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Caller contacts Pera Uni. Dean, impersonating a DIG!

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The Dean at the Arts Faculty, Peradeniya University has lodged a police complaint against a student leader, alleging the latter had phoned him, impersonating a DIG.

According to a report in ‘Lankadeepa’, the person in question had phoned the Peradeniya police, impersonating a DIG and obtained the Dean’s phone number from a WPC attached to the police station.

Subsequently he had phoned the Dean 05 times. Unable to pick up the calls at that time, the Dean had later called back the number. He had been told the name of a DIG attached to the Police HQ.

In his complaint, the Dean said the caller had told him that following a scolding, panicked undergraduates had organized a protest demonstration in Colombo to enter the Presidential Secretariat and a warrant has been secured against this.

The caller has also told him to come for an inquiry at the Police HQ on Aug, 21, the Dean has added.

(Source : Lankadeepa)

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Sri Lanka Railways GM passes away

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Sri Lanka Railways General Manager H. M. K. W. Bandara passed away today (23) due to a sudden illness.

He  was appointed as the railways chief in November 2023.

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Chinese communist party vice minister Sun Haiyan visits Sri Lanka

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Vice Minister of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party, Sun Haiyan, is set to arrive in Sri Lanka today for a two-day official visit, as reported by The Thinakaran Newspaper.

During her visit, Sun Haiyan is scheduled to engage in discussions with high-ranking government officials, including President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The discussions are anticipated to cover various bilateral matters of mutual interest between China and Sri Lanka.

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Two killed in police shooting following failed checkpoint stop

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Two people died in police fire on Tuesday (23) morning.

The Police Media Division said that officers opened fire at a three wheeler that failed to comply with orders to stop at a checkpoint near the Meegoda – Delketiya junction.

The incident took place at around 1:50 AM.

Sri Lanka Police said that after officers ordered the three wheeler to stop, the driver had slowed down the vehicle, and those inside had opened fire at the police and fled to Moragahahena.

Accordingly, the Moragahahena Police was immediately informed of the shooting.

A group of officers from the Colombo South Crimes Division who were at the Moragahahena Police for a separate inquiry upon hearing the incident had attempted to stop the three wheeler from fleeing.

The three wheeler that continued to disregard orders to stop had proceeded to the Tyre Factory located along the Meepe Road in Moragahahena, where shots were fired at them by officers from the Colombo South Crimes Division.

Sri Lanka Police said two people who were injured in the shooting succumbed to their injuries upon admission to hospital.

Another person who was in the three wheeler had fled the scene.

The deceased were 42 and 35 year old males from Thanamalvila.

Police said a firearm was also recovered from the three wheeler’

(newsfirst.lk)

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

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