Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters looking for jobs

The police fired tear gas to disperse a group of unemployed graduates protesting near Lotus Road in Colombo today.The protesters are demanding jobs in the Government sector and they were on their way towards the Prime Ministers office when they were stopped by the police. (Colombo Gazette)

Businessman charged for shooting bandit

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandit shot in robbery attempt on Soesdyke businessmanAugust 18, 2017In “Crime”$100,000 bail for Soesdyke man accused of fraudFebruary 5, 2014In “Crime”Businessman granted $100,000 bail for robbery underarmsNovember 29, 2013In “Crime” Linden businessman Lloyd Thomas, accused of discharging a loaded firearm at Anthony Rogers with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or cause him actual bodily harm, was on Wednesday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Annette Singh, charged with the offence.Lloyd ThomasUnrepresented by legal counsel, the 43-year-old defendant denied the charge, allegedly committed on August 17, 2017 at Sand Hills on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, and explained to the court that he was on the road when he was attacked by a bandit who attempted to snatch a gold chain that he was wearing at the time.Thomas said he put up a fight, during which he was able to disarm the bandit of his gun, and he used it to shoot the bandit.Because the Police Prosecutor did not object to the defendant being placed on bail, Thomas was placed on $50,000 bail, and was ordered to report to the police station nearest to his home until the conclusion of this matter. The case will continue on September 11. read more