Day: February 14, 2019

ICJ deeply concerned by President Sirisena’s resolve to resume executions in Sri Lanka

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has called on Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, to retract his recent pronouncement that executions would resume in the country notwithstanding a moratorium on capital punishment that has lasted 43 years.

CID reveals Nalaka de Silva’s ties with Madush & Amal Perera

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed the court yesterday (12) that former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested in connection with the alleged VIP assassination plot, has had close ties with singer Amal Perera and ‘Makandure Madush’.

Noose to be imported from overseas

The Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms has taken steps to acquire a new hangman’s noose from overseas. The Ministry said the measure was taken in response to a notice issued by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution which said that the present noose was unsuitable for use.

68 kilo grams of Kerala Ganja recovered in a SUV at Maradana

68 kilo grams of Kerala Ganja worth 7 million rupees were recovered this morning inside a luxury SUV which crashed into the Maradana Pedestrian bridge.

UNP: Aloysius was at Rohitha Rajapaksa’s wedding mass

The UNP, yesterday, asked its political rivals why Treasury Bond scam suspect, Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner, Arjuna Aloysius, had been invited to the church wedding of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa’s youngest son, Rohitha to Tatyana.

EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets Britain

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.

Kanjipani’s accomplice nabbed by STF

A close accomplice of underworld figure Kanjipani Imran was arrested by the STF yesterday (13) afternoon, in Maligawatte, Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said.