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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 7 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

May 31 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy said it has assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard on Wednesday to arrest seven Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
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* Woman who preyed on flood relief arrested

May 31 (Island) Grandpass police yesterday arrested the woman, who was photographed collecting relief supplies brought for flood victims on the Kelani Bridge, using chronies on Sunday May 22. Identified by the police as ‘Mali’ from Wellampitiya, she was photographed collecting relief supplies
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 29 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

May 30 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Navy Monday said it has arrested 29 local fishermen for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices. The arrested persons and the items were handed over to the Addalachchenai Fisheries Inspector for further investigations.
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* Hundreds pay homage to late son of LTTE chief Prabhakaran in Chennai - report

May 30 (CP) Chennai- Hundreds of people gathered in Chennai on Sunday to pay homage to late Balachandran, son of the late founder of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who died during the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war in May 2009, ANI reported.
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* Israel provides disaster relief to Sri Lanka after deadly landslides

May 30 (CP) Colombo- Following the recent floods that have caused loss of over 100 lives and severe damages, Israel has been in touch with the Sri Lankan authorities and provided US$ 20,000 of immediate disaster relief supplies to people and areas that were significantly affected by the disaster, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
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* Two dead in Pannala bus halt shooting

May 30 (DN) Two persons including a woman died while another woman was injured in a shooting incident that took place at a bus halt in the Pannala area. Police investigations revealed that a person on a motor bike fired at the victims with a T56 weapon and fled.
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* Sri Lanka Air Force to deploy aviation unit to the UN team in South Sudan next month

May 31 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is to deploy an Aviation Unit under the United Nations helicopter deployment in South Sudan (UNMISS) in June. The Heli-deployment comprising 17 Officers and 87 Airmen and is scheduled to proceed to South Sudan next month.
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* Sri Lanka Marxist party unhappy about the progress of investigation into LTTE leader KP

May 30 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Information Secretary has expressed his discontent about the progress in the investigations into the allegations against former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP.
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* Army ordered to hand over information related to journalist's murder to CID

May 30 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today ordered the Sri Lanka Army to hand over documents and other information related to the investigation of the 2009 murder of a journalist.
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* Military restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka's Eastern Province Chief Minister lifted

May 30 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense said today the restrictions imposed by the security forces on the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Nazeer Ahmed have been lifted. Military Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said restrictions imposed on the Chief Minister were lifted with effect from today.
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* Suspect remanded for killing H’patana OIC’s daughter

May 30 (Island) Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela on Friday ordered to remand till June 02 a 22-year-old suspect alleged to have been absconding after killing his 20-year-old wife. The suspect Addarawalage Romesh Asiri (22), a resident of Akkara Wissa in Galenbindunuwewa was married to Malshani Sanjeewani (20), daughter of OIC of Horowpathana Police.
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