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Last Updated = Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 11:38 pm SL Time

* President donates Rs.one million to Thebuwana Police Sergeant Sanath Gunawardena

Oct 16 (CP) Colombo- President Maithripala Sirisena has granted Rs 1 million to the Police Sergeant Sanath Gunawardena who was suspended following the incident in Thebuwana, when the police officer met with the President at the Presidential Secretariat, today (16).
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* Office on Missing Persons Colombo meeting today

Oct 16, Colombo: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) will be holding its next meeting with families of the disappeared and missing from the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts of the Western Province on Tuesday, October 16 in Colombo.
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* Cops raid Facebook party, arrest 43

Oct 16 (Island) Ratnapura police, yesterday morning, arrested 43 youth including 23 females for possessing and using illegal drugs at a party, organised through Facebook. The party had begun on Sunday night, police said.
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* Tangalle ex-PS Chairman’s appeal fixed for argument

Oct 16 (DN) The appeal filed by the Attorney General against the sentences imposed on the convicts of British aid worker Khuram Sheikh’s murder was yesterday fixed for argument on March 1 next year by the Court of Appeal.
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* Special High Court to hear Gamini Senarath's case on Oct. 23

Oct 15 (CP) Colombo- The Special High Court today has ordered to postpone the case against former President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others, who have been charged of misappropriating state funds, until October 23.
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* Elite Police Special Task Force assigned for security at Sri Lanka's prisons from today

Oct 15 (CP) Colombo- The Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be employed from today to provide security in the country's prisons, Senior Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms, Bandula Jayasinghe said.
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* Russian remanded

Oct 15 (DN) Galle Chief Magistrate Harshan Kekunawela remanded a Russian until October 23 when he was produced before court by Galle police for allegedly violating visa conditions. The Russian, Andry Pavlovich Amshanikove, was arrested on a tip off while he was tattooing a youth for money at Thenkallagoda in Galle.
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* Ali Roshan and six others summoned before Special High Court over illegal possession of elephants

Oct 16 (CP) Colombo- The three-member Special High Court-at-Bar has issued summons on seven defendants including Niraj Roshan alias 'Ali Roshan' to appear before the court on October 26.
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* DIG Nalaka summoned to CID today to record statement on alleged assassination plot

Oct 16 (CP) Colombo- Former director of the Terrorist Investigations Division DIG Nalaka de Silva has been summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today obtain a statement regarding an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, CID sources said.
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* More to be exposed: Namal Kumara

Oct 16 (DM) Anti-Corruption Force Operations Director Namal Kumara yesterday said he would reveal more incidents including an alleged land fraud taking place in the country. He expressed these views to the media after giving a statement to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over the ongoing probe into alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
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* CID to record statement from President on assassination attempt

Oct 15 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigations Department of Sri Lanka Police plans to record a statement from President Maithripala Sirisena regarding a complaint made by Presidential Secretariat regarding an alleged conspiracy to assassinate the President and former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
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* Indian couple nabbed with Rs. 24.5 million worth heroin at Sri Lanka airport

Oct 15 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Monday morning arrested an Indian couple attempting to smuggle in over 2 kilograms of heroin.
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* Wiggy wants TNA vote tied to release of LTTE suspects in custody

Oct 15 (Island) Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said on Friday said that he had requested the TNA leaders to vote against the budget in Parliament in Nov. if the government did not release Tamil detained under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
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