Suspect who obstructed court sentenced to jail

The suspect was ordered to be imprisoned for one-and-half years suspended for seven years. (Colombo Gazette) A suspect who obstructed court proceedings has been sentenced to one-and-half years in jail.The suspect had obstructed court proceedings when the case against former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was heard.

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Gota denies reports he will be Defence Secretary

“The rumours that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Defence Secretary are simply not true. @GotabayaR will not accept any administrative roles in the Government, but will continue to support @PresRajapaksa to establish a stable government,” Milinda Rajapaksha, a spokesperson for Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a tweet. (Colombo Gazette) Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has denied reports he will be appointed as the new Defence Secretary.Rajapaksa says he has no intention of joining the new Government but will support it.

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