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* Sri Lanka Navy team gets onboard study SL Navy Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel being built in India

Apr 28 (CP) Colombo- The Indian shipbuilding company, Goa Shipyard is currently at the completion stages of building two 105m Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV) for the mission requirements of the Sri Lanka Navy.
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* N&E hartal with backing of Hakeem, Bathiudeen

Apr 28 (Island) A hartal organised by the Tamil National Council in the North and East of Sri Lanka disrupted public life yesterday. The Tamil Edlam Liberation Organisation’s National Organiser M. K. Sivajilingam said the civil disobedience campaign was a strong protest against the government which did not heed the suffering Tamil and Muslim people.
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* ‘Police can prosecute against liquor offences’

Apr 28 (DN) Under Excise Ordinance a policeman too is an excise officer: Galle Chief Magistrate A.Nishantha Peiris asserted that the Police are legally empowered to initiate legal proceedings before a Magistrate’s Court in connection with liquor related matters.
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* Key suspect in killing of a police sub-inspector dies in police shooting

Apr 27 (CP) Colombo- A key suspect in the case of assassinating a sub-police inspector (SI) at Maspotha, Kurunegala last year has died in a police shooting. The incident occurred when the police have made an attempt to capture him at Meeghathura area in Hambanthota.
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* Sri Lanka police arrest another suspect in Kalutara prison bus shooting

Apr 27 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka police have arrested another suspect in the shooting at a prison bus in Kalutara that killed seven people including an underworld leader and two prison guards in February this year.
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* Ceylinco Insurance PLC announces 275% dividend

Apr 28 (Island) Ceylinco Insurance PLC has announced a dividend of Rs. 27/50 per share to its shareholders for the year 2016, which constitutes a 275% dividend of the original share price.
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* Senanayake further remanded

Apr 28 (Island) Magistrate of Colombo Buddhika Sri Ragala yesterday further remanded till May 4, retired DIG of Police, Anura Senanayaka, in connection with the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen on May 17, 2013.
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* Youth stabbed to death in Thalawathugoda

Apr 28 (DM) A body of a 25-year-old man stabbed to death was found in Madiwela road in Thalawathugoda area this morning, Police said. They said information was received by police at 5.30a.m about a man who was stabbed and lying on the road.
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* Tamils and Muslims stage Hartal paralyzing Sri Lanka's North-East

Apr 27 (CP) Colombo- Tamil and Muslim groups in the North-East have staged a Hartal today calling for the government to listen to their grievances. Majority of businesses, schools and offices are closed in the region in protest and the long distance transportation services also have come to a halt.
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* Case against Hirunika, eight others fixed for trial

Apr 27 (DN) The case filed against Colombo district UNF Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra and eight others for their alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth using a Defender belonging to MP Premachandra was yesterday fixed for trial by the Colombo High Court.
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