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Kondayas brother further remanded

Kondayas brother further remanded

The Minuwangoda Magistrate today (16) further remanded Kondeyas elder brother Saman Jayalath till November 16 who was arrested in connection with the murder and sexual assault on the child in Kotadeniyawa, Ada Derana reporter says. MORE...

November 2, 2015  11:14 am|

Seya murder: Court releases Kondaya

Seya murder: Court releases Kondaya

The Minuwangoda Magistrate today (19) released Dinesh Priyashantha alias Kondaya who had been arrested in connection with the murder and rape of the five-year-old child in Kotadeniyawa. MORE...

October 19, 2015  10:40 am|

Kondayas brothers DNA matches samples from Seya

Kondayas brothers DNA matches samples from Seya

The Minuwangoda Magitsrate was apprised today that DNA samples found on Seya Sadewmi match Kondeyas elder brother Saman Jayalath who was arrested in connection with the murder and sexual assault on the child in Kotadeniyawa, the Police Spokesperson said. MORE...

October 14, 2015  01:11 pm|

Seyas father to undergo DNA test

Seyas father to undergo DNA test

The Minuwangoda Magitsrate today (08) allowed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to carry out a DNA test on the father of Seya Sadewmi after he agreed to face the test, the police say. MORE...

October 8, 2015  04:14 pm|

Kondayas DNA not a match, says court

Kondayas DNA not a match, says court

The Minuwangoda Magitsrate was today informed that DNA samples found on Seya Sadewmi does not match Dunesh Priyashantha alias Kondeya who was arrested in connection with the murder and sexual assault on the child in Kotadeniyawa. MORE...

October 7, 2015  11:24 am|

Kondayas brother submitted for a DNA test

Kondayas brother submitted for a DNA test

The elder brother of Kondaya, who was arrested in connection with the murder and sexual assault on the five-year-old child in Karandeniya, has been brought to the Genetech Molecular Diagnostics Research Institute (GMDRI) in Colombo for a DNA test, the police said Tuesday (06). MORE...

October 6, 2015  11:06 am|

Kondayas brother remanded

Kondayas brother remanded

Elder brother of Kondaya, who confessed to the murder and sexually assault on Seya Sadewmi, has been remanded until October 19 by the Minuwangoda Magistrate today (05). MORE...

October 5, 2015  02:56 pm|

Kondaya s brother confesses to Seya murder: CID

Kondaya s brother confesses to Seya murder: CID

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today (05) apprised the Court that the elder brother of Kondaya has confessed to the murder and sexual assault on five-year-old child in Karandeniya. MORE...

October 5, 2015  11:04 am|

Seya case: IGP orders investigation on alleged assault

Seya case: IGP orders investigation on alleged assault

IGP N. K. Illangakoon has ordered an investigation into the alleged assault on two suspects including the 17-year-old schoolboy who were taken into custody in connection with the sexual assault and murder of five-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Karandeniya. MORE...

October 4, 2015  05:25 pm|

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|

Kotadeniyawa child murder: first two suspects released

Kotadeniyawa child murder: first two suspects released

The Minuwangoda Magistrate today (01) released the two suspects who had been arrested in the first place in connection with rape and murder of the five-year-old child in Kotadeniyawa. MORE...

October 1, 2015  01:23 pm|

DNA found on Kotadeniyawa child doesnt match with first two suspects: CID

DNA found on Kotadeniyawa child doesnt match with first two suspects: CID

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today (01) requested the Minuwangoda Magistrate to drop charges against the two suspects who had been arrested in the first place in connection with rape and murder of the five-year-old child in Kotadeniyawa. MORE...

October 1, 2015  11:35 am|

Kotadeniyawa child murder: suspects further remanded

Kotadeniyawa child murder: suspects further remanded

The 17-year-old school boy and the other suspect in remand in connection with the murder of the five-year-old child in Kotadeniyawa have been further remanded till October 02. MORE...

September 28, 2015  11:21 am|

Main suspect in Seya murder remanded

Main suspect in Seya murder remanded

The Minuwangoda Chief Magistrate oders to remand the main suspect of Seya Sadewmi murder, Dunesh Priyantha alias Kondaya until the 05th of October.

