP of Embilipitiya Police, D.W.C. Dharmaratne, has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the recent death of a youth during a clash with police in Embilipitiya, sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

February 2, 2016  02:35 pm|

Major disaster averted as two trains almost collide head-on

Major disaster averted as two trains almost collide head-on

Two trains narrowly avoided a head-on collision in Ginthota on the Coastal Line as the drivers of the locomotives managed prevent a possible major train disaster this afternoon. MORE..

January 29, 2016  03:13 pm|

Nissanka Senadhipathi arrives at CID

Nissanka Senadhipathi arrives at CID

The Chairman of Avant-Garde Security Services, Major (rtd) Nissanka Senadhipathi has arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) a short while ago to give a statement, Police told Ada Derana. MORE..

December 8, 2015  12:27 pm|

Nalaka Godahewa postpones FCID visit

Nalaka Godahewa postpones FCID visit

Former Chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), Dr Nalaka Godahewa, has requested the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) for a different date to record a statement as he is unable to appear today. MORE..

December 5, 2015  06:13 pm|

FCID summons ex-SEC chairman Nalaka Godahewa

FCID summons ex-SEC chairman Nalaka Godahewa

The former Chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), Dr Nalaka Godahewa, has been summoned to appear before the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID). MORE..

December 4, 2015  11:12 pm|

Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

In a surprising twist, the father of slain businessman Mohamed Siyam says that his son was not murdered by former DIG of Police Vass Gunawardena, who was sentenced to death after being found guilty over the killing. MORE..

November 27, 2015  06:17 pm|

CID extends detention order on Pillayan till Dec 10

CID extends detention order on Pillayan till Dec 10

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today permitted the CID to detain and question former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, till December 10 under detention orders. MORE..

November 4, 2015  12:32 pm|

Court adds top army officials names as respondents in Eknaligoda case

Court adds top army officials names as respondents in Eknaligoda case

The Court of Appeal has included the names of Army Commander and Army Intelligence Chief as respondents in connection with the disappearance case of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, Ada Derana reporter says. MORE...

October 19, 2015  02:17 pm|

FCID probes ex-security forces chiefs who held diplomatic posts

FCID probes ex-security forces chiefs who held diplomatic posts

The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) has commenced investigations regarding five former diplomats, including four ex-security forces commanders, for allegedly engaging in political activities while attached to Sri Lankan missions abroad. MORE..

October 14, 2015  04:48 pm|

CID gets detention order to question Pillayan

CID gets detention order to question Pillayan

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today (14) allowed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to detain former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan for questioning till November 04. MORE...

October 14, 2015  01:29 pm|

CID detains Pillayan for further questioning

CID detains Pillayan for further questioning

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is interrogating former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan under a detention order, the police say. MORE...

October 12, 2015  11:42 am|

Pillayan to be grilled at CID

Pillayan to be grilled at CID

The former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has been summoned to appear at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to give a statement in connection with a murder incident. MORE..

October 11, 2015  02:49 pm|

Sampath Athukorala released on bail

Sampath Athukorala released on bail

Southern Provincial Councilor Sampath Athukorala, who was in custody for allegedly uploading obscene posts on President Maithripala Sirisena on the internet, was released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today. MORE...

October 5, 2015  11:20 am|

Seya murder: Police arrest another suspect

Seya murder: Police arrest another suspect

Another suspect has been arrested over the murder of Seya Sadewmi, the 5-year-old recently found strangled to death in Karandeniya, police said. MORE..

October 3, 2015  05:26 pm|

Sampath Athukorala remanded over obscene FB post

Sampath Athukorala remanded over obscene FB post

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today ordered Southern Provincial Council member Sampath Athukorala to be remanded till October 05, for allegedly uploading defamatory posts on President Maithripala Sirisena on the internet. MORE..

October 1, 2015  01:21 pm|

Police interrogate 2 suspects over Kotadeniyawa murder

Police interrogate 2 suspects over Kotadeniyawa murder

A 17-year-old youth and another person are being questioned in connection with the recent murder of the 5-year-old girl in Kotadeniyawa, police said. MORE..

September 19, 2015  10:18 am|

CID takes over probe into Kotadeniyawa toddlers murder

CID takes over probe into Kotadeniyawa toddlers murder

Investigations into the recent murder of a 5-year-old girl in Kotadeniyawa have been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) with immediate effect, police said. MORE..

