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Last Updated = Fri, May 22, 2015, 11:51 pm SL Time

* Senior officers of Sri Lanka police transferred over violence in Jaffna

May 22 (CP) Colombo- Following the violent clashes erupted in the Northern city of Jaffna Wednesday over the brutal rape and murder of a school girl, several senior police officers of the Northern Province have been transferred with immediate effect.
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* Lawyers in Northern Sri Lanka on strike to protest attack on Jaffna court complex

May 22 (CP) Colombo- Lawyers of all the magistrate courts in the Northern Province have decided to refrain from duties today to protest Wednesday's attack by unruly crowd on the Jaffna court complex. Lawyers of all courts in Jaffna, Mallaagam, Point Pedro, Chavakachcheri, Kayts, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, and Mullaitivu have decided to strike work, national news agency, Lankapuvath reported.
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* Sri Lankan peace keeping troops conclude UN mission in Haiti

May 21 (CP) Leogane- The contingent of Sri Lankan troops serving in United Nations peace keeping duties in Haiti have concluded their mission and is expected to leave this month. The formal conclusion of the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping contingent assignment in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) took place at the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent (SRIBAT) Headquarters in Leogane, Haiti last week.
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* Former monitoring MP accused of using Presidential Secretariat vehicles for private company

May 21 (CP) Colombo- Former monitoring MP of the External Affairs Ministry in Sri Lanka Sajin Vass Gunawardena has reportedly used several vehicles that belonged to the Presidential Secretariat for the use of a private company during the former regime.
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* Northern Governor praises sensible police action in Jaffna

May 22 (Island) Northern Province Governor H. M. G. S. Palihakkara yesterday said that had there been any lapse on the part of Jaffna law enforcement authorities, violence triggered by the brutal killing of 18-year-old schoolgirl Siloganadan Vinita would have caused a major crisis in the peninsula.
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* CID questions Wimal for more than three hours

May 21 (Island) The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officials yesterday questioned former Minister Wimal Weerawansa for three and a half hours over the allegedly forged documents that his wife Sashi is believed to have used to obtain a Diplomatic Passport (DP) and a National Identity Card (NIC), Police Media Unit said.
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* Sri Lankan government cautions people over disinformation campaigns

May 22 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan government today cautioned the public to be vigilant about disinformation campaigns by political and extremist elements to achieve their own political agendas. The government requested the people to be vigilant about campaigns carried out by certain political and extremist elements to mislead the people in the south, using media reports and video clippings of recent LTTE commemorative events held in some countries including south India and over the kidnapping, rape and killing of a 18-year-old schoolgirl in Kayts, Jaffna.
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* Two Afghan students offered scholarships to study at Sri Lanka's defense university

May 22 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan government has awarded scholarships to two Afghan students to receive training at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University. The Cabinet has approved a proposal made by the President Maithripala Sirisena to provide training opportunities for two Afghan students and to offer two scholarships for them.
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* Sri Lanka court in Jaffna remands 130 people for violent protests

May 21 (CP) Jaffna- A Sri Lankan court has remanded 130 persons who were arrested for unlawful protest, damaging public property and assaulting police officers near the Jaffna Magistrate's Court complex.
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* Sri Lanka's Supreme Court lifts stay on land released to the displaced in Sampur

May 21 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has lifted the stay on the transfer of land in Sampur area to the displaced after the displaced appealed to the court to return the land. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice S Sripavan on Wednesday lifted the stay on the transfer of 818 acres of land to war displaced Tamils of Sampur in the Eastern Province.
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* Attorney General halts Tiranís arrest

May 22 (DN) The Attorney General yesterday stalled the arrest of Parliamentarian Tiran Alles after the Supreme Court noticed the Police on the strength of a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Parliamentarian.
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* H'tota Mayor granted bail

May 21 (DN) Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando, who was arrested and remanded for allegedly attempting to assault a suspect in police custody, has been granted bail by the Hambantota Magistrate's Court.
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