Crime rate on the decline
The number of grave crimes such as homicide
reported through out the country during the past six years has
dropped with around 584 murders reported last year, a recent report
by the Police Headquarters revealed. According to the report 1378
murder cases were reported in 2008,
Drug suspect hacked to death
A 33-year-old man who was released on bail for a
drug offence had been found killed with his throat slit with a sharp
object near the Gothatuwa bund on the IDH road last morning.
Wellampitiya Police found the body of the victim identified as
Mohamed Nishabdeen Mohamed Risvan on a tip off.
Life is precious:
House break-ins that lead to gruesome murders
Last week was a sad time for many of us in the
journalistic fraternity who mourned over the untimely yet gruesome
death of fellow scribe Melicia Gunasekera popularly known as Mel.
Although I never knew her personally my weekend started with a
shocking wake up call from a friend on Sunday morning that Mel
Gunasekera has been murdered at her residence.