Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka police apprehend Jaffna criminal gang
Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 10:56 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have apprehended an underworld criminal gang emerged after the end of the war in Jaffna in the Northern Province.

Kopai and Atchchuvely police stations arrested seven members of this underworld gang after thorough surveillance. The police also seized several weapons including hand grenades and seven motorcycles.

The group which has named themselves as Awa Group was led by a person called Kumakeshan Vinodan alias Ava who is now under arrest.

The group of about 20 young gangsters is suspected of engaging in a series of crimes including kidnapping, robbery and assaulting a police officer, the police say.

The group has terrorized the people in the Northern Province and they were reluctant to inform the police about them due to fear of reprisals.

The police are hunting to arrest the remaining members of the gang. police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohan said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Prime Minister visits Thomas De La Rue Lanka currency printing facility at the Biyagama EPZ
-- [34 minutes ago]
UN rights experts urge Sri Lanka to urgently implement reforms to end arbitrary detention
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
Court extends interim injunction on taking legal action against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa till Jan 25
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank not to accept willfully mutilated, altered or defaced currency notes from 31 Dec
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Tea Board participates in Saudi Horeca Exhibition 2017 in Riyadh
-- [4 hours ago]
President bans use of polythene for upcoming election campaigns
-- [4 hours ago]
Petition against division of Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha to be taken up on Jan 8
-- [5 hours ago]
Government to provide a 'relief package' of essential items for festive season
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka joining landmine ban treaty should spur other countries to review their position - HRW
-- [6 hours ago]
MP Sriyani Wijewickrama sworn in as State Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.