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6 youths arrested over ‘Alcohol Dansala’ TikTok video

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The Computer Crimes Investigation Division of Sri Lanka Police has arrested six young males over the charges of promoting liquor by uploading a video clip on the social media platform ‘TikTok’ allegedly showing an alcohol ‘Dansala’  which had been conducted on the Poson Poya day.

As the video clip was being circulated on social media, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has handed over investigations regarding the matter to the Computer Crimes Investigation Division.

Accordingly, six individuals who are aged between 20 and 25 years had been summoned to the Computer Crimes Investigation Division and recorded lengthy statements from them, regarding the video.

They have been identified as residents of the Katunayake area.

During the interrogations, the youths have stated that they had poured tea into empty foreign liquor bottles, which were brought by one of their relatives, and that they had carried out the said act to prepare a video clip to be published on TikTok.

However, the investigation officers, who apprehended the six individuals in question, have produced them before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

(adaderana.lk)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by adaderana.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Health Ministry’s Additional Secretary Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrested

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Additional Secretary of the Health Ministry Dr. Saman Ratnayake over the import of substandard human Immunoglobulin injections.

The arrest was made after Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrived at the CID to provide a statement.

Several key individuals including former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Former Health Secretary, the Medical Supplies Division Director are currently in remand custody over the Immunoglobulin scandal.

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Dickwella replaces Kusal in SL T20 Squad

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The Cricket Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has announced Niroshan Dickwella as the replacement for Kusal Janith Perera in the upcoming Twenty20 International (T20I) Series against Bangladesh.

The series is scheduled to commence on Monday in Sylhet.

Kusal Janith Perera, originally included in the T20I squad, will miss the series due to a respiratory infection.

Perera did not join the team on their departure to Bangladesh on Thursday. 

In light of his absence, Niroshan Dickwella has been named as the replacement and is expected to join the team ahead of the first T20I match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

The T20I series against Bangladesh consists of three matches, with the second and third T20Is scheduled for March 6 and 9, respectively, at the same venue.

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Scholarship exam, GCE O/L, A/L dates released

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The Examination Department has announced the schedule for several key examinations for the year 2024.

Accordingly, the GCE (O/L) Examinations 2023 is scheduled to take place from May 6th to May 15th while Grade 5 Scholarship Examinations 2024 is set for September 15th, 2024.

In addition, the GCE (A/L) Examinations 2024 will run from November 25th to December 20th, 2024.

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