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Priyamali given drug money by jewellery shop owners!

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Remanded fraudster Thilini Priyamali had in her possession drug dealers’ money amounting to millions of rupees, investigations conducted by the intelligence agencies have revealed.

It was reported that earnings of some drug traffickers staying in Dubai and another staying in England had been given to Priyamali by a group of jewellery shop owners who send money out of the country using the Undiyal system.

None of those who invested drug money have so far complained to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

According to the information received by the intelligence agencies, drug dealers are now threatening the jewellery shop owners demanding money.

The CID said that only 12 complaints have been received against Priyamali so far.

A senior police officer said that around 100 people including two actresses and two politicians have been identified as giving money to Priyamali but none of them have made a complaint. “We cannot force anyone to make complaints,” he said.

The CID believes that Thilini has hidden over Rs.3 billion money collected by fraud six months ago. So far, no information has been found about where the money has been hidden. The CID is confident that she has hidden the money with a third party.

Meanwhile, the CID is also conducting an extensive investigation regarding a company director who allegedly supported Priyamali.

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Sri Lanka Railways GM passes away

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Sri Lanka Railways General Manager H. M. K. W. Bandara passed away today (23) due to a sudden illness.

He  was appointed as the railways chief in November 2023.

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Chinese communist party vice minister Sun Haiyan visits Sri Lanka

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Vice Minister of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party, Sun Haiyan, is set to arrive in Sri Lanka today for a two-day official visit, as reported by The Thinakaran Newspaper.

During her visit, Sun Haiyan is scheduled to engage in discussions with high-ranking government officials, including President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The discussions are anticipated to cover various bilateral matters of mutual interest between China and Sri Lanka.

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Two killed in police shooting following failed checkpoint stop

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Two people died in police fire on Tuesday (23) morning.

The Police Media Division said that officers opened fire at a three wheeler that failed to comply with orders to stop at a checkpoint near the Meegoda – Delketiya junction.

The incident took place at around 1:50 AM.

Sri Lanka Police said that after officers ordered the three wheeler to stop, the driver had slowed down the vehicle, and those inside had opened fire at the police and fled to Moragahahena.

Accordingly, the Moragahahena Police was immediately informed of the shooting.

A group of officers from the Colombo South Crimes Division who were at the Moragahahena Police for a separate inquiry upon hearing the incident had attempted to stop the three wheeler from fleeing.

The three wheeler that continued to disregard orders to stop had proceeded to the Tyre Factory located along the Meepe Road in Moragahahena, where shots were fired at them by officers from the Colombo South Crimes Division.

Sri Lanka Police said two people who were injured in the shooting succumbed to their injuries upon admission to hospital.

Another person who was in the three wheeler had fled the scene.

The deceased were 42 and 35 year old males from Thanamalvila.

Police said a firearm was also recovered from the three wheeler’

(newsfirst.lk)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by newsfirst.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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