Presidents Counsel Anil Silva impressed upon the court that if Bharatha Lakshman’s bodyguard had not fired the first shot at Duminda Silva’s head causing grievous hurt, all other resultant and subsequent events would not have happened.

The appeal by former MP Duminda Silva seeking the Supreme Court to acquit him was again taken up by the five bench Supreme Court judges chaired by Chief Justice Priyasath Dep.
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The Chair of the Parliament had to ring the bell again today (Jul 20) as there was no quorum in the House.
 
JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake was at the chair then and MP Sisira Jayakody highlighted the lack of quorum.
 
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The Deputy Solicitor General, Thusith Mudalige told before the Supreme Court today (Jul 18) that shots were first fired on the head of former MP, Duminda Silva and, the shooting was first started by a bodyguard of Bharatha Lakshman, Gamini.
 
The appeal by former MP Duminda Silva requesting the court to acquit him was taken again for consideration before a bench of 5 Supreme Court Judges chaired by Chief Justice Priyasath Depp today.
 
Making the submission on behalf of the Attorney General’s Department, the Deputy Solicitor General said that Bharatha Lakshaman’s bodyguard, Gamini fired the shots first and former MP Duminda Silva fell on the ground after he received Gamini’s gunshots in his head.
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The ban of overseas visits for the board of directors of the ETI Finance Limited of Edirisinghe Group has been extended indefinitely by Colombo Fort Magistrate, Lanka Jayarathna today (Jul 18).

Accordingly, Jeevaka Edirisinghe, Nalaka Edirisinghe, Deepa Edirisinghe and Asanka Edirisinghe have been banned from travelling overseas indefinitely.
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The sixth car was offered to a lucky viewer of the HIRU Tele Perahara today (Jul 17).

After the SMSs with correct answered were drawn, the lucky winner was found from Panadura.
        

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The body of the undergraduate whose body could not be located after falling into Asupini Ella on Saturday has found this afternoon (Jul 17).
 
The body was found at a location from where water is channeled to generate hydropower.
 
He had fallen into the water as he had attempted to take a photograph from nearby the waterfall.
 
The villagers said that so far 14 persons who had visited the area on sight-seeing fell into the waterfall.
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K. M. Nilanthi Pushpakumari of Wennappuwa has won the fifth luxury Mahindra Reva e20 car which is given to the lucky winners of HIRU Tele Perahara.

The competition is held to mark the 20th anniversary of Sri Lanka's most popular TV channel HIRU TV.

Under this programme, 20 cars will be offered to the lucky winners of an SMS competition.
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The handing over of the second truck to the lucky winner of "Hiruta wissai - Thagi wassai" was taken place yesterday (Jul 16).
 
Through this programme 20 Mahindra Supro trucks worth Rs. 35 million will be offered to the loyal listeners of the popular radio channel Hiru FM.
 
The second winner of the competition was Warna Sanjeewa of Athurugiriya.
 
The Hiru team delivered the award to the hometown of the winner, yesterday.
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Police say that search operations are still underway to locate the missing youth who fell from Aranayake Asupini Ella on Saturday.
 
He had slipped and fallen while trying to take a photograph.
 
The missing person was a resident of Kaalwaana in Aranayake and he was an undergraduate of the University of Kelaniya.
 
Navy divers with the assistance of villagers are conducting the search operations.
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The Ministry of Justice says the details of the death-row drug convicts will be fully scrutinized.

The Department of Prisons said yesterday that names of 18 convicted drug traffickers were sent to the Ministry of Justice.

Foreigners are also among those criminals.

The Ministry said it will also look into the charges against them and whether they have filed appeals against their convictions.
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Police say a 35-year-old government servant has been hacked to death in Werawatte, Yaala Junction in Anguruwatota.
 
The incident occurred at around 3.50 am today (Jul 16).
 
The victim, attached to Dodangoda Divisional Secretariat was residing at a boarding place for the last six month.
 
The assailants had attacked him inside his room.
 
He was a resident of Koshena, Bombuwala.
 
The victim was admitted to Horana Hospital in a critical condition.
 
However, he died due to his injuries.
 
 
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