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New appointments for 5 OICs transferred during Aragalaya

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The Inspector General of Police informed the Supreme Court that five Police OICs, who were previously transferred due to their failure to prevent the burning of Ministers’ houses during a period of the Aragalaya, have now been assigned suitable police stations in accordance with the agreement reached in court.
The Fundamental Rights petitions filed by five Police OICs were revisited before the Supreme Court.

The three-member Supreme Court bench, Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Gamini Amarasekara, and A.H.M.D. Nawaz presided over the proceedings.

During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Viraj Dayaratne, representing the IGP, confirmed that suitable police stations had been allocated to the petitioners as per the prior court agreement.

Consequently, the three petitioner OICs expressed their consent to assume responsibility for these designated police stations, leading the bench to close the hearing on their petitions.

However, the legal representatives of the remaining two petitioner police officers conveyed their refusal to accept the police stations proposed by the Inspector General of Police.

Furthermore, the officers informed the court that their positions had been downgraded.

As a result, the bench scheduled a subsequent session on May 29 to deliberate on the petitions submitted by the two petitioning Police Station OICs.

President’s Counsel Saliya Peiris, appeared on behalf of the petitioners.

(News 1st)

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India in talks with Sri Lanka to acquire graphite mines

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India is in talks with Sri Lanka to acquire graphite mines in the island nation.

The demand for graphite is steadily increasing, as it is the most common material used for anodes in lithium-ion and other batteries.

The Indian government had discussions with the government of Sri Lanka on acquiring graphite mines there, sources said.

(PTI)

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Karapitiya Hospital to be a National Hospital

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The Cabinet has approved the proposal to develop the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital as a National Hospital.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet briefing that took place today (May 23), Cabinet spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardane said that this will be the third National Hospital in addition to the two National Hospitals in Colombo and Kandy.

The relevant Cabinet paper had been presented by Health Minister Ramesh Pathirana.

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36,900 power breakdowns due to inclement weather

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The Ceylon Electricity Board has reported over 36,900 breakdowns resulting in power interruptions to more than 300,000 consumers in the last 3 days due to inclement weather, says Power and Energy Minister – Kanchana Wijesekera.

Taking to X, the minister notes that additional service staff has been assigned to attend the breakdowns and the CEB management & service staff are working 24 hours to restore power to the affected consumers.

If consumers are unable to repot power interruptions through the CEB hotline 1987, they can use the SMS option to 1987 with BD and the electricity consumer number to follow, use the CEB Care app or through http://cebcare.ceb.lk, he adds.

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