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Last Updated = Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 12:24 am SL Time

* Beliatta PS Opposition Leader succumbs to gunshot injuries

Mar 22 (CP) Colombo- The UNP Opposition Leader of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Kapila Amarakoon, who was found shot and seriously injured on Wednesday, has succumbed to his injuries at the Karapitiya hospital early this morning (22).
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* Woman arrested in connection with the Moratumulla fatal shooting

Mar 21 (CP) Colombo- The Special Crimes Operation Unit of the Mirihana Police has been able to arrest a woman who had allegedly aided the fatal shooting of two people in Moratumulla.
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* Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe

Mar 22 (AFP) Sri Lanka's main minority Tamil party demanded Friday that foreign judges be included in a special court to investigate war crimes, a day after the UN again granted Colombo more time for a much-delayed probe.
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* Two suspects arrested with 60 packets of heroin

Mar 22 (Times) Two suspects were arrested with 60 small packets of heroin in Kanamulla, Madurankuli yesterday (Mar 21). Mundalama police had arrested the suspects along with a three-wheeler.
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* Sri Lanka: Cardinal To Lead Mass Protests On Drugs

Mar 22 (ER) Religious Leaders led by Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is to stage mass protests against drugs in Colombo North on Sunday (March 31).
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* STF nets two more underworld figures

Mar 21 (Island) Acting on a tip-off, the Special Task Force, on Tuesday night, arrested notorious criminal and drug dealer Chaminda Chathuranga alias Kaduwela Babee, a member of underworld gang leader ‘Angoda Lokka’s team, in a raid conducted at Gnanawimala Mawatha, Hewagama, Kaduwela.
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* SC awards Rs 230,000 compensation in FR case

Mar 21 (DN) The Supreme Court has awarded Rs.230,000 as compensation to a businessman in Morontuduwa for arresting him on a false charge of possessing cannabis in 2011. The SC ruling said the Moronthuduwa police in Kalutara had violated fundamental rights of a businessman
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* Navy arrests two persons with over 900 kg of illegal Beedi leaves

Mar 21 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy during a search operation in the sea has arrested two individuals in the possession of illegally smuggled beedi leaves.
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* Sri Lanka re-issues severe heat warning as temperatures to hit as high as 41 degrees

Mar 22 (Xinhua) COLOMBO- Sri Lanka's Meteorology Department, on Friday re-issued an extreme heat advisory for several districts of the island country as temperatures were expected to soar as high as 41 degrees celsius in the coming days.
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* Student unions protest against indefinite closure of Ruhuna Health Faculty

Mar 22 (Island) Student unions of a number of universities, yesterday, protested opposite the University Grants Commission against the indefinite closure of the Health Faculty of the Ruhuna University.
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* Burnt body found in a vehicle

Mar 22 (DN) A partly-burned human body of a 50-year-old found in a vehicle near a jungle at Horombuwa in Moneragala this morning. According to information received, the incident had occurred at around 12.45 a.m and the body was identified to be of E.Wanasinghe Guruge Chandana Kumara, a resident of Hulandawa area in Moneragala.
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* Kerala family awaiting son's mortal remains from Saudi Arabia receives Sri Lankan woman's body

Mar 21 (PTI) In unfortunate mix-up aggravated the miseries of a couple grieving the death of their son in Saudi Arabia when they found that the mortal remains brought from the Gulf nation were that of a Sri Lankan woman.
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* 80 percent of construction workers in Colombo addicted to drugs

Mar 21 (DM) Almost 80 per cent of workers at construction sites in Colombo are addicted to drugs, Director Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Drugs Dr. Samantha Kitalagama said yesterday. “There are 10,000 persons working in various construction sites in Colombo, and there are 1000 foreign workers among them.
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* Singapore awaiting supporting documents for Sri Lanka's extradition request

Mar 21 (TST) Singapore is waiting for certain documents and information before it can consider Sri Lanka's request to extradite its former central bank chief Arjuna Mahendran.
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