September 16, 2015  10:28 am|

Gotabaya, Namal arrive at FCID

Gotabaya, Namal arrive at FCID

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) to give a statement a short while ago on Monday (14) morning. MORE...

September 14, 2015  10:33 am|

AG claims witness intimidation in Thajudeen case

AG claims witness intimidation in Thajudeen case

The Attorney General today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate regarding the alleged intimidation of witnesses in the murder case of former Sri Lankan Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. MORE..

September 10, 2015  01:10 pm|

Acid attack on Ayurvedic Commissioner: Court summons accused

Acid attack on Ayurvedic Commissioner: Court summons accused

Three accused, who were indicted following the acid attack on the former Ayurvedic Commissioner of the North Central Province, have been summoned to appear in the Anuradhapura High Court on November 11. MORE...

September 9, 2015  05:43 pm|

Two in hospital after acid attack

Two in hospital after acid attack

A woman traveling in a car and the driver of the vehicle have been hospitalised following an acid attack on the Panamura road in Embilipitiya. MORE..

September 2, 2015  04:22 pm|

Sri Lanka civil society cries foul over journalist missing case

Sri Lanka civil society cries foul over journalist missing case

Attempts are being made to suppress an investigation in the missing of a prominent journalist in Sri Lanka ahead of the 2010 presidential polls while he was working for former Army chief Sarath Fonseka, civil society activists have claimed, the Press Trust of India reported. MORE...

September 1, 2015  05:45 pm|

Eknaligoda disappearance: 4 army personnel held under detention orders

Eknaligoda disappearance: 4 army personnel held under detention orders

Approval has been granted for the detention and questioning of the four army personnel, arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, under detention orders, military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said. MORE..

August 27, 2015  09:01 pm|

Eknaligoda case: CID questions four more army personnel

Eknaligoda case: CID questions four more army personnel

(UPDATE) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is interrogating an Army Corporal, a Sergeant, and two Lieutenants, in connection with the mysterious disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, a police source said. MORE...

August 24, 2015  04:26 pm|

Wimal gives statement at FCID

Wimal gives statement at FCID

The Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) and former Minister Wimal Weerawansa arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) to give a statement today. MORE..

August 21, 2015  10:03 am|

Shashi Weerawansa arrives at FCID

Shashi Weerawansa arrives at FCID

Shashi Weerawansa, wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, today arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to give a statement. MORE..

August 20, 2015  10:22 am|

Sarath Kumaras bail plea turned down for 7th time

Sarath Kumaras bail plea turned down for 7th time

The Anuradhapura Magistrates Court today rejected for the seventh time the bail plea put forward by the House Leader of the North Central Provincial Council, Ananda Sarath Kumara. MORE..

August 12, 2015  12:28 pm|

Body of Wasim Thajudeen exhumed

Body of Wasim Thajudeen exhumed

The body of Wasim Thajudeen, has been exhumed a short while ago at Dehiwala, Police said. The remains have been placed under the custody of the Judicial Medical Officer. MORE...

August 10, 2015  10:02 am|

Gym instructor arrested over Bloemendhal shooting

Gym instructor arrested over Bloemendhal shooting

Police today arrested a suspect in connection with last weeks tragic shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road in Colombo, which claimed the life of two persons and wounded a dozen more. MORE..

August 8, 2015  04:41 pm|

Student commits suicide over A/L admission, principal suspended

Student commits suicide over A/L admission, principal suspended

The principal of a school in the Pandarikulam area in Vavuniya has been suspended after female student of the school committed suicide due to not receiving an admission form to sit for the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination. MORE..

August 7, 2015  06:04 pm|

Wasim Thajudeens body to be exhumed on Aug 10

Wasim Thajudeens body to be exhumed on Aug 10

The Colombo Additional Magistrate today ordered the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of Colombo to exhume the remains of former Sri Lankan Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, who had died under suspicious circumstances. MORE..

August 6, 2015  10:36 am|

Decision on exhuming Thajudeens body expected tomorrow

Decision on exhuming Thajudeens body expected tomorrow

The Colombo Magistrates Court is due to announce its decision Thursday (6) on the request made by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to exhume the body of former Sri Lankan Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. MORE..

