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Google maps error leads drunken men to scale wall of ‘Temple Trees’

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Two individuals who scaled the wall of ‘Temple Trees,’ the official residence of the Prime Minister in Colombo, have cited a Google Maps error for their presence within the highly fortified premises. 

The suspects, aged 28, claimed that they were following Google Maps directions to their rented residence on Muhandiram Road when the route ended near a large wall.

According to their confession, after having drinks at a bar in Kollupitiya, they believed their residence was on the other side of the wall and decided to scale it. 

Officers of the Prime Minister’s Security Division apprehended the individuals, subsequently handing them over to the Kollupitiya Police.

The suspects, one working as a software engineer and the other as a merchant seaman, were released on Police bail. They are scheduled to appear in court on March 14. 

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PHIs find incorrectly stored eggs to be sold at Sathosa outlet

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Public Health Inspectors have seized a stock of 3,600 imported eggs unfit for human consumption.

The eggs, amounting to over Rs. 250,000 were to be sold at the Sathosa outlet in Kekirawa.

The eggs, which were required to be stored between 2-5 °C, were found by the PHIs to be stored otherwise.

As per a Cabinet decision, around 42 million eggs were imported to prevent a shortage of eggs during the festive season. 

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2 local multi day fishing trawlers with nearly 200kg of narcotics intercepted

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Following a special operation mounted by the Navy, 02 local multiday fishing trawlers with about 200kg of narcotics, suspected to be heroin and crystal methamphetamine, have been intercepted on southern high seas. The 02 trawlers and 10 suspects aboard are being escorted ashore for onward legal action.

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Overloaded highway buses plying from Kaduwela (Video)

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Reports have emerged of overloaded buses plying from Kaduwela to Nawinna via the Outer Circular Highway (OCH).

According to prevailing laws, it is illegal for buses to exceed the number of seats when boarding passengers. However, it is said that this is a common occurrence in this route. 

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ has received video footage of such an overloaded bus that had set off at 11.00am yesterday from Kaduwela.

This bus had initially attempted to enter the OCH from the Kothalawala interchange but was denied passage by police officers on duty, stating that the bus was overloaded. The driver was advised to offload the excess number of passengers before entering the OCH.

Instead, the driver had merely reversed from the interchange entrance and accessed the OCH from the nearby Kaduwela interchange instead, with the same passenger load. Mobile phone footage of the incident captured by a passenger, is as follows : 

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