Two arrested over assault

The police said that two people were taken into custody over the assault on a lawyer who appeared on behalf of the suspects in the Kotte Rajamahavihara Temple double murder case.Sumith Silva who appeared for the suspects in the case involving the murder of two Monks at the Rajamaha Viharaya, was assaulted outside Magistrates Courts in Gangodawila last week. Attorney-at-Law Goonaratne Wanninayake the lawyers were demanding immediate action to bring the perpetrators to book and to strengthen security provided to lawyers inside the court premises. Agitated by this incident a group of lawyers from Colombo decided to boycott courts today. However this afternoon Wanninayake said that the police had informed him two people were arrested over the incident and they will be produced in court.As a result a protest which was to be staged tomorrow by the lawyers has been called off. (Report by Indika Sri Aravinda) read more

Jeffrey Epstein autopsy determines death was suicide medical examiner

NEW YORK — An autopsy has concluded that the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein was suicide by hanging, a spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.Spokeswoman Aja Worthy-Davis said an official report on Epstein’s death would be disclosed on Friday. (Reporting by Nathan Layne in New York; Editing by Will Dunham)