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Colombo: Sri Lankan police have arrested two army corporals for their suspected involvement in anti-Muslim riots in the central highlands district of Kandy last month, police said on Tuesday. It was the first arrest of serving soldiers for the worst sectarian violence since 2014. It was not immediately clear if ...
COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan police have arrested two army corporals for their suspected involvement in anti-Muslim riots in the central highlands district of Kandy last month, police said on Tuesday. It was the first arrest of serving soldiers for the worst sectarian violence since 2014. It was not ...

Sri Lankan police have arrested two army corporals for their suspected involvement in anti-Muslim riots in the central highlands district of Kandy last month, police said on Tuesday. It was the first arrest of serving soldiers for the worst sectarian violence since 2014. It was not immediately clear if any more ...
COMMENTS. Properties Destroyed In Anti-Muslim Riots; Sri Lankan Corporals Arrested. Sri Lanka's army soldier stands guard next to a damaged shop after the clash (Reuters). Colombo: Sri Lankan police have arrested two army corporals for their suspected involvement in anti-Muslim riots in the central ...
COLOMBO, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan police said on Monday that they had rescued the seven people reportedly missing inside the Knuckles Mountain Range in the Central Highlands of the island country after they went trekking on April 6. A large-scale search operation was launched Monday morning ...
COLOMBO, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan police on Monday launched search operations in the Knuckles mountain range in the central hills of the island country to locate seven trekkers who were reported missing since Sunday. The police said one of those missing had contacted his relatives on Sunday ...

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police Thursday arrested a top prison official over a massacre of 27 inmates that became an icon of grave rights abuses under former president Mahinda Rajapakse. Prisons Commissioner Emil Lamahewage was arrested in connection with the November 2012 bloodbath at the ...
Police and politicians joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka's Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewed by Reuters. Muslim mosques, homes and businesses have been destroyed as mobs ran amok for three days in Kandy, the central highlands district ...
ABC Tamil Oli noted that neither the Sri Lankan police nor courts had shown any interest in searching for the truth regarding enforced disappearances. The Tamil people had no confidence in the Office for Missing Persons. That commission had no power to investigate and punish the offenders. Alliance ...
Sri Lankan police are occupying fifty homes in Kankesanthurai which were supposed to be returned to their owners following the land's release by the Sri Lankan Army, the Northern Province Chief Minister has said. In a meeting with police officials, Chief Minister Wigneswaran pointed out that around 111 ...
Sri Lankan police commandos patrol on the streets of Pallekele, a suburb of Kandy, on Mar. 6, 2018, following anti-Muslim riots that has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency. (AFP). COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's government on Thursday ended a weeklong ban on social media that was ...
Sri Lankan police are occupying fifty homes in Kankesanthurai which were supposed to be returned to their owners following the land's release by the Sri Lankan Army, the Northern Province Chief Minister has said. In a meeting with police officials, Chief Minister Wigneswaran pointed out that around 111 ...
Both organisations, which claim to be “protecting” the Sinhala race and Buddhism, are infamous for targeted attacks on Muslims. Sri Lankan police have arrested MB leader Amith Weerasinghe and several other associates on suspicion of directing the violent rampage. One resident explained to the WSWS: ...
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Sri Lankan police officers stand outside a vandalized Mosque in Poojapitiya, in central Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread. (AP Photo/Rukmal Gamage)more +.
Sri Lankan police officers stand guard in Ambatenna, in central Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP). Anti-Muslim rioting flared anew on Wednesday in the hills of central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, residents said, as the government ordered popular social media networks blocked to stop the violence ...
Sri Lankan police officers stand out side a vandalized Buddhist Temple in Poojapitiya, in central Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread. The emergency announcement ...

The Sri Lankan government says more troops have been deployed to the central district of Kandy, to try to end days of violence against Muslims. Police used tear gas to disperse Buddhist rioters who have attacked mosques and Muslim-owned businesses. They are defying a curfew imposed after a ...
Sri Lankan police have arrested ten persons, including a key suspect, in connection with the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Kandy, officials said on Thursday. A total of 81 suspects have been arrested so far since the violence broke out in the central highlands last weekend, police said. Areas in and around ...
Sri Lankan police officers attempt to douse burning shops in Ambatenna, in central Sri Lanka. | AP. Sri_Lanka_Violence1_AP. Sri Lanka's army soldiers and police personnel stand near a vandalized building in Digana, a suburb of Kandy. | AP. Sri_Lanka_Violence2_AP. Sri Lankan army soldiers look on ...
Police in Mullaitivu today arrested the Northern Provincial Councillor, Thurairasa Ravikaran over his involvement in a protest against Sri Lankan navy land grabs in Vaddavakal on February 22. He was later released on bail by Mullaitivu court. Mr Ravikaran was accused by the police of disrupting ...
A former Sri Lankan police officer testified before a magistrate of how police in Colombo were instructed to destroy evidence relating to the murder of Sunday Leader editor, Lasantha Wickramatunga in 2009. Senior Superintendent Hemantha Adhikari, who now works as a security guard at a private ...
Sri Lankan police stand guard as activists shout slogans during a protest in Colombo on Dec. 12, 2017. Demonstrators in the country fear illegal police beatings when they are detained. (Photo by Shara S. Kodikara/AFP). Niranjani Roland, Kandy · Sri Lanka. February 15, 2018. Mail This Article. (For more than one recipient, ...
A former Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) has been arrested by Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the 2009 assassination of the Sunday Leader editor, Lasantha Wickramatunga. The retired senior DIG, named as Prasanna Nanayakkara by southern media, has been ...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara says firefighters and police are searching for people who may be trapped under the rubble. He said the building, which collapsed ...
Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital, Colombo. By The Associated Press. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Feb 14, 2018, 7:40 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email · Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy ...
At least 500 individuals, including dozens of candidates in Sri Lanka's upcoming local elections, have been arrested for violating election laws, according to a Sri Lankan police spokesperson. Sri Lanka's Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the total number of people arrested dates from December ...
Sri Lankan police records from 2015 show that 80 percent of rape victims that year were girls under 16. (Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP). Some doctors have also voiced their concerns. "As doctors we are caught up in an extremely difficult situation. We scan every mother not once but several times ...
Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on March 8 as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence has left three people dead. (AFP). Related Articles. Sri Lanka declares emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots · Mosque, shops attacked in ...
Sri Lankan police have sought Interpol assistance to arrest Arjun Mahendran, the former bank governor. His son-in-law and another official are already under arrest. According to a presidential commission's findings, Mahendran's son-in-law allegedly made profits of $72 million from the dealings while the ...
BuzzFeed News was unable to reach Weerasinghe, who remains in custody, or his family. It is unclear whether he has retained a lawyer. Weerasinghe built his following on Facebook through bigoted memes and videos. Sri Lankan police arrested him along with several suspected associates on March 8 for ...


 

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