August 5, 2015  03:41 pm|

Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID

Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lankas Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has been accused of kidnapping and torture, Australian media reported. MORE...

August 4, 2015  10:37 am|

Court wants JMOs full report on Wasim Thajudeen

Court wants JMOs full report on Wasim Thajudeen

The Colombo Magistrates Court on Tuesday (28) ordered to produce a detailed report with respect to the post-mortem examination carried out on former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. MORE...

July 28, 2015  07:17 pm|

JMOs reveal new twists in Thajudeens case

JMOs reveal new twists in Thajudeens case

The mysterious death of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen is not an accidental one, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Colombo Magistrates Court citing a report submitted by the Judicial Medical Officers (JMOs) today (27). MORE...

July 27, 2015  06:33 pm|

Bharathas murder accused remanded for violating bail conditions

Bharathas murder accused remanded for violating bail conditions

Chaminda Rav Jayanath, an accused who violated bail conditions in the murder of former Presidents Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, was remanded by the Colombo High Court today (27). MORE...

July 27, 2015  04:24 pm|

Three dead, 10 injured after small lorry topples

Three dead, 10 injured after small lorry topples

Three persons were killed while another 10 individuals were wounded after a small lorry veered off the road and toppled near the Kalaru Bridge in Silawatura, Mannar. MORE..

July 21, 2015  02:07 pm|

Students among 29 injured after bus topples

Students among 29 injured after bus topples

At least 29 passengers including several school children were wounded after a bus toppled in the Dulpitiya area on the Hemmathagama-Dikpitiya road this morning. MORE..

July 21, 2015  12:11 pm|

Prasanna Ranatunga, wife arrives at FCID

Prasanna Ranatunga, wife arrives at FCID

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife arrived at the FCID a short while ago to give a statement over an alleged financial malpractice connected to a land deal. MORE...

July 20, 2015  09:49 am|

FCID cannot summon UPFA candidates before polls Susil

FCID cannot summon UPFA candidates before polls  Susil

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today briefed the Election Commissioner regarding the various problems allegedly faced by the party, such as the lack of security ex-MPs and the summoning of candidates before the FCID, ahead of the General Election. MORE..

July 16, 2015  04:48 pm|

Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

The Fort Magistrate on Tuesday (14) granted bail to the Chief Minister of the Western Province, Prasanna Ranatunga, and his wife in connection with a case filed against them over an irregular land deal. MORE...

July 14, 2015  10:26 am|

Court summons Prasanna Ranatunga

Court summons Prasanna Ranatunga

The Chief Minister of the Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga has been summoned to appear before the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court on July 14, in connection with a case filed against him, police said. MORE..

July 10, 2015  11:53 am|

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army has suspended, with immediate effect and without pay, the service of the Army officer involved in the fatal road accident at Gurubabila in the Weligama area, which claimed the lives of three persons. MORE..

July 10, 2015  09:50 am|

Sri Lanka probes WFP over tsunami SUV gifts

 Sri Lanka probes WFP over tsunami SUV gifts

The World Food Program is being investigated in Sri Lanka for gifting luxury duty-free vehicles to a charity headed by former president Mahinda Rajapakses wife, officials said Tuesday. MORE...

July 7, 2015  04:08 pm|

Woman attempts suicide after strangling daughter

Woman attempts suicide after strangling daughter

A woman had attempted to commit suicide after strangling to death her own daughter in the Keenalanwatta area in Ella, police said. MORE..

June 26, 2015  09:51 am|

CID reveals transactions between Wele Suda and actress

CID reveals transactions between Wele Suda and actress

The Colombo Magistrates Court today informed the CID to produce a copy of the Colombo High Court directive to freeze the bank accounts belonging to popular cinema and television actress, Udayanthi Kulatunga. MORE..

June 19, 2015  01:57 pm|

Petitions against FCID and Sajith postponed

Petitions against FCID and Sajith postponed

The Court of Appeals today postponed considering the petition filed against the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID), until July 07. MORE..

June 17, 2015  01:52 pm|

Sajin further remanded again

Sajin further remanded again

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until June 24 by the Colombo Magistrates. MORE..

June 17, 2015  11:49 am|

Three dead after tipper truck-lorry collision

Three dead after tipper truck-lorry collision

Three persons were killed following after a tipper truck ran over two pedestrians and crashed into a lorry at Ranwala, Kegalle on the Colombo-Kandy road. MORE..

