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Body of British national found in Maligawatta area

The body was found with wounds caused by a sharp object.According to reports, the British national had arrived in Sri Lanka in November and was scheduled to leave the country this week but he had extended his visa until January 25. (Colombo Gazette) Investigations have been launched into the death of a British national whose body was found in the Maligawatta area today.The Police said that the 38-year-old British national was found dead at Araliya Uyana in Maligawatta.

Controversial MP Simon Danczuk banned from standing as Labour candidate in the

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, who was suspended by Labour for sending explicit texts, has been banned from standing for the party in the General Election.The controversial MP was told by party officials that he would not be endorsed as a candidate for the Lancashire seat, which he has held since winning it from the Liberal Democrats in 2010. Mr Danczuk is the MP for Rochdale  Mr Danczuk is the MP for Rochdale Credit:Nick Ansell/PA Karen Danczuk also failed to be selected to become a Labour candidate center_img Mr Danczuk was suspended from the Labour Party in 2015, pending an investigation, after The Sun reported that he had sent explicit messages to a 17-year-old girl.A Labour party spokesperson said: “After considering the case of Simon Danczuk in detail and speaking to him in an interview, the Labour Party’s NEC endorsement panel today unanimously recommended that he should not be endorsed as a Labour candidate.”He will not be able to stand as a Labour candidate in any constituency at the General Election.” His estranged wife Karen failed in her bid to be selected as a Labour candidate for Bury North in the upcoming election. Karen Danczuk also failed to be selected to become a Labour candidate Credit: Andrew Crowleylast_img read more