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* Sri Lankan Supreme Court judge accused of assault files a FR petition

July 06 (CP) Colombo- Supreme Court Judge of Sri Lanka Sarath de Abrew, who is accused of assaulting a domestic aide served at his residence, has filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today.
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* Sri Lankan domestic workers protest against Supreme Court judge

July 06 (CP) Colombo- A group of women of Sri Lanka Domestic Workers' Union staged a protest outside the Supreme Court this morning. They protested against Supreme Court Judge Sarath de Abrew who is accused of assaulting a domestic worker of his house.
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* Sri Lankan government recruits 3600 rehabilitated LTTE cadres to the Civil Defence Force

July 05 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan government has recently recruited 3,600 rehabilitated former combatants of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the Civil Defence Force. The new recruits have been given appointment letters at a function held in Kilinochchi recently.
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* Indian Coast Guard in touch with Sri Lanka over missing Dornier plane

July 06 (DNA) Indian Coast Guard authorities are in touch with Sri Lanka as part of their search efforts to locate the Dornier plane which went missing nearly a month ago, the mother of a missing crew member said here today.
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* Arrested fishermen begin indefinite fast in Sri Lanka demanding release

July 06 (DNA) Fourteen fishermen from this coastal town, who were arrested last month by Sri Lankan naval personnel and whose remand was extended to July 17 by a court in the island nation, began an indefinite fast there on Monday, demanding that they be released.
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* Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of UN war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback

July 06 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lanka's August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticised for war crimes in a U.N report, said government sources.
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* Female karaoke dancer, trishaw driver arrested for killing actor

July 06 (Island) Police said that four persons including a female Karaoke dancer, a three wheeler driver had been taken into custody over the last week’s killing of actor Indika Ratnayake in a brawl at a restaurant in Maharagama.
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* Sarath de Abrew case: CID to file report in court

July 05 (ST) The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Tuesday will file a report in the Mountt Lavinia Magistrate courts on the progress of the investigations on the allegations that Supreme Court Judge Justice Sarath de Abrew assaulted a domestic at his residence, Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told the Sunday Times.
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* Sri Lanka's AG gives an undertaking not to arrest former MP Tiran Alles till July 10

July 06 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Attorney General Monday gave another undertaking to the Supreme Court that police will not arrest businessman and opposition parliamentarian, Tiran Alles until July 10 regarding alleged financial fraud charges.
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* Sri Lanka police beef up security during nomination process

July 06 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka police will strengthen security in areas where the nominations for the general elections are to be submitted, Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said. He said that law and order will be protected during this period following instructions of the Inspector General of Police.
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* Western Province Chief Minister says FCID investigation is a conspiracy to arrest him

July 05 (CP) Colombo- The Chief Minister of Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga says an investigation conducted by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police against him is a conspiracy to arrest him for supporting the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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* No threat to Mulla Periyar dam from LTTE: Tamil Nadu

July 06 (DH) The Tamil Nadu government does not agree with intelligence warnings that the Mulla Periyar dam faces threats from Sri Lanka's vanquished Tamil Tigers, Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Monday.
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* Intoxicated Russian tourist attempts to assault WPCs

July 06 (DM) A Russian woman who violated traffic laws while attempting to assault Women Police Constables as she rode a motorcycle was taken into custody by the Police on Saturday evening (04) in Negombo.
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* naction over attack on UNP supporters in Mahiyanganaya Twelve Policemen transferred out

July 06 (DN) Twelve police officers attached to the Mahiyanganaya Police Station had been transferred with immediate effect, sources at the Mahiyanganaya Police said. These transfers had been made during the past two days following an incident where a group of UNP supporters were attacked
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* President lauds SLN’s pivotal role in defeating scourge of terrorism

July 05 (Island) The pivotal role played by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in defeating the thirty-year scourge of terrorism will be written in the annals of history, President Maithripala Sirisena said.
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* NDDCB unveils: MPs in drug trade

July 05 (SO) A survey by the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) on drug traffickers has unveiled a lengthy list of parliamentarians indirectly involved in the drug trade. Revealing the results of the survey conducted through their ground level network, NDDCB Chairman Dr. Samarasingha said that due to lack of legal provision the NDDCB is unable to coordinate the information with the law enforcement agencies for action.
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