Special Excise Unit robs Rs.2.5mn from suspect?

Controversy surrounds a shocking incident relating to the Colombo Excise Department where members of its special branch had allegedly assaulted and threatened a businessman in Mannar at gunpoint and robbed his cash amounting to Rs.2.5 million, informed sources disclosed. Six members attached to the special unit, which is known as the Special Branch or the Intelligence Unit that directly operates under the purview of the Department’s Deputy Commissioner Crimes, had arrested a businessman in Mannar on November 21 during a special raid. The Excise team in civvies led by the…

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SL to auction seized Indian fishing trawlers

4 Indian fishermen arrested in November “No end to Indian fishermen entering our waters” – SLN Spokesman Captain Akarm Alavi By Shanika Sriyananda Indian trawlers seized while poaching Sri Lankan territorial waters and damaging the country’s marine flora and fauna are to be auctioned soon, according to Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director General Lal Fernando. Fernando told the Daily FT that a total of 61 Indian trawlers, some of which were sized as far back as May 2014, are held in the Department’s custody, and will not be…

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