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SLPP urged to sack Lohan

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By Rathindra Kuruwita

The March 12 Movement yesterday criticised the Police for not having taken any action against State Minister, Lohan Ratwatte for entering Welikada Prison on September 06, and Anuradhapura Prisons on 12 September and threatening prisoners.

Speaking to the media, Convener of the March 12 Movement, Rohana Hettiarachchi demanded that the government conduct an impartial investigation into the two incidents. He added that while Ratwatte had resigned as the State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation, it did not reduce the gravity of his actions.

“The government must immediately take steps to impartially investigate the allegations against Ratwatte as soon as possible. No one can enter a prison according to his or her whims and fancies. This is a violation of law. Both the Commissioner General of Prisons and Media Spokesman for the Department pretended that they had no idea what had happened. This showed that they had no desire to act independently,” Hettiarachchi said.

“The best course of action Ratwatte can take is to resign from his post”, Hettiarachchi added. A number of trade unions, other organisations and individuals have demanded an investigation into the incident and the media has revealed a lot of information about what transpired.

“Given that, we are surprised that the Police have done nothing. They are pretending that nothing has happened. We also urge the SLPP to suspend Ratwatte’s membership and conduct a disciplinary inquiry.”



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Navy intercept multi-day fishing trawler carrying 200kg of narcotics

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It has been reported that the Sri Lanka Navy has intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler carrying around 200kg of narcotics suspected to be heroin and crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’) off the southern coast of the island.

The boat and crew  were to be brought to the Galle Harbour,

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Advisory for Severe Lightning issued to Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Northern and North-western provinces and in Monaragala district today (12)

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Advisory for Severe Lightning issued by the natural hazards early warning center at 01.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. on 12 April 2024

Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Northern and North-western provinces and in Monaragala district.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

ACTION REQUIRED:

The Department of Meteorology advises that people should:
• Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

• Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open water bodies during thunderstorms.

• Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.

• Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.

• Beware of fallen trees and power lines.

• For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.
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Rear Admiral Princely Liyanage (Retd) sets Serendib World Record climbing Adam’s Peak in record time

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Rear Admiral Princely Liyanage (Retd) of the Sri Lanka Navy achieved a remarkable feat, setting a Serendib World Record for climbing Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) in an impressive time of 23 hours and 46 minutes, using four different routes  (Nallathanniya, Erathna, Palabaddala, and Malingboda.)  as well as becoming the first person to complete the most ascents of Adam’s Peak within 24 hours.

He began his quest to set this record on 08th April, starting from the Nallathanniya Sri Pada entrance at 3:00 a.m all the way to the peak. His journey continued with climbs up and down the Erathna, Palabaddala, and Malingboda routes, ultimately concluding with the challenging trek from Adam’s Peak to Nallathanniya.

The Serendib World Records Committee officially acknowledged Rear Admiral Princely Liyanage’s (Retd) achievement and awarded him the Serendib World Record certificate on 09th April.

(Navy Media)

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