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Last Updated = Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 11:45 am SL Time

* Two female garment workers killed in accident in Thihagoda

Aug 04 (CP) Colombo- Two women were killed and five others were injured when a bus transporting employees of an apparel factory collided with a van transporting apparel workers in the Aparekka area on the Yatiyana-Matara main road in the Thihagoda police division.
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* CB-CID to probe into Sri Lankan gangster Angoda Lokka’s death

Aug 04 (NIE) COIMBATORE: The investigation into the death of Sri Lankan underworld criminal Angoda Lokka was transferred to the CB-CID from Coimbatore City police on Monday evening.
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* SI arrested over fabricating evidence

Aug 04 (DM) A Sub Inspector (SI) attached to the Embilipitiya Police Station had been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) last night for allegedly fabricating evidence with former CID Director Shani Abeysekara, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratna said.
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* Heroin carrier Cat roams unharmed in prison premises-official

Aug 04 (DM) The cat, which was caught when it tried to enter the Welikada Magazine prison with two heroin packets tied around its neck on Saturday, remains unharmed in the prison premises, a spokesman said.
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* Heroin smuggling cat escapes from Sri Lanka prison

Aug 03 (CP) Colombo- A cat detained at Sri Lanka’s main Welikada prison believed to have been used to smuggle drugs into the prison has escaped, local media reports said Monday.
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* Former Superintendent of Negombo Prison Anuruddha Sampayo arrested

Aug 02 (CP) Colombo- Former Superintendent (SP) of the Negombo Prison Anuruddha Sampayo, who was evading arrest after being issued warrants, has been arrested in Kurunegala after he surrendered, Police Media Division said.
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* Military assistance may be sought to execute warrants if police fail to make arrests

Aug 03 (Island) The Attorney General’s Department is willing even to consider securing assistance of the military to execute warrants issued by courts following submissions made by the department, if the police are unable to make arrests. Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris said so addressing the media at the AG’s Department last Friday evening (31).
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* Three inmates escape from Kalutara Prison

Aug 03 (DM) Three inmates of the Kalutara Prison, who were remanded for offensives involved with narcotics, had escaped early this morning, Police said. They said the prisoners aged between 23 and 32 were identified as residents of Beruwala and Kalutara.
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* Neglecting arrest of Anuruddha Sampayo: Police deny allegations

Aug 02 (SO) The Sri Lanka Police has denied that it was willfully neglecting to arrest interdicted Negombo Prison Superintendent Anuruddha Sampayo. This was in response to the allegations levelled against it by the Attorney General’s Department.
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* Man arrested with heroin and army uniforms

Aug 04 (CP) Colombo- Police Special Task Force (STF) raided a house in Pavalikanda, Ahungalla, Ambalangoda and arrested a person with several uniforms similar to Army uniforms and heroin.
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* Police initially believed in what Sampayo told them about Negombo Prison

Aug 04 (Island) The Negombo Police, probing the alleged links between prison officials and inmates serving time there for drug offences, said that there had been numerous complaints about drug cartels operating from the Negombo Prison but former Superintendent (SP) of the Negombo Prison, Anuruddha Sampayo, always told them that there were no such rackets.
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* Interdicted Negombo Prison SP Sampayo remanded

Aug 04 (DN) Former Superintendent of the Negombo Prison Anuruddha Sampayo, who had been in hiding for 11 days after being issued a court warrant, was arrested after a joint operation by the Intelligence services to get him out of hiding, Police Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratne said yesterday.
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* Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases at 2824, over 2,500 recovered

Aug 03 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2,824 today after one more person tested positive for the coronavirus, while over 2,500 of them have recovered, the Health Ministry said.
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* Underworld kingpin Angoda Lokka’s death confirmed in India

Aug 03 (CP) Colombo: Sri Lanka’s underworld kingpin Angoda Lokka who was hiding in Coimbatore, India has died on July 3 reportedly of cardiac arrest, and the Coimbatore police on Sunday confirmed the death, Express News Service reported.
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* Cat used for smuggling heroin into prison seized

Aug 02 (CP) Colombo- A cat with a packet of heroin tied to his neck directed towards the Welikada Prison in Colombo, has been seized by prison authorities. The cat was found on a tip off received by Prisons Intelligence officers.
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* Narcotic busts in several areas

Aug 03 (DN) Two suspects were arrested yesterday while transporting 1.1 kgs of heroin and 300 ecstasy pills in the Bellanvila area by the Boralesgamuwa Police. The raid was carried out on a tip-off by officials attached to the Boralesgamuwa Police.
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* Shani remanded; more arrests likely

Aug 02 (ST) As investigations continue into the ex-Criminal Investigation Department Director Shani Abeysekara’s alleged fabrication of evidence, police said more arrests were likely soon.
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