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Businessman arrested over alleged rape of hotel employee

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A billionaire businessman was taken into custody by the Police Children and Women Bureau on suspicion of the alleged rape of a female employee at a five-star hotel in Colombo.

Police said the businessman was the owner of an agency sending young men and women to European countries for higher education and that the victim was one of his employees.

Investigations revealed that the suspect had informed her to attend a meeting organized by his institution at the hotel and that she had called over at the hotel as required by him. The suspect had already reserved a meeting hall in the hotel and when the young woman entered it he had locked the doors and raped her. 

However, he told police that the young woman came to the hotel with him voluntarily. 

The suspect was arrested during investigations of the victim’s complaint. She was admitted to hospital for a medical examination.

OIC Children and Women Bureau CI Samanthika is conducting further investigations on the instructions of SSP Buddhika Manatunga and DIG Renuka Jayasundara.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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