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Committee to probe school wall collapse

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A committee has been appointed to probe into the incident where a Grade One student at the Weheragoda Junior School in Wellampitiya had died after a wall at the school collapsed yesterday.

Western Province Governor Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Goonetileke says that he gave instructions to the Chief Secretary of Western Province Pradeep Yasaratne in this regard.

The Governor adds that necessary measures will be taken against the culprits that after receiving the relevant report within a week.

Meanwhile, Dr. Rukshan Bellana, Deputy Director of the Colombo National Hospital, says that another student who was injured in the accident is in critical condition.

05 children injured in the incident are still receiving treatment at the National Hospital.

A structure had been constructed opposite the Grade 1 classroom of the school with taps attached to it and a sink made of concrete for students to fill water. It had collapsed on the group of children who came near it during the interval.

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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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