SAITM CEO shooting was staged - Police
Sri Lanka Police today said that investigations into the recent shooting carried out targeting the CEO of SAITM, Dr Sameera Senaratne, have uncovered that the incident was staged in order to falsely portray a threat to his life. MORE..
Ukrainian arrested for violating visa rules
A Ukrainian national, believed to have been living in Sri Lanka illegally and violating visa laws, has been detained at the detention camp in Mirihana. MORE..
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..
The Attorney General has instructed the Police to arrest Colombo District MP Hirunika Premachandra in connection with the abduction incident in Dematagoda. MORE..
Drug kingpin who smuggles narcotics to Lanka arrested
Indian Police have arrested an accused, who acted as a kingpin of a drug peddling gang, which smuggled narcotics to Sri Lanka after a high drama during a vehicle check, The Hindu newspaper reported.MORE...
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..
Gammanpila condemns attack on HNDA students
If the attack on HNDA students had taken place during the past government, no doubt some would try to make the former Defence Secretary accountable for the violent incident, Colombo District Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila says. MORE...
Cops baton charge on protesters in Pallemalala
Police personnel and officers attached to the Police Anti Riot Squad today (12) baton charged a group of protesters when they were protesting near the Pallemalala junction along the Matara- Tissamaharama road over a drinking water issue, Ada Derana reporter says. MORE...
New traffic plan for Parliament Rd and Maharagama
A new traffic plan is to be introduced to ease congestion along the Parliament Road and the Maharagama Town while rehearsals are set to be carried out on Saturday and Sunday. MORE..
Private bank robbed at Dharmapala Mw
Rs 5.5 million has been robbed from a private bank at Dharmapala Mw, Colombo by an individual who arrived on a motor bike, this morning (27), the police said. MORE...
5-year-old girl reported missing
A complaint has been received by police that a 5-year-old girl has gone missing from her home at Kotadeniyawa in Divulapitiya. MORE..
CBK ran one of the most repressive governments - Rajapaksa
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused fellow SLFP Patron Chandrika Kumaratunga of running one of the most “repressive” governments in living memory and charged that her recent comments amount to an admission that she too presided over a party full of “murderers and rogues.” MORE..
Bodies of couple found inside home in Gampaha
The severely decomposed bodies of a man and woman have been discovered inside a residence in the Galpotta area in Udugampola, Gampaha. MORE..
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..
PB Jayasundara questioned at SIU
Sri Lanka’s former Finance Ministry and Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundara is currently being questioned by the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU), the police spokesman said. MORE..
Ex-Yakkalamulla PS Vice Chairman arrested
The former Vice Chairman of the Yakkalamulla Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested on charges of molesting an underage girl, police said today. MORE..
Police deploys thousands of officers on election eve
Sri Lanka deployed thousands of police Sunday (Aug 16) in stepped up security on the eve of a general election after the campaign was hit by sporadic violence that claimed four lives. MORE..
TN police unable to obtain inputs from former LTTE cadre
K. Krishnakumar (39), the former militant of the proscribed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) arrested by the police in Ramanathapuram on July 20 turned out to be a hard nut to crack and the ‘Q’ Branch police could arrest only one person, police sources said. MORE..
Police to enforce speed limit on 72 roads
The Police Department today announced that cases will be filed against motorists violating the speed limits on 72 main roads in the country with speed limit signs, with effect from Tuesday (August 11). MORE..
Probe launched into explosion inside Chilaw train
Police today said that an investigation has been launched into the explosion which had occurred inside a train at the Chilaw railway station last night, injuring a railway employee. MORE..
Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has been accused of kidnapping and torture, Australian media reported. MORE...
The Dambulla police on Sunday (3) arrested Central Provincial Minister Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon over an alleged assaulting incident. MORE...
Special security for 2nd T20 in Colombo
The Police Department today said that special security arrangements have been made for the second and final Twenty20 (T20) match of the series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. MORE..
Ex-LTTE man held in India while trying to flee
The Indian city police arrested a former LTTE operative while he was attempting to escape to Switzerland on a fake passport at Trichy International Airport, the Times of India reported. Police also registered a case against two more persons from Ramanathapuram and Chennai for helping him obtained the fake passport. One of them was arrested. MORE...
