Murder suspected in death of Wasim Thajudeen

However suspicions arose later after it was reported that there could have been a political connection in the death of Thajudeen. (Colombo Gazette) The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed court today that it suspects murder over the death of former Sri Lanka ruby player Mohommed Wasim Thajudeen.Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone when his car crashed into a wall. According to police reports at the time, the rugby player was driving home after attending a party when he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on Park Road. The car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim. read more

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US asserts it respects Sri Lankas culture

“I am delighted that the U.S. Government has helped preserve Sri Lanka’s stunning heritage for future generations to discover,” Ambassador Teplitz said.  “This museum demonstrates our appreciation of and respect for Sri Lanka’s culture.” The United States has asserted that it appreciates and respects Sri Lanka’s culture.The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz officially opened the Anuradhapura Department of Archeology Museum on September 12, marking the completion of a decade-long, U.S.-funded museum renovation project, which includes upgraded preservation techniques and equipment for its collection. The collection consists of archeologically significant rare objects, including gilded statues, bronze statues, ancient coins, clothing, and tools used in different industries, along with models of the ancient town of Anuradhapura. In 2015, the U.S. Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) provided $150,000 for display cases and the security of the collection.  The 20 new dehumidified cases, located in the newly renovated building, are built according to the latest international conservation standards.  The grant includes the costs of a newly installed security system and fire detectors along with a disaster management plan.  This is the third grant that AFCP has awarded to the Department of Archeology’s Museum in Anuradhapura.In 2009, AFCP awarded $30,000 to catalogue the museum collection.  In 2012, a grant of $40,120 was awarded to conserve the museum collection and train Department of Archaeology staff on the conservation of artifacts. read more

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