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May 9 arson attacks: Cases to be filed under Public Property Act!

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Cases will be filed under the Public Property Act over the damages caused to state properties on the night of May 09 when the protesters set fire to the houses of MPs including the then Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Police Department said.

Accordingly, necessary files have been prepared under the supervision of Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) for the prosecution of the suspects responsible for the damages done to state properties.

On the night of May 09, people who behaved violently under the guise of Aragalaya set fire to 77 properties including properties owned by 74 public representatives.

Nine victims, including a Member of Parliament, lost their lives as a result of these violent incidents.

The damage caused to all the equipment including government vehicles, laptops and computers issued by the ministries and offices of the public representatives has been calculated and arrangements have been made to prosecute the persons identified as involved in destroying them under the Public Property Act.

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Term tests for Western province suspended

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The term tests for grade 10 and 11 in the Western province schools has been postponed after some of the question papers were shared on social media ahead of the examination.

A senior official said that the decision had been taken after complaints that several question papers had been leaked out before the examinations.

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Russian Naval Ship Varyag Visits Colombo

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The Russian Naval Ship Varyag has arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit. 

This 187m long Missile Cruiser, manned by a crew of 529, is led by Flag Officer Captain 1st Rank Velichko Anatoly Vasicievich, with Captain 2nd Rank Glushakov Roman Nikolaevich serving as the Commanding Officer.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ship’s crew is expected to participate in various programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, fostering camaraderie and exploring tourist attractions in the country. 

The official visit will conclude, and Varyag is set to depart from the island tomorrow.

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SL over 60s cricket team ranked 4th in the world

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The Sri Lanka Over-60s cricket team, led by Garry Gunasekara, achieved a commendable 4th place in the recently concluded Over-60s Cricket World Cup in Chennai. 

Twelve teams, including all major cricketing nations except Pakistan and Bangladesh, participated in the tournament.

In the group league stages, Sri Lanka secured victories against India, Wales, and the Rest of the World. 

They also tied with the West Indies and suffered their only defeat to Australia, finishing 2nd in the group. 

Sri Lanka faced England in the first semi-final, resulting in a loss, while New Zealand lost to Australia in the second semi-final. Australia went on to convincingly win the final against England.

In the third-place match, Sri Lanka faced New Zealand and narrowly lost by 20 runs, ultimately securing the 4th position in the Over-60s Cricket World Cup.

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