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Two arrested over death of girl at Rakwana lodge

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Two persons have been arrested by the police over the death of a young girl who was found dead inside a lodge at Panawala, Madampe in Rakwana.

The victim was a 22-year-old unmarried woman named Krishnan Pradeepa, a resident of Stubton Estate, Punchibarawatta in Rakwana.

A 23-year-old resident of Delvin Estate in Rakwana who is said to be the boyfriend of the deceased and the owner of the lodge were arrested by the Rakwana Police over the incident.

The deceased girl had gone to the lodge with her boyfriend at around 1.30 pm.

The two were staying at the lodge for a while and at around four in the evening, the boyfriend had gone out in his three-wheeler to buy food.

Upon return, he had found that the door of the room had been locked. Since there was no sound, he had broken into the room along with the owner.

The boyfriend has told the police that the girl was found hanging from the window of the bathroom with the salwar she was wearing.

The two suspects had untied her and taken her to the Kahawatta Base Hospital in a three-wheeler.

The cause of the girl’s death has not yet been ascertained.

The Magisterial inquiry and scene of crime investigation into the incident was conducted by Rakwana Acting Magistrate Sarath Wijegunawardena yesterday (05).

Police said the postmortem of the deceased girl is scheduled to be conducted at the Kahawatta Base Hospital.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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