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CID compiles Kudu Anju’s criminal records!

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The criminal records of Sinharage Saminda Silva alias Rathmalane Kudu Anju, who is an international drug trafficker and an organized criminal arrested in France, have been called to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today.

These reports have been called to draft a comprehensive report regarding the crimes committed by Kudu Anju during his stay in Sri Lanka and to submit it to France to get him extradited.

It was said that information has been submitted against the suspect regarding an alleged murder, robbery and possession of a bomb while staying in Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2016.

Meanwhile, the media has reported that information on eight murders, including the murder of Cricketer Dhananjaya’s father Ranjan Silva, which were carried out under Kudu Anju’s instructions has been forwarded to the CID.

These crimes have been committed in Angulana, Piliyandala, Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia Police Divisions.

It was also reported that the Borella Police have received a complaint against Kudu Anju regarding an attempt to poison Roha, who was shot dead by the police a few years ago, in the prison.

Kudu Anju has been registered as a fugitive suspect under the Terrorism Act following a request made by the Sri Lankan police from the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. Red notices have also been issued against him from the Interpol. 

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Indian-owned ship held in Colombo after oil spill; travel ban imposed on captain

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The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) has taken custody of a ship which had caused an oil spill while anchored at the Colombo Port.

A spokesperson of the MEPA stated that legal action has been initiated against the company that owns the ship and the relevant insurance company regarding the oil spill. Under the Marine Environment Protection Authority Act, the MEPA is seeking compensation for the incident, the authority revealed.

The ship, owned by an Indian company, had recently arrived at the Port of Colombo for maintenance activities. A special investigation conducted by MEPA had revealed a leak of hydraulic oil from the ship. The company’s owner has admitted to the incident and agreed to provide compensation, according to the MEPA.

Furthermore, the Colombo Magistrate Court has imposed a travel ban on the captain of the ship preventing him from leaving the country, as per a request made by the Colombo Port Police.

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

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5 companies fined Rs. 1,243 Mn. for illegal gold imports

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State Finance Minister Dr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that five companies have been identified for illegally importing gold into Sri Lanka during the past few years, and fines of Rs.1,243 million have been imposed on those companies.

The Minister said that one of the related companies was ordered to pay Rs.179 million as fines.

Emphasising that from now on, all licensed institutions carrying out import of gold goods should avoid these illegal acts, the Minister said that the relevant institutions will also be charged fines for the gold purchased by even third parties considering the production reports.

He said the efforts to stabilise the state revenue of the country are currently being carried out by closing all the loopholes related to the loss of state revenue gradually.

Certain parties who import gold goods have turned this into a big racket and therefore there is a mafia around it.There were various challenges and threats when the government tried to curb this mafia initially.

The Minister further said that there were various levels of threats, pressure and intimidation, and the government did not waver in the face of all these challenges and moved to the second step.

(dailynews.lk)

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

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Teachers & Principals launch TU action

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Teachers and principals in schools across the island will engage in trade union action today.

Convenor of the National Collective Against Teachers’ and Principals’ Salary Disparities Venerable Ulapane Sumangala Thero, says teachers and principals will report sick today.

The decision has been made due to the lack of solutions provided to issues related to salary anomalies.

In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Education confirmed that schools will operate as usual today and tomorrow.

Meanwhile, The strike initiated by non-academic employees of state universities continues for the 29th consecutive day.

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