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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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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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