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* Azath Salley investigated for allegedly influencing police on Mawanella Buddha statues vandalism

June 06 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced investigations against the then governor of the Western Province, Azath Sally, for allegedly pressurizing the police in the investigation of the vandalism of Mawanella Buddha statues.
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* From tomorrow onwards curfew from 11.00 pm to 4.00 am daily

June 05 (CP) Colombo- From tomorrow, June 6th onwards, in all districts of the island curfew will be effective from 11.00 pm to 4.00 daily until further notice, President’s Media Division announced.
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* Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases exceed 1800 with 4 new cases Friday

June 05 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases total increased to 1,801 Friday with 4 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry reported.
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* Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases jump to 1797 with 48 new cases

June 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally increased to 1,797 Thursday with 48 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry reported.
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* Man arrested for forging President’s signature

June 04 (CP) Colombo- The Police have arrested an individual for allegedly forging the signature of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and misusing President’s letterheads, the President’s Media Division said.
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* Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases reach 1749 with 66 new cases Wednesday

June 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally increased to 1,749 Wednesday with 66 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry reported. Out of the 66 new cases identified by the end of the day yesterday, 31 patients are navy personnel
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* Within a week three Lankan deaths in S. Korea

June 05 (DM) Three Sri Lankan migrant workers in South Korea have lost their lives within a space of a week due to various reasons including suicide, an official source from the Sri Lankan Embassy in South Korea told the Daily Mirror.
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* Dramatic rise in cyber crime during COVID-19 lockdown: CERT

June 04 (DM) The COVID-19-induced island wide curfew saw a dramatic rise in cyber crime incidents in Sri Lanka with an alarming number of over 3,900 complaints, according to Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). Compared to 2019 which recorded close to 3570 cases, CERT has received over 3900 cyber security related complaints during last nine weeks
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* Murder suspect dies in shootout

June 06 (DM) A murder suspect died during a shootout with the police at Iththakatuwa in Monaragala today, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratna said. He said a group of police officers attempted to arrest the suspect who was wanted over a murder of a 50-year old man on May 31 in Monaragala.
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* Three police officers interdicted over the alleged assault of an autistic boy

June 05 (CP) Colombo- Three police officers have been interdicted over the alleged assault incident of a 14-year-old autistic boy at Aluthgama after the police launched a special inquiry on the directive of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) yesterday.
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* A woman alleged to be involved in Soysapura shooting arrested with heroin

June 05 (CP) Colombo- A woman has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the shooting at the Lakmadura Hotel in Soysapura, Moratuwa last week. It has been revealed that the woman had contacts over the phone with Ellawala Liyanage Dharmasiri Perera alias Dharme, a former underworld member
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* Police investigate assault of an autistic boy allegedly by cops

June 04 (CP) Colombo- The police said an investigation has been launched into the recent assault on a 14-yeal-old autistic boy in Dharga Town, Aluthgama allegedly by a group of policemen. The assault of the 14 year old autistic boy Thariq Ahamad on 25 May at a police checkpoint during the curfew has caused outrage and calls for justice.
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* UNP obtains interim order preventing Harin Fernando and Vadivel Suresh using funds from Estate Workers Union

June 04 (CP) Colombo- The District Court of Colombo yesterday issued an interim order against two of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) members preventing them from accessing funds of an Estate Workers Union.
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* Three suspects arrested over forged driving licences

June 05 (Island) Two men responsible for producing counterfeit driving licences, and another in possession of a counterfeit driving licence, arrested by Rangala police were remanded by the Teldeniya Magistrate Shanaka Kalansuriya till June 12.
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* CCD team that went to search bombers’ house had not been warned of danger – witness

June 04 (Island) Officers attached to the Colombo Crime Division (CCD), who went to investigate the house of two Easter Sunday suicide bombers at Mahawila Gardens without any weapons except one service pistol, with 10 rounds, and a pair of handcuffs, Sergeant Wasantha Sisira Kumara, who was attached to the CCD, told the PCoI investigating Easter Sunday attacks yesterday.
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* Soysapura shooting: Two more suspects nabbed

June 04 (DN) Two more suspects involved in the recent shooting attack on a restaurant in the Soysapura area in Moratuwa were arrested by the police on Tuesday night, according to the Police Media Division.
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