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Embassy official involved in Omani prostitution racket suspended

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry has suspended the official of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Oman, who is suspected of supporting the racket of selling young women taken to the offices of employment agents to be chosen by the local employers at will.

Further investigations are being conducted by the Human Trafficking and Maritime Crime Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department to find the local brokers involved in this smuggling.

Information has revealed that Sri Lankan women taken to Dubai and Abu Dhabi are then taken to Oman and used for various criminal activities such as prostitution.

Forty five such women who were rescued are being held at a safe house in Oman.

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Orange prices increased exponentially!

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The price of a kilo of imported oranges has increased to Rs.1,990, fruit importers said.

They said the prices of fruits including oranges have to be increased due to the increase in import costs and taxes.

A few months ago, three imported oranges were sold at a price between Rs.100 and 200.

Imported oranges are the most sold orange variety in the Sri Lankan market due to the export of Sri Lankan oranges.

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Chamika loses 4 teeth ; reaches hotel after treatment

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Kandy Falcons player Chamika Karunaratne, who was injured during today’s game against Galle Gladiators, has reached the team hotel after receiving hospital treatment.

Chamika lost 04 teeth while attempting to secure a catch during the game.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (06) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,806.

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