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* Criminal investigators face many challenges - Secretary to the President

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando says criminal investigators face many challenges during the course of their work. Emphasizing the importance of the tasks entrusted to criminal investigation officials, the most senior government official said investigators' task is of immense importance to the quest for justice and fight crimes, corruption and frauds.
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* General amnesty for Sri Lanka Army absentees ends today

Nov 22 (CP) Colombo- The extended general amnesty period offered to Army absentees (Absent Without Leave) to receive their legal discharge after reporting to their respective Regimental Headquarters ends on Wednesday (22).
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* Sri Lanka to decriminalise homosexuality and protect LGBTQ citizens

Nov 23 (Gay Times) The announcement comes after the United Nations (UN) criticised the Sri Lankan penal system for criminalising homosexuality. Nerin Pulle, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Solicitor General, has pledged to change the penal code in Sri Lanka after the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
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* Petrol bomb attack injures bus driver

Nov 23 (DM) SLTB bus driver was injured following a petrol bomb attack at the Sudugala bend at Pallebedda, Embilipitiya this morning, police said. They said the bus was passing the Sudugala bend at the time of incident and the bus was heading to Colombo from Monaragala .
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* SC orders Sirasa to submit recording of Ramanayake’s speech condemning judges

Nov 22 (Island) The Supreme Court yesterday ordered Sirasa TV to submit for the perusal of the court the entire video footage containing public address made by the UNP Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake, allegedly claiming that 95 per cent of the judges were corrupt.
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* Senerath can't be charged under Public Property Act: Magistrate

Nov 22 (DN) Former President’s Chief of Staff, Gamini Sedara Senarath and two officials were yesterday ordered to be released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The Magistrate observed that the suspects cannot be charged under the Public Property Act.
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* CID seeks advice of AG on former PC member's threat against FCID officers

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police today informed the court that it has sought the advice of Attorney General on the threatening remarks made by the former UPFA Southern Provincial Council Minister D. V. Upul against the officers of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID).
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* Court issues injunction preventing implementation of the gazette notification on Local Government elections

Nov 22 (CP) Colombo- The Court of Appeal today issued a temporary injunction preventing the implementation of the gazette notification issued by the subject minister on delimitation of local authorities in relation to the Local Government elections.
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* More teeth for Bribery Commission to deal with corruption cases

Nov 23 (Island) The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is to be given more teeth to deal with all types of cases that come before it.
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* Five women and a man arrested for running mobile brothel service

Nov 23 (DN) Five women and a man who ran a mobile brothel service were arrested in Mount Lavinia last evening. The three-wheeler in which the women were transported by the arrested man was also taken into custody.
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* Brothel raid: 10 including three Thai women arrested

Nov 22 (DM) Ten women including three from Thailand and seven Sri Lankan women had been arrested last night on charges of allegedly running a brothel under the guise of an Ayurvedic massage parlour at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, in Kollupitiya, Colombo 4, the Police said.
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