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“I was afraid she would leave me for someone else”

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The boyfriend who stabbed his girlfriend to death at the RaceCourse Ground, Colombo said yesterday that he was afraid that she would leave him for another person.

Chathuri Hansika Mallikarachchi (24), a resident of Homagama Kiriwaththuduwa, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend at around 1.00 pm yesterday (17). She was a third year student of Colombo University’s Faculty of Science.

Chathuri was the eldest daughter of the family and she has a younger sister who is a school student.

Chathuri, who studied at Anula Vidyalaya in Nugegoda, has been selected to the Science Faculty with highest marks from A/L Examination.

Her university friends said that she managed an educational YouTube channel.

Her boyfriend who killed her is also a third year student at the Colombo University. The suspect is Pasindu Chathuranga, a resident of Chiththampahuwa, Wellampitiya.

Police said he had conducted tution classes for grades 9, 10, 11 in Wellampitiya, Kolonnawa, Kotikawatta, and Kiribathgoda areas.

“I want her. I can’t live without her. I loved her with all my heart but she tried to go for someone else,” the arrested boyfriend has told the police amidst crying.

Investigations revealed that the boyfriend was afraid that his girlfriend would leave him for another person and therefore, he has imposed restrictions on her. He also forbade her to talk to other male students and men.

“She didn’t listen to what I said. Therefore, I had nothing else to do,” the suspect said during police questioning.

Investigations have revealed that he purchased the knife used in murder from a shop and planned to kill her in advance.

He had carried the knife in his bag and had come to the Race Course Grounds with her at around 12.30 in the afternoon yesterday (17).

Investigations revealed that the suspect had tried to impose more restrictions on his girlfriend to which girlfriend had opposed. Therefore, he had killed the girlfriend out of fear that she would leave him.

After killing his girlfriend, the suspect ran from the Race Course Ground towards Colombo University with the blood stained knife in his bag and wiping the blood in his hands on the bag.

Several CCTV cameras had recorded the suspected student running towards the university.

The police said the student who went to the university had later gone to his house in Wellampitiya and left his mobile phone and NIC card at home.

Police suspects whether he left the house with the intention of ending his life by jumping into the Kelani River.

However, when he returned home, a police team arrived at his home to arrest him.

The police arrested him and found the blood-stained knife used to kill the girlfriend.

Source – Dinamina

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President meets TMVP Leader Pillaiyan

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has symbolically distributed freehold deeds to 192 individuals from 13 divisional secretariat divisions in the Batticaloa District. 

This distribution is part of the ‘Urumaya’ freehold deeds program, which aims to provide freehold deeds to 27,595 qualified families in the district, according to the President’s Media Division (PMD).

The ‘Urumaya’ national program is set to grant 2 million freehold land deeds to people across the island, enhancing property rights and security for numerous families.

Following the distribution ceremony, President Wickremesinghe met with TMVP Leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, also known as Pillaiyan, and party members at their headquarters. 

During this meeting, the TMVP leader expressed his support for the President and confirmed his party’s backing in the upcoming presidential election.

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Deadline for NIC applications extended to June 30

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The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) has extended the deadline for individuals over 40 years old to apply for National Identity Cards (NICs) to June 30, 2024. 

Commissioner General of the department Pradeep Saputhanthri stated that the deadline for these applications has been extended to June 30. Originally, the deadline was set for March 31.

This extension was granted in response to requests from Divisional Secretaries, according to the department.

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Highlights from the 16th Nationalised Services Cricket Awards

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The 16th Nationalised Services Award, organized by the Nationalised Services Cricket Association (NSCA), took place in Colombo. 

State Minister for Sports Rohana Dissanayake and Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva chaired the event. 

NSCA Chairman Nalin Aponsu and members of semi-state and bank cricket teams attended. 

Awards were presented to teams that participated and won national service cricket tournaments from 2018 to 2024. 

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