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Schaffter’s case: Foreign DNA confirmed to be a Police Sergeant’s

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the court yesterday (28) that the foreign DNA sample found on the zip ties that were used to tie the hands of deceased Janashakthi Group of Companies Director Dinesh Schaffter was confirmed to be that of a police officer.

The foreign DNA sample belonged to Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) Police Sergeant (29541) Sunil, the CID informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court citing the Government Analyst’s report.

Blood samples obtained from 27 people, including nurses, medical staff members who treated Mr. Schaffter at the Colombo National Hospital, police officers and Mr. Schaffter’s friend Brian Thomas were forwarded to the Government Analyst for further testing.

Among them, the Analyst had reported that the foreign DNA sample was compatible with the blood samples of Police Sergeant Sunil.

Further blood samples needed to be obtained from the mother of the deceased since the previously obtained sample was insufficient, the CID informed the court.

President’s Counsel Anuja Premaratne, who appeared for the late businessman’s family requested that DNA related investigations be carried out through the Genetech Institute, Borella.

After storing data on the mobile phone used by businessman Schaffter, the CID handed over the phone to the court.

The Magistrate said that Mr. Schaffter’s brother or wife can make a request to the court if they want to use the phone data.

The case was postponed to July 11.

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Landslide warnings extended

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The Department of Irrigation says that the water levels in the Kelani River and Attanagalu Oya are rising to levels that requires attention.

Director of the Hydrology and Disaster Management Division of the Irrigation Department S. P. C. Sugeeshwara says that the Gin, Nilwala and Kalu Ganga remain at the flood level.

Many roads in the vicinity of the rivers have been inundated.

S. P. C Sugeeshwara warns that people should refrain from further using the rivers.

The landslide warnings issued to seven districts have also been extended, due to the prevailing weather conditions.

The Met Department predicts that the heavy showers in the South West will continue.

Heavy showers of about 75 mm can be expected in some areas.

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“SLPP Leadership can change if needed”

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaska yesterday said that there should be a change in the leadership of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), if the need arises.

When the former President was asked about the veracity of the news on social media about imminent change of the SLPP leadership, said that he is not aware of any change in the leadership. 

The President was speaking to the media after calling on Mahanayake Thera of the Rammanya Maha Nikaya Most Ven. Makulewe Sri Wimala Thera at the Vidyawasa Pirivena in Meerigama yesterday.

Commenting on the impending regulations on social media, the former President said that there are pros and cons in the social media. “I don’t have any issue with the social media,” he said. 

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also visited the Sacred Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya and participated in religious activities. The Former President also met Chief incumbent of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya Ven. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkitha Thera and received his blessings.

Speaking to the media on the occasion, the former President said that he is physically fit despite social media reports to the contrary.

(dailynews.lk)

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Kusal suffers shoulder injury

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During the first warm-up match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka opener Kusal Janith Perera retired early due to a shoulder injury.

He scored 34 runs before leaving the field due to a shoulder injury that has resurfaced.

So far, the Sri Lankan team has scored 127 runs for two wickets.

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