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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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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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