Youth drowned in Uyanwatta Wewa
A 19-year old youth has drowned while bathing in the Uyanwatta Wewa in Bandaragama, last afternoon (21), police said. MORE...
Stay order on full-face helmets extended
The Court of Appeal has further extended the stay order issued against the circular imposing a ban on full-face helmets. MORE..
Lankan refugees allege illegal custody, torture by Police
Sri Lankan Tamil refugees of Aanaiyur camp in Madurai are living in morbid fear borne out of police torture. MORE..
Twelve Police OICs transferred
Twelve Police officers-in-charge (OICs) have been ordered transferred with immediate effect on exigencies of service by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..
Police Headquarters has transferred 06 officers-in-charge (OICs) of police stations with effect from Friday (5) on exigencies of the service, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..
Police Inspector arrested for assaulting woman
A Police Inspector attached to the Medirigiriya Police Station has been arrested for assaulting a woman in Palugasdhamana, Polonnaruwa. MORE..
Senior Police officers of Jaffna District transferred
(UPDATE) The Inspector General of Police(IGP) has ordered the transfer of the OIC of the Jaffna Division SSP SSP Lakshman Weerasekara and the HQI of Kayts CI Q.R. Perera and HQI of Jaffna CI B.M.R.K.B. Balasooriya with immediate effect, Police spokesman told Ada Derana. MORE...
Heroin worth over Rs.80 million recovered from Marawila
Over 8kgs of heroin with a street value of over Rs. 80 million has been recovered from Thoduwawa in Marawila, Police said a short while ago. The heroin in believed to have been smuggled from India into the country. MORE..
Cop arrested for molesting girl on board bus
A 35-year-old Police Constable (PC) has been arrested on charges of molesting a young girl aboard a moving bus in the Ellawala area in Matale. MORE..
Probe launched into sale of liquor at Army Resort
Sri Lanka’s Military Police, acting on the directions of the Army Commander, has commence investigations regarding the alleged sale of liquor at the Wadduwa Army Holiday Resort, which is also known as Laya Beach Resort. MORE..
Ex-constable arrested for impersonating an ASP
A person has been arrested for allegedly impersonating an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) during a procession (perahera) of a Buddhist Temple in Badulla. MORE..
Sri Lankan gang arrested over fake passport racket
The Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police busted on Wednesday, a fake passport racket run by a Sri Lankan gang which had been ‘issuing’ fake Indian passports and fake visas to Sri Lankan refugees after collecting huge amounts and helping them to go to Europe and Canada via Nepal. MORE..
Police fire tear gas to disperse protest outside UGC
Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse members of the Inter-University Bhikku Front who tried to forcibly enter the UGC premises at Ward Place a short while ago, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed.
Indian police seize 142 kg cannabis bound for Sri Lanka
The Indian district police have detained under the National Security Act (NSA) two ganja smugglers who were arrested while attempting to smuggle 142 kg of ganja to Sri Lanka via sea route. MORE...
Over 600 arrested for drunk driving
Police have arrested 605 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol following special operations launched in view of the festive season. MORE..
Motorists urged to not drink and drive this New Year
The Police Department today appealed to all motorists to refrain from driving while under the influence of alcohol. Special police teams have been deployed to arrest drunken drivers, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
21-year-old ‘fake doctor’ arrested in Dambulla
A 21-year-old individual, who reportedly impersonated as a doctor, has been arrested by the police at the Dambulla Base hospital on Sunday (12) morning. MORE...
The police Special Investigation Unit on Thursday (9) recorded a statement from MP Tiran Alles over an alleged financial fraud, the police Spokesperson said. MORE...
Police Inspector arrested for accepting bribe
An Inspector attached to the Ahungalla Police Station has been arrested on charges of soliciting a bribe. MORE..
Lankan refugees held over bid to escape
The Marine police of the Coastal Security Group (CSG) in India have apprehended two Sri Lankan Tamil refugees when one of them tried to clandestinely leave for Sri Lanka from Pamban near Ramanathapuram. MORE..
Police probe violent clashes between students and police
The police on Wednesday launched an investigation into the violent clashes which erupted between local university students and the police on Tuesday resulting in several people being injured. MORE...