September 26, 2015  04:45 pm|

Suspect confesses to Seya murder - police

Suspect confesses to Seya murder - police

The suspect arrested yesterday in connection with the rape and murder of the 5-year-old Seya Sadewmi is now the main suspect after he confessed to the crime, Police confirmed a short while ago. MORE...

September 24, 2015  07:55 am|

Kotadeniyawa child murder: suspected individual arrested

Kotadeniyawa child murder: suspected individual arrested

An individual, who is said to be a suspect involved in the rape and murder of the 5-year-old girl in Kotadeniyawa, has been arrested from a forest area in Baduwatugoda in Gampaha, a senior police officer told Ada Derana. MORE...

September 23, 2015  03:11 pm|

Kotadeniyawa child murder: suspects referred to JMO

Kotadeniyawa child murder: suspects referred to JMO

The two suspects questioned over the murder of the five-year-old girl in Kotadeniyawa have been referred to the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of the Negombo District hospital, the police said. MORE...

September 21, 2015  02:18 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|

Three sentenced to death for murdering 4

Three sentenced to death for murdering 4

Three individuals found guilty of murdering four persons including two women in the Badulla area in 1990, have been sentenced to death by a court. MORE..

August 29, 2015  01:52 pm|

Two murdured over water dispute in Medirigiriya

Two murdured over water dispute in Medirigiriya

Two persons have been murdered at a field in the Godapotta area in Medirigiriya, over a dispute when obtaining water for farming, police said. MORE..

August 13, 2015  10:44 am|

Man stabbed to death in Kotahena

Man stabbed to death in Kotahena

A 33 year old man has been stabbed to death at Jampettah Street, Kotahena by a group of four unidentified assailants who arrived in a three-wheeler. MORE..

August 5, 2015  03:28 pm|

Man suspected of killing woman and packing body in luggage arrested

Man suspected of killing woman and packing body in luggage arrested

The individual suspected of murdering a woman and packing her body inside a luggage arrested from Kovikulam, Mannar, Police said a short while ago. The suspect is a 44 year old man from Nallur, Jaffna. MORE...

August 5, 2015  02:39 pm|

Man hacked to death in Wattala

Man hacked to death in Wattala

A person has been has been hacked to death by four unidentified individuals in the Wattala area this morning. MORE..

August 5, 2015  11:09 am|

Five sentenced to death over Lindula murder

Five sentenced to death over Lindula murder

Five persons were sentenced to death by the Nuwara-Eliya High Court today after they were found guilty in connection with a murder committed in the Lindula area in 2000. MORE..

July 24, 2015  02:34 pm|

Four members of same family arrested over Wellapalla murder

Four members of same family arrested over Wellapalla murder

Four individuals from the same family, including two women, have been arrested in connection with a murder which had taken place in Wellapalla, Pannala-Muthugalayagama. MORE..

July 11, 2015  04:59 pm|

Murder in Nivithigala: First casualty of election?

Murder in Nivithigala: First casualty of election?

A 38-year-old man who was critically wounded following an attack with sharp objects by an unknown group of individuals while he was riding a motorcycle in Nivithigala-Ratnapura, has succumbed to injuries after being admitted to hospital. MORE..

June 30, 2015  09:57 am|

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|

Teen brothers murder man over dishwater incident

Teen brothers murder man over dishwater incident

Two teenage brothers, from the same family, have been arrested in connection with the murder of 42-year-old man in Dodangoda, Kalutara. MORE..

June 13, 2015  03:41 pm|

Attempts to pin murder charges on my family MR

Attempts to pin murder charges on my family  MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa claims that the government is attempting to level even murder charges against members of his family. MORE..

May 30, 2015  11:42 am|

Sri Lankan refugee found guilty of stabbing neighbour

Sri Lankan refugee found guilty of stabbing neighbour

A man who fatally stabbed a fellow Sri Lankan refugee has been found guilty of murder by an Adelaide jury, which earlier heard the crime was committed after the victim called his killer a lady boy. MORE..

May 29, 2015  02:43 pm|

Police use water cannons to disperse protesters in Kahawatta

Police use water cannons to disperse protesters in Kahawatta

Police used water cannons to disperse protestors blocking the Embilipitiya-Ratnapura main road at the Kahawatta Town. MORE..

