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Plot to kill Karannagoda revealed from video footage!

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched a special investigation about a plan to assasinate former Navy Commander, North-Western Province Governor Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda.

According to a complaint made by Governor Karannagoda to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) regarding a threat to his life, the IGP has assigned the investigation to the CID.

The governor’s official residence in Kurunegala, the road between the residence and the governor’s office and the security vehicle provided to Mr. Karannagoda had been recorded by an unidentified group and the governor had received the footage from another person.

The CID officials confirmed that the unidentified group had targeted Mr. Karannagoda.

The most serious incident is that the video footage of the governor’s official residence has been recorded from the official residence of the Senior Superintendent of Police of Kurunegala located adjacent to the governor’s residence.

The videos have been recorded from a window of the SSP’s residence and show the quarters of the governor’s employees, the front section of the official residence and his security vehicle.

Allowing to video record the governor’s official residence in this manner from the SSP’s residence is a serious breach of security since outsiders are not allowed to enter the SSP’s residence.

A senior police officer said that this incident shares similarities with the murder of former foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar who was killed by a sniper.

According to a report, Kurunegala Senior Superintendent of Police Upul Chandana Abeysinghe has admitted to the Governor that these videos were taken by someone when he was not at his residence.

Mr. Karannagoda has first informed the SSP to conduct an immediate investigation in this regard. However, he had later complained to the IGP requesting a special investigation due to the slow pace of the investigation.

It was reported that the CID is looking into whether there has been any political involvement behind this incident.

It was also said that CID officers are conducting investigations based on several phone records, and they have obtained statements from several suspects as well.

Considering this situation, steps have been taken to increase the security provided to the governor.

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Easter Sunday bombings : Rs. 295 mn. paid as compensation

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The annual reports of the Office of Reparations have revealed that over Rs. 295 million (295,499,069) have been paid as compensation to victims and property damage of the Sunday Easter bombings.

Under this, Rs. 273,747,000  have been paid as compensation for 719 victims while Rs. 21,752,069 have been paid as compensation for property damages.

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350 medical specialists have left SL

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A study conducted by a group of specialist doctors at the Ministry of Health has revealed that 350 specialists have left the country during recent times.

Many of them have left for countries such as UK and Australia. According to a spokesperson of the ministry, economic hardships have been cited as one of the main reasons for them to do so.
Doctors suggest that the government should provide an immediate solution to this issue.

Commenting on the issue, Secretary of the Health Ministry – Dr. Palitha Mahipala says that there is still a shortage of anesthetists and pediatricians after most of them had left the country.

However, some who have gone for training, are returning after their training is complete, he adds.

Meanwhile, sources in the Health sector also say that over 200 nurses too have gone overseas, but new recruits have enabled to prevent hospital operations from continuing without hindrance.

(Source : Lankadeepa)

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Details of SL recruits in Russian military, sought

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Sri Lanka has sought a report from Russian authorities on details of Sri Lankan military recruits and how many of them have died during the Russian-Ukraine conflict, the ‘Aruna’ newspaper reports.

According to a directive by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia has forwarded this request to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Previously, the Human Trafficking, Human Smuggling and Maritime Crime Investigation Division (CID) arrested a retired major and an employment agent, identified as leaders of an organized scheme that recruited retired military personnel as mercenaries for the Russian army.

The Defence Ministry in Sri Lanka has urged the Tri Force commanders to brief Tri Force personnel not to fall for such rackets.

(Source : Aruna)

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