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2 Sri Lankan archers go missing in S. Korea

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Two Sri Lankan national level Archery players who went to South Korea for expert training in the sport have gone missing in that country recently, it has been reported to ‘Daily Mirror’.

The Sri Lanka Archery Association (SLAA) sent a team of five players and a coach for the training session with the approval of the Ministry of Sports. However, two players disappeared without informing the team management or other players as soon as they arrived at the South Korea airport.

The World Archery Asia Development Committee held the 2023 World Archery Asia (WAA) Challenge and joint training programme for athletes in the Asian region from August 21 to 25 at Wouju Koranju Archery Centre, South Korea.

Five highly qualified players from the Archery National Development Pool established by SLAA were selected to participate in the training session. Among them, two archers from the Army and Navy have gone missing in South Korea.

It has been learned that the two athletes in question have disappeared when the Sri Lanka archery team arrived in South Korea from Katunayake Airport and were travelling in the bus to go to the residential centre.

As a result only three players and the coach have participated in the Korea Archery training session.

To an inquiry made by ‘Daily Mirror’ about the disappearance of two athletes in Korea, SLAA president Roshan Kadanatachchi said, “Yes, it is a true incident. According to the report we received from the manager, the Director Sports Department of Sports Development, Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Navy sports authorities have been informed.”

“Going to international matches or training sessions and disappearing in foreign countries is a very unpleasant incident. In order to avoid such incidents, we as an association have decided not to nominate players for such trips from now on. But it is a great loss from the side of the sport,” the SLAA president added.

Meanwhile, 11 athletes, coaches and managers of the Sri Lankan team participating in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games in England went missing and the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) has failed to find any information about them until now.

This is regarded as the largest number of missing people in an international tournament in the history of Sri Lankan sports. Some sports analysts believe that the disappearance of the archery players in Korea is a consequence of the lack of action taken by the NOCSL and government authorities in previous incidents.

(dailymirror.lk)

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Youth found dead in three-wheeler at Ward Place

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A 33-year-old youth was found stabbed to death inside a parked three-wheeler at Ward Place, Colombo, according to police reports.

The gruesome discovery was made early this morning (23) in front of the National Dental Hospital, following a tip-off received by Cinnamon Gardens Police around 1.00 a.m.

Upon investigation, police traced the three-wheeler’s registration to a resident of Middeniya. 

The vehicle owner revealed that he had lent it to his 33-year-old brother-in-law, who works as a taxi driver.

Cinnamon Gardens Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

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Tamil parties agree to field common Presidential candidate

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Several Tamil political parties and a group of representatives of civil organizations have reached an agreement to present a common Tamil candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election.

The agreement was signed in Jaffna today by seven parties including TELO led by MP Selvam Adaikkalanathan, PLOTE led by MP Dharmalingam Siddharthan, Tamil People’s Alliance led by MP C.V. Wigneswaran, Tamil National Party led by Attorney-At-Law N. Sri Kantha, and EPRLF led by Suresh Premachandran.

The Tamil People General Assembly, comprising of several Tamil civil organizations, also signed the agreement.

However, the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) comprising President’s Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran and the Tamil National People’s Front comprising Attorney-At-Law Gajendra Kumar Ponnambalam did not sign the agreement today.

(News 1st)

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Club Wasantha’ murder: Tattoo studio owner makes confidential statement

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Dulan Sanjula, the owner of the tattoo studio in Athurugiriya, has made a confidential statement before the Kaduwela Magistrate over the recent shooting and killing of two individuals including Surendra Wasantha Perera alias ‘Club Wasantha’. 

Meanwhile, the seven suspects including Dulan Sanjula have been ordered to be remanded further until August 5, 2024. 

The suspect, who was arrested in connection with the incident, had requested permission to make a confidential statement to the Kaduwela Magistrate. He made this request when the seven suspects arrested in relation to the incident were produced before the court on July 10.

However, the Kaduwela Magistrate had advised the suspect in question to rethink the decision and make the request again during an upcoming court date.

Furthermore, the magistrate ordered the prison officers to provide additional security to the suspects, since there are accomplices of the criminal figure infamously known as “Loku Patee,” who is suspected to be involved in the incident, detained in the prison.

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