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Moratuwa Mayor & 7 others remanded for attacks on GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama

COLOMBO (News 1st); 8 suspects including Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando who were arrested for their involvement in the attacks on the MynaGoGama and GotaGoGama protest sites were remanded until the 25th of May by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, Kelaniya PS Chairman Manjula Prasanna, Karandeniya PS Member Sameera Chathuranga, Seethawaka PS Member Jayantha Rohana, Bandula Jayawanne, and Dineth Geethika were arrested by the CID on Wednesday (18).LPP MPs Milan Jayathilake, Sanath Nishantha, and two others who were arrested over their involvement in the attacks on the GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama peaceful protest sites were remanded to the 25th of May by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (18).Sri Lanka’s Attorney General on Monday (16) directed the Inspector General of Police, and the Senior DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department to arrest and produce in court 22 people including Ex-Ministers, and Members of Parliament who are linked to the attack on the MynaGogama & GotaGoGama peaceful protest sites.As a result of the investigations, detectives arrested SLPP MPs Milan Jayathilake and Sanath Nishantha on Tuesday (17).Earlier, a Former Provincial Councilor Amal Silva, and a Moratuwa Municipal Worker were arrested over the same incident.A normal Monday morning on the 9th of May 2022, turned into a scene of chaos after pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees following a meeting chaired by then-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.The meeting at Temple Trees was organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Local Government Members Forum and saw hundreds in attendance.Following this meeting, the pro-government supporters attacked

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COLOMBO (News 1st); 8 suspects including Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando who were arrested for their involvement in the attacks on the MynaGoGama and GotaGoGama protest sites were remanded until the 25th of May by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, Kelaniya PS Chairman Manjula Prasanna, Karandeniya PS Member Sameera Chathuranga, Seethawaka PS Member Jayantha Rohana, Bandula Jayawanne, and Dineth Geethika were arrested by the CID on Wednesday (18).LPP MPs Milan Jayathilake, Sanath Nishantha, and two others who were arrested over their involvement in the attacks on the GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama peaceful protest sites were remanded to the 25th of May by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (18).Sri Lanka’s Attorney General on Monday (16) directed the Inspector General of Police, and the Senior DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department to arrest and produce in court 22 people including Ex-Ministers, and Members of Parliament who are linked to the attack on the MynaGogama & GotaGoGama peaceful protest sites.As a result of the investigations, detectives arrested SLPP MPs Milan Jayathilake and Sanath Nishantha on Tuesday (17).Earlier, a Former Provincial Councilor Amal Silva, and a Moratuwa Municipal Worker were arrested over the same incident.A normal Monday morning on the 9th of May 2022, turned into a scene of chaos after pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees following a meeting chaired by then-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.The meeting at Temple Trees was organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Local Government Members Forum and saw hundreds in attendance.Following this meeting, the pro-government supporters attacked
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Government of Japan is giving essential medicines to Sri Lanka through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable population as the country grapples with shortages due to an economic crisis.The contribution of US$ 1.5 million will enable UNICEF to procure medicines for over 1.2 million people, among them 53,000 pregnant mothers and nearly 122,000 children in immediate need.The medicines will be distributed to health facilities across Sri Lanka in coordination with the Ministry of Health Charge d’ Affaires ad interim of Japan to Sri Lanka Katasuki Kotaro said, “It is our great honour that Japan will be providing USD 1.5 million emergency grant assistance to the people of Sri Lanka to procure most urgently needed 25 types of medicines within the next two months through UNICEF. We believe that this will help improve access to essential life-saving medical services especially for pregnant women and children, who are most likely to be affected by the economic crisis.”The economic crisis and the subsequent foreign currency shortage have left Sri Lanka struggling to import essential goods, including fuel, gas for cooking and medicines.Essential services in the health sector are heavily impacted by the crisis, affecting both patients and health workers.

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