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Video: Suspect, person of interest sought in fatal shooting on SEPTA bus, police say - - city Philadelphia - city Germantown
Video: Suspect, person of interest sought in fatal shooting on SEPTA bus, police say
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a shooter and a person of interest in connection with a fatal shooting on a SEPTA bus in Philadelphia. The shooting took place on Wednesday night inside a bus on the 5200 block of Germantown Avenue, police say. According to investigators, a confrontation between the suspect and a young man broke out on the bus before shots were fired. Officials say responding officers found the victim on the floor of the bus bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was rushed to Einstein Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  Related According to investigators, eight passengers were on the bus at the time of the shooting.The City of Philadelphia is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Authorities say police are also searching for a person of interest in relation to the investigation. RELATED: Ski masks banned from SEPTA property, Transit Police Chief says: 'You will be engaged by police'Police released surveillance video of the shooting on Friday in an effort to get information on the suspect and person of interest or information from potential witnesses. Anyone with information is urged to contact Philadelphia police at 215-686-8477. A man was shot and killed on a SEPTA bus in Germantown, police say.
Ranil Wickremesinghe - Ranil Wickramasinghe - President calls for Sri Lanka – Japan collaboration - - Japan - Sri Lanka - city Tokyo, Japan
President calls for Sri Lanka – Japan collaboration
President Ranil Wickremesinghe engaged in a pivotal business round table on “Sri Lanka’s Economic Revival & Opportunities for Japanese Enterprise,” where he presented the nation’s commitment to stabilizing and liberalizing the economy while actively inviting new foreign ventures.The event, jointly organized by JETRO, Japan-Sri Lanka Business Co-Operation, and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan, aimed to strengthen economic ties between the two nations.During the round table, President Wickremesinghe fervently outlined the ongoing efforts undertaken by Sri Lanka to restore stability and openness to its economy, presenting an inviting climate for foreign investment. With a clear vision to attract Japanese enterprise, he discussed the various measures and reforms being implemented to create a conducive business environment for potential investors.Recognizing Japan’s significance as a vital economic partner, President Wickremesinghe emphasized the mutual benefits that can be derived from increased collaboration between the two nations. Sri Lanka’s strategic location and skilled workforce were highlighted as key advantages, providing a gateway for Japanese companies to expand their operations in the region and leverage the country’s emerging economic opportunities.As Sri Lanka continues its journey toward economic revival, President Wickremesinghe’s active participation in the round table, underscores the government’s unwavering commitment to attracting foreign investment and driving sustainable economic progress.Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickramasinghe also joined a meeting with the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Association.Meanwhile, a meeting took place in Tokyo between Japan’s Minister of Digitization, Mr.
Prasanna Ranatunga - Police officer, and another man injured in heated land dispute; Minister Prasanna says land does not belong to him - - Sri Lanka - North Korea
Police officer, and another man injured in heated land dispute; Minister Prasanna says land does not belong to him
COLOMBO (News 1st); Two people were arrested for assaulting a police officer assigned to the security detail of Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and another individual in Pansilgoda, Minuwangoda on Thursday (25) evening.Sri Lanka Police said that a heated exchange between two factions led to the altercation.A police officer assigned to the security detail of Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, and a staff member detailed to the Minister were injured and were admitted to the Gampaha Base Hospital.According to the locals, the altercation took place when a group had visited a land in Pansilgoda, and started digging trenches.Speaking to News 1st, Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the incident had taken place at a land that belongs to the Reggie Ranatunga Foundation."The Reggie Ranatunga Foundation provides school books, scholarships, housing for the local students. The land in question was used to operate a vocational training institute with funding from Korean associates," said the Minister.He added that many years later the building at the premises reached a dilapidated state, and it was decided to remove the building and plant coconut trees as a development project.The Minister alleged that a political group had misled the local community and that resulted in two people assigned to the premises being assaulted.Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said that the premises is not a play ground, and permission was even granted by the Reggie Ranatuga Foundation to organize the annual Vesak Dansala.The Minister stressed the land does not belong to him, and belongs to the Reggie Ranatunga Foundation.
Ranil Wickremesinghe - Fumio Kishida - Japan, Sri Lanka confirm importance of transparent debt restructuring - - China - city Beijing - Japan - India - Sri Lanka - Britain - France - city Tokyo, Japan
Japan, Sri Lanka confirm importance of transparent debt restructuring
Japanese and Sri Lankan leaders on Thursday (25) confirmed the importance of "transparent and fair" debt restructuring, apparently warning against China's alleged debt-trap diplomacy, which uses loans as leverage to gain concessions from borrower nations.The agreement came during a meeting in Tokyo between Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who expressed appreciation for the Asian country's role in restructuring his nation's debt.Sri Lanka defaulted on its debt in April 2022 amid the worst economic crisis since the South Asian country, with a population of 22 million, gained independence from Britain in 1948, with China emerging as the biggest bilateral creditor to the nation in recent years.Against a backdrop of Beijing's so-called debt trap diplomacy, many developing countries receiving massive loans from China, including Sri Lanka, have given up control of key infrastructure after the debt liabilities become untenable.During the three-day Group of Seven summit through Sunday in the western Japan city of Hiroshima, the leaders urged all nations to refrain from using "economic coercion" as a tool to pursue political objectives with China in mind.Wickremesinghe, meanwhile, told Kishida at the outset of their meeting, which was open to the media, that the debt-strapped country's efforts to improve its fiscal health have made "remarkable headway" on the back of support by Japan and other major democracies.Japan, France and India have launched an initiative to coordinate the restructuring of Sri Lanka's hefty loans among its creditors.