Randimal granted bail

‘Aragalaya’ activist – Randimal Gamage, who was arrested this morning (05 Jan.), has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

He was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake upon his arrival from Dubai earlier today over the incident where a group of anti-government protesters illegally entered the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) in July last year.

He was then produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court by the Cinnamon Garden Police.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna de Alwis, upon consideration of the facts presented by both the Police and the attorneys representing the accused, ordered Gamage’s release on two surety bails of Rs. 200,000 each.

The case is due to be recalled on Jan. 09.


(Previous News : 10:27 am  Jan. 05, 2023)

Randimal Gamage arrested at BIA

Aragalaya activist Randima Gamage was arrested on Thursday (5) morning after he returned to Sri Lanka from overseas.

He was arrested at the Katunayake Airport on the charge of illegally entering the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.

Sri Lanka Police said that the Hulftsdorf Magistrate’s Court had imposed a travel ban on Randima Gamage.

He will be moved to the Cinnamon Gardens Police for further investigations.


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SL beat IND by 16 runs; level T20I series at 1-1

Suryakumar Yadav and Axar Patel’s valiant effort went in vain as Sri Lanka defeated India by 16 runs in the second T20I in Pune.

With this outcome the three-match series is now squared at 1-1.

Chasing 207, India got off to a dreadful start losing the top order inside the powerplay overs. Hardik Pandya was then caught-behind for 12 after the powerplay. Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar then steadied things before Hasaranga got rid of Hooda for 9.

Suryakumar and Axar Patel then stitched a 90-plus stand, before Suryakumar was dismissed for 51 (36). Axar was dismissed for 65 (31) in the final over.

Earlier Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka smashed 50 each to drive Sri Lanka to a staggering total in 20 overs.

Mendis smashed a 27-ball 50, reaching the milestone with a six against Umran Malik. While Shanka finished unbeaten on 56 off 22 balls. The match started with SL getting off to a flying start with openers adding 80 runs for the opening wicket in 8.2 overs. Shortly after his dismissal Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals, before skipper Shanaka took charge. He smashed a 20-ball half-century.

(Hindustan Times)




No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (04) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,818.




Sepal Amarasinghe arrested

Sepal Amarasinghe has been arrested by the CID for making comments regarding the Sacred Tooth relic, that led to controversy.

He has been arrested in the Bellanwila area, reports add.

Earlier, the President’s Media Division stated that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the Inspector General of Police C D Wickramaratne today (05) to immediately start investigations regarding the request made by the Mahanayake Theros of Asgiri and Malwathu chapters and the Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa regarding a fake Dalada Maligawa is being constructed in Wadakada, Kurunegala.

Accordingly, the Inspector General of Police said that investigations were commenced immediately under a Deputy Inspector General of Criminal Investigation Department, and two investigation teams under the supervision of an Assistant Superintendent of Police have already gone to the place and has commenced investigations.

According to the letter sent to the President it had mentioned that as stated in the constitution, the government is bound to protect and nurture Buddhism. It also stated that the government should investigate the facts immediately and prevent such acts from the beginning for the sake of the perpetuation and development of Buddhism.