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Girlfriend from security forces kidnaps boyfriend

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Four people, including a girl from the security forces, were arrested early this morning (05) in connection with the kidnapping of a young man who ended the relationship with the security forces girl.

The Pinwatta Police said four residents of Wadduwa area have been arrested.

The suspects were arrested following a complaint made by the young man and his mother that he was abducted by the suspects who arrived in a three-wheeler at Pinwatta in Alubomulla last evening (04).

Investigations revealed that the abducted young man and the security forces girl who allegedly abducted him were in a relationship. The man had been abducted after he had refused to marry her.

Police said the young man was released after being kept in an abandoned house.

Police are conducting investigations to find the driver and the three-wheeler in which the suspects arrived to kidnap the man who works at a private company.

The suspects were to be produced in the Panadura Magistrate’s Court today (05).

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Health Ministry’s Additional Secretary Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrested

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Additional Secretary of the Health Ministry Dr. Saman Ratnayake over the import of substandard human Immunoglobulin injections.

The arrest was made after Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrived at the CID to provide a statement.

Several key individuals including former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Former Health Secretary, the Medical Supplies Division Director are currently in remand custody over the Immunoglobulin scandal.

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Dickwella replaces Kusal in SL T20 Squad

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The Cricket Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has announced Niroshan Dickwella as the replacement for Kusal Janith Perera in the upcoming Twenty20 International (T20I) Series against Bangladesh.

The series is scheduled to commence on Monday in Sylhet.

Kusal Janith Perera, originally included in the T20I squad, will miss the series due to a respiratory infection.

Perera did not join the team on their departure to Bangladesh on Thursday. 

In light of his absence, Niroshan Dickwella has been named as the replacement and is expected to join the team ahead of the first T20I match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

The T20I series against Bangladesh consists of three matches, with the second and third T20Is scheduled for March 6 and 9, respectively, at the same venue.

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Scholarship exam, GCE O/L, A/L dates released

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The Examination Department has announced the schedule for several key examinations for the year 2024.

Accordingly, the GCE (O/L) Examinations 2023 is scheduled to take place from May 6th to May 15th while Grade 5 Scholarship Examinations 2024 is set for September 15th, 2024.

In addition, the GCE (A/L) Examinations 2024 will run from November 25th to December 20th, 2024.

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