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Gihan Pilapitiya nominated as Public Trustee!

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The government has decided to appoint Kuliyapitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya as the Public Trustee.

Accordingly, it was reported that Mr. Pilapitiya has been released from the High Court service by the Judicial Service Commission headed by the Chief Justice.

Mr. Pilapitiya, who will be appointed as the new Public Trustee, is an alumnus of St. Thomas College, Bandarawela and Dharmaraja College, Kandy.

He obtained his LLB from the University of Colombo and joined the Attorney General’s Department in 1999 as a State Counsel.

He joined the judicial service as a Magistrate in 2003 and has worked as a Magistrate, District Court Judge and High Court Judge in various parts of the country for 20 years.

The appointment of Mr. Pilapitiya to the position of Public Trustee is based on a special decision of the Cabinet.

Apart from this, it was also reported that a number of senior judges including the Assistant Secretary General of Parliament Tikiri Jayathilaka will be appointed as High Court Judges in the coming days.

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Landslide warnings extended

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The Department of Irrigation says that the water levels in the Kelani River and Attanagalu Oya are rising to levels that requires attention.

Director of the Hydrology and Disaster Management Division of the Irrigation Department S. P. C. Sugeeshwara says that the Gin, Nilwala and Kalu Ganga remain at the flood level.

Many roads in the vicinity of the rivers have been inundated.

S. P. C Sugeeshwara warns that people should refrain from further using the rivers.

The landslide warnings issued to seven districts have also been extended, due to the prevailing weather conditions.

The Met Department predicts that the heavy showers in the South West will continue.

Heavy showers of about 75 mm can be expected in some areas.

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“SLPP Leadership can change if needed”

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaska yesterday said that there should be a change in the leadership of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), if the need arises.

When the former President was asked about the veracity of the news on social media about imminent change of the SLPP leadership, said that he is not aware of any change in the leadership. 

The President was speaking to the media after calling on Mahanayake Thera of the Rammanya Maha Nikaya Most Ven. Makulewe Sri Wimala Thera at the Vidyawasa Pirivena in Meerigama yesterday.

Commenting on the impending regulations on social media, the former President said that there are pros and cons in the social media. “I don’t have any issue with the social media,” he said. 

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also visited the Sacred Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya and participated in religious activities. The Former President also met Chief incumbent of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya Ven. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkitha Thera and received his blessings.

Speaking to the media on the occasion, the former President said that he is physically fit despite social media reports to the contrary.

(dailynews.lk)

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Kusal suffers shoulder injury

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During the first warm-up match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka opener Kusal Janith Perera retired early due to a shoulder injury.

He scored 34 runs before leaving the field due to a shoulder injury that has resurfaced.

So far, the Sri Lankan team has scored 127 runs for two wickets.

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