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Constable suspended for harassing sexual abuse victim

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The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Matale has taken steps to suspend a police constable for sexually assaulting a teenaged girl who visited the police station to complain about being sexually abused.

The suspended police constable is attached to the Mahawela Police.

He has committed the crime on August 27 last year while working at the Kandenuwara Police in Matale.

The victim who had been sexually assaulted by the constable had visited the police station to lodge a complaint about being sexually abused.

Following the complaint, the officers of the Kandenuwara Police have decided to take the girl to the scene of crime and conduct an on-site inspection.

Though a female officer was supposed to accompany her to the scene of the crime, she was accompanied by a sub-inspector and the constable.

She was taken to Galgamuwa where the incident happened along with her grandfather in a three-wheeler.

Subsequently, the girl has complained to the Meegalewa Police that the police constable molested her by touching her thighs and other parts of her body during the journey.

The Meegalewa Police have taken steps to forward this complaint to the Matale Bureau for the Prevention of Abuse of Children and Women.

Accordingly, Bureau officers have discovered that the girl was molested by the police constable in the three-wheeler.

Steps have been taken to file a case against him in the Matale High Court.

The police constable appeared in court yesterday (23) and was released on two sureties of Rs.500,000 each and the case is to be taken up again on March 31.

Source – Dinamina

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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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Constitutional Council approves several judicial appointments

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The Constitutional Council met today (30) in Parliament presided by Speaker and the Chairman of the Constitutional Council – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Sajith Premadasa, Leader of the Opposition, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, MPs Sagara Kariyawasam, other council members Dr. Prathap Ramanujam, Dr. (Mrs) Dilkushi Anula Wijesundere, Dr. (Mrs) Dinesha Samararatne were present at the Council meeting held.

MP Kabir Hashim, had informed his inability to attend this meeting due to unavoidable circumstances.

The Constitutional Council considered the recommendation of the President to appoint K.P. Fernando, President of the Court of Appeal as a Judge of the Supreme Court, to the post which fell vacant with the retirement of L.T.B. Dehideniya, Judge of the Supreme Court. The Constitutional Council unanimously approved the above recommendation.

Further the Constitutional Council unanimously approved the nomination of N.B.P.D.S. Karunarathna, Judge of the Court of Appeal to be appointed as the President of the Court of Appeal, and the nomination of Mr M.A.R. Marikkar, High Court Judge to be appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal to the resultant vacancies.  

The Constitutional Council further decided to publish the advertisement on newspapers of 1st February 2023, calling for applications for the appointment as Members of the Commissions specified in Schedule to Article 41B of the Constitution. Draft format of the application would be published on the Official Parliament website. The deadline to submit applications is 15th February 2023.

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