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Salley hands over recordings to CID on Priyamali & Janaki’s deals

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Former Governor Azath Salley has handed over 30 audio recordings to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday (26) in relation to large scale and secret financial transactions allegedly committed by Thico Group owner Thilini Priyamali and CEO of the Krish mixed development project, Janaki Siriwardena.

Mr. Salley told the media that he handed over audio recordings dated up to May 3rd to the CID for investigation.

The CID has also launched an investigation into a Buddhist monk residing at a temple in Kadawatha who has assured the billionaires that the money they deposited in Priyamali’s Thico Group will be given back.

A large number of people have been deceived by saying that there is a large gold ingot weighing 2500 kg in this temple.

Mr. Salley said the photos of the gold ingot and many photos of Priyamali and Siriwardena seeing together have been handed over to the CID.

An investigating officer of the CID has revealed that a stock of gold-plated ingots was found from a house in Pilimathalawa which is said to belonged to Priyamali’s boyfriend Isuru Bandara, who is currently in remand custody.

Thilini remanded by Mahara Magistrate’s Court as well!

Meanwhile, the Mahara Magistrate’s Court yesterday (26) remanded Priyamali for giving a dud cheque of Rs.400,000 to a businessman in Kadawatha after purchasing mobile phones and accessories from him.

Priyamali, who is in remand prison was produced in the Mahara Magistrate’s Court yesterday (26) under the protection of prison officials.

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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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