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Last Updated = Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 12:00 pm SL Time

* Police arrest 418 people for violating quarantine rules

Sept 24 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 418 people for violating quarantine laws in the past 24 hours, ending at 6.00 am today. The Police Media Unit said 48 vehicles were also taken into custody by the police yesterday.
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* CID summons MP Patali Champika

Sept 24 (DM) Former Minister and Colombo District Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Patali Champika Ranawaka has been summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). He was asked to appear before the CID this morning to record a statement over an ongoing investigation.
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* UN Resident Coordinator appreciates Sri Lanka’s drugs prevention role

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- The UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer-Hamdy extended her appreciation for the continuous resounding efforts initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) through the Defense Ministry to cripple the illegal drug ring, which in turn reflects a positive impression on both Sri Lanka and to the entire region.
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* Coronavirus update: 1,368 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total exceeds 510,000

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,368 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 8:30 pm Thursday, a total of 510,040 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the inception of the pandemic.
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* Tamil MP released on police bail after arresting for violating quarantine laws

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- General Secretary of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNFP), MP Selvarasa Gajendran and two others have been released on bail after hey were arrested earlier today in Jaffna for violating quarantine regulations.
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* Police arrest 489 people for violating quarantine rules

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 489 people for violating quarantine laws in the past 24 hours, ending at 6.00 am today. The Police Media Unit said 29 vehicles were also taken into custody by the police yesterday.
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* Coronavirus update: 1,342 new COVID-19 cases identified Wednesday, total rises to 508,672

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,342 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Wednesday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 8:30 pm Wednesday, a total of 508,672 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* Tokyo court rules deportation of two Sri Lankans by immigration authorities was unconstitutional

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ruled that Japanese immigration authorities’ actions toward two Sri Lankan men were unconstitutional, the japan Times reported. The two men claim that they were deported without getting enough time to take legal action after being denied refugee status.
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* Police arrest 491 people for violating quarantine rules

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 491 people for violating quarantine laws in the past 24 hours, ending at 6.00 am today. Accordingly, 76,636 people have been arrested so far for violating the quarantine laws following the imposition of quarantine curfew regulations on October 30 last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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* Manusha suspects witch-hunt against him

Sept 22 (Island) Galle District SJB MP Manusha Nanayakkara told Parliament yesterday that he had been summoned to the CID with no reasons given, and that amounted to breach of his parliamentary privileges. “This is an indication of attempts to silence legislators,” the MP said.
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* Main suspect in shooting of 14-year-old boy to death arrested

Sept 22 (DM) The main suspect in the incident in where a 14-year-old boy was shot dead at Gajanayakagama in Weeraketiya, has been arrested, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said. The boy died after being shot at during a family dispute on September 19.
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* Public Security Minister: Terrorists still at large pose threat to Sri Lanka

Sept 24 (Island) Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera told Parliament on Wednesday (22) that Sri Lanka would be under threat as long as the IS ideology promising 72 virgins in paradise for those who sacrificed their lives in the name of Jihad existed.
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* Woman escapes assault attempt

Sept 24 (DN) A 60-year-old woman of Kendalanda, Ragama has escaped from an attempted assault by a man on September 22 after midnight, by attacking him with a cleaver, Ragama Police Crimes Investigation Division said. The person had fled and the woman had arrived at the Ragama Police carrying the cleaver.
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* Two petitions filed against Ajith Nivard Cabraal’s appointment as Governor of the Central Bank

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- Two fundamental rights petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an order quashing the decision to appoint Ajith Nivard Cabraal as the Governor of the Central Bank. The General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Ranjith Madduma Bandara and MP Manusha Nanayakkara filed these two fundamental rights petitions before the Supreme Court.
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* Justice Minister visits Welikada Prison to inquire into fasting prisoners’ issues

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- A group of prisoners who have been convicted of various offenses have been protesting on the roof of the Welikada Prison for several days and the Minister of Justice Ali Sabry visited the prison to inquire into the issue this morning (23).
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* Sri Lanka reports 72 Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, toll rises to 12,448

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Thursday reported 72 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Wednesday, September 22. Among the deaths reported today, 42 are of males and 30 of females.
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* Report of investigation into Lohan Ratwatte’s incident in two weeks

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- The final report of the investigation conducted by the prison into the former State Minister Lohan Ratwatte’s visit to the Anuradhapura Prison and alleged ill-treatment of prisoners will be handed over to the Commissioner General of Prisons within the next two weeks, according to prison department sources.
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* Sri Lanka Navy seizes over 228 kg of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 68 million in Mannar

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy seized over 228kg of Kerala cannabis abandoned in the beach area of Narivilkulam, during a special foot patrol on Tuesday.
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* Sri Lanka reports 92 Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday, toll rises to 12,376

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Wednesday reported 92 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Tuesday, September 21. Among the deaths reported today, 51 are of males and 41 of females.
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* Probe launched on Ven. Gnanasara’s statement about imminent terror attack: Minister

Sept 23 (DM) Investigations are being conducted on the statements made by Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera that a second extremist attack is imminent, Minister of Public Security Sarath Weekeraserna told Parliament today. Minister Weerasekera said the Islamic State is an ideology which is based on laws in the Quran.
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* Cigarette smuggler arrested

Sept 22 (DN) A 54-year-old suspect has been arrested in Hokandara by the Police Special Task Force (STF) along with 9,400 illicit cigarettes. A number of 9,400 illegal foreign cigarettes smuggled into the country without paying relevant duties were seized in this matter.
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