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Last Updated = Tue, Nov 19, 2019, 11:57 pm SL Time

* Ex-defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundera remanded again till Dec 03

Nov 19 (CP) Colombo- Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundara have been remanded further until December 03 by the Colombo Magistrate's Court. The two former top officials have been accused of failing to take measures to prevent the Easter Sunday
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* Russian Baltic Fleet training ship visits Sri Lanka

Nov 19 (TASS) The Baltic Fleet's training ship Perekop currently on its long-distance deployment with cadets on its board has made a business call at the port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka, the Fleetís press office reported on Tuesday.
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* Kenyan woman arrested with cocaine pills at Sri Lanka airport

Nov 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Kenyan woman, who arrived from Doha, Qatar carrying cocaine pills. The Customs officials initially found 30 cocaine pills hidden in her hand luggage.
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* Port Worker killed in accident at Colombo harbor

Nov 19 (CP) Colombo- A port worker was killed following an accident at the Colombo Harbor Eastern Terminal Monday, the police said. The port worker was seriously injured when the chains of a crane unloading a cargo ship docked at the Eastern Terminal broke free and hit the worker's head. The accident happened around 9.30am yesterday (18).
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* Gold smugglers nabbed at BIA

Nov 19 (DN) Officers attached to Police Narcotics Division at the Bandaranaike International Airport have apprehended three Indian nationals with gold weighing up to 1.5 kilograms. The suspects were aged 29, 32 and 34. The suspects were handed over to Customs officers for further investigations by police narcotics officers
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* Teenager dies during brawl with lorry driver

Nov 18 (Times) A teenager has died after being attacked during a clash with a lorry driver in Katugampala, Giriulla yesterday (Nov 17). Police said that two persons travelling on a motorcycle had been knocked over while attempting to overtake a lorry when the driver had opened the door of the vehicle.
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