June 12, 2015  11:44 am|

Namal Rajapaksa questioned by CID

Namal Rajapaksa questioned by CID

UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) this morning to give a statement, Ada Derana Reporter said. MORE..

June 12, 2015  09:19 am|

DV Upul further remanded till June 15

DV Upul further remanded till June 15

Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul, who was arrested over controversial comments he made regarding the FCID, has been further remanded until June 15 by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

June 10, 2015  02:38 pm|

Lankan among 3 injured in ferry accident off Montenegro

Lankan among 3 injured in ferry accident off Montenegro

Doctors in Montenegro say one sailor has died and three more including a Sri Lankan had to be hospitalized after an accident on a Greek ferry near the countrys Adriatic coast. MORE...

June 9, 2015  08:08 am|

Three-wheeler used in Raviraj assassination found CID

Three-wheeler used in Raviraj assassination found  CID

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed the Colombo Magistrates Court that the three-wheeler which is believed to have been used in the assassination of the former TNA Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj, has been located. MORE..

June 5, 2015  03:06 pm|

DV Upul banned from leaving country

DV Upul banned from leaving country

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today issued a directive prohibiting Southern Provincial Councillor D.V. Upul from travelling overseas, following a request by the CID. MORE..

June 4, 2015  05:02 pm|

Shashi Weerawansa grilled by FCID

Shashi Weerawansa grilled by FCID

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansas wife, Shashi Weerawansa, arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) to give a statement regarding a property transaction. MORE..

June 4, 2015  10:02 am|

Truth behind Rugby players death expected soon

Truth behind Rugby players death expected soon

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara says that the truth regarding the death of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen will be uncovered very soon. MORE..

May 29, 2015  06:04 pm|

Johnston Fernando released on bail

Johnston Fernando released on bail

Former Minister Johnston Fernando, who was arrested and remanded over charges of financial fraud, was released on bail by the Kurunegala High Court today. MORE..

May 28, 2015  11:34 am|

Shiranthi Rajapaksa summoned to FCID

Shiranthi Rajapaksa summoned to FCID

Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), MP Namal Rajapaksa has said. MORE...

May 27, 2015  07:41 am|

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

An extremely tired Sri Lankan van driver who hit and killed a jogger near Epsom after working a 12-hour night shift has been jailed for four years by a UK court. MORE..

May 23, 2015  05:02 pm|

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka has condemned Fridays suicide attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia that left at least 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. MORE..

May 23, 2015  02:08 pm|

Woman attempt self immolation after ministers visit

Woman attempt self immolation after ministers visit

A 36-year-old woman has attempted self immolation at a displacement camp she had been staying in following the devastating landslide in Meeriyabedda. MORE..

May 15, 2015  11:58 am|

SC issues order preventing Gotas arrest

SC issues order preventing Gotas arrest

The Supreme Court today issued an interim order preventing the arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, until the determination of the FR petition filed by him. MORE..

May 13, 2015  02:50 pm|

SC judge steps down from bench hearing Gotas FR

SC judge steps down from bench hearing Gotas FR

Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluwihare says that he will withdraw from the bench considering the fundamental rights (FR) petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

May 13, 2015  11:32 am|

Diyawadana Nilame questioned by FCID

Diyawadana Nilame questioned by FCID

Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela is currently being questioned by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over alleged financial fraud that took place in the Dalada Maligawa. MORE..

May 12, 2015  10:47 am|

PM ensures the independence of FCID

PM ensures the independence of FCID

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on Monday (11) said that the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), which came to effect in February through an extraordinary gazette notification, is only a functional division of the Police Department, which was established in response to the emerging trend of serious financial frauds. MORE...

May 11, 2015  12:47 pm|

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was initially informed to be present at the FCID today has been asked to appear on May 20, his attorney told Ada Derana. He is currently at the Bribery Commission to give a statement. MORE...

May 11, 2015  10:51 am|

Sajin summoned by CID

Sajin summoned by CID

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena has been summoned to appear at the Criminal Investigations Department on Monday (May 11). MORE..

May 9, 2015  01:57 pm|

FCID grills Maj Gen Nanda Mallawaarachchi

FCID grills Maj Gen Nanda Mallawaarachchi

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is currently recording a statement from the former Secretary to the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Law and Order, Major General Nanda Mallawaarachchi, regarding alleged financial irregularities. MORE..

