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3 remanded over death of Kalutara teen ; main suspect still at large

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A couple and another person who were arrested over the death of a 16-year-old girl in Kalutara have been ordered to be remanded in custody until May 15.

The suspects include the deceased’s female friend and the friend’s boyfriend, as well as another who is the driver of a vehicle linked to the crime. The main suspect of the case is still at large.

They were remanded after being produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court today (08).

The schoolgirl who had died after falling from the third floor of a five-storey building where rooms are rented, was located next to the railway line in Kalutara city was discovered on May 06.

The deceased girl was identified to be a 16 year old resident from the Nagoda area and her remains have been identified by the parents of the deceased.

An employee of the hotel had witnessed that all four were drinking alcohol in one room, although they had rented two rooms in the hotel.

Later, the young couple had left the hotel, and the hotel employees had witnessed the other young boy leaving the hotel in a panic after about 20 minutes.

A person, who came to the hotel later on, had informed the hotel staff that a woman was lying naked on the railway track near the hotel.

Upon notifying the police, it had been revealed that she had already died.

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Former Minister Ronnie de Mel no more

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Former Minister – Ronnie de Mel has passed away today (27) while being treated at a private hospital, reports say.

He was aged 99 years old.A former civil servant, he was the Minister of Finance from 1977 – 1988 under the United National Party government and holds the record for the largest number of budgets presented by a finance minister.

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NPP to also back NCM against Speaker

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The National People’s Party (NPP) has also decided to back the No Confidence Motion against Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kieirella, Professor G. L. Peiris, Tissa Attanayake, Chandima Weerakkody, Shan Wijayalal de Silva, and others have signed the motion on behalf of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Samagi Jana Alliance.

Meanwhile, Dullas Alahapperuma, the leader of the Freedom People’s Congress has also said that they would back the NCM.

Yesterday (26), the Uttara Lanka Sabhagaya had stated they would back the motion as well. 

The motion cites several reasons, including the Speaker’s failure to appropriately present the amendments proposed by the Supreme Court for the Online Safety Bill before its passage. 

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Muthukumarana to take up Uddika Premarathne’s MP seat

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S.C. Muthukumarana is set to be named to the Parliamentary seat  left vacant after the resignation of Anuradhapura District MP – Uddika Premarathne.

It is reported that the Secretary General of Parliament – Mrs. Kushani Rohanadheera has informed of this to the Election Commission, in accordance with Section 64(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act No. 1 of 1981.

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