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Last Updated = Sun, Nov 23, 2014, 02:25 pm SL Time

* Sri Lankan Navy personnel accused of chasing away Indian fishermen

Nov 23 (CP) Rameswaram- Sri Lanka navy personnel are accused of chasing away a group of Indian fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu while fishing in the Palk Strait. Fisheries officials said the Sri Lankan Naval personnel chased away more than 20 fishermen who were fishing in mid-sea near the maritime borders.
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* suspects at large

Nov 23 (Nation) Police have still not been able to apprehend the suspects involved in the shooting of a former United National Party (UNP) Pradeshiya Sabha member on Friday evening (November 21). When contacted, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said no arrests had been made
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* No arrests over last week’s museum break-in

Nov 23 (ST) No arrests have been made in connection with the break-in at the Colombo museum last week. This follows the break-in in 2012 that made headlines. The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) and the Cinnamon Gardens Police launched an investigation after it was found that robbers had broken the door lock to enter a room on the upper floor where rare clay items and clothing are on display.
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* Local politician shot in first presidential poll-related incident in Sri Lanka

Nov 22 (CP) Colombo- A local politician of the opposition United National Party was shot and injured in the first violent incident related to the presidential polls in Sri Lanka. Chamila Ranasinghe, a former UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member was wounded and hospitalized in a shooting incident in the Maggona area in Beruwala electorate of Kalutara district last night.
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* Illegal construction demolished

Nov 22 (DN) The Coast Conservation Department demolished an illegally constructed four storeyed building close to the Rumassala hillock at Unawatuna Galle on Sunday. The building had been erected along the Galle- Matara highway at Magalle in Galle.
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* Election monitor in Sri Lanka dismayed by police inaction on election-related shooting

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE), an election monitoring NGO in Sri Lanka said it is dismayed by the lack of action taken by the Police on the first election-related shooting that injured an opposition party politician Friday (21).
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* Retired Senior Tri-service Officers enlightened on Army’s role in Security & Development

Nov 23 (Island) Senior members of the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) of tri-services on Friday received an update on the Army’s ongoing involvement in nation-building tasks and its all-time readiness against any recurrence of terrorist threats from Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Daya Ratnayake.
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* Sri Lanka presidential candidate's security reduced

Nov 22 (CP) Colombo- Ministerial security provided for former government Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who declared himself as the common opposition candidate, has been removed with effect from today, the police said.
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* Trishaw driver fined for damaging judge’s vehicle

Nov 22 (Island) KANDY– A trishaw driver who pleaded guilty to driving without a driving licence and negligence was ordered to pay fines amounting Rs. 10,250 by the Kandy Chief Magistrate A. M. A. Wasantha Kumara. Eranga Lakshantha Gunawardana of Nadsa Colony of Wariyagala near Galaha was prosecuted after causing damage to the vehicle of a High Court Judge in an accident in the Peradeniya police division.
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