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Krish Perera to be questioned over Schaffter’s murder!

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has paid special attention to find out whether Janashakti Group Director Dinesh Schaffter had shared the location tracking facility on his mobile phone with his wife Tarni and his friend Patrick Krish Perera on the day before his murder.

Tarni and Krish had found out that Dinesh was at the Borella Cemetery through the location tracking facility since he had not returned home after half an hour of leaving.

Sources revealed that CID investigators have taken custody of Dinesh’s mobile phone for forensic investigation and are checking the number of times the location tracking facility has been shared with his wife and friend.

Dinesh’s wife has been interrogated by the CID officers and Borella Police on several occasions, but Krish has not been subjected to lengthy questioning.

It was Krish who found Dinesh at the Borella Cemetery and took him to the Colombo National Hospital.

The Borella Police has conducted a preliminary interrogation of Krish and recorded statements and the CID is currently gathering information to question him to find out more information in the future.

It was Krish who had also told the police that Dinesh had told him that he was going to meet cricket commentator Brian Thomas.

Accordingly, the investigating officers took measures to interrogate Brian and record statements. A travel ban was also imposed on him.

Krish Perera is a resident of Wattala and has worked closely with Dinesh for 19 years. Investigations have revealed that he is also a company director. The CID believes that Krish, who has been a most trusted employee of Dinesh, will be able to uncover many information about the people with whom Dinesh was associated and those he dealt with, and through that, they will be able to identify the killer.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that there is progress in the investigations into the murder. So far, statements have been taken from 50 people.

“The suspect has not yet been directly identified. Investigations are being conducted on a broad spectrum covering various fields,” he said.

SSP Thalduwa said when the police checked the car in which Dinesh was travelling in, they found a package containing short eats purchased from a shop at Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07. It has been found that the package contained short eats enough for two people.

Investigators have drawn special attention to this fact as well.

Source: Dinamina

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Sri Lanka Mirror wishes everyone a happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year!

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The 2024 Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned at 09.05 pm last night (April 13).

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ extends heartfelt New Year greetings to all our readers. May this upcoming year be filled with boundless happiness, prosperity, and success for each and everyone of you.

–  Sri Lanka Mirror team

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Derailed train causes delays on coastal line

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A train has derailed at the Kalutara South railway station on Saturday morning (13).

Trains operating on the Coastal Line are thus experiencing delays, Sri Lanka Railways said.

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Kristalina Georgieva to head IMF for a 2nd term

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.

The appointment comes ahead of the start of the fund’s spring meetings in Washington next week.

Georgieva, who has been in the role since the autumn of 2019, was the sole candidate for the position. However, it was only after European leaders signalled that they would endorse her last month that her candidacy was assured.

In a statement, the coordinators of the Executive Board, Mr. Afonso S. Bevilaqua and Mr. Abdullah F. BinZarah has said, “Looking ahead, the Board welcomes Ms. Georgieva’s ongoing emphasis on issues of macroeconomic and financial stability, while also ensuring that the Fund continues to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of its entire membership. It recognizes her focus on strengthening the Fund’s support to its members through effective policy advice, capacity development and financing. The Board looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Managing Director.”

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board, representing our 190 members, and honored to continue to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second five-year term,” Ms. Georgieva has said.

The Bulgarian national has served as Managing Director since October 1, 2019. The Managing Director is the chief of the IMF’s operating staff and Chair of the Executive Board. The Managing Director is assisted by four Deputy Managing Directors in overseeing the Fund’s operations, which serve its membership through about 3,100 staff.

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