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* Interpol red notice for Sri Lanka's former Central Bank governor

Apr 20, Colombo: Interpol has issued a red notice, a request to locate and provisionally arrest, Sri Lanka's former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran who is a suspect of the Central Bank bond scam.
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* Prime Minister commissions 2nd AOPV of Sri Lanka Navy

Apr 20 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commissioned the The second Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) of Sri Lanka Navy, built at the Indian shipbuilding facility - Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) at the Eastern Container Terminal of the port of Colombo on Thursday.
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* Five killed falling into an Ammonia tank in Sri Lanka rubber factory, manager arrested

Apr 19 (CP) Colombo- At least five people were killed in Sri Lanka on Thursday after a worker at a rubber factory in Ballapitiya, Horana fell into a tank of ammonia and co-workers and residents tried to save him, police said.
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* Hashish haul suspect admits receiving previous packages

Apr 20 (Island) Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) is conducting investigations to find out whether a former freelance journalist, arrested on Tuesday (April 17) at the Colombo Central mail Exchange with 1.4 kilos of hashish, had acted alone.
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* Latex factory tragedy: Manager to be produced before Horana Magistrate

Apr 20 (DN) The Manager of the latex factory in which five individuals died yesterday will be produced before the Horana Magistrate today, Police headquarters said. The alleged Manager, Ratnasiri Edirisinghe, a resident of Werahera, Boralesgamuwa was arrested yesterday after the incident.
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* He burst in with a grenade, made off with cash

Apr 19 (Island) The Seeduwa branch of a private bank was robbed yesterday morning. The robber, wearing a helmet, entered the bank, threatening to explode a grenade in his hand unless the bank employees parted with cash.
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* Russian Navy training ship 'Perekop' arrives in Sri Lanka's Colombo port

Apr 20 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, has ceremonially welcomed the Russian Navy training ship "Perekop" arrived at the Port of Colombo on Wednesday, 18th April on a goodwill visit.
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* Twelve suspects who assaulted foreign tourists in the South remanded

Apr 19 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today remanded 12 suspects arrested in connection with two separate incidents of assaults on foreign tourists visiting Southern beaches in the Mirissa and in Midigama areas.
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* Sri Lankan tourists hurt in Swiss road accident

Apr 19 (CP) Geneva- Several Sri Lankan tourists were among 15 people injured on Wednesday (April 18) when a coach carrying the tourists from Sri Lanka crashed with two trucks on a Swiss highway, police and media said.
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* Two gangsters arrested over drug smuggling

Apr 20 (DM) Two gang members suspected to be involved in drug smuggling were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) at Thotalanga this morning, Police said. The suspects were identified as Dilshan Maduwantha (23) and Munasinghe Arachchige Susantha (26) of Ferguson Road , Colombo.
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* From Afghanistan to Lanka: Youth held with Rs 3.5 crore drugs

APr 20 (TNN) NEW DELHI- Has Delhi become the new transit point for drug traffickers smuggling in heroin from across the border for distribution in India and the neighbouring countries? Delhi Police has begun digging into the possibility after the arrest of a Kashmiri youth on his way to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo with Rs 3.5 crore worth of pure Afghan heroin.
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* SC turns down TRC appeal over TRN network shutdown

Apr 19 (DN) The Supreme Court three-judge-bench headed by Chief Justice Priyasath Dep has turned down a Leave to Proceed application submitted by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), objecting to the establishing of a digital television broadcasting network by Television and Radio Network (TRN).
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