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* Sri Lanka Navy seizes four fishing vessels engaged in illegal fishing in Maldivian waters

Sept 16 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy has seized four Sri Lanka fishing vessels engaged in illegal activities in Maldivian waters and arrested the 27 people on board the vessels. Sri Lanka Navy ships patrolling in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) had spotted the four Sri Lankan multiday fishing vessels
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* Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority north shuts down to support rally

Sept 16 (AP) Jaffna- Shops were shut in Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil-majority north on Monday in support of a rally demanding an international probe into alleged atrocities during the nation's civil war and an end to reported state-sponsored efforts to change the ethnic balance of the Tamils' traditional homeland.
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* STF detects 1050 kilos of beedi leaves

Sept 16 (Island) Special Task Force (STF) officers, yesterday, detected 1,050 kilos of beedi leaves at Muhudukatuwa, Marawila. They also arrested two suspects who were trying to transport the beedi leaves smuggled from India.
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* Six-car crash on E01 hospitalises two

Sept 16 (DN) A six-car road accident on the Southern Expressway yesterday has prompted the Road Development Authority (RDA) to ask motorists on expressways to observe a reduced maximum speed of 60 kmph during heavy rainfall.
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* Explosion in a house in Dematagoda injures two women

Sept 15 (CP) Colombo- Two women were injured in an explosion this morning at a house in Samantha Watta, Mahawila Lane, in Dematagoda Police Division. The accident occurred as a result of the explosion of a domestic gas cylinder, the police said.
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* Killing of Michelle Samaraweera: Suspect expected to be extradited from India to face trial in Britain

Sept 15 (Island) The suspect in the rape and murder of Sri Lankan Michelle Samaraweera is expected to be extradited from India to face trial in the United Kingdom after a 10 year legal battle, according to the British media.
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* AG declares war on CID

Sept 15 (SO) Attorney General Dappula De Livera has again given a sharp dressing down to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) last week, demanding that Acting IGP Chandana Wickremaratne initiate an inquiry into the agency’s failure to respond to his legal advice on how to proceed with the Keith Noyahr abduction and assault case.
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* Two suspects arrested over Hanwella shooting

Sept 16 (CP) Colombo- Two suspects have been arrested this morning in connection with the fatal shooting at Embulgama Junction in Hanwella Sunday night. A van and a motorcycle used by the suspects have also been recovered, the police said.
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* Dumped body recovered from canal in Kantale

Sept 16 (Times) The body of a person who had been attacked before being dumped into a canal in Kantale has been recovered yesterday (Sept 15). Police said that the incident had occured due to a brawl which had taken place at a party on September 12.
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* Shooting kills one in Hanwella

Sept 16 (DM) A 23-year-old person was killed and another injured following a shooting incident at the Embulgama Junction in Hanwella this evening, police said. Accordingly, a gang which had arrived on a van had opened fire at two persons and fled the scene.
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* Sri Lanka Navy Ships Sindurala and Suranimala arrive after joint naval exercise SLINEX 2019

Sept 15 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessels, SLNS Sindurala and Suranimala which left for India on last 5th September to participate in the SLINEX 2019, the joint maritime naval exercise with the Indian Navy, have arrived in the island after successfully completing the exercise.
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* Sri Lanka Army's field exercise Cormorant Strike extracts mock terrorist leader from East

Sept 15 (CP) Colombo- Participants of the Sri Lanka Army's field exercise Cormorant Strike yesterday extracted a mock terrorist leader and whisked him away as part of the exercise.
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* ‘Spiritual-healing’ camp deaths due to aggravation of existing illnesses

Sept 15 (ST) Post-mortem inquests into the deaths of three persons who died while attending a so-called “spiritual healing” camp in Horowpathana, revealed the cause of death was due to the aggravation of already existing conditions. Two of the deceased were pronounced dead on admission to the Horowpathana Divisional Hospital while a third person died at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital.
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