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Travel ban on ‘Booru Moona’

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The Avissawella High Court barred the foreign travel of suspected criminal Ravindu Sanka alias ‘Booru Moona’ who recently fled Police custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake.

The travel ban was imposed after taking the submissions presented by the Western Province South Police Division into account.

‘Booru Moona’, who is accused of the gunshot murder of a restaurant owner in Hanwella in December of last year (2022), was arrested at the Airport on 24 February while seeking to board a flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, using a forged passport.

However, he thereafter fled Police custody with the help of two Buddhist monks. 

At the time of his arrest, ‘Booru Moona’ had confessed to taking shelter in a house located in Millaniya, Bandaragama.

Meanwhile, a serving member of the Navy, his wife, and four others are now under arrest for aiding and abetting “Booru Muna’s” escape.

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Term tests for Western province suspended

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The term tests for grade 10 and 11 in the Western province schools has been postponed after some of the question papers were shared on social media ahead of the examination.

A senior official said that the decision had been taken after complaints that several question papers had been leaked out before the examinations.

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Russian Naval Ship Varyag Visits Colombo

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The Russian Naval Ship Varyag has arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit. 

This 187m long Missile Cruiser, manned by a crew of 529, is led by Flag Officer Captain 1st Rank Velichko Anatoly Vasicievich, with Captain 2nd Rank Glushakov Roman Nikolaevich serving as the Commanding Officer.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ship’s crew is expected to participate in various programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, fostering camaraderie and exploring tourist attractions in the country. 

The official visit will conclude, and Varyag is set to depart from the island tomorrow.

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SL over 60s cricket team ranked 4th in the world

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The Sri Lanka Over-60s cricket team, led by Garry Gunasekara, achieved a commendable 4th place in the recently concluded Over-60s Cricket World Cup in Chennai. 

Twelve teams, including all major cricketing nations except Pakistan and Bangladesh, participated in the tournament.

In the group league stages, Sri Lanka secured victories against India, Wales, and the Rest of the World. 

They also tied with the West Indies and suffered their only defeat to Australia, finishing 2nd in the group. 

Sri Lanka faced England in the first semi-final, resulting in a loss, while New Zealand lost to Australia in the second semi-final. Australia went on to convincingly win the final against England.

In the third-place match, Sri Lanka faced New Zealand and narrowly lost by 20 runs, ultimately securing the 4th position in the Over-60s Cricket World Cup.

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