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Sirisena gets into defendant’s dock in Easter Attacks case

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Former President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday (27) was seen getting into the defendant’s dock when the case filed with the Fort Magistrate’s Court against him for failing to prevent the 2019 April Attacks despite receiving credible information about the attacks, was taken up.

Initially, he did not get into the dock, and following a clarification made by the court, Sirisena was asked to get into the defendant’s dock.

An individual who lost a limb in the attacks on the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade on the 21st of April 2019, and Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando had filed the case against the Former President.

When the case was called up on Friday (27), Sirisena did not get into the defendant’s dock and remained out.

President’s Counsel Rienzie Arsecularatne appearing for the plaint directed the court’s attention to the incident and raised objections.

President’s Counsel Faiszer Musthapha appearing for Maithripala Sirisena noted that the Court of Appeal had suspended action in the private plaint filed against his client, and therefore his client would not get into the defendant’s dock.

However, Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage pointed out that the Court of Appeal had ordered the Magistrate Court to read out the charge sheet against the suspect, and not  take action until an order is issued by the Court of Appeal.

The Magistrate noted that the Court of Appeal had NOT issued an order preventing the suspect from getting into the defendant’s dock, and ordered the court official to announce the suspect’s name, summoning him to the court.

Thereafter, Former President Maithripala Sirisena was seen getting into the defendant’s dock.

The private plaint filed with the Fort Magistrate’s Court against Former President Maithripala Sirisena for failing to prevent the 2019 April Attacks despite receiving credible information about the attacks was postponed to the 17th of March.

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Health Ministry’s Additional Secretary Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrested

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Additional Secretary of the Health Ministry Dr. Saman Ratnayake over the import of substandard human Immunoglobulin injections.

The arrest was made after Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrived at the CID to provide a statement.

Several key individuals including former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Former Health Secretary, the Medical Supplies Division Director are currently in remand custody over the Immunoglobulin scandal.

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Dickwella replaces Kusal in SL T20 Squad

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The Cricket Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has announced Niroshan Dickwella as the replacement for Kusal Janith Perera in the upcoming Twenty20 International (T20I) Series against Bangladesh.

The series is scheduled to commence on Monday in Sylhet.

Kusal Janith Perera, originally included in the T20I squad, will miss the series due to a respiratory infection.

Perera did not join the team on their departure to Bangladesh on Thursday. 

In light of his absence, Niroshan Dickwella has been named as the replacement and is expected to join the team ahead of the first T20I match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

The T20I series against Bangladesh consists of three matches, with the second and third T20Is scheduled for March 6 and 9, respectively, at the same venue.

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Scholarship exam, GCE O/L, A/L dates released

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The Examination Department has announced the schedule for several key examinations for the year 2024.

Accordingly, the GCE (O/L) Examinations 2023 is scheduled to take place from May 6th to May 15th while Grade 5 Scholarship Examinations 2024 is set for September 15th, 2024.

In addition, the GCE (A/L) Examinations 2024 will run from November 25th to December 20th, 2024.

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