May 8, 2015  02:52 pm|

Lankan accused in hit-and-run pleads guilty

Lankan accused in hit-and-run pleads guilty

A Sri Lankan man, who is in New Zealand on a work permit, has admitted he struck a woman while driving a rental car and talking on a mobile phone, then fled the scene. MORE..

May 8, 2015  10:55 am|

FCID summons Gotabaya

 FCID summons Gotabaya

Ada Derana reliably learns that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been summoned to appear at the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on May 1. MORE..

May 7, 2015  09:08 pm|

FCID arrests Johnston Fernando

FCID arrests Johnston Fernando

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has arrested former Minister Johnston Fernando, a short while ago, the police Spokesperson said. MORE...

May 5, 2015  03:13 pm|

Sri Lankan jailed for reckless driving in Qatar

Sri Lankan jailed for reckless driving in Qatar

A Criminal Court in Doha has awarded a six-month jail sentence to a Sri Lankan expatriate motorist for his reckless driving, which caused the death of a GCC citizen and injury to some others, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported yesterday. MORE..

May 4, 2015  05:29 pm|

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

A woman was killed and another 22 persons wounded following a traffic collision involving a SLTB bus and a tipper truck in the Sandunpura area on the Mahiyanganaya-Polonnaruwa main road. MORE..

May 4, 2015  10:23 am|

Child dead, 13 injured after truck hits tree

Child dead, 13 injured after truck hits tree

A child was killed and another 13 persons wounded after a small truck, carrying a group of pilgrims, veered off the road and collided with a tree in Konwewa, Thambuttegama. MORE..

May 1, 2015  03:41 pm|

Three months leave for Basil

Three months leave for Basil

Parliament has approved three(03) months leave for MP Basil Rajapaksa commencing from today(28). The approval was granted on a proposal made by Opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva. MORE...

April 28, 2015  09:58 am|

Woman murders husband with crowbar

Woman murders husband with crowbar

A woman has allegedly murdered her husband in the Kibissa area in Sigiriya this morning. Police said that the victim was asleep at home when his wife attacked him with a hexagonal crowbar (Alawanguwa). MORE...

April 24, 2015  11:59 am|

Basil Rajapaksa transferred to prison hospital

Basil Rajapaksa transferred to prison hospital

MP Basil Rajapaksa who was remanded last night by the Kaduwela Magistrate has been transferred to the prison hospital, Police told Ada Derana. MORE...

April 23, 2015  06:38 am|

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and two other senior ministry officials, who were arrested by the Police FCID over allegations of financial fraud, have been remanded until the 05th of May by the Kaduwela Magistrate. MORE..

April 22, 2015  11:49 pm|

Teenage lovers leap to their deaths at Diyaluma Falls

Teenage lovers leap to their deaths at Diyaluma Falls

Two teenage lovers committed suicide by jumping from the top of the Diyaluma Falls this evening. MORE..

April 19, 2015  09:15 pm|

Lankan charged over hit-and-run in New Zealand

Lankan charged over hit-and-run in New Zealand

A Sri Lankan man has allegedly hit a woman in the rental car he was driving then fled the scene in New Zealand, foreign media reported. MORE..

April 17, 2015  02:42 pm|

Mother jumps in front of train with infant

Mother jumps in front of train with infant

A woman carrying her infant son committed suicide this morning by jumping in front of a speeding train in the Pilimathalawa area. Police said that the both the mother and son were killed instantly. MORE..

April 17, 2015  11:06 am|

37 injured after bus topples

37 injured after bus topples

At least 37 passengers have been wounded and hospitalised after a bus toppled in the 2nd Mile Post area on the Passara-Madolsima road this afternoon. MORE..

April 16, 2015  04:24 pm|

Youth murders father, jumps in front of train

Youth murders father, jumps in front of train

A 21-year-old youth who allegedly murdered his father in the Ganangolla area in Polonnaruwa has committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train. MORE..

April 16, 2015  10:17 am|

Nishantha Ranatunga questioned by FCID

Nishantha Ranatunga questioned by FCID

The Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is currently questioning former SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, regarding a financial transaction of a private media organisation. MORE..

