Connect with us


Gangster Mahesh issues death threats to Gampaha businessmen



Members of the business community in Gampaha are receiving calls from a network of extortionists demanding millions of rupees, it was reported.

A daily newspaper revealed that the head of this extortion network ‘Heenatyana Mahesh’ who currently lives in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.

Some businessmen have given money in response to these phone calls while others have been threatened with death.

The extortionists have demanded ransom from the businessmen in order to spend for the suspects who killed two youths a few months ago over a dispute over a kite in Gamangedara in Minuwangoda.

It was reported that five to 10 million rupees have been demanded from many textile businessmen at Andiambalama in Kovinna.

Some businessmen have sent their children abroad since the extortionists have threatened to harm them if money is not given.

The newspaper revealed that a group of henchmen of Mahesh, who came to the office of a sand mining businessman, had demanded Rs.1,000 per sand truck.

When the businessman had refused to do so, he had been threatened with life.

It was reported that Mahesh has been charged with murder and drug trafficking and he has fled to the UAE when he was about to be convicted in two cases pending in the High Court.

It has been reported that Mahesh has been posting various posts on social media threatening the police officers who arrest his henchmen.

Mahesh is said to have also used the name of Kesel Baddara Padmasiri.

The security forces have also revealed that Heenatiyana Mahesh is said to be in close contact with Ganemulla Sanjeewa who is currently in India.

It was also said that many businessmen have abandoned using telephones due to Mahesh’s threats.

Say no to ransom: Police Spokesman

Police Spokesman Nihal Thalduwa said the Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of a division or an Assistant Superintendent of Police could be informed in writing or verbally if anyone receives calls demanding ransoms.

“The police will always protect the confidentiality of the complainants and carry out investigations. Therefore, there is no need to be afraid to report any incident,” he said.

Source – Aruna


Won’t allow any breach of law & order during my tenure – President




President Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that during his presidency, no one will be allowed to breach the law and order of the country. He emphasized that he will prioritize doing what is right over doing what is popular, and that presenting popular ideas can lead to the destruction of the country.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe said this during his address to the Tri Forces & Police officers and other rankers at the Air Force Base, Anuradhapura, as the Commander in Chief of the armed forces.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted that no one is entitled to engage in violent protests on the streets, but all political parties have the right to express their opinions or criticize him in a peaceful manner.

He emphasized the importance of doing the right thing, and mentioned that they presented the International Monetary Fund agreement to the parliament to assess whether the parliamentarians had the courage to make the right decisions for the betterment of the country.

The President referred to the International Monetary Fund agreement as an example and expressed his expectation for everyone’s assistance in making the IMF program successful. He also stated that if the country adopts a fresh approach and embarks on a new journey, it can achieve significant development within the next 25 years.

The President asserted that Sri Lanka will win the economic war, similar to the successful fight against terrorism, adding that measures would be taken to establish economic independence in the country.

The President acknowledged that the armed forces and police will continue to play a crucial role in achieving economic independence, and also assessed the actions of the armed forces and police in maintaining law and order during the previous year.

The President expressed gratitude towards the armed forces for fulfilling their responsibility, as without their efforts, Sri Lanka would have become an anarchic state. He also mentioned that the ongoing competition between world powers is affecting the Indian Ocean, and he intends to take action as the President to protect Sri Lanka from this influence.

The President emphasized that future military situations can be shaped by technology and knowledge, unlike in the past. He highlighted the need for the armed forces and police to be equipped with modern technology and knowledge to overcome future challenges. The President initiated the Defence 2030 program, aiming to strengthen the defence forces of Sri Lanka.

The President also announced that stringent laws will be introduced to combat the drug scourge, and no amnesty will be granted to drug offenders. 

The President said that he had instructed the Minister of  Law and Order Tiran Alles, and Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksha to take strict action against such offenders and to utilize the support of the armed forces in this effort.Minister of State for Defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of Staff to the President Mr Sagala Ratnayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence GeneralKamal Gunaratne (Rtd), Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva, Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshan Pathirana, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, Inspector General of Police Mr. C.D. Wickramaratne and around 1200 other rankers of the Tri Forces and Police were present on this occasion.

Continue Reading


39 Chinese nationals arrested over online financial fraud




At least 39 Chinese nationals have been arrested by the Aluthgama police in connection with an online financial fraud.

Police said the suspects had defrauded millions of money over several months through the internet from the accounts of people in different countries.

The group had been staying in a tourist resort in the Kaluamodara area in Aluthgama and Police said they were arrested based on complaints received through several embassies.

While the arrested Chinese nationals were taken to the Alutgama police, several smartphones and cash in their possession were also taken into custody by police.


Continue Reading


2 students killed during big match vehicle parade




Two students were killed and seven others injured after a cab toppled during the vehicle parade held in view of the big match between Uva Paranagama Maha Vidyalaya and Dharmadutha College this afternoon, Police said.

The injured were admitted to the Badulla Hospital.

The accident occurred when the vehicles paraded around the ground during the match.

Further investigations are underway

Continue Reading


Copyright © 2022 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved