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Dinesh Chandimal Left out of Zimbabwe tour

Dinesh Chandimal
Sri Lanka have omitted vice captain Dinesh Chandimal from a 15-member squad and brought in three uncapped players for the two-Test tour of Zimbabwe starting on October 29.

Sri Lanka Cricket said Chandimal was yet to recover from a thumb injury he sustained during a domestic match last month. The three new faces in the squad are fast bowlers Kasun Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara and the allrounder Asela Gunaratne.

Chinese woman arrested with Rs.11.64mn gems

Rs.11.64 million worth of gems
A 26-year-old Chinese woman was taken into custody by Customs officers at Bandaranaike International Airport while attempting to smuggle out Rs.11.64 million worth of gems on Friday night.

She was detained at the departure lounge at 8.20 pm following a tip off that she was trying to smuggle out local and foreign currency.The suspect, who was found to be working as a tourist agent in Sri Lanka, was scheduled to fly to Shanghai, China on flight MU231.

Inflation accelerates to 4.7-pct in September

Inflation accelerates
Sri Lanka’s consumer prices as measured by National Consumer Price Index rose to 4.7 percent in September from the 4.5 percent reported a month ago, data from the state statistics office showed.

In September contribution to the inflation from food group was 2.1 percent while non-food group was 2.7 percent.The index has been calculated as 113.5 for September 2016 and it shows an increase of 0.2 index points to the previous month’s index of 113.3.

SL Man sexually abused in Scotland

 Man sexually abused in Scotland
A Sir Lankan man has spoken of the horror of being enslaved and sexually abused in Dundee, Scotland.

In a chilling insight into modern slavery in the city, Asha revealed how he was treated “like an animal” and forced to work in a bed and breakfast for just 33p an hour — while being routinely groped by his tormentor.

Chanuka Ratwatte and others released on bail

Chanuka Ratwatte
Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday released Chanuka Ratwatte and four others on bail.

They were suspected of selling treasury bills through a firm established by Ratwatte and failure to deposit the money in the custody of the state. The loss caused to the state is estimated at Rs. 4,200 million.

Lasantha killing : major at home at the time of incident

Lasantha Wickrematunga Lanka Hot News
The CID has found that the retired Army Intelligence Unit Sergeant Major Ilandarige Edirisinghe Jayammane who was found hanging from a rafter in his home recently with a suicide note confessing to the killing of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga was actually at his home when the killing took place in 2009.

The CID investigators who continued their probe into the suicide note and the details of the reports on the use of Jayamanne’s mobile number have found that his movements were restricted to his home and surroundings on the day of killing of Wickrematunga.

Treasury bond scandals: COPE final report

Arjuna Mahendran
Parliamentary watchdog committee, COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises), yesterday approved its Chairman’s report holding former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran responsible for Treasury bond scandals.

The report recommends legal action against those involved in the scams and the recovery of losses from them, according to a senior COPE member.

Ambulance Driver ignores serious patient

Sri Lankan Ambulance Driver
An ambulance driver transporting a patient in a critical condition from the Embilipitiya district hospital to the Ratnapura hospital for further treatment is alleged to have stopped the vehicle at a spot where coconuts were being sold.

This episode went viral and by noon today more than 128,000 visiting this social media website.

Tense situation in Kalpitiya as fishermen clash

Kalpitiya as fishermen clash
Protests by fisherman along the north-western stretch of the island took a turn for the worse this morning, when local fishermen in Kalpitiya clashed with fishermen they claim are using illegal methods to fish in their waters.

The fishermen from Kalpitiya say these fishermen use illegal ‘Laila’, ‘Surukku’ and bottom-trawling methods to fish, destroying the seabed, the eco-system and the Kalpitiya fisherfolks' natural resources.

Five policemen interdicted Over Death of 2 Jaffna uni students

Death of 2 Jaffna uni students
Five policemen have been arrested on suspicion and interdicted following the death of two university students while traveling on a motorcycle, according to the Government Information Department.

The statement said that postmortem examinations into the deaths are ongoing and that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has immediately launched an investigation.

Sri Lanka Cricket's dirty sex secret

Female ex-employee reveals the rampant abuse by frustrated officials at Cricket's head office

Sexual demands, groping, touching, lude comments and verbal abuse of helpless and silent female employees are common occurrences inside the glamourous offices of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) according to the official testimony of a former female Executive officer of the country’s most internationally recognized corporate body.

Film 'Silence In The Courts' Free To Be Screened

Colombo District Court today revoked the enjoining order against Prasanna Vithanage's film 'Usaviya Nihandayi' (Silence in the Courts) which was imposed on October 5.

The enjoining order was issued after a petition by Magistrate Lenin Rathnayake.