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* Sri Lanka police obtain 40 Interpol red notices on suspected LTTE operatives

Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have obtained Interpol Red Notices on 40 suspected LTTE operative, the Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohan said Thursday. The spokesman addressing a media briefing at the Headquarters said the Interpol has issued Red Notices to apprehend operatives of LTTE, the Tamil Tiger terrorist organization, operating in foreign countries.
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* Sri Lankan public asked to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities

Apr 17 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan public have been asked to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities in the island, according to the national radio. At a press briefing held in Colombo Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana has asked the people to be vigilant on possible terrorist activities in their areas and inform the police of such activities.
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* Apex court in India rejects plea to probe Indian army's involvement in Sri Lanka war

Apr 17 (CP) New Delhi- India's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged role of the Indian Army in Sri Lanka's war. A two-judge bench dismissing the plea by Ram Sankar, an advocate and human rights activist said the issue is beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
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* Indian Supreme Court to hear case against role of Indian Army in Sri Lanka war

Apr 17 (CP) New Delhi- India's Supreme Court on Friday will hear a writ petition for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged role of the Indian Army in the war in Sri Lanka. A petition has been filed in the apex court by Ram Sankar, an advocate and human rights activist saying that a probe was necessary
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* International body names extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka as a terrorist organization

Apr 16 (CP) Colombo- An extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) has been named as a terrorist organization by an international body called Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC).
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* Coast Guard Rescues Two Sri Lankan Fishermen

Apr 17 (NIE) Indian Coastguard today rescued two Sri Lankan fishermen when they were caught in the sea due to a snag in their boat near Kodiakkarai in this district today.
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* Wellampitiya drug case: Suspects further remanded

Apr 17 (DN) Colombo Additional Magistrate Roshini Fernando directed the Colombo Crime Division to obtain instructions from the Attorney General in connection with the drug case of Wellampitiya OIC Bandara Munasinghe and inform the Court on the next date April 29.
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* City police investigating Sri Lankan kidney racket

Apr 16 (Hindu) City police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life.
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* Sri Lanka opposition MPs attacked at new airport in South

Apr 17 (CP) Hambantota- A violent mob attacked a group of parliamentarians from Sri Lanka's major opposition United National Party (UNP) today when they visited the newly built Hambantota port and Mattala international airport.
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* Lot can be learnt from Sri Lanka's experience with non-state actors - Defense secretary

Apr 17 (CP) Putrajaya- As a country that suffered three decades of ruthless terrorism, there is a great deal that can be learnt from the Sri Lankan experience with non-state actors, Sri Lanka's Secretary Defense and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said. Addressing the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently underway in Malaysia, the Defense Secretary said that the ability of a non-state actor to mobilize, maintain and successfully utilize a global network to strengthen and sustain terrorist activities in a sovereign nation is a matter of very serious concern.
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* Sri Lankan Chief Prelate threatens to launch protest over government failure to amend land laws

Apr 17 (CP) Colombo- A Mahanayake Thero (Chief Prelate) in Sri Lanka has threatened to take to the streets with the Maha Sangha over the government's failure to amend some land laws. Chief Prelate of the Asgiriy
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* Sri Lanka fourth worst place for journalists' murders to go unsolved

Apr 16 (CP) New York- Sri Lanka has been ranked as the fourth worst place for journalists worldwide in the updated Global Impunity Index published by the New York based-Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). While no apparent progress was made in any cases in Sri Lanka, CPJ did not record any new murders in the country from 2009 to 2013.
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* Sri Lanka investigates associates of killed LTTE operatives

Apr 16 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka security forces have commenced investigations on the people who had close links with the three LTTE operatives killed earlier this month during a confrontation with the Sri Lankan army.
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* Police get court order for BBS video

Apr 17 (DM) The news directors attached to two private television channels were yesterday ordered to hand over unedited video footage to the police, to conduct further investigations into the alleged commotion made by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organistion, disrupting a media conference organised by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) on April 9.
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* Family 'shocked' as Sri Lankan court bails four men accused of Khuram Shaikh's murder

Apr 16 (ITV) The family of Khuram Shaikh, who was killed while on holiday in Sri Lanka, say they are shocked by the decision to bail four men accused of his murder - half way through their trial. The 32-year old from Rochdale was on holiday on Christmas Day in 2011 when he was stabbed and shot at his hotel.
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* Road accidents claim 34 lives during New Year holidays

Apr 16 (DN) During the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays, 38 people died in 34 road accidents, the Police said. The Police said there had been 383 road accidents in total during the holidays starting from April 10 until yesterday morning.
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