Grenade found in HRC van


Four people were arrested yesterday after a grenade and ammunition used in T-56 rifles were detected in a van belonging to the Human Rights Commission of Jaffna, police spokesman Ranjith Gunasekera said.

He said the detection was made when police inspected the vehicle parked in a Jaffna garage during a search operation. SSP Gunasekara said the driver, the garage owner and two garage employees were arrested.

Ananda principal faces department probe

The Education Department has initiated an inquiry into allegations against Ananda College Principal, B.A. Abeyratne who has been indicted for misleading the Criminal Investigations Department in an inquiry related to a grade one admission.

Education Ministry Secretary Nimal Bandara said the inquiry, which the department launched following the indictment, would be completed within two weeks.

Meanwhile Colombo’s High Court Judge Thilak Tabrew on Tuesday ordered Mr. Abeyrathne to appear in Courts on October 17.

In this case, Mr. Abeyratne is alleged to have forwarded documents to the CID written by someone else claiming that they were his own handwritings. The documents were required by the CID to compare Mr. Abeyratne’s handwriting in an investigation related to Grade One admission.

NFF sees sabotage move in SMS campaign

The National Freedom Front (NFF) yesterday claimed that a sinister move was under way to sabotage its inaugural meeting at Nugegoda on Monday with text messages saying that the meeting had been cancelled.

NFF administrative secretary and MP Achala Jagoda said the telephone number from which the text message had originated had been traced after the party complained to the police chief.

He said the NFF had not cancelled the meeting and the SMS campaign was the work of those who were envious of the NFF’s progress.


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