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Victim dies after abduction and shooting in Nawagamuwa

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A man who was hospitalized on Wednesday night (Jan. 10) with gunshot wounds has succumbed to his injuries, according to the police. 

The shooting incident occurred in the Thunadahena area of Nawagamuwa.

Police said the shooting was carried out by two unidentified persons who arrived on a motorcycle.

According to police, two unidentified individuals wearing full-face helmets had arrived on a motorcycle to a residence in the Korathota area in Kaduwela last night (10) and had abducted the victim while claiming to be Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel. 

Police said they took the man to a nearby swamp, shot him and fled the scene.

The person who sustained injuries was admitted to the Athurugiriya Hospital for treatment.

Police said he died after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for further treatment.

The deceased has been identified as Buddhika Prasad, a father of one and resident of Korathota in Kaduwela. 

He has a pending court case in the Colombo High Court on charges pertaining to a murder in 2011 and the possession of a firearm, according to a spokesman for the Nawagamuwa Police.

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Mahela and Namal Grace attend Ambani’s Wedding

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Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene and MP Namal Rajapaksa are among the invitees of Anant Ambani’s wedding

The wedding of Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani’s youngest son, Anant Ambani, to Radhika Merchant has taken social media by storm, featuring some of the biggest celebrities and sporting personalities from around the globe.

Lavish wedding celebrations for the son of Asia’s richest man resumed on Saturday with a star-studded guest list including Hollywood celebrities, global business leaders, and two former British prime ministers.

Billionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant and fiancée Radhika Merchant, both 29, are tying the knot this weekend in Mumbai, India, following months of pre-marriage parties.

Saturday will see a blessing ceremony during which the world’s rich and famous will greet and pay their respects to the couple at a 16,000-capacity convention center owned by the Ambani family’s conglomerate.

This will be followed by a grand party where unconfirmed reports say pop stars Drake, Lana Del Rey, and Adele are likely to perform.

(dailymirror.lk)
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Arthur C. Clarke Centre announces satellite launch for next year

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The Arthur C. Clarke Centre has announced plans to launch a satellite next year. 

Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at Colombo University’s Physics Department and Chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, emphasized the need for further infrastructure development to educate schoolchildren on satellite technology.

He made these remarks during a program focused on teaching students about satellite technology.

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Suspect in burglary of Sachithra Senanayake’s house arrested

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Police have apprehended a suspect involved in the burglary of former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake’s house in the Kalalgoda area of Thalangama. 

The burglary occurred on the night of June 22, 2024.

The suspect, a 34-year-old resident of Thalangama, was identified through CCTV footage. 

Police recovered the stolen items, including a laptop, two tablet PCs, five expensive watches, four valuable bracelets, two rings, and Rs 10,000 in cash, from the suspect’s house. 

The motorcycle used in the theft has also been seized.

The suspect, who has a history of criminal activity and was recently released on bail after serving time for multiple burglaries in Kottawa, Thalangama, and Maharagama, will be produced before Homagama Court. 

Kottawa Police are conducting further investigations.

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