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Court dismisses private plaint against 2 cops

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A private plaint filed against Colombo SSP Roshan Dias and ASP Nalin Dilruk, for allegedly blocking a peaceful protest on October 10, was dismissed by Colombo Fort Magistrate today (25).

The complainant accused the two police officers of putting up barricades to block the demonstration.

The private plaint, filed by media activist Tharindu Jayawardena, was called before Magistrate Thilina Gamage.

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DG of Geological Mines on compulsory leave

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The Director General of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) Dr Sanjan de Silva has been sent on compulsory leave subject to a disciplinary action over allegations of misconduct.

The Minister of Environment Naseer Ahamed has sent the letter informing of the decision.

The decision came after a series of complaints by trade unions accusing the DG of misuse of power.

The Chairman of the Bureau also has been implicated in the allegations.

Meanwhile the Minister of Environment has recommended the appointment of Mr R.Sanjeepan as the new chairman.

(thesundaytimes.lk)

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One more COVID-19 death

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One more COVID-19 death was confirmed yesterday (07) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll is at 16,807.

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10-hr power cut for several Colombo suburbs on Saturday

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said the water supply will be interrupted for 10 hours on Saturday (10) to several areas.

The water cut will be in effect from 10.00am – 8.00pm on Saturday.

The areas that will be affected are:
• Colombo, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Kotte, Kaduwela Municipal Council areas.
• Maharagama, Boralesgamuwa, Kolonnawa Urban Council areas
• Kotikawatta, Mulleriyawa, Pradeshiya Sabha areas
• Ratmalana, and Katubedda

NWSDB urged the people to gather the necessary water in advance to avoid inconveniences.

Further, NWSDB said that the water supply will be interrupted due to the essential repairs on the pipes supplying water to the Ambatale Water Purification Plant.

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