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Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena and several other top ranks given transfers

COLOMBO (News 1st) : Sri Lanka Police has given immediate transfers to a number of senior ranks, including several Senior DIGs.The Police Media Division said that the Public Services Commission approved the appointment of Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Nilantha Jayawardena to the post of Senior DIG in-charge of Administration.The Senior DIG in charge of the Northern Province Priyantha Weerasuriya was appointed as the Senior DIG in charge of the Central Province.Senior DIG Sanjeewa Dharmaratne who served in the Central Province was appointed as the Senior DIG in charge of the Sabaragamuwa Province.Senior DIG S. C.

Medawatte was transferred from the National Police Training Institute to the Police Headquarters for Supporting Services.Moreover, Senior DIG in charge of the North Central Province Kithsiri Jayalath was moved to the Eastern Province, while Senior DIG in charge of the Easter Province M. D.

R. S.

Nilantha Jayawardena

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Heavy rains for multiple provinces today (4) - newsfirst.lk - province North-Western - province Sabaragamuwa
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Heavy rains for multiple provinces today (4)
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Department of Meteorology says that showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, and North-Western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls of about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa Province.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva and Eastern provinces during the evening or night.The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.Condition of Rain:Showers will occur at times in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo.Winds:Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (20-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo. Wind speed may increase up to (55-60) kmph from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota. State of Sea:The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo will be rough at times and from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota will be rough and very rough at times.There is a possibility to increase swell waves about (2.5 m – 3.0 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and about (2.0 m – 2.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo.Therefore, it is advised not to venture into fishing and naval activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambanthota and requested to be vigilant, in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombountil further notice.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa - Mahinda Rajapaksa - Fast-unto-death by monk at Occupy Galle Face; Protestors observe silence for fellow Sri Lankan killed in Police fire - newsfirst.lk - Sri Lanka - province Sabaragamuwa
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Fast-unto-death by monk at Occupy Galle Face; Protestors observe silence for fellow Sri Lankan killed in Police fire
COLOMBO (News 1st); Venerable Theripaha Siridhamma Thero who championed the movement demanding cleaning drinking water for the people of Rathupaswala in 2013, commenced a fast unto death opposite the President’s Office in Colombo.The Occupy Galle Face protest site which saw thousands converge on the iconic Galle Face stretch since the 9th of April became the site for a fast unto death after Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities opened fire at protestors in Rambukkana on Tuesday (19), killing one person and injuring over a dozen.On Tuesday (19) night, the horns at Occupy Galle Face went silent and protestors observed silence and lit candles in memory of their fellow Sri Lanka who was killed in police fire in Rambukkana for demanding solutions to the crises in the country that have affected people from all walks of life.Rambukkana, is a town located in the Kegalle District, in the Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka, and is a short drive away from the world-famous Pinnala Elephant Orphanage.Venerable Theripaha Siridhamma Thero who commenced the fast unto death demanded the immediate resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and vowed to continue his fast unto death until they resign.At the same time, Weightlifter Prasanna Peiris who commenced a 24-hour satyagraha (fast) handed over the baton to Venerable Rajanganaye Saddharatana Thero, who will continue a 24-hour satyagraha.The Venerable Thero urged the Police and the Security Forces to refrain from protecting the rouges.
Ajith Rohana - #Rambukkana Police Curfew Lifted - newsfirst.lk - Sri Lanka - province Sabaragamuwa
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#Rambukkana Police Curfew Lifted
Colombo (News 1st): The Police Curfew that was imposed on the 19th of April for the entire Rambukkana Police area was lifted at 5 AM on Thursday (21).A Police Curfew was imposed following the unrest that broke out when Police used force to disperse protestors who were obstructing the Rambukkana Railway Crossing.One person was killed and scores were injured.Rambukkana, is a town located in the Kegalle District, in the Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka, and is a short drive away from the world-famous Pinnala Elephant Orphanage.The Incident:Angry locals organized protests at the Rambukkana town on Tuesday (19) to express their dismay over the fuel price hike.Entry points to the Rambukkana town from Mawanella, Kegalle, and Kurunegala were blocked during these protests.Protesters had used wooden railway sleepers to block the railway line in the area.At least one person was been killed after police opened fire to disperse protesters who were protesting by obstructing the railway tracks at Rambukkana. Scores were injured.Investigation:Sri Lanka Police on Wednesday (20) said that a 20-member police team led by a Senior Superintendent of Police was appointed to investigate the shooting in Rambukkan on Tuesday (19), which led to the killing of one protestor.Senior DIG Attorney-at-Law Ajith Rohana, who is also the Senior Police Spokesperson, told News 1st that the investigations are taking place under the supervision of Avissawella SSP Wasantha Kandewatte.“There is a note that an attempt was made to set fire to a fuel bowser, and a filling station.
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