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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.

(dailymirror.lk)

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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