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Love affair behind murder of STF sergeant!

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A love affair has led to the killing of two men including a STF sergeant at his house in Udiyawala, Dambadeniya on Sunday night (15), police said.

The Giriulla Police said a suspect named Kabaraya and another man were arrested with a Manna knife and a sharp knife used in the killing.

Kuliapitiya SSP Neranjan Abeywardena said the two were arrested when they came to the city after hiding in the jungle after the double murder.

The suspects are residents of Dambadeniya.

The victims were killed at the house of the deceased sergeant Mahesh Bandara (41). His friend K. K. Pushpakumara (39) was the other victim.

Investigations revealed that the friend of the sergeant has maintained a close relationship with a married woman.

The police said one of the two suspects had also attempted to get closer to the woman.

Investigations revealed that a conflict between the two sides due to the relationship between the woman and the sergeant’s friend has led to the murder.

The Giriulla Police said the suspects have no permanent jobs.

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Sri Lanka Railways GM passes away

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Sri Lanka Railways General Manager H. M. K. W. Bandara passed away today (23) due to a sudden illness.

He  was appointed as the railways chief in November 2023.

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Chinese communist party vice minister Sun Haiyan visits Sri Lanka

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Vice Minister of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party, Sun Haiyan, is set to arrive in Sri Lanka today for a two-day official visit, as reported by The Thinakaran Newspaper.

During her visit, Sun Haiyan is scheduled to engage in discussions with high-ranking government officials, including President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The discussions are anticipated to cover various bilateral matters of mutual interest between China and Sri Lanka.

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Two killed in police shooting following failed checkpoint stop

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Two people died in police fire on Tuesday (23) morning.

The Police Media Division said that officers opened fire at a three wheeler that failed to comply with orders to stop at a checkpoint near the Meegoda – Delketiya junction.

The incident took place at around 1:50 AM.

Sri Lanka Police said that after officers ordered the three wheeler to stop, the driver had slowed down the vehicle, and those inside had opened fire at the police and fled to Moragahahena.

Accordingly, the Moragahahena Police was immediately informed of the shooting.

A group of officers from the Colombo South Crimes Division who were at the Moragahahena Police for a separate inquiry upon hearing the incident had attempted to stop the three wheeler from fleeing.

The three wheeler that continued to disregard orders to stop had proceeded to the Tyre Factory located along the Meepe Road in Moragahahena, where shots were fired at them by officers from the Colombo South Crimes Division.

Sri Lanka Police said two people who were injured in the shooting succumbed to their injuries upon admission to hospital.

Another person who was in the three wheeler had fled the scene.

The deceased were 42 and 35 year old males from Thanamalvila.

Police said a firearm was also recovered from the three wheeler’

(newsfirst.lk)

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