He was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate today and released on bail. A wing commander attached to the Air Force had also been arrested over the incident. The Ampara Mayor had got someone to call the Air Force Chief last year and order the cancellation of the transfer of an Air Force officer. A former Air Force officer himself, the Mayor was arrested today on the advice of the Attorney General’s Department, the police said. The Mayor of Ampara Indika Nalin Jayawickrema was arrested today and later released on bail after being produced in court, the police said.He was arrested over allegations he had attempted to mislead the Air Force Commander claiming to be parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa. read more


SYDNEY, N.S. — Mitchell Balmas scored his third goal of the night in overtime as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles edged the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5-4 on Thursday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action..Egor Sokolov and Gabriel Proulx also scored for the Screaming Eagles (13-11-1).William Grimard combined with Kevin Mandolese for 21 saves for Cape Breton.Gabriel Fortier, Brendan St-Louis, Ivan Chekhovich and Nathan Legare replied for the Drakkar (17-6-2).Justin Blanchette stopped 28 shots for Baie-Comeau.The Screaming Eagles went 1 for 3 on the power play and the Drakkar were 2 for 4 with the man advantage.The Canadian Press read more