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Last Updated = Sat, May 26, 2018, 12:08 pm SL Time

* Retired SC judge to conduct an independent inquiry into match fixing allegations

May 26 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's cricket board has invited retired judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Justice Rohini Marasinghe to conduct an independent inquiry into the allegations of match fixing against Panadura CC and Kalutara PCC.
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* Jaliya Wickremasooriya’s warrant re-issued on sureties

May 26 (DN) Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne re-issued a warrant on the sureties of former Sri Lankan ambassador to USA Jaliya Wickramasooriya. This is after the latter being unable to appear before Court for two consecutive days of hearing.
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* President orders investigation into fabricated news in local media

May 25 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the Inspector General of Police an immediate investigation into two news articles published by two Sinhala dailies.
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* 11 smugglers nabbed so far this week with Rs 12.42 mn worth of precious metal

May 25 (Island) Highlighting the increased attempts to smuggle in gold to the country, Customs revealed yesterday that 11 such smugglers had been nabbed so far this week at the Katunayake airport. They were caught smuggling in gold worth Rs 12.42 million.
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* Brian Shaddick’s wife gives evidence against Gammanpila

May 25 (DN) The wife of Australian businessman Brian Shaddick, the third witness in the alleged financial fraud case filed against the two accused, including Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday informed the Colombo High Court that she had never put her signature executing a Power of Attorney to Gammanpila, for the selling of shares belonging to the Digital Nominees Company.
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* No breakthrough into killing of Municipal Councillor

May 26 (Island) Investigations have revealed that Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia Municipal Councillor Ranjan de Silva, father of Sri Lanka cricket cap Dhananjaya de Silva, who was shot dead on Thursday night at Ratmalana, was carried out by an underworld gang in the area.
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* Police commence investigations into national cricketer's father's death

May 25 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have commenced investigations into the killing of Sri Lankan cricketer Dananjaya de Silva's father. Four police teams have been deployed to investigate Thursday's shooting death of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Urban Council member Ranjan de Silva.
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* Appeal Court to hear former Defense Secretary's revision petition seeking release in Avant Garde case on May 31

May 25 (CP) Colombo- The Court of Appeal today fixed the hearing of a revision petition filed by the former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requesting the court to release him and seven other dependents from the charges filed by the bribery Commission over the floating armory of the Avant Garde Maritime Services.
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* Dayasiri received Rs.1mn from PTL related company

May 25 (DM) According to a further report (B report) filed into the magisterial inquiry over the Bond scam by the prosecution today, it was revealed that UPFA Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara had received a cheque of Rs.1 million from Walt & Row Associates-a Perpetual Treasuries Ltd related group company in 2015.
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