The funeral of Sadevmi whose murder took the country by storm, took place yesterday. A large number of neighbors were present and they are still confused about the incident.  

It is difficult to see her lifeless body without shedding a tear, and it was everybody’s unanimous wish that no one should face an untimely death of this nature.

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Suspicion over the father who was accused earlier for child abuse?

The funeral of the child who was murdered in Kotadeniyawa will be held today at the Divulapitiya cemetery. Yet her murderer has not yet been found. Investigations are continued by the police on the details found during the post mortem.

It is reported that the father of the child named Upul Shantha is suspected for the murder. He had been teaching at a national school in Negombo and had been under remand earlier for an incident regarding child abuse.

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The pet dog had not barked
Police canine had turned back towards the house
Neck strangled with vest

Statements with regard to the murder of four-year old girl Sadevmi in Kotadeniyaava in Divulapitiya in Gampaha have been recorded from her parents, relatives and residents.

Acting police media spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody said that further investigations have been extended based on these statements and specialist evidence deploying Intelligence Officials as well.

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“I thumped him till the broom split in two!”

An incident about a woman thumping with a broom an intruder who had stolen into the house and tried to smooch the woman on the face is reported from Mahawelamulla, Wellawaya.

After being battered by her he was caught by the neighbors as well and was battered by them as well. Afterwards he was handed over to the police by the villagers and they claimed that he is a suspect regarding thefts which had occurred in the village earlier.

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Police today discovered the body of the 5-year-old girl who went missing from her home at Kotadeniyawa in Divulapitiya. 

Several police teams including canines were deployed in search of the missing girl, who went missing last morning.

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A group of popular actresses have gone on an outing to the Yala National Park recently. Nadeesha Hemamali, Ruvangi Ratnayake, Menaka Maduvanthi and Sulekha Jayawardana had been in the group.

They had been traveling in a bus for a few days and had visited Nuwara Eliya too. We came to know that the trip included a lot of interesting incidents.

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4 police inspectors were killed and 7 others injured when a Defender Jeep carrying a group of PSD officers collided head on with a private bus this morning.

The driver of the ill fated bus is also among the injured. Police said that two persons were killed on the spot after the accident which occurred at Yagodamulla in Minuwangoda on the Colombo - Kurunegala main road.

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A car with L-board driven by a lady had collided at a fuel shed in Battaramulla. The incident had caused injuries to the husband of the lady as well as a few workers at the fuel shed, who were then hospitalized. The police reports that one person who was sandwiched between two vehicles had died.

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It is significant that several SLFP MPs who worked closely with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also received State and Deputy Ministry portfolios in the National Government yesterday.

Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Deputy Minister Dulip Wijesekera said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has given his nod for accepting ministry portfolios in the national government.


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19 State Ministers and 21 Deputy Ministers took oaths today (9th). Accordingly the total number of State and Deputy Ministers sworn-in today is 40. 3 Deputy Minsters were not present to take oath. The absentees are Siripala Gamlath, Anuradha Lanka Jayaratne and Sarathee Dushmantha.

The Swearing-in ceremony was held this aftrenoon at the Presidential Secretariat presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. State Ministers swore-in first.

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3 more cabinet ministers were sworn in this morning before President Maithripala Sirisena.

Accordingly, Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa, Faizer Mustafa and Malik Samarawickrama took oath as Irrigation and Water Management, Provincial Council and Local Government and Development strategies and International Commerce ministers respectively.

Meanwhile 45 state ministers will be sworn at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat.

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A provincial journalist who visited the village of Pasiyawewa in Minneriya to cover the arrival of an elephant reported to invade the village, was attacked and killed by the wild elephant in question yesterday morning.

The dead provincial journalist is Priyantha Ratnayake,46 year old father of three.

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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka referred to an incident which took place during his imprisonment, during the Salakuna program broadcast by Hiru TV.

He disclosed what he had to experience during those hard times as well as how his family was harassed. He further said that his wife was restricted from coming to see him while in remand. Also he said that they caused the marriage of his daughter to break.

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The CID has recovered ruggerite Vaseem Thajudeen’s mobile phone who died mysteriously while it was in the possession of a person in Agarapathana in Nuwara Eliya.

Police Media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that a certain individual had picked up this mobile phone during the vehicle accident connected with Thajudeen’s death in 2012.

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