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Lawyer remanded for contemptuous behavior

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The Supreme Court today ordered the remand of a lawyer accused of his contemptuous behavior in the Supreme Court. 

The Supreme Court further ordered the prison authorities to produce this lawyer before the court again on April 3. The court further ordered the suspension of this attorney from engaging in legal practice until the conclusion of the hearing into the case. 

It was alleged that Attorney-at-Law Susil Priyantha Jayatunga repeatedly made his submissions disregarding the directives of the Supreme Court, thereby behaving in a contemptuous manner towards the Supreme Court. 

The Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justices Preethi Padman Surasena, Gamini Amarasekera and Kumuduni Wickremasinghe further directed the Attorney General to draft a rule against the lawyer in this regard and submit it before court on the next hearing date. The Court further issued an order directing the prison authorities to produce the lawyer before a psychiatrist to obtain a report regarding his health condition.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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