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* Bond scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded till 1st of January

Dec 18 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court today extended the remand of Perpetual Treasuries Limited director Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena, who are in remand custody over the bond scam charges.
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* Two drug distributors arrested

Dec 18 (Island) Officers from Welambada Police, Udunuwara, yesterday, arrested two drug distributors and the vehicle they were travelling in. The two men said to have links to an underworld gang running a drug cartel from inside the Anuradhapura Prison.
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* Remanded for alleged rape

Dec 18 (DN) Muttur Acting Judge M. S. Nayeem remanded a 19-year-old youth until December 28, for allegedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl at Kadatkaraichenai in the Sampur Police division when she was at her grandmotherís house.
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* Sri Lanka navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching in island waters

Dec 17 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy has arrested eight Tamil Nadu fishermen when they were fishing in the island's territorial waters near Sri Lanka's Delft island (Neduntheevu) a fishermen's official said on Monday.
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* Katubedda Claymore bomb blast case Trial postponed for February 6

Dec 17 (DN) Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Damith Totawatte concluded the voir dire inquiry held in open court on December 14 on the confession made to ASP Panamaldeniya by the second accused indicted in the Katubedda Claymore bomb explosion case pronounced the order and stated that the Court accepted the alleged confession of the second accused.
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* Plans to release over 263 acres land in North and East before end of the year

Dec 18 (CP) Colombo- Under the advice of the President, it is planned to release more than 263 acres of land used by the military in the North and East before the end of this year in a manner that would not threaten the national security.
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* Crookedly parked cars will be towed away: Police

Dec 18 (DM) Vehicles parked on pavements blocking traffic and pavements would be towed away, the Police said today. They said that they would take action to remove the vehicles which were parked along the road in main cities blocking roads or parked on pavements during the festival session.
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* Sri Lanka Army had released over 69,000 acres of land in North and East since 2009

Dec 17 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Army said over 69,000 acres of land that was used by the Army in the North East following the end of the war had been released since 2009. The Army said since 18th May 2009, the Army has used 84523.84 acres of land in the North and East
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* CID to conduct Investigations into the brawl in parliament

Dec 17 (CP) Colombo-investigations into the illegal acts by lawmakers in Sri Lanka parliament attacking police officers and destructing public property last month have been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police.
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* Bus plunges down precipice killing one Six others serious injured

Dec 17 (Island) One person died on the spot and six others received serious injuries when a bus returning from Kataragama plunged down a precipice on the Koggala-Hakmana road at Galenda recently. The victims were pilgrims. The deceased was R. P. Cyril of Deiyandara. The driver of the bus was absconding, the police said. Hakmana police are conducting investigations.
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