April 15, 2015  01:39 pm|

STF member dies from accidental shooting

STF member dies from accidental shooting

A police constable serving with the Special Task Force (STF) was killed after being accidentally shot by another officer during a raid carried out in the Ridee Ella Reserve at Bakamuna, Dambulla. MORE..

April 10, 2015  11:16 am|

Indian couple found dead at hotel in Wellawatta

Indian couple found dead at hotel in Wellawatta

Police today discovered the bodies of an Indian couple who had died under suspicious circumstances at a hotel in Wellawatta. MORE..

April 3, 2015  12:04 am|

Four held with gold, foreign currency worth over Rs 5.4m

Four held with gold, foreign currency worth over Rs 5.4m

Four persons including 2 women have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) when they attempted to leave the country with gold and foreign currency estimated to be worth over Rs 5.4 million. MORE..

April 2, 2015  04:21 pm|

FCID grills ex-Air Force chief Donald Perera

FCID grills ex-Air Force chief Donald Perera

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is currently questioning former Sri Lanka Air Force commander Air Chief Marshal G Donald Perera regarding the controversial MiG deal. MORE..

April 1, 2015  10:15 am|

Three navy personnel arrested over Nadarajah Raviraj killing

Three navy personnel arrested over Nadarajah Raviraj killing

Three navy personnel have been detained and are being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the killing of TNA MP Nadarajah Raviraj in 2006, the police spokesman said. MORE..

March 31, 2015  10:53 am|

P.B. Jayasundera questioned over hedging deal

P.B. Jayasundera questioned over hedging deal

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) is currently recording a statement from former Treasury Secretary and Economic Development Ministry Secretary P.B. Jayasundera in connection with the controversial hedging deal, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE...

March 31, 2015  10:36 am|

Nivard Cabraal questioned over hedging deal

Nivard Cabraal questioned over hedging deal

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) is currently recording a statement from former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal in connection with the controversial hedging deal, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE...

March 30, 2015  10:37 am|

Wele Sudas accomplice in Pakistan arrested, brought to Sri Lanka

Wele Sudas accomplice in Pakistan arrested, brought to Sri Lanka

A wanted Sri Lankan drug trafficker, believed to be an accomplice of notorious drug lord Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda, has been brought back to the country following his arrest in Pakistan, police said today. MORE..

March 19, 2015  09:38 pm|

FIB questions Sajin Vass

FIB questions Sajin Vass

Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena currently being questioned by the Fraud Investigation Bureau over an alleged financial fraud, a police source said.

March 18, 2015  10:52 am|

Goverment condemns Lahore church attacks

Goverment condemns Lahore church attacks

Sri Lanka condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous terrorist suicide attacks targeting worshippers who were attending Sunday prayers at two Christian churches at Youhanabad, Lahore in Pakistan on 15 March 2015 killing 16 people and injuring more than 70 people, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (18). MORE...

March 18, 2015  10:15 am|

Files on Wele Sudhas deals missing: AG

Files on Wele Sudhas deals missing: AG

The Colombo High Court on Monday (16) ordered the ASP in charge of Mt-Lavinia police division to submit a report on several misplaced files with regard to a case filed against well-known drug baron Wele Sudha. MORE...

March 16, 2015  03:44 pm|

Body recovered from Ja-Ela canal

Body recovered from Ja-Ela canal

A body has been recovered from the Ja-Ela canal this morning, police said. The deceased, a man believed to be in his early 50s, had reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the canal last night. MORE..

March 13, 2015  10:26 am|

Sarana Gunawardena arrested by CID

Sarana Gunawardena arrested by CID

Former Deputy Ministers Sarana Gunawardena has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today on charges of criminal breach of trust, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

March 12, 2015  02:56 pm|

BRSR Nagahamulla new CID Director

BRSR Nagahamulla new CID Director

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) B.R.S.R. Nagahamulla has been appointed as the new Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). MORE..

February 28, 2015  04:20 pm|

Rugby players death was not accidental: Police

Rugby players death was not accidental: Police

An inquest into the mysterious death of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen has been initiated following the emergence of new information with respect to the case in the recent past, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

February 26, 2015  05:06 pm|

No bail for Wimals wife

No bail for Wimals wife

Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of ex-Minister Wimal Weerawansa was further remanded until 4 March by the Colombo Magistrate, this afternoon (25). MORE...

