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Death of schoolgirl in Kalutara; suspect says victim jumped from window



The main suspect in the death of the 16-year-old girl who died mysteriously after falling from the third floor of a hotel in Kalutara has confessed to the Kalutara South Police that the girl jumped from a window after she received a phone call.

Followed by a phone call, the girl has allegedly said ‘I trusted you but you deceived me. What am I going to do now?”

According to the suspect, the girl had gone to the window of the room, placed a chair and then jumped out of the window.

The girl’s post-mortem examination was held on May 7 at the Kalutara Hospital, where the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) gave an open verdict and recommended that samples obtained be sent to the government analyst.

The JMO’s report further said that the student had not been raped.

However, it has been mentioned that the student’s body had scratches and bite marks.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the student was brought to the hotel by her friend Pabasara and her boyfriend Ihan to sell her for money.

It has been reported that Pabasara had tactically kept the student in the room with an unknown person while the coordination was done by her boyfriend.

The arrested suspect further said that he knew Ihan. “We meet often. Ihan came to Kalutara in my car on the 6th. Had lunch at a restaurant. In the evening, Ihan came with his girlfriend and another girl. I had never seen her before. That was the first time I saw her. Ihan had already booked rooms in the hotel. The four of us went to the hotel in my car. We had alcohol. Then they both went to the other room. Vihara and I were in one room. I did not rape her. She was already naked and was under the influence of liquor. That’s when she received two phone calls,” he said.

Meanwhile, the last rites of the girl took place yesterday (09) at the Atawila Public Cemetery, Kalutara.

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Thilini Priyamali hospitalized ; case adjourned




The Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendige today (June 05) ordered a case filed before the Colombo High Court against Thilini Priyamali, the businesswoman who is accused of massive financial fraud, to be taken up for hearing on August 11.

The order was issued when the case against Priyamali over the misappropriation of Rs. 08 million, which was obtained from a person in the Matara area promising to provide a vehicle, was taken up for hearing.

At the time, the defendant Thilini Priyamali did not appear before the courts, and her attorney stated before the courts that her client is receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo due to an illness.

Accordingly, the judge who ordered the case to be adjourned until August 11, also ordered the defending party to appear before courts on the relevant date with an accepted medical report of the defendant.

The relevant case has been filed by the Attorney General, accusing that an amount of Rs. 8 million, which was obtained by the accused in the year 2010, promising an individual in the Matara area a vehicle, had been misappropriated.


(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Building occupied by Raju Radha, entangled in shady dealings!




A group of around 50 people have reportedly tried to take over the Green Lanka building at Navam Mawatha in Colombo 02, after gradually entering the building since Saturday night (03).

The building is said to have been forcibly occupied by Indian businessman Raju Radha for some time now.
The first group of around 12 persons had entered the building around 10.45 pm last Saturday, and entered the sixth and seventh floors of the building where the Indian businessman is residing.

This was followed by a group of nearly 50 people entering the same floors around 1.00 am yesterday.

Subsequently, the Kompanna Vidiya police had entered the building, removed the trespassers and recorded statements.

Officials of Mercantile Investments – the company currently owning the building, have also given statements to the police.

Police later said that 23 people who were arrested for trespassing the building were released.

However, reports say that the police chief had acted in favour of Mr. Radha. A ministry-level inquiry is also to be launched in this regard, reports add.

According to reports, a retired Senior Superintendent of Police by the name Bandula, has been tasked with the building’s security by Mr. Radha.

‘Shady dealings’
This nine-storey building initially belonging to Green Lanka has been mortgaged by its owners to Mercantile Investments, a leasing company located in Kollupitiya.

The leasing company has filed a case in the Supreme Court that the Indian national Raju Radha is illegally occupying and using this building through a Malaysian company, Asia Capital PLC.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched an investigation into the allegations that Mr. Radha has been staying in the building since 2014 with the backing of political and high-ranking police officials and had rented out the floors of the building to several companies.

The second floor of the building has been rented by Pastor Jerome Fernando to conduct religious services.
It is also reported several relatives of the Thondaman family, former Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) director – Ravi Waidyalankara and his son, as well as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s private secretary – Uditha Lokubandara, have houses in this building.

It was reported that a nightclub owned by well known businessman Nalin Fonseka, is also located in the building.

A cafe owned by Raju Radha’s daughter is located at the rooftop, reports add.

Previously, media had reported that some individuals in this building had been accused of forcibly seizing property and land worth billions after deceiving wives of Colombo businessmen.

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Cancer vaccine misused as skin-whitening




The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) said that complaints have been received that some people use Glutathione vaccine to whiten the skin.

Glutathione is given on low-doses to reduce complications of cancer patients.

NMRA Chief Food and Drug Inspector Amith Perera said that some private hospitals use the vaccine for cosmetic purposes, and it has been reported that customers who come for skin whitening are charged about Rs.100,000.

Information has been revealed that this vaccine is given to both male and female customers belonging to different ages who come for skin whitening at some beauty salons as well as in apartments.

Mr. Perera said the use of glutathione tablets and creams to whiten and lighten the skin is allowed by law, but the use of the vaccine is not allowed.

“People who use the vaccine develop many side effects, especially kidney issues, complications related to blood vessels, and various thyroid disorders. We are working to take legal action against private hospitals and salons that use these injections,” he said.

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