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Sixth suspect wanted for assaulting prison guard arrested

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Police have arrested the sixth suspect involved in the assault and threatening of a prison guard at his private residence in Minuwangoda, Police said today.

The suspect was a 44 year old resident of Mulleriyawa and was arrested in the Biyagama area yesterday.

The arrests have been made by the Homicide and Organized Crimes Division which is investigating a complaint by the guard where he was assaulted and threatened by group on May 12 at his residence in Minuwangoda.

The gang who threatened the guard had wanted him to refrain from complaining about cases of drug trafficking inside the prisons.

Among those arrested so far is a Captain of the  Army who was taken in with a T-56 firearm, two Browning pistols and 167 rounds of ammunition.

The Prison guard has been recognized for his services including several detection of drugs within the Prisons.  

(sundaytimes.lk)

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Political parties urged to publish their National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes 

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A public appeal has been made to several mainstream political party leaders to  immediately publish their respective National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes for social discourse.

The request has been formally addressed to the political party leaders of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the National People’s Power (NPP), United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC).

The full context of the public appeal is as follows : 

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Govt. to provide free fertilizer to all paddy farmers

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Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries – Mahinda Amaraweera has said that the government has decided to provide MOP fertilizer free of charge to all the paddy farmers in Sri Lanka during the 2024/25 Maha season and 2025/26 Maha season.

Sri Lanka will thus receive 55,000 metric tons of MOP fertilizer as requested by the government from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

The Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, expressed his views on this in a meeting held in Tissamaharama today (June 24).

(dailynews.lk)

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8 arrested over gang rape of teen, remanded

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Eight youths who were arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Jalthara area of Hanwella, have been remanded until June 28.

The suspects were produced before the Homagama Acting Magistrate Padmasiri Jayawardena today (June 24).

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