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* Malaysian police rescue two Sri Lankan engineer duped into forced labors

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- Malaysian police in Sibu have rescued two Sri Lankan engineers last Saturday after they were allegedly tricked into forced labor by an employment agency. Madusanka Perera Edirisinghe and Dushan Kavinda De Silva, both 21, were promised jobs as ship engineers in Malaysia by an agent in Sri Lanka, official Bernama news agency reported.
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* Colombo MC seeks assistance of police, military to catch people disposing waste illegally

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has sought assistance from the Police and the Military to catch people disposing solid waste indiscriminately at public places. Acting Municipal Council Commissioner Lalith Wickramaratne said strict legal action will be taken against those who engage in disposing garbage illegally violating waste management regulations.
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* Indian national arrested in Sri Lanka for illegally conducting business

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested an Indian national, who has arrived on a tourist visa and conducting a business illegally. The suspect has been arrested on Saturday (17) in Muttur-Pattithidal area while engaging in business illegally, violating immigration and emigration rules, the police said.
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* One dead, another injured in Armour Street shooting

Mar 19 (DM) A 42-year old man was killed and his wife was injured when two men arrived on a motorcycle opened fire at them at Messenger Street in Armour Street a short while ago.
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* MiG fraud: FCID finds startling new details

Mar 18 (ST) A near three-year investigation by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) into the procurement of MiG-27 fighter jets for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has bared some startling details.
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* Arrest warrants issued against MPs Wimal Weerawansa & Jayantha Samaraweera

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court has issued warrants to arrest the National Freedom Front (NFF) leader parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa and MP Jayantha Samaraweera and present them before the court.
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* BMW ended up in canal driven by a relative of Minister Kabir Hashim

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- Minister of Higher Education and Highways Kabir Hashim said the BMW car that ended up in a canal at Thalawathugoda in Battaramulla early Saturday morning after crashing into two other cars, was driven by a relative of the Minister.
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* Sri Lankan President lifts nationwide state of emergency

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has removed the nationwide state of Emergency that was imposed on March 6 after communal clashes broke out in Kandy district.
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* Human rights officer arrested for abusing little girl

Mar 19 (Island) A district investigator of the Human Rights Commission in the Southern Province was arrested recently for sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl. The 57-year-old man was arrested by the Beliatta Police.
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* Legal battle royale over Corruption Court

Mar 18 (SO) Legal heavyweights will continue to battle it out in the country’s apex court, as the Government’s proposal to set up a special high court on corruption through amendments to the Judicature Act is taken up before a bench headed by Chief Justice Priyasath Dep tomorrow.
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