DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Vaas Gunawardena has been arrested over the murder of a businessman from Bambalapitiya.The DIG was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department after he was extensively questioned this evening over the incident. Mohammed Shyam, 35, a businessman involved in the footwear industry residing at Sagara Road in Bambalapitiya was killed on 22 May.His body was found in Dompe after he was reported missing. (Colombo Gazette) The CID has also questioned DIG Vass Gunawardena last week over the incident. A police Sub Inspector (SI) and two other policemen were arrested last week over the same murder.

40 years of Folens Christmas annuals in pictures

first_imgAll images via Insight/FolensThere are some obvious gaps in the archives for the eighties and nineties, and Folens are urging anyone who might have one or two old annuals lying around to get in touch.You can also send them to us here at tips@dailyedge.ie.Folens are also in the process of donating 12,000 Christmas annuals to the various children’s wards across the country in conjunction with the charity Yoobyoo.Got any memories of the Christmas annuals? Let us know in the comments…Look familiar? Irish school books through the years>15 things that everyone did in primary school>8 schoolbook traditions future kids may never understand> WHEN YOU WERE a kid, Christmas wouldn’t have been Christmas without a Folen’s annual – Sugradh, Sonas, Siamsa or Spraoi.Remember the excitement the day they would finally arrive and the teacher would unpack them, full to the brim with quizzes, comics, stories and colouring-in opportunities?Folens are now encouraging annual fans to take a trip down memory lane and dig out any old books they might have around the house.Here’s a selection of 34 covers, from 1972 to 2012…last_img read more