Legal

Rape Probe

COLOMBO, July 22, 2014 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police were Tuesday investigating the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl allegedly by seven sailors in the …

Sentenced

COLOMBO, July 18, 2014 (AFP) – A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices were Friday sentenced to 20 years in jai for murdering a …

Boat People

GALLE, July 8, 2014 (AFP) – A Sri Lankan court Tuesday granted bail to 27 of 41 migrants who were returned to the country by Australia after a …

Arrested

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4, 2014 (AFP) – Malaysian police on Friday said they have arrested four more suspected Tamil Tiger separatists, including a man …

Fire Probe

COLOMBO, June 21, 2014 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police were investigating a fire which Saturday destroyed a Muslim-owned clothing store in a district where …

Smishing Alert

June 18, 2014 (LBO) – HSBC Sri Lanka has warned that there is a text message scam seeking campaign and has asked customers or non-customers not to call …

Court Order

June 05, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s courts have ordered the liquidation of Touchwood, a controversial forestry investment company, but a appeal of …

Deport Debate

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28, 2014 (AFP) – The United Nations refugee agency and Human Rights Watch on Wednesday decried Malaysia’s deportation of two Sri …

Shifting Focus

WELLINGTON, May 27, 2014 (AFP) – People-smugglers are looking to target New Zealand now that Australia’s tough border protection policies have …

Label Rules

May 25, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc, a unit of British American Tobacco said it had gone to Supreme Court again over new …

Arrested

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25, 2014 (AFP) – Three men suspected of being Tamil Tigers have been arrested in Malaysia, a top police official said Sunday, accusing …

Legal Battle

May 22 (AFP) A British tourist thrown out of Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo is suing local authorities for $78,000 over her ordeal, which allegedly …

Accounting Row

May 19, 2014 (LBO) – A legislator has renewed a call to publish audited accounts of Sri Lanka’s Employees Provident Fund and table them in the …

Jail Term

May 09, 2014 (LBO) – A revenue official was jailed for 102 years on 34 counts related to a value added tax refund fraud and fined 12 billion rupees (91 …