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Last Updated = Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 12:40 pm SL Time

* CID visits former president's house to record statement

Aug 17 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigation Department has visited former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence in Colombo today (17) in order to record a statement regarding the abduction and assault of Journalist Keith Noyahr.
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* Rs.56 mn worth equipment bought for company named M.R.I.A. Kitchen - Finance Manager

Aug 17 (DN) The Finance Manager of Sri Lankan Catering Nalaka Sanjeewa said equipment was bought at a cost of Rs.56 million for a company named M.R.I.A.Kitchen which was to be set up at Wattala in 2012 but at least half of these items had not been utilized and were still in storage.
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* Education Ministry lodges complaint with CID over false news report

Aug 16 (CP) Colombo- The Ministry of Education today (16) lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department requesting an inquiry into a false news report published on several websites and Facebook publications claiming that the Minister of Education had stated in Badulla that teachers' wages will be suspended during school vacations.
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* Twelve years’ RI for kidnap, rape

Aug 16 (DN) Kurunegala Civil Appeal High Court Judge Sumudu Premachandra yesterday imposed a 12-year term of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 15,000 on a 57-year-old man who pleaded guilty to abducting and raping a schoolgirl under 14, when the case came up before court.
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* Police net four key members of Aava

Aug 17 (Island) In three separate search operations conducted by the Kopai police, four key members of the ‘Aava’ group were arrested with three swords on Tuesday. The raids were conducted on information received by the Jaffna Police Special Bureau.
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* New special police unit to be established in prisons

Aug 16 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Atukorala says that a decision has been taken to establish a new prison police unit within the Prisons Department.
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* Police Intelligence Unit deployed for protection of Malagamuwa

Aug 16 (CP) Colombo- Officers of Police intelligence Unit has been deployed on the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara for the protection of international car racing champion Dilantha Malagamuwa and to probe the threat on his life.
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* Battle against bribery: CIABOC DG explains difficulties, deficiency in bribery laws

Aug 16 (Island) Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Sarath Jayamanne, PC, has said that certain regulations could be arbitrarily adopted by lawmakers without hindrance.
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