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NPP candidate arrested!

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The National People’s Power (NPP) candidate of Ambalantota, who was wanted over defrauding nearly Rs.2 million by stranding people in Laos on the promise of securing jobs in Thailand, was arrested last evening (9).

He was arrested after surrendering to the investigation department of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) through a lawyer.

The SLBFE received several complaints about people being taken to Laos on tourist visas and then stranding them in that country, after assuring jobs in a company in Thailand.

Accordingly, the SLBFE officers arrested one suspect on suspicion of being involved in this smuggling. He was remanded after being produced in the Hambantota Magistrate’s Court.

Meanwhile, investigations were carried out to arrest the NPP candidate who is contesting for the Ambalantota Pradeshiya Sabha. However, he had been avoiding the investigation units.

Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara also spoke about this incident in Parliament last morning (09).

The arrested suspect is scheduled to be produced in the Hambantota Magistrate’s Court today (10).

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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