February 25, 2015  01:55 pm|

Court orders prison hospital to take charge of Wimals wife

Court orders prison hospital to take charge of Wimals wife

The Colombo Chief Magistrate has directed the Prisons Hospital doctor to take charge of Shashi Weerawansa, who is being treated at a private hospital in Malabe while under arrest. MORE..

February 24, 2015  02:35 pm|

Weerawansa denies allegations

Weerawansa denies allegations

Ex-Minister Wimal Weerawansa on Monday (23) denied allegations leveled against his wife describing it as a totally false complaint. MORE...

February 23, 2015  04:16 pm|

CID grills Wimal Weerawansa

CID grills Wimal Weerawansa

Ex-Minister Wimal Weerawansa has been summoned to the Police Headquarters on Monday (23) morning and is being questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers, a senior police officer told Ada Derana. MORE...

February 23, 2015  11:55 am|

Wimal Weerawansas wife arrested

Wimal Weerawansas wife arrested

Shashi Weerawansa, wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who was under investigation for allegedly submitting forged documents to get a diplomatic passport, has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

February 22, 2015  07:42 pm|

CID allowed to detain Wele Suda till March 23

CID allowed to detain Wele Suda till March 23

The Colombo High Court today granted permission to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to interrogate notorious drug baron Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda under detention orders till March 23. MORE..

February 19, 2015  10:53 am|

Kindelpitiya hands over info on white van abductions to CID

Kindelpitiya hands over info on white van abductions to CID

Democratic Party (DP) Western Provincial Council member Susil Kindelpitiya today handed over information to the CID regarding 13 alleged disappearances and white van abductions which had taken place during the previous government. MORE..

February 13, 2015  03:51 pm|

School girls body found after suspected double suicide

School girls body found after suspected double suicide

The body of a 15-year-old school girl has been fished out from the Deduru Oya Reservoir this morning, two days after she allegedly jumped into the reservoir with a teenage boy in an apparent double suicide. MORE..

February 13, 2015  10:25 am|

Woman stabs 4-year-old son, hangs herself

Woman stabs 4-year-old son, hangs herself

A 31-year-old woman has committed suicide after stabbing and critically injuring her four-year-old son in the Dadagamuwa area in Weyangoda this morning, police said. MORE..

February 12, 2015  02:10 pm|

Body of missing teen found in Deduru Oya; search continues for girl

Body of missing teen found in Deduru Oya; search continues for girl

As a result of search operations launched from yesterday after two teenagers a boy and a girl - allegedly jumped into the Deduru Oya Reservoir, authorities today recovered the body of the 15-year-old boy. MORE..

February 12, 2015  11:24 am|

CID to question Duminda Silva again

CID to question Duminda Silva again

UPFA Parliamentarian R. Duminda Silva is to be summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today for further questioning on money laundering charges. MORE..

February 11, 2015  10:16 am|

Northern PC adopts another resolution: calls for international investigation

Northern PC adopts another resolution: calls for international investigation

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) today unanimously passed a resolution and called for an international investigation into alleged genocide against the Tamils community. MORE...

February 10, 2015  04:55 pm|

Drug baron Wela Sudhas case: CID questions Duminda Silva

Drug baron  Wela Sudhas case: CID questions Duminda Silva

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been questioned for nearly six hours by the cops attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with his alleged involvement with the drug baron Wele Sudha, a senior police officer said.

February 10, 2015  10:45 am|

Two convicted in VAT scam brought to Sri Lanka

Two convicted in VAT scam brought to Sri Lanka

Two Sri Lankan nationals convicted in South Asias largest VAT scam case were brought to Sri Lanka from Malaysia last night, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE..

February 7, 2015  10:12 am|

Tissa Attanayake gets relief from court

Tissa Attanayake gets relief from court

The Fort Magistrates Court today allowed Tissa Attanayake MP to attend Parliament sessions on 5, 6, and 7, February. MORE...

February 5, 2015  01:05 pm|

Attanayake remanded until 11 Feb

Attanayake remanded until 11 Feb

Former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake was remanded by the Fort Magistrates Court until 11 February, a short while ago. MORE...

February 2, 2015  03:35 pm|

Tissa Attanayake remanded

Tissa Attanayake remanded

Former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), this afternoon, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

February 2, 2015  01:54 pm|

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