Five policemen further remanded over Jaffna shooting

Five Police officers had been arrested over the incident and were immediately interdicted. (Colombo Gazette) Five policemen who had been arrested over a shooting incident in Jaffna were further remanded till December 2 by the Jaffna Magistrate today.The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) had commenced an investigation into the deaths of two Jaffna University students, who were killed after being shot at by the police when they were travelling on a motorcycle in Kankasanturai recently.

Ban and Arab League chief confirm support for their joint representative on

Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi participated in the telephone call between the two men which was termed an “in-depth discussion” on the situation, according to information provided by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. Today’s call comes amid intensive consultations carried out by Mr. Brahimi with Mr. Ban and other UN officials in New York on ending the mounting death toll and worsening humanitarian suffering in the Middle East country.In those consultations, both Mr. Ban and Mr. Brahimi expressed deep disappointment at the appalling levels of killing and destruction carried out by both the Government and the opposition and fuelled by outside powers providing weaponry to both sides.They also reportedly expressed their concern over the lack of a unified international posture that could lead to a political transition as agreed at Geneva last June.More than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Syria and hundreds of thousands more have been displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in early 2011. Recent months have witnessed an escalation in the conflict, which is now in its 23rd month and has left more than 4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. read more

Wanted man arrested over alleged false imprisonment

first_imgDETECTIVES INVESTIGATING AN alleged incident of false imprisonment of a young woman in Dublin last Sunday have arrested a 47-year-old man.The suspect is known to gardaí and was also wanted on separate charges. He is currently being questioned in relation to the attempted attack near Dorset Street.He was detained this morning in the Beaumont area of Dublin shortly after 9am. It is understood he was in hospital and gardaí were waiting for him to discharge himself before making the arrest.He is currently being held at Mountjoy Garda Station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.According to a report by Ken Foy in yesterday’s Herald newspaper, the manhunt was established after a woman escaped an attacker by jumping out of a hotel room window. The suspect has already served time in prison for kidnap and sexual assault.Spy agency MI5 ‘approached’ suspect soldier killer, says childhood friendlast_img read more