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‘Welivita Sudda’ arrested

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Notorious drug peddler known as Sudath Kithsiri alias ‘Welivita Sudda’, has been arrested in the Kaduwela area.

He had been arrested while hiding at a residential property in the Welivita area of Kaduwela.

Upon his arrest, the police reportedly discovered 15 grams and 300 milligrams of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine (ICE), in his possession.

The suspect had been out on bail following a previous arrest for the possession of ICE while the Illegal Assets and Property Investigation Division of Sri Lanka Police had launched a probe in this regard.

Meanwhile, five buses, a car and a motorcycle, which are suspected to be illegally acquired property by the suspect, have been taken into police custody.  It has been revealed in the investigation that the property in question had been obtained by the suspect under the name of his cousin brother.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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