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Monaragala ‘Cannabis’ SSP & gang detained in Passara Police

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The driver of the arrested Monaragala Senior Superintendent of Police has been suspended from service.

A senior police officer said the recommendation to suspend the service of the SSP who was arrested with cannabis has been forwarded to the IGP.

The arrested six suspects including the SSP were ordered to be remanded until January 13 by the Monaragala Magistrate’s Court yesterday (09).

According to information received by the Special Task Force (STF) about a group of treasure hunters, the STF inspected a jeep the day before yesterday and arrested the SSP, his driver and four others.

The STF later found a device that probes the ground which is being used in treasure hunting hidden at a house in Siyambalanduwa.

Accordingly, a senior police officer said that the STF officials also found a stock of 650 cannabis plants hidden in the ceiling of the official residence of the SSP.

A team led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched investigations into the incident.

The arrested suspects are currently detained at the Passara Police.

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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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