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Chennai office of Ponniyin Selvan production house, raided

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Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths had conducted searches on the premises of Lyca Productions, which funded movies like Ponniyin Selvan, Indian media reports.

The production house’s upcoming movie is Indian II, a Kamal Haasan-starrer and Shankar directorial. 

Lyca Productions is a part of UK-based Lyca Group, which also owns the Sri Lankan media house – EAP broadcasting, which includes the popular TV channel – Swarnavahini.

The searches began in eight places including in Adyar, T Nagar and Karapakkam.

Times of India reports that “though ED officials did not disclose the background of the searches, sources said that searches were based on credible information of money laundering.”

It was too early to disclose the details of the searches and seizures, it added, citing sources.

(Excerpts : TOI)

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Samitha Dulan sets world record in Kobe

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Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F44 category at the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships.

He also won Silver in the F64 category after recording a distance of 66.49 meters.

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Fmr. state minister Diana Gamage granted bail

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Former State Minister Diana Gamage has been released on bail after appearing before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court over allegedly obtaining a passport by producing false information.

She had arrived at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court earlier today over accusations of obtaining a passport by submitting false information.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had yesterday submitted a report to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, naming the former State Minister as a suspect in the case pertaining to the obtaining of a diplomatic passport after providing false information.

Accordingly, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage had ordered the CID to take appropriate measures and report back to the 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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New SL ambassador to China assumes duties

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The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China – Majintha Jayesinghe had assumed duties yesterday (May 20).

The post of the Sri Lankan ambassador to China was vacant for several months after the tenure of Dr. Palitha Kohona ended.

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