Sub-Inspector arrested for molesting underage girl
A Sub-Inspector (SI) has been arrested in the Uragasmanhandiya area on charges of molesting an 11-year-old school girl at her residence, police said. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother dies
Priyantha Sirisena, the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, who was treated at a private hospital in Colombo after an axe attack died this morning (28) at the age of 40. MORE...
Priyantha Sirisena’s attacker remanded
The suspect who was arrested last night for attacking the President’s brother Priyantha Sirisena with an axe, has been remanded until the 8th of April by the Polonnaruwa Magistrate’s Court. MORE..
Priyantha Sirisena’s attacker reveals motive
The suspect arrested over the attack on President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother Priyantha, says he hid and waited before attacking the victim with an axe, because the latter had yelled at his parents. MORE..
3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling
The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the special camps to Australia. MORE..
Roshan Goonethilaka questioned by FCID
A statement is currently being recorded from Former Chief of Defence Staff Roshan Goonethilaka by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division(FCID) over the MiG aircraft transaction, Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Ada Derana. MORE...
Suspected attacker of President’s brother surrenders
The suspect who was wanted in connection with the attack on President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother Priyantha earlier today has been arrested. MORE..
Sri Lankan jailed for killing wife in Dubai
A Sri Lankan man, who killed his wife after suspecting that she cheated on him and had extramarital affairs, has been jailed for life by a Dubai court. MORE..
Arachchikattuwa PS member arrested for impersonating a cop
A UPFA member of the Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha, M. Prabath Fernanado, has been arrested in the Wella area in Chilaw for allegedly impersonating a police officer. MORE..
President halts all police transfers
President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered to halt all police transfers with immediate effect, the Presidential Media Unit said. MORE...
Probe launched into attack on Buddhist monk at Colombo school
Cinnamon Garden Police have launched an investigation into a complaint alleging that a Buddhist monk serving as a teacher at a leading school in Colombo was assaulted by the principal of the same school. MORE..
Police nab escapee after 12-hour search
The Nawagattegama Police have located and arrested an individual who escaped from the custody of prison authorities, a police source said. A police search team nabbed the suspect in Sravasti Pura area in Anuradhapura, on Saturday (14) evening. MORE...
Two severed human legs found in Dematagoda
Police today discovered two severed human legs at a canal in the Dematagoda area. The human body parts were recovered this morning, following information received by the Dematagoda Police. MORE..
ASP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ruwan Gunasekara has been appointed as the new Police Media Spokesman. MORE..
24 senior police officers transferred
Several top police officers including three SSPs, 21 ASPs and seven Officer in Charge of Police (OICs) have been transferred with immediate effect, Acting Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Ada Derana. MORE...
Notorious drug dealer arrested with heroin worth Rs 45m
A notorious drug dealer has been arrested with 5 kilograms of heroin worth over Rs 45 million in the Katana area in Negombo, police said. MORE..
Four DIGs among top cops transferred
Several high-ranking police officers including four Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) and 18 Senior Superintend of Police (SSP) have been transferred with immediate effect, the Police Spokesperson told Ada Derana. MORE...
Two cops suspended after suspect’s suicide
A Sergeant and Constable attached to Dummalasuriya Police have been suspended following the alleged suicide of a suspect inside a jail cell at the police station. MORE...
Woman nabbed with heroin in Orugodawatta
A woman has been arrested near the Orugodawatta Flyover Bridge for the possession of 11 grams and 900 milligrams of heroin. MORE..
Ex-Police Spokesman set to make special disclosure
Former Police Media Spokesman SSP Prashantha Jayakody, who left for Australia in 2013 after alleging unduly political pressure during his execution of police duties, is set to return to the country today. MORE...
Special police unit to probe large-scale financial crime
The police department has decided to establish a special unit to investigate large-scale financial crimes, including money laundering. MORE..
Police Constable injured following shooting in Vavuniya
A Police Constable (PC) attached to the Periyaulukkulama Police Station has been hospitalized after being injured in a shooting in the Vavuniya area. MORE..
Transfer of 10,000 police officers postponed to May
The transfer of nearly 10,000 police officers scheduled for February 01 has been postponed to May 01. Police Headquarters, in a communiqué, said that the transfer orders will come into effect from May 01, 2015. MORE..