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* Sri Lankan government to investigate failures of Bribery Commission

July 30 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan government has decided to investigate the failures on the part of the Chairman and Commissioners of the Bribery Commission appointed by the previous government to dispense with complaints lodged with it during the last four years.
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* Police look for UPFA candidate over abduction and assault

July 30 (Island) Matale police are looking for Matale District UPFA candidate and former Deputy Minister Lakshman Wasantha Perera and a group of his supporters for allegedly abducting a man and assaulting him for launching a campaign against the proliferation of ethanol and printing a set of posters to be pasted in public in that regard.
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* Businessman arrested over rape charges

July 30 (DN) A leading businessman from the shipping industry was arrested and produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court on rape charges yesterday. The businessman was later released on a surety of one million rupees.
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* Excise unit raids cannabis plantation in Sri Lanka forest reserve

July 29 (CP) Colombo- Officers of the Moneragala Excise Unit have raided a huge cannabis cultivation in a forest reserve in Moneragala area. The cannabis plantation spanning one and a half acre area was located in the Balaharuwa Reserve in Thanamalwila, about 12 kilometers into the forest reserve, according to the officers.
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* Sri Lankan court extends order preventing SLFP central committee meetings

July 29 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today extended the injunction preventing the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) Central Committee holding meetings without the party leader's permission.
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* Death of ruggerite: Senanayake not a suspect – Police

July 29 (Island) Reports that former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake would be questioned over the death of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen were baseless, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told the media yesterday.
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* Three local drug agents arrested

July 29 (DN) The Police Narcotics Bureau arrested three local agents of international drug dealer Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed Mujaheed who is said to be the the country’s chief narcotic supplier. Malaysian Police are investigating to trace Mujaheed, Bureau sources said.
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* Police arrest six for abducting UNF candidate's supporters

July 30 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police today arrested six persons suspected of abducting three supporters of a United National Front candidate in the Southern Province. The Akuressa Police have rescued the three people who were being abducted while putting up election posters in the wee hours of today in the Thibbotuwawa area in Akuressa.
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* Action against BC

July 30 (DM) The Cabinet decided to initiate investigations into the failure on the part of the Commissioners of the Bribery Commission to dispense with complaints lodged with it during the last four years, a minister said yesterday.
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* Lankan refugee observes fast

July 30 (Hindu) A Sri Lankan refugee lodged in the Special Camp here went on a fast on Wednesday demanding that he should be released. Police sources said the inmate Hasan Mohamed (30) had completed his conviction period in a fake visa case booked against him.
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* Sri Lanka, Iran defense officials discuss bilateral cooperation

July 29 (CP) Colombo- Defense officials of Sri Lanka and Iran today have discussed bilateral cooperation in defense issues relevant to the two countries. Discussions took place when the Military Attaché of the Embassy of Iran in Colombo Colonel Ebrahim Rohani called on the Sri Lanka Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on Wednesday.
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* Investigators question LTTE operative on links to outfit

July 29 (TOI) CHENNAI: Investigators of the 'Q' branch police on Tuesday interrogated LTTE operative A Kumaraguru, who police arrested at Trichy airport on July 25 when he attempted to flee to Switzerland with a fake passport.
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* Interpol help sought to track down drug kingpin

July 29 (DM) The Police said they were seeking Interpol assistance to track down Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed Mujahid, the Producer of a local film Selvam, on charges of smuggling in more than 1,000 kilos of heroin during the past few years.
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* Sri Lanka justice: leaked UN document casts doubts

July 29 (Channel 4) A leaked UN document raises concerns over the prospects for genuine justice for the Sri Lankan victims of alleged war crimes. Channel 4 News has been supplied with the leaked document which critics claim could pre-empt and undermine September's Human Rights Council discussion on a UN's long-awaited investigation into crimes committed at the end of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war.
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