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* Sri Lanka Muslim Council calls on IGP to take action against extremist BBS monk threatening to unleash violence again

June 26 (CP) Colombo- The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has requested Police Chief IGP Pujith Jayasundara to initiate an inquiry and take action against Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, the leader of the extremist Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) for inciting hatred and threatening to unleash violence against the Muslim community.
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* Dutch Charity takes Sarvodaya to court over alleged fraud in tsunami housing funds

June 26 (Island) A Charitable Foundation based in The Netherlands has filed a plaint in the Moratuwa District Court against Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya Inc, the largest local NGO headed by Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, to recover Euro 100,000 in donor funds channeled to build houses for the tsunami-affected, which had been allegedly defrauded.
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* Sweeping changes to fast track FCID probes

June 26 (SO) The Government is to change several important legislation to strengthen and fast track the financial crimes investigations process. Parallel to the Police Financial Crimes Division (FCID) being turned into a powerful bureau with a strong mandate, the government is now exploring the possibility of changing the Money Laundering Act, extradition laws and mutual legal assistance legislations, top government sources told the Sunday Observer.
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* Police bust drug racket operating around nightclubs in Sri Lankan capital

June 25 (CP) Colombo- The Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) of Sri Lanka Police on Friday (24) has busted a drug racket operating around several nightclubs in capital Colombo and arrested three people seizing drugs worth over Rs. 600,000. PNB officers have seized 49 tablets of Ecstasy and 200 LSD containing stamps in the possession of the suspects.
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* Global movement urges Sri Lanka Army to release records of war 'surrendees'

June 25 (CP) Colombo- A global non-partisan movement, The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice urged the Sri Lanka Army to release the records of the people surrendered to the security forces at the end of the war in 2009.
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* Army Amila remanded

June 25 (DN) A soldier known as Army Amila who is alleged to have attacked a constable at a restaurant in Embilipitiya, was remanded by Embilipitiya Magistrate Janaka Kekirideniya. The constable was attached to the Embilipitiya Police station when Sumith Prasanna Jayawardena died
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* Senadhipathy Threatens To Sue RALL For Billions

June 26 (SL) Chairman, Avant Garde Maritime Services, Nissanka Senadhipathy has informed the Chairman of Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) in writing on Friday (24) that RAAL had failed to clarify the ownership of the weapons on board the MV Avant Garde ship and inform the Attorney Generalís Department and other relevant institutions.
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* Police seek Interpol assistance in Gammanpila forgery case

June 26 (ST) Police is seeking Interpol assistance to question two Australian nationals who reportedly signed as witnesses to a forged affidavit allegedly used by UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila to sell shares held in a local bank by an Australian company.
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* Sri Lankan national wanted on Interpol red notice arrested in U.S.

June 25 (CP) Washington- A Sri Lankan national, who was a subject of an Interpol red notice from Sri Lanka for fraud, has been arrested in the United States. Pothuvilage Ushan Bernard Karunaratne, 38, of Sri Lanka, was arrested on June 21 in Fort Worth, Texas, in a nationwide operation.
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* Pakistani national arrested at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport with 5 Kg of heroin

June 25 (CP) Colombo- The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) of Sri Lanka Police on Saturday morning arrested a Pakistani national, who is suspected to be a key member of a drug smuggling racket, when he attempted to smuggle in nearly 5 kilograms of heroin.
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* Two JO MPs injured during protest

June 25 (Island) Kalutara District MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena and Digamadulla District MP Sriyani Wijewickrema were injured during a protest march organised by the Joint Opposition yesterday in Colombo Fort against moves to extend the term of Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, the VAT increase and what it calls a political witch-hunt.
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* Drug racket operating around nightclubs busted

June 25 (DM) The police has busted a drug racket operating in and around several nightclubs in Colombo and seized drugs worth Rs. 600,000. Police said a manager of a garment factory, a close friend of a defeated parliamentarian who is a regular at nightclubs and another man were arrested in connection with the drug racket.
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