COLOMBO (News 1st); 14 Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Kalutara, Trincomalee, Kurunegala, Ampara and Gampaha District were released from isolation, said Army Commander General Shavendra Silva on Monday (10).
With the election for Los Angeles mayor one year off, the list of City Hall politicians seeking the job remains exceedingly short — just City Atty. Mike Feuer and Councilman Joe Buscaino.
The field of elected officials who are leaving the door open, on the other hand, is growing. On Wednesday, a representative of Council President Nury Martinez said she is weighing a run to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti in the June 2022 election.
Martinez political consultant Roy Behr said the councilwoman, who has represented part of the San Fernando Valley since 2013, began examining the idea after spending the last year helping families recover from “the devastating effects of the pandemic.”
“People who have watched her help lead the city through the last year are asking her to run for mayor,” Behr said. “As someone committed to advocating for the working families, women and children of L.A., it’s something she is seriously considering.”
Colombo (News 1st); The Director General of Health Services confirmed three deaths caused by Covid-19 virus infection on Wednesday (07). Accordingly, the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Sri Lanka is 591.
01. The deceased is an 89 year old male resident in Homagama. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid 19 virus while undergoing treatments at Colombo South Teaching Hospital and transferred to Base Hospital Mulleriyawa where he died on 06.04.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Septic shock, Bacterial Pneumonia in COVID 19, Acute Kidney Injury, NSTEMI.
02. The deceased is a 38 year old male resident in Thanamalwila. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid 19 virus while undergoing treatments at District General Hospital Hambanthota and transferred to Base Hospital Homagama where he died on 06.04.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Cardio respiratory arrest secondary to COVID Pneumonia.
03. The deceased is a 60 year old female resident in Hettipola. She died on 03.04.2021 while undergoing treatments at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya. The cause of death is mentioned as COVID Pneumonia, End stage renal failure, Hypertension and Ischemic Heart Disease.
COLOMBO (News 1st): The adjournment debate on the final report of the Presidential Commission appointed to Probe the 2019 April 21st Attacks will be held today (Mar. 26) in parliament for the third day.
According to our parliamentary correspondent, the report will be debated from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore on Tuesday acknowledged having difficulty with his speech before his overnight hospitalization last week, but declined to share any diagnosis or cause for his health scare.
“I was feeling ill, my speech,” he said. “I just had a sense of being out of sorts, and also having difficulty communicating.”
He said he had noticed the issue “a couple times over the course of the day,” and thinking he’d be “better safe than sorry” and decided to seek medical treatment.
Moore said he did not transport himself to the hospital, as the department had stated previously, but was driven to L.A. County-USC Medical Center by his security detail — which always drives him when he’s on duty. He was admitted March 1 and released the following day after what he described as “a series of tests.”
COLOMBO (News 1st): The Sub-Inspector who was identified as the perpetrator who murdered a woman and left her headless body inside a travelling bag in Dam Street Colombo has committed suicide, Sri Lanka Police confirmed on Wednesday morning (Mar. 03).
According to Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana, the Sub-Inspector was attached to Buttala Police and he was on leave at the time of the incident.
“Special police teams had visited the suspect’s residential area in 5th Mile Post in Badalkumbura to apprehend the suspect. The suspect had left his residence to a forest nearby and special police teams were deployed to arrest the suspect,” DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st.
Thereby, one of the police teams had discovered the body of the SI this morning (Mar. 03), hanging on a tree with a bottle of poison in the vicinity.
The Magisterial Inquiry will be conducted today (Mar. 03) and following the Post Mortem Examination the cause of death will be revealed.
Further investigations are continuing.
Meanwhile, the identity of the headless female body discovered inside a large travelling bag left unattended at Gas Works Junction in Dam Street, Colombo on Monday (Mar. 01) was confirmed, Sri Lanka Police confirmed earlier on Wednesday (Mar. 03).
“Based on investigations conducted by Dam Street Police, the victim was identified as a 30-year-old resident from Theppanwa of the Kuruvita Police area,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st.
However, given that the corpse is missing the head, the identity needs to be re-confirmed with DNA tests, the Police Spokesperson pointed out.