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Schaffter’s death not a suicide: police

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The murder of Dinesh Shafter, director of Janashakthi Insurance Company, is not a suicide, police said.

Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that statements have been recorded from about 175 people over the murder of Schaffter.

“There is no report that suggests that his death was a suicide. There is no such confirmation. Further investigations are going on. At this point, nearly 175 statements have been recorded and nearly 14 case items have been sent to the government analyst for examination. In addition, phone records, bank records and various documents are being obtained. Investigations are being conducted in this regard using other data as well to find direct evidence. The cause of death has not been determined yet. No suspect has been identified so far,” he said.

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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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