83 persons killed in homicides so far in 2024 – Police Spokesman

83 persons killed in homicides so far in 2024 – Police Spokesman

February 26, 2024   06:24 pm

A total of 83 people have been killed in homicides in 2024 thus far, Police Spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa reported.

Meanwhile, 1,180 incidents of burglary and 310 robberies were also reported since January this year, he said while speaking at a press conference today (26 Feb.).

DIG Thalduwa further revealed that while nearly 20 shootings have been reported in this year so far, 10 of them are suspected to have been orchestrated by, or linked to members of organised crime syndicates.

He assured, however, that Sri Lanka Police has already taken various measures required to curb the crime rate.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Flood warnings issued as heavy downpours wreak havoc across the island

Flood warnings issued as heavy downpours wreak havoc across the island

President leaves for Indonesia to attend 10th World Water Forum (English)

Politicians express views on upcoming election and the result (English)

Ella–Wellawaya road temporarily closed again tonight (English)

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrives in Sri Lanka (English)

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Prime Time News Bulletin 6.55 pm

Sri Lanka marks 15 years since end of war against terrorism

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Lunch Time News Bulletin 12.00 pm