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Teacher from Kalutara sexually harasses 16 students

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An investigation has been launched by the police to arrest a tuition teacher in Kalutara who is said to have sexually harassed 16 students.

It was reported that the teacher had sexually harassed the schoolgirls inside a classroom and inside his vehicle as well by taking them to a forest area in Lagoswatta, Kalutara on the pretext of dropping them off at home.

It was also said that links have been sent to the girls to conduct classes through Zoom technology, and they have been instructed to strip when their parents are not around. The suspect had recorded these scenes as well.

Police sources said the teacher’s wife had found all the recorded videos on his laptop and then she had informed the parents of the girls.

Among those who were molested is the daughter of an officer of a police station in Kalutara Division.

The suspected teacher who teaches mathematics has fled the area.

Sexual allegations against the principal of a Kalutara girl’s school….

It was reported that sexual allegations have been made against the principal of a leading girls’ school in Kalutara.

She has been accused of having an illicit relationship with a teacher and seeking the help of two students to maintain the affair.

In addition to this, she had recently invited a candidate contesting for a municipal council in the area to the school and organized a political event in violation of election rules.

The parents said that they have complained about these incidents to the authorities, but there has been no result.

The 16-year-old student who died recently after falling from the third floor of a hotel and her friend who accompanied her are students of this school.

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Easter Sunday bombings : Rs. 295 mn. paid as compensation

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The annual reports of the Office of Reparations have revealed that over Rs. 295 million (295,499,069) have been paid as compensation to victims and property damage of the Sunday Easter bombings.

Under this, Rs. 273,747,000  have been paid as compensation for 719 victims while Rs. 21,752,069 have been paid as compensation for property damages.

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350 medical specialists have left SL

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A study conducted by a group of specialist doctors at the Ministry of Health has revealed that 350 specialists have left the country during recent times.

Many of them have left for countries such as UK and Australia. According to a spokesperson of the ministry, economic hardships have been cited as one of the main reasons for them to do so.
Doctors suggest that the government should provide an immediate solution to this issue.

Commenting on the issue, Secretary of the Health Ministry – Dr. Palitha Mahipala says that there is still a shortage of anesthetists and pediatricians after most of them had left the country.

However, some who have gone for training, are returning after their training is complete, he adds.

Meanwhile, sources in the Health sector also say that over 200 nurses too have gone overseas, but new recruits have enabled to prevent hospital operations from continuing without hindrance.

(Source : Lankadeepa)

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Details of SL recruits in Russian military, sought

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Sri Lanka has sought a report from Russian authorities on details of Sri Lankan military recruits and how many of them have died during the Russian-Ukraine conflict, the ‘Aruna’ newspaper reports.

According to a directive by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia has forwarded this request to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Previously, the Human Trafficking, Human Smuggling and Maritime Crime Investigation Division (CID) arrested a retired major and an employment agent, identified as leaders of an organized scheme that recruited retired military personnel as mercenaries for the Russian army.

The Defence Ministry in Sri Lanka has urged the Tri Force commanders to brief Tri Force personnel not to fall for such rackets.

(Source : Aruna)

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