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Beauty queen alleges she was asked for sexual bribes

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Magen Ratata Organization President Sanjaya Mahawatte claimed that the Sri Lanka representative for Mrs. Grand International 2022, Chamika Withanawasam, had allegedly been asked for sexual bribes.

Rasangi Chamika Withanawasam participated in the beauty pageant that was held in Mandalay, Myanmar, from November 8 to 14, while representing Sri Lanka.

While describing the tragic situation faced by Mrs. Withanawasam, the Magen Ratata Organization also claimed that they have a copy of the agreement that was made with the MR Entertainment company.

Mrs. Withanawasam claimed that she had been forced by the director of the MR Entertainment company, Malith Ranasinghe to take sexual bribes. An audio recording to prove that she had requested to use drugs that were banned in Sri Lanka was released to the media.

Malith Ranasinghe who represented the MR Entertainment company was tasked with organizing this international event in Sri Lanka. Mrs. Withanawasam had made an agreement with the said company to represent the Mrs. Grand International 2022 pageant show.

According to the agreement, the responsibility of maintaining the beauty of Mrs. Withanawasam for the pageant was up to her, and the expenses of representing the beauty pageant were to be borne by the MR Entertainment Company.

Mrs. Withanawasam, who was selected for the pageant to represent Sri Lanka, had left for Myanmar. After she arrived in Myanmar, the local organizers informed her that no payments for her participation in the panel had been made.That had made her very disappointed, and the pageant organizers informed her that she had no chance to participate in the contest without making the payments.

Later, she requested that her husband, who was in the United States, send money. According to Magen Ratata organization President Sanjaya Mahawatte, by the time she had paid, the place for her to represent the country was gone.

(dailymirror.lk)

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Man arrested for defrauding money on promise to send people to France

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Seven people who tried to go to France through Azerbaijan and an owner of an employment agency in Kahathuduwa who spearheaded the smuggling were arrested, the Kahathuduwa Police said.

According to the police, this smuggling was uncovered during an investigation carried out based on a complaint made by a person from Wellawatte.

He has told the police that when he went to the airport based on a notice given by the owner of the employment agency at Pragathi Mawatha in Kahathuduwa, the airport officials turned him away saying that he did not have a visa in his name.

He had given Rs.800,000 to the agent.

It was further said in the complaint that although 6 other people went to the airport with him, they were also unable to go abroad.

Source: Lankadeepa

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Cold weather to continue

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The prevailing cold weather is expected to continue across the country, the Department of Meteorology said.

This is due to the wind currents blowing into the country as an impact of the cyclone Mandaus, which is active in Bay of Bengal.

Director General of the Meteorological Department, Athula Karunanayake said the wind speed in the sea areas around the country will remain high.

He also said the cyclone will move towards Tamil Nadu today (09).

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John Tarbet Championship postponed

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Sir John Tarbert Athletics Championship has been postponed due to the prevailing adverse weather, the School Athletic Association said.

The tournament was scheduled to be held on December 09, 10 and 11 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Homagama.

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