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Woman arrested for blackmailing gem businessman

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A woman who allegedly filmed her having sex with a married gem businessman on a mobile phone and demanded a ransom of Rs.7 million by threatening to release the video was arrested by the officers of the Kalutara Crime Investigation Division on the day before yesterday (17).
Accordingly, the 32-year-old mother of two residing in Maligawatta was arrested along with a 45-year-old man residing in Wattala.
The suspects were arrested based on a complaint made to the Kalutara Crime Investigation Division by the gem businessman from Beruwala.
The businessman had met the suspect while he was in India for a business purpose and they had spent the night together in a hotel.
The police said that the suspect had secretly recorded them having sex on her mobile phone.
The two had arrived in Sri Lanka on the 14th.
The police said the woman has made a phone call to the businessman and threatened to release the video recording of them having sex to his familiy if she was not given Rs.7 million.
The businessman had initially credited Rs.1 million to her account and after a few days, she had again threatened him demanding the rest of the money.
When he was harassed demanding money for the second time, the businessman complained to the Kalutara Crime Investigation Division.
Accordingly, police officers took action to arrest the woman after informing her to come to Kalutara to collect the rest of the money.
The male suspect who arrived in the vehicle with the suspected woman was also arrested on charges of aiding and abetting extortion.
The vehicle was also taken into police custody and the police said that the male suspect works as a driver.
Police said the arrested woman had left for India several times a month and brought gold and textiles with her and had sold them to local businessmen.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (06) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,806.

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50-yr old bank manager involved with teen, arrested

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Bambalapitiya police say that a 50-year-old private bank manager was arrested for allegedly having a relationship with a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Colombo.

According to reports, the teen had been taken to public parking lots in a jeep with tinted glass and sexually assaulted.

The teen has been admitted to Kalubowila Teaching Hospital.

Reports say that the suspect is a widower with two teenaged daughters of his own.

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Met Dept. warns of gusty winds & rough seas

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The depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal (500km east of Trincomalee) has concentrated into a deep depression and located near latitude 8.7N and longitude 85.7E today morning, the Department of Meteorology said in an advisory issued earlier.

It is very likely to move west-northwestwards, gradually intensifying into a cyclonic storm around this evening.

The system is likely to approach the coast of northern Tamil-Nadu, Puducherry and southern Andhra Pradesh over Southwest Bay of Bengal 08th December morning.

Wind speeds will be 60-70 kmph and can increase up to 80 kmph in sea areas between 02N – 15N and 80E – 95E.

Heavy showers or thundershowers and rough to very rough seas can be expected in aforementioned sea areas.

The naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankesanturai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa and southwest Bay of Bengal (02N – 15N, 80E – 95E) until further notice.

Meanwhile, those who are out at aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or to move to safer areas immediately.

The fishing and naval communities are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Meteorology Department in this regard.

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