May 28, 2015  07:48 pm|

Three suspects in Kotakethana double murder acquitted

Three suspects in Kotakethana double murder acquitted

The Colombo High Court today acquitted the three suspects accused in the 2012 murder of a mother and daughter in Kotakethana, Kahawatta. MORE..

May 28, 2015  12:20 pm|

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case will be punished even through a special court, the Presidential Media Division said. MORE...

May 26, 2015  01:22 pm|

Post-war systemic breakdown blamed for Jaffna violence

Post-war systemic breakdown blamed for Jaffna violence

Dr. Daya Somasundaram, Professor of Psychiatry at Jaffna University, blames the breakdown of traditional social and administrative structures for the gang rape and murder of 18 year old school girl, S. Vithya, at Pungudithivu on May 13, and the mayhem that engulfed Sri Lankas Northern Province subsequently. MORE..

May 23, 2015  09:51 am|

Court bans protests in Jaffna Town

Court bans protests in Jaffna Town

The Jaffna Magistrate Court has issued a stay order banning all types of protests in Jaffna Town, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

May 23, 2015  07:15 am|

130 arrested over Jaffna violence remanded

130 arrested over Jaffna violence remanded

The 130 persons arrested for unlawful protest, damaging public property and assaulting police officers near the Jaffna Magistrates Court have been ordered remanded. MORE..

May 21, 2015  04:07 pm|

Tense situation erupts near Jaffna Court

Tense situation erupts near Jaffna Court

Police today used tear gas to disperse protesters who were behaving violently near Jaffna Court over a rape and murder of a girl in Kayts, the police said. MORE..

May 20, 2015  01:32 pm|

Three nabbed over kidnap, rape and murder of student

Three nabbed over kidnap, rape and murder of student

Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnapping, rape and murder of an 18-year-old student, who was on her way to school Wednesday morning in Punkudithivu, Jaffna. MORE..

May 15, 2015  12:35 pm|

Sri Lankan gets death sentence for killing mistress

Sri Lankan gets death sentence for killing mistress

A Sri Lankan national, who murdered his mistress while his wife was abroad on holiday, has been sentenced to death in Bahrain. MORE..

May 1, 2015  12:33 pm|

Five sentenced to death over murder in 2000

Five sentenced to death over murder in 2000

Five persons found guilty in the murder of a resident of Beddagana in 2000 were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

April 30, 2015  01:35 pm|

Two sentenced to death over murder in 2000

Two sentenced to death over murder in 2000

Two persons found guilty over a murder carried out in the Hingurakgoda area in 2000 have been sentenced to death by the Polonnaruwa High Court. MORE..

April 29, 2015  10:56 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|

Woman murdered at a leading school in Bambalapitiya?

Woman murdered at a leading school in Bambalapitiya?

The body of a woman has been found inside a store room at a leading school in Bambalapitiya, police said. MORE..

April 19, 2015  08:44 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|

35-year-old dies following stabbing in Tissamaharama

35-year-old dies following stabbing in Tissamaharama

A person has been stabbed and murdered using a sharp object in the Tissamaharama area. Police said that a clash between two groups near the Beralihela school had led to the stabbing. MORE..

April 15, 2015  11:31 am|

Kotakethana murder: Victims teenage son arrested

Kotakethana murder: Victims teenage son arrested

Police today arrested the 18-year-old son of the woman recently killed in the Kotakethana area in Kahawatta in connection with the shocking murder. MORE..

April 9, 2015  07:41 pm|

Duminda Silva and 10 others released on bail

Duminda Silva and 10 others released on bail

UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 10 other accused in the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra were released on bail by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

April 1, 2015  11:26 am|

SC upholds death penalty for Angulana double murder

SC upholds death penalty for Angulana double murder

The Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence handed down to 4 persons including the former Angulana OIC for the murder of two youths in August 2009. MORE..

March 25, 2015  11:15 pm|

Sri Lankan murder suspect eligible for protection visa in Australia

Sri Lankan murder suspect eligible for protection visa in Australia

A Sri Lankan man who came to Australia by boat has been found to be eligible for a protection visa, although he is suspected of murder in his home country. MORE...

February 18, 2015  08:23 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|

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