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Woman dies after ritual, exorcist arrested

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An exorcist (kapuwa) who had performed a ritual on two women and a man in Dasgiriya, Laggala, was arrested after one of the women died due to a sudden illness.

Police said the woman had suddenly taken ill during the ritual performed from last Friday (16) evening to Saturday (17) morning and had died after being admitted to the Dambulla Hospital.

The deceased is a 48-year-old woman from Galkiriyagama.

The exorcist who had performed the ritual had given 21 king coconuts to the three individuals to drink from time to time while performing the ritual and one of the women had suddenly taken ill. The kapuwa had then given her water mixed with turmeric powder to drink.

The woman had fallen seriously ill after drinking this water mixed with turmeric and had been admitted to the Dasgiriya Hospital and later transferred to the Dambulla Hospital where she had died.

The 25-year-old exorcist who had performed the ritual has been arrested over the incident.

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Cargills FoodCity assault : suspects released on bail

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The suspects recently remanded over assaulting a young woman at the Borella Cargills FoodCity supermarket, have been released on bail.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Sajindra Weerasuriya today (25) ordered to release the suspects on a surety of Rs. 5,000 each.

The suspects were produced before an identification parade and the complainant identifies 05 out of the 07 suspects.

Also, it was previously stated that the complainant had committed previous offences, it was singular that no such thing was mentioned in the police reports submitted to the court.

The court ordered to take up the case again on Nov. 08.

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Fmr. SDIG gets 5-yr. jail term

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The Ratnapura High Court has sentenced former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe for five-year imprisonment for intimidating Kahawatte OIC not to arrest MP Premalal Jayasekera over a shooting incident.

Ratnapura High Court also ordered the convict to pay a fine of Rs. 20,000.

The shooting incident took place during the 2015 Presidential election campaign.

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Notice on issuing revenue licenses in WP

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The Department of Motor Traffic has decided to temporarily suspend the issuing of revenue licenses in the Western Province due to a system update.

According to the department, the services will be unavailable from this Wednesday (September 27) to next Monday (October 02). 

The Motor Traffic Department said in a statement that vehicles of which revenue licenses are expiring from Tuesday, September 26 can be renewed until October 10, without fines. 

Meanwhile, the online service for revenue licenses was temporarily suspended from midnight yesterday (September 24) and will remain so until Friday, October 06.

The department added that the temporary service suspension was due to an update on the system maintained by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka.

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