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Last Updated = Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 11:50 pm SL Time

* Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa allowed to travel abroad for two weeks

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court Monday granted Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa permission to travel abroad.
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* Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe arrested for favoring a murder suspect

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Police headquarters today arrested former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe of Kahawatta Police Division for concealing evidence against a murder suspect.
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* US Navy trains Sri Lanka Navy divers in underwater unexploded ordnance recovery

Sept 24 (CP) Colombo- Members of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU 5) recently conducted a training program for the divers of the Sri Lanka Navy in Underwater Unexploded Explosive Ordinance (UXO) Recovery.
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* Customs seize Rs.4.5M worth gold in SL manís rectum

Sept 25 (DM) A Sri Lankan man who tried to smuggle out a stock of Gold biscuits and jewellery weighing up to a kilogram carefully concealed in his rectum was nabbed by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.
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* Indian Defence Adviser pays courtesy call-on Chief of Defence Staff

Sept 24 (Island) Captain Ashok Rao, Defence Adviser, to the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka called on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff on Friday morning (Sept. 22).
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* Man stabbed to death in Dehiwala

Sept 24 (SO) A 59-year-old man died on Friday when he was stabbed in the Badowita area, Dehiwala. Police say the man was declared dead on being brought to the Kalubowila Hospital. The victim has been identified as Mohamed Nazeer, a resident of Badowita. Police have arrested one suspect.
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* Netherlands launch investigation into irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- The Government of Netherlands has launched an investigation into the irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka following the revelation in a Dutch TV program of abuses in adoption practices during the 1980s.
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* Minister Bathiudeen complains to CID on social media reports accusing him of resettling Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

Sept 24 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says he has never made any statement regarding resettlement of Myanmar's Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka. The Minister has submitted a complaint to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police asking to take legal action against social media sites which are propagating false reports about him.
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* Police nab three persons with terracotta figurines of archeological value

Sept 25 (Island) Mahavilachchiya police nabbed three persons transporting 12 female and animal terracotta figurines believed to be of archaeological importance to be sold to foreigners, on Friday.
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* Legal action against parents of underage drivers

Sept 25 (DN) National Council on Road Safety Chairman Dr. Sisira Kodagoda yesterday said plans are afoot to take legal action against parents or guardians of underage drivers. Dr. Kodagoda speaking to the Daily News said the parents or guardians who allow children below the age of 18 to drive should be at the receiving end o
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* Raids net over 52,000 suspects for drug related offences this year

Sept 24 (ST) More than 52,000 people have been taken into custody so far this year, for drug related offences, in raids conducted by the Police, the Special Task Force, Customs and the Navy, latest statistics revealed. According to Police statistics, 52,157 drug related cases have been reported and 52,072 people arrested from Jan.1-Sept.11.
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