Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* CID records statements from senior police officers, including the IGP and the STF chief
Sat, May 21, 2022, 09:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 21, Colombo: Senior police officers including Inspector General of Police (IGP) CD Wickramaratne, the Commanding Officer of the Police Special Task Forces (STF) and the DIG of the Special Task Force have been summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to make statements regarding the violent incidents that took place in front of Temple Trees and at the Galle Face on May 9th.

According to a notice issued, the officers appeared before the CID at 2.30 pm Saturday.

After giving a statement for 5 hours, the IGP has left the CID while the Commandant of Police STF, DIG Waruna Jayasundara and the DIG Thilak Chaminda Dhanapala in charge of the Special Bureau of Police also gave statements for about seven hours and left the CID today (May 21).

Meanwhile, police said that 1,348 persons have been arrested so far in connection with the incidents that took place on the 9th. Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa stated that 638 of them have been remanded.

The police said 805 complaints have been received so far regarding various incidents that took place after the attack on the protest sites and 883 persons have been arrested in this regard. Out of them 364 have been granted bail and 412 have been remanded.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
One dead, nearly thousand escape during clash at Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center
-- [3 minutes ago]
Donation of 5000 MT rice from China arrives in Sri Lanka
-- [39 minutes ago]
Flash Digital Account teams up with online pharmacy Flash Health for convenient payment
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
HNB ‘Oba Venuwen Api’ initiative donates vital medicines to hospitals
-- [7 hours ago]
Hayleys Fabric natural mahogany dye listed on Top 10 innovations for ISPO Textrends 2024
-- [8 hours ago]
CID probes illegal water release from Randenigala, Rantambe reservoirs
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to receive four fuel ships from India next month
-- [8 hours ago]
International operations at Jaffna International Airport to resume from July 1
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Attorney General requests court to dismiss case against Russian Aeroflot flight
Registrar General’s Department, post offices curtail services due to fuel crisis

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.