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Suspects of brutal child assault case, remanded (Update)

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Five persons including the 45-year-old main suspect and two women arrested over the brutal assault of a toddler, have been ordered to be remanded. 

The Padaviya Magistrate’s Court has ordered the suspects to be remanded in custody until June 19.

Meanwhile, the assaulted child has been placed under probationary care.


(Previous News on 25th May, 2024 at 12:36pm)

Suspects who brutally assaulted toddler, arrested

Police have arrested a man who had brutally assaulted a toddler after a video of the incident had sparked widespread public outrage.
In addition, two females aged 37 and 46 years of age have also been arrested.

They are residents of Kalyanpura, Welioya.

The video shows the man repeatedly attacking and beating a small child while feeding him.

The suspect, identified as a resident of Welioya, Padaviya, had fled his residence with the child by the time police arrived. However, police officers of the Mullaitivu crime division and officers of the Pulmudai STF camp had continued their search, and arrested the suspects.

Further investigations are underway.

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President meets TMVP Leader Pillaiyan

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has symbolically distributed freehold deeds to 192 individuals from 13 divisional secretariat divisions in the Batticaloa District. 

This distribution is part of the ‘Urumaya’ freehold deeds program, which aims to provide freehold deeds to 27,595 qualified families in the district, according to the President’s Media Division (PMD).

The ‘Urumaya’ national program is set to grant 2 million freehold land deeds to people across the island, enhancing property rights and security for numerous families.

Following the distribution ceremony, President Wickremesinghe met with TMVP Leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, also known as Pillaiyan, and party members at their headquarters. 

During this meeting, the TMVP leader expressed his support for the President and confirmed his party’s backing in the upcoming presidential election.

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Deadline for NIC applications extended to June 30

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The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) has extended the deadline for individuals over 40 years old to apply for National Identity Cards (NICs) to June 30, 2024. 

Commissioner General of the department Pradeep Saputhanthri stated that the deadline for these applications has been extended to June 30. Originally, the deadline was set for March 31.

This extension was granted in response to requests from Divisional Secretaries, according to the department.

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Highlights from the 16th Nationalised Services Cricket Awards

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The 16th Nationalised Services Award, organized by the Nationalised Services Cricket Association (NSCA), took place in Colombo. 

State Minister for Sports Rohana Dissanayake and Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva chaired the event. 

NSCA Chairman Nalin Aponsu and members of semi-state and bank cricket teams attended. 

Awards were presented to teams that participated and won national service cricket tournaments from 2018 to 2024. 

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