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Complaint over a ‘fake Dalada Maligawa’ in Pothuhera

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A formal complaint has been made to President Ranil Wickremesinghe over the building of a fake ‘Dalada Maligawa’ in the Pothuhera area in Kurunegala.

The letter has been signed by the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri chapters as well as by the Diyawadana Nilame of the ‘Dalada Maligawa’ – Pradeep Nilanga Dela.

The letter notes that the fake ‘Dalada Maligawa’ is being built by a one Janaka Senadhipathi, hoodwinking globalwide Buddhists and obtaining valuables and money.

It adds that a statement made by another named Sepal Amarasinghe on social media, had also hurt the sentiments of Buddhists.

The letter urges the President to inquire into the matter and take proper measures in this regard.

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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