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Harin’s secretary arrested

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Two persons including a private secretary of a minister have been arrested by the Badulla police HQ yesterday (Feb. 22).

They have been arrested over enabling the getaway of a man under police arrest for driving under the influence after assaulting the police sergeant who had made the arrest.

Two police officers attached to the Badulla Divisional Traffic Division were on duty at around 12.30am yesterday (22) had checked an Alto type car to find its driver – an one Dilith Prasanga was under the influence. 

When taking measures to arrest him and take him to the Badulla police HQ in the same car, a luxury jeep had stopped them and a man introducing himself as a secretary of Minister Harin Fernando had stepped out demanding to release the arrested individual.

The man had dragged out the police sergeant at the wheel before leaving with the arrested man and the car.

The policemen had informed of this incident to the Badulla HQI and subsequently, Dilith Prasanga had been arrested. Further questioning had revealed that the man who had intervened and hampered the arrest was a private secretary of a powerful minister.

Accordingly, a case was to be filed against the said secretary at the Badulla Courts yesterday.

(Source : Aruna)

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Iran – SL sign 5 MoUs (Video)

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Iran and Sri Lanka signed five memorandums of understanding (MoUs), aimed at bolstering bilateral relations between the two countries.

The MoUs signed will cover cooperation in film, media, tourism, cooperatives, libraries, and cultural, scientific, technical, and sports fields between the two countries, the Presidential Media Division notes.

Earlier in the evening, the Iranian President – Dr. Ebrahim Raisi and his Sri Lankan counterpart President Wickremesinghe held one-on-one discussions, followed by a bilateral meeting between representatives of both nations at the Presidential Secretariat.

(Video – PMD)

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Imported milk powder prices slashed

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The price of imported milk powder will be reduced with effect from tomorrow (April 25), the Milk Powder Importers’ Association states.

Accordingly, the price of a 01 kg pack will drop by Rs. 250 – Rs. 300 while the price of 400g pack will be slashed by Rs. 100ත් – Rs. 130.

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Injunction against Wijedasa and Sarathie

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The Colombo District Court today (April 24) issued an injunction order preventing the appointment of Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as the Acting Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
The court has also issued an injunction order preventing MP Sarathie Dushmantha Mithrapala from functioning as the General Secretary of SLFP.

Colombo District Judge Sandun Withana issued these orders after considering a complaint filed against the respective appointments.

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