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Last Updated = Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 01:44 pm SL Time

* Defense Ministry to conduct survey on lost properties of Sri Lankans in the North

Oct 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense and Urban Development is preparing to conduct a survey on the Sri Lankans who lost their properties in the North and during the war. The Ministry in a release has announced that it will conduct the survey of the properties and lands that belonged to the residents of north and were lost due to the terrorism from 1980.
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* Slain Tigerís mother stopped from leaving for Canada

oct 22 (Island) LTTE members and supporters active overseas had launched a special project to secure asylum for close relatives of dead LTTE cadres, a senior security official alleged yesterday. The official was responding to a query by The Island regarding the arrest of Sundaralingam Rajithamalar (57), mother of Sundaralingam Kajeepan
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* Sri Lanka to appeal to Europe Court of Justice on lower court ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE

Oct 21 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan government has decided to submit an appeal to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) requesting to annul the decision taken by the lower court to lift sanctions on LTTE, the national radio reported.
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* Sri Lanka police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse university students' march

Oct 21 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a group of students of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) who were in a protest march near the parliamentary complex this afternoon.
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* Asia Foundation and Justice Ministry assess land disputes in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces

Oct 21 (CP) Colombo- The Asia Foundation in collaboration with Sri Lanka's Ministry of Justice has completed a Rapid Assessment of Land Disputes in Northern and Eastern Provinces to study the characteristics and scale of land disputes that have evolved over 30 years in the former war-torn areas, the government announced.
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* Mayhem at Fisheries Ministry with accusations from both sides

Oct 21 (Island) Fishermen, who converged in front of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry making three demands from the minister, were attacked yesterday with stones and other objects by a gang from inside the ministry premises, injuring them. They were engaged in a peaceful protest there when they were attacked, protesters said.
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* Special security arrangements for budget speech

Oct 21 (DN) Special security arrangements will be implemented in connection with the Budget Speech for 2015 to be delivered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said in Parliament yesterday.
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* Missing Persons' Commission denounces exaggerations by journalists

Oct 22 (DN) The Missing Persons' Commision has strongly refuted reports that the Commissions proceedings were being hampered by the presence of the Security Forces and that it (Commission) was incapable of coping with its expanded mandate.
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* Rs.5.1 mn stolen from Aravindaís home

Oct 22 (DM) Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Aravinda De Silva yesterday in a complaint to the Police said his home at Pedris Road in Kollupitiya was burgled and cash including foreign currency worth Rs.5.1 million had been removed from his safe.
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* India to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lanka - report

Oct 21 (CP) New Delhi- India is planning to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels and other military equipment to Sri Lanka, according to an Indian media report. India has earlier provided 24 L-70 guns, 24 battle-field surveillance radars, 11 USFM radars, four Indra-II radars and 10 mine-protected vehicles, among other things, to the Sri Lankan forces, the Times of India reported Monday describing India's military assistance to Sri Lanka.
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* Opposition lawmakers on fact finding mission attacked in Sri Lanka

Oct 21 (CP) Colombo- A group of opposition United National Party (UNP) lawmakers on a fact finding mission came under attack today from a mob when the MPs attempted to enter the premises of the Sri Lanka Port Authority Training College in Slave Island today.
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* Tamil organization seeks MOU between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate return of Tamil refugees

Oct 21 (CP) Colombo- A Tamil refugee rehabilitation organization in Sri Lanka has sought a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate and expedite the return of the refugees from India, according to a media report.
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* 33 injured in accident

Oct 21 (DM) Thirty three people were injured when a SLTB bus plying from Ettampitiya to Bandarawela plunged down a precipice at Udamalwatta in Bandarawela this morning, the Police said. They said the injured were admitted to the Bandarawela Hospital.
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* Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) JAFFNA, Sri Lanka- In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy.
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