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* All ranks, privileges and pension restored for former Sri Lanka Army commander

Jan 27 (CP) Colombo- All ranks, privileges and pension have been restored for the former Army Commander of Sri Lanka Sarath Fonseka following the full Presidential amnesty granted to him by the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, the Army said today.
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* Sri Lankan court orders probe in to UPFA MP's accounts over investigation into drug peddling

Jan 27 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today ordered the police to probe the bank accounts of former ruling party parliamentarian who is suspected of drug peddling in the country. The Colombo Magistrate's Court today issued a directive to the police to investigate accounts maintained by Colombo District United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Duminda Silva at several banks and financial institutions.
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* Former Minister's wife under probe for allegedly providing false information to get a diplomatic passport

Jan 27 (CP) Colombo- Former Sri Lankan minister Wimal Weerawansa's wife, Shashi Weerawansa is under probe for allegedly providing false information to get a diplomatic passport. Police have said the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced an investigation into the controversial diplomatic passport obtained by Shashi Weerawansa by allegedly producing false information.
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* Former Sri Lanka ruling party deputy ministers summoned to court over assault on mayor

Jan 26 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today summoned several deputy minister sand parliamentarians of the former ruling party over the assault on an opposition party mayor during a provincial council election.
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* Sri Lanka Marxist party to lodge complaint against former First Son's appointment to Navy

Jan 26 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to hand over a complaint to the Defense Secretary today against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son, Navy officer Yoshitha Rajapaksa. The complaint is to be handed over this morning.
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* 31 injured in private bus accident

Jan 27 (DM) At least 31 persons were injured following a head-on collision involving two buses in Pahala Naragala Wedage Watta junction on the Horana - Bulathsinhala Road this evening, Police said.
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* Govt. to tackle deaths in police, judicial custody

Jan 26 (Island) Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, PC, yesterday called for tangible measures to guarantee the safety and security of those in police/judicial custody. Minister Rajapakshe said that the new government was determined to prevent deaths of suspects and convicts in custody.
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* Sri Lanka's Attorney General summoned by Appeal Court in case against KP

Jan 27 (CP) Colombo- The Appeal Court of Sri Lanka today issued notice on the Attorney General to appear before the Court on February 5 in connection with the writ application filed by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) against former LTTE Leader, Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP.
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* Missing Sri Lankan journalist's wife requests a meeting with President

Jan 27 (CP) Colombo- Missing Sri Lankan journalist, Prageeth Eknaligoda's wife, Sandhya Eknaligoda has requested for a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the case about her husband who has been missing since January 2010.
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* Former Sri Lankan Sports Minister barred from traveling overseas

Jan 26 (CP) Colombo- The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) of Sri Lanka has imposed a three month overseas travel ban on former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage preventing him from leaving the country.
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* Former DIG's wife complaints to Bribery Commission against former First Lady

Jan 26, Colombo- Wife of former Deputy Inspector General of Sri Lanka Vass Gunawardena today lodged a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against members of the former government including former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
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* Police claim ex-IGP got bungalow from drug lord

Jan 27 (Island) CID investigations into the dealings of drug kingpin 'Wele Suda' allegedly had with a former IGP have revealed that the drug baron gifted the top police officer a new palatial bungalow at Kelanimulla, Kelaniya.
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* Judicial Service Association hopes CJ upholds dignity of judiciary

Jan 27 (DN) The Judicial Service Association is greatly concerned with the investigation that has been initiated by the Criminal Investigations Department pursuant to a complaint made to it alleging the presence of the Chief Justice at Temple Trees at a time when there was an alleged discussion to make the former President to continue in office regardless of the results of the polls conduced on January 8, 2015,states
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* Child falls to death from apartment building

Jan 26 (DN) A four-year-old child died after falling from the 22nd floor of an apartment building in Wellawatta on Saturday night, a spokesman for the Police Media Division said. He said the Police commenced investigations to find out how the child fell and if someone had pushed the child.
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