Lawyers in Colombo Magistrate’s Court accused the police of not arresting the real culprits who murdered three people including Presidential advisor on trade unions, Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra at Mulleriyawa. In a shoot out Mr. Premachandra and two of his bodyguards were killed and defense ministry advisor, Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was critically injured.
A suspect has been arrested and 37 statements have been recorded with regard to the murders according to the police. 12 pistols, two revolvers and two T-56 automatic rifles have been recovered from the suspect say police.
When six people on suspicion of trying to cause unrest after the killing were produced in Court the lawyers stated the police, instead of arresting the real culprits, have arrested innocent workers from a Colombo suburb.
Colombo magistrate, rejecting the police request to remand the six suspects in custody, released them on bail.
Big Ben is leaning!
Big Ben, one of London’s best-known landmarks, is leaning and raising concerns for its stability, according to surveyors. It is leaning to such an extent that the tilt can now be clocked with the naked eye, according to a report commissioned by London Underground and the Parliamentary Estates Department. According to this report the tower is leaning towards the north-west at an angle of 0.26 degrees.
Big Ben, 315ft (96m) tall tower named after the giant bell in the clock tower, appears to be slowly sinking due to subsidence caused in part by decades of underground works, including the Jubilee Line tube station and an underground car park. The construction of the great clock tower was completed in 1858.
Professor John Burland, from Imperial College London, said: “If it started greater acceleration we would have to look at doing something, but I do not think we need to do anything for a few years yet.”
The tilt has resulted in the formation of cracks in the walls and ceilings of parts of the House of Commons, including the Minister’s Wing.The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is the site of Britain’s House of Lords and the House of Commons.