The incident sent shockwaves in the area which was already reeling from a spate of similar murders over the past few years. Initially the police received information that a house in the area had caught fire and when the police went to investigate they found the two burnt bodies inside. The police had offered a Rs. 1 million reward for any information which could lead to a breakthrough over the investigations into the double murder in Kahawatte. (Colombo Gazette) The police said that four people were arrested today over the murder of a woman and her daughter in Kahawatte earlier this year.A woman, 63 year old L.A. Premawathi, and her 33 year old daughter were found dead in their house at Kahawatte on July 19.
EDMONTON — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has agreed to make a strategic investment in Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. of Edmonton, which will use the funds to develop its Hifyre digital retail platform and expand its network of cannabis retail stores.The companies say Couche-Tard’s initial investment would initially give it rights to 9.9 per cent of Fire & Flower’s equity, with the potential to increase its stake to 50.1 per cent in return for a total of about $380 million in growth capital.Alimentation Couche-Tard is one of North America’s largest operators of convenience stores and gas bars, primarily under the Circle K global brand and under the Couche-Tard banner in its home province of Quebec.Couche-Tard chief executive Brian Hannasch says the investment will enable the Laval-based retail chain to accelerate its move into the cannabis sector.The companies say an indirect subsidiary of Couche-Tard will initially buy about $26 million of convertible debt securities that can be converted to 24.3 million common shares at a price of $1.07 each, representing 9.9 per cent of equity.Fire & Flower’s stock is currently listed on the TSX Venture Exchange but it has received conditional approval to list its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange concurrent with the transaction. Companies in this story: (TSXV:FAF, TSX:ATD.A TSX:ATD.B)The Canadian Press