9th August 2017

Jaffna terror network moves to Colombo

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By Norman Palihawadane and Hemantha Randunu Police have, with the help of information elicited from former LTTE cadres nabbed in the aftermath of recent attacks on police and security forces in the North, uncovered clues of a well-established terror network operating in Colombo. Police had busted two cells of the network at Mattakkuliya and Pettah and nabbed three cadres including a top leader of the Aava Group known as Sathyavel Nathan Nishanthan alias Nisha Victor, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said. Three other suspects of the same group had been taken into custody in Kilinochchi with two swords and a motorcycle, a senior police officer in Jaffna told The Island. SP Gunasekara said Nisha Victor, who was also the main suspect in the recent […]

More arrests imminent in Navy youth abductions case

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Evidence developed following the arrest of Navy Commodore D.K.P.Dassanayake has lead investigators to identify at least three more navy personnel suspected of involvement in the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths between 2008–2009, informed Police sources said. Dassanayake and five seamen were arrested in July and produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on July 10 in connection with the abduction and later disappearance of the eleven youths. The arrests followed a lengthy investigation in which CID detectives interviewed the families of the victims and over two dozen naval officers, and examined the navy facility in Trincomalee where the abducted youth are said to have been held. Navy personnel who had feared cooperating with the investigators due to a belief that Dassanayake was too politically […]

PM Ranil must resign regarding the Hambantota port deal.

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When constructing the Hambantota port alone somebody in the Rajapaksa regime had pocketed Rs 15000 million (US $ 100 million), says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Is this government officials not fit to find out the missing Rs 15000 million? or is the PM Ranil’s team given the Lion’s share of the deal to say that they cannot find the Rs 15000 million?.  PM Ranil is suspected of having a close relationship with the Rajapaksha family who ruled Sri Lanka before Maithiri-Ranil came to power.  Maithiri-Ranil came to power accusing Rajapaksha family of abusing their power, accused of fraudulent financial deals and killing people who opposed them. But after comming to power PM Ranil is abusing his powers to help Rajapaksha family members and their associates to cover up their fraudulent financial […]