Attack on Rohingya refugees; Ven Dayaratne Thero released on bail

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Venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero, who was arrested for threatening Rohingya refugees, was today, October 10, released on bail by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. Earlier the Buddhist monk and seven other suspects were arrested in connection with the attack which had occurred on September 26.

Anti SAITM protest; protestors restraint from entering public institutions

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Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has issued an order restraining protestors participating in Anti-SAITM protest from entering any public institution including the Presidential Secretariat by force. They were directed to conduct the protest in a decent and polite manner without disrupting the general public and vandalizing public property.

Sarath Silva’s petition must be dismissed: ASG Sanjay Rajaratnam

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Senior Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Rajaratnam appearing on behalf of the Attorney General has raised preliminary objections and urged the Supreme Court to dismiss (in limine) the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva challenging the enactment procedure of Provincial Council Election Bill.

Sarath Silva’s petition a breach of constitution: Sumanthiran

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian, President’s Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran has submitted to Supreme Court that the petition filed by former Chief Justice Sarath N.Silva challenging the Provincial Councils Bill is a breach of the island’s constitution and the laws of the Republic.

Death at Negombo Prison; Acting OIC remanded

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Negombo Magistrates Court on Friday remanded Divulupitiya Police Acting Crimes OIC IP Saman Priyanka till October 10 over the alleged death of a 50 year old suspect detained at Negombo Prison.

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