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Young girl’s body found in secluded tea plantation

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The body of a young girl was found in a secluded tea plantation situated at Kurundugaha hathakma area in Elpitiya.

The police confirmed the identity of the girl as Madusdhani Hansika Madusahani, a 17 year old resident of Thalawa Madakanda. The police added that the deceased was an employee of a  shop.

Police observations revealed that the body of the girl had been found three kilometers away from her residence, and they had detected the body following a tip off.

The police suspect that the body was placed in the secluded tea plantation after committing a murder elsewhere. The police said that observations were made that the body has cut wounds and bruises.

Meanwhile police suspect that her brother in law was involved in the murder.

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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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