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* Navy seizes over 237kg of Kerala Cannabis worth Rs. 71 million

June 14 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy seized over 237 kilograms of Kerala cannabis and arrested 03 suspects, during a special operation conducted in seas north of Point Pedro Monday (14th June).
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* Coronavirus update: 2,361 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 223,638

June 13 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,354 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday. Among the positive cases identified Sunday 2,329 are from the New Year COVID-19 cluster and 32 foreign arrivals currently in quarantine.
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* Sri Lanka Navy seizes 219kg of heroin worth over Rs. 1.7 billion, arrests 9 suspects

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy, during a special search operation conducted in the coastal area of Polwathumodara, Weligama Saturday night seized over 219kg of heroin attempted to be smuggled into the island by sea and arrested 09 suspects in connection with the smuggling.
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* Sri Lanka confirms another 63 Covid-19 deaths Saturday, toll rises to 2,136

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka confirmed another 63 deaths due to COVID-19 on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The Director General of Health Services Saturday confirmed 63 deaths occurred from 23rd May to 11th June due to Covid-19 virus infection. Deaths occurred on 12 June have not been reported yet.
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* Sri Lanka Bar Association expresses concern over police move to monitor social media for fake news related to COVID-19

June 12 (CP) Colombo- The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has raised serious concerns over the contents of a recent media release issued by the Sri Lanka Police stating that the Criminal Investigation Department and the Computer Crimes Division of the Sri Lanka Police will be conducting investigations by monitoring the internet for people spreading false news about the Covid-19 program.
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* Police arrest 1,027 for violating health guidelines

June 12 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,027 people for violating health guidelines in the last 24 hours ending at 6 am Saturday, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. A total of 30,042 people have been arrested in this connection since October 30 last year.
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* Sri Lanka confirms another 62 Covid-19 deaths Friday, toll rises to 2,073

June 12 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka confirmed another 62 deaths due to COVID-19 on Friday, June 11, 2021. The Director General of Health Services Friday confirmed 67 deaths occurred from 08th May to 10th June due to Covid-19 virus infection. No deaths have been reported on June 11.
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* Germany deports 23 Sri Lankan Tamils

June 13 (SO) A group of 23 Sri Lankan Tamils were deported from a detention centre in Pforzheim, Germany on Wednesday amid noisy protests from asylum seekers and rights activists. A large number of German Police personnel from Pforzheim surrounded the detention centre and took into custody the 23 Sri Lankan Tamils to be deported to Colombo.
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* HRC asks IGP to explain how he intended to stop deaths of suspects in police custody

June 12 (Island) The Human Rights Commission has sought an explanation from IGP C.D. Wickremaratne as regards continuing deaths in police custody. In a letter dated June 8, 2021, HRC Chairman Dr. Jagath Balasuriya has raised the recent deaths in police custody with the focus on two incidents involving Panadura and Batticaloa police.
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* Three arrested with stock of Pulse Oximeters

June 12 (DN) Police on Thursday arrested three suspects with a stock of 3400 Pulse Oximeters which measures the volume of Oxygen in the blood, smuggled into the country in violation of Customs rules. The suspects were arrested during a raid carried out in the Messenger Street area in Colombo 12
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* 1198 arrested for violating quarantine rules in the past 24 hours

June 14 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,198 people island wide for violating quarantine rules in the past 24 hours, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. Accordingly a total of 32,593 persons have been arrested on the relevant charges since the 30th of October last year, the Police Spokesman said.
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* Overhauled Antonov-32 aircraft return to service

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Three Antonov-32 aircraft belonging to Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) have arrived in the country on completion of their overhaul process in Ukraine.
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* Police arrest 1,353 for violating Covid rules

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,353 people for violating Covid quarantine laws in the last 24 hours ending at 6 am Sunday, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
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* Coronavirus update: 2,354 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 221,277

June 12 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,354 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. Among the positive cases identified Saturday 2,340 are from the New Year COVID-19 cluster and 24 foreign arrivals currently in quarantine.
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* Sri Lanka seeks $ 40 million from MV X-Press Pearl’s operator

June 12 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of US$40 million from the operator of the fire-ravaged MV X-Press Pearl cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials have said on Saturday (Jun 12) according to an Associated Press report.
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* Several police operations in Western Province to arrest travel restrictions violators

June 12 (CP) Colombo- Police say that a special operation will be carried out today and tomorrow to search for persons violating traffic restrictions in the Western Province. Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon has informed all police stations in the area to take legal action against persons and vehicles traveling without proper permission.
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* Torture: New bill seeks enhanced fines upto Rs. 200,000

June 13 (ST) Those found guilty of torture or attempting to commit torture will have to pay increased fines in addition to jail terms in terms of an amendment to be presented to Parliament soon. Accordingly, those found guilty will be liable to a fine of between Rs 50,000 and Rs 200,000 along with the existing 5-7 years of imprisonment
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* Illegal migrants from Sri Lanka arrested in India

June 12 (Eastern Eye) THIRTY-EIGHT Sri Lankan have been arrested for illegally staying in Mangaluru, India for over a month.
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* Lorry with 1500 chickens drown in Victoria Reservoir

June 12 (DM) A truck transporting chickens slammed on to a bridge and thrown into the Galmal Oya at Moragahamula on the Kandy-Mahiyangana Road resulting in the death of the driver and 1,500 chickens. The deceased driver is a resident of Katukithula, Millagahamula and a father of one.
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