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‘Kanjipani Imran’ further remanded

Drug kingpin Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias ‘Kanjipani Imran’ was yesterday further remanded till November 15 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

Imran was accused of verbally abusing and issuing death threats to two constables attached to the Keselwatte Police station, over the telephone.

The CCD had earlier stated that the constable had recorded the conversation between Kanjipani Imran and him, during which Kanjipani Imran had threatened the police officer. The Constable had copied that mobile conversation to a separate Compact disc, CCD stated.

The CCD had earlier sent the Compact Disc to the Government Analyst’s Department for the voice verification.

The CCD had earlier informed the court that the suspect Kanjipani Imran had levelled death threats in order to obtain the release of an accomplice who had been arrested over a narcotics-related case.

The Magistrate observed that the Government Analyst has informed court that the Government Analysist’s report pertaining to the voice recording is already prepared to be submitted before the court.

The CCD said Kanjipani Imran’s accomplice was arrested by the Keselwatte Police with 20 grams and 840 milligrammes of heroin in his possession. Kanjipani Imran’s accomplice was identified as Kemadasan Dushyanthan, 36 year-old resident of Pottuvil.

(2) MCC grant agreement needs Parliamentary approval - U.S. Embassy

The U.S.Embassy in Colombo yesterday said that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement once signed has to be submitted to Parliament for approval according to MCC’s worldwide policy.

“Consistent with the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s worldwide policy in all partner countries, once the grant assistance agreement is signed, the Government of Sri Lanka will send it to Parliament for approval,” U.S. Embassy said in a press statement.

The statement said that Parliamentary review and approval were required by MCC to ensure the grant assistance agreement has the support of the government and the people.

The U.S.Embassy said once the agreement was submitted to Parliament, Parliament will have ample opportunity to review the grant assistance agreement.

“During that review period, the Government of Sri Lanka will develop plans to implement the grant assistance agreement and design projects to improve transportation and land administration,” it added.

The U.S Embassy further noted that the grant assistance agreement would directly benefit over 11 million Sri Lankans and meaningfully stimulate economic growth.

Releasing the statement, the Embassy also released three documents that deal with the highlights of the MCC compact, transport, and land project.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s grant of $480 million to Sri Lanka includes investments to reduce traffic congestion in Colombo, modernize bus service, and upgrade interprovincial roads in the center of the country.

It also includes support for historically under-resourced Government of Sri Lanka initiatives to improve land administration. Sri Lanka will retain oversight and control of all aspects of the proposed projects.

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