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Sabaragamuwa ragging : 7 undergrads bailed (Update)

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Seven undergraduates of the Sabaragamuwa University who were arrested for ragging a female student, have been released on bail.

Taking up the case earlier today (Jan. 29), the Balangoda Magistrate’s Court ordered to release the seven suspects on personal bails of Rs. 100,000 each.

Initially, six male undergraduates were arrested by the Samanalawewa Police on Sunday evening (28 Jan.) while a female undergraduate had surrendered to the police this morning.

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6 undergrads arrested for ragging at Sabaragamuwa Uni.

Six fourth-year students from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages at Sabaragamuwa University have been arrested by the Samanalaweva Police on charges of ragging a female student.

The Samanalaweva Police conducted an investigation following a complaint received on hotline 1997 and arrested the suspects.

Police said the arrested students are from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages of the Sabaragamuwa University.

They were arrested yesterday (28) after being summoned to the Samanalawewa Police Station.

The arrested students, aged 23, 24 and 25 years are residents of Morawaka, Rukgahawila, Aluhtarama, Imaduwa and Kithalawa and they will be produced before courts today.

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CID investigates blackmail case involving actress and ex-boyfriend

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis that they have launched an investigation into a complaint by a popular actress. 

The actress alleged that her ex-boyfriend, currently residing abroad, blackmailed her by threatening to publish nude photos online unless she transferred money to him.

The CID stated that the actress and her boyfriend were in a relationship for about four years, and after her rise to fame, she ended the relationship. 

The ex-boyfriend retaliated by threatening to publish nude photos, prompting the actress to transfer money to prevent the act. 

The CID requested permission to obtain reports on the relevant bank accounts, and the Magistrate granted the request, instructing the CID to complete the investigation and report its findings to the Court.

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Google maps error leads drunken men to scale wall of ‘Temple Trees’

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Two individuals who scaled the wall of ‘Temple Trees,’ the official residence of the Prime Minister in Colombo, have cited a Google Maps error for their presence within the highly fortified premises. 

The suspects, aged 28, claimed that they were following Google Maps directions to their rented residence on Muhandiram Road when the route ended near a large wall.

According to their confession, after having drinks at a bar in Kollupitiya, they believed their residence was on the other side of the wall and decided to scale it. 

Officers of the Prime Minister’s Security Division apprehended the individuals, subsequently handing them over to the Kollupitiya Police.

The suspects, one working as a software engineer and the other as a merchant seaman, were released on Police bail. They are scheduled to appear in court on March 14. 

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SL wins 1st T20I by 3 runs

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Sri Lanka won the 1st T20I match against Bangladesh by 03 runs, after a thrilling game.

Winning the toss, Bangladesh invited the visitors to bat first, where the visiting Sri Lankans scored 206/3 before limiting the Bangladesh team to 203/8.

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