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Court adjourns hearing case against Champika

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The Colombo High Court has ordered the case against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka over the hit-and-run incident which took place in the year 2016, in which the vehicle the former Minister was travelling in had collided with a motorcycle in Rajagiriya, to be adjourned until November 23.

This order was issued by the Colombo High Court Judge Namal Balalle, when the case was taken up before the court this morning (31).

Appearing for the defendant, Attorney-at-Law Amarasiri Panditha mentioned before the courts that the defendant has filed an appeal before the Supreme Court in relation to another similar case which is based on this case.

The defence attorney further expressed that the Supreme Court, which considered the appeal, issued an interim order preventing the hearing of the relevant case in the Colombo High Court.

He has also pointed out that former Minister Ranawaka has filed another appeal relating to the case in the Court of Appeal.

This case was filed before the Colombo High Court by the Attorney General over the alleged hit-and-run incident which took place in the year 2016, in which the vehicle the former Minister was travelling in had collided with a motorcycle in Rajagiriya, causing life-threatening injuries to its rider, Sandeep Sampath Gunawardena and the alleged fabrication of evidence related to the accident.

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Mahela and Namal Grace attend Ambani’s Wedding

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Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene and MP Namal Rajapaksa are among the invitees of Anant Ambani’s wedding

The wedding of Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani’s youngest son, Anant Ambani, to Radhika Merchant has taken social media by storm, featuring some of the biggest celebrities and sporting personalities from around the globe.

Lavish wedding celebrations for the son of Asia’s richest man resumed on Saturday with a star-studded guest list including Hollywood celebrities, global business leaders, and two former British prime ministers.

Billionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant and fiancée Radhika Merchant, both 29, are tying the knot this weekend in Mumbai, India, following months of pre-marriage parties.

Saturday will see a blessing ceremony during which the world’s rich and famous will greet and pay their respects to the couple at a 16,000-capacity convention center owned by the Ambani family’s conglomerate.

This will be followed by a grand party where unconfirmed reports say pop stars Drake, Lana Del Rey, and Adele are likely to perform.

(dailymirror.lk)
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Arthur C. Clarke Centre announces satellite launch for next year

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The Arthur C. Clarke Centre has announced plans to launch a satellite next year. 

Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at Colombo University’s Physics Department and Chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, emphasized the need for further infrastructure development to educate schoolchildren on satellite technology.

He made these remarks during a program focused on teaching students about satellite technology.

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Suspect in burglary of Sachithra Senanayake’s house arrested

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Police have apprehended a suspect involved in the burglary of former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake’s house in the Kalalgoda area of Thalangama. 

The burglary occurred on the night of June 22, 2024.

The suspect, a 34-year-old resident of Thalangama, was identified through CCTV footage. 

Police recovered the stolen items, including a laptop, two tablet PCs, five expensive watches, four valuable bracelets, two rings, and Rs 10,000 in cash, from the suspect’s house. 

The motorcycle used in the theft has also been seized.

The suspect, who has a history of criminal activity and was recently released on bail after serving time for multiple burglaries in Kottawa, Thalangama, and Maharagama, will be produced before Homagama Court. 

Kottawa Police are conducting further investigations.

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