A protest was staged by the People’s Bank employees yesterday opposite the Fort Railway station against what they called sinister attempts to disrupt the bank’s digitalisation project and tarnish its image. A section of the protesters shouting slogans.

Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja

Mystery drone

disturbs exhumation

of Lasantha’s body

Police have commenced an investigation to trace the owner of a drone which hovered above the grave of slain Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge while his remains were being exhumed yesterday amidst tight security as part of a fresh investigation into his killing ordered by court.

The drone fitted with a camera had disturbed the exhumation process, police said.



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