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* Four people who went to bathe in Ellewala falls are missing

Mar 21 (CP) Colombo- The Wellawaya Police say that four residents of Kattankudi and Akkaraipattu who went to bathe in Ellewela Falls in Wellawaya have gone missing and are presumed to have drowned.
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* An order from the IGP about detained drug traffickers ‘Harak Kata’ and ‘Kudu Salindu’

Mar 20 (CP) Colombo- The Inspector General of Police has ordered the officers of the Criminal Investigation Department not to allow any other party to influence the investigation of notorious drug traffickers Nandun Chinthaka Wickramaratne aka Harak Kata and Salidu Malshika aka Kudu Salindu who are in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
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* Indian Coast Guard arrests 6 Sri Lankan fishermen for fishing in Indian waters

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- A surveillance team of Indian Coast Guard has arrested six Sri Lankan fishermen on Sunday and their boat seized for allegedly fishing in Indian waters. The surveillance team members, who were on duty on the ICGS Adhesh, spotted the fishermen engaged in fishing in Indian waters
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* Minor offenders to be kept under house arrest without remanding

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- Minister of Justice Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that a law is being drafted to keep detainees under house arrest instead of incarceration. The Minister said the relevant draft is currently being prepared, and that this law will be introduced with the aim of reducing prison overcrowding and the emergence of serious criminals.
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* Wanted suspect ’Booru Muna’ arrested

Mar 17 (CP) Colombo- Wanted criminal Ravindu Sanka de Silva alias ‘Booru Moona’, who was involved in several murders and escaped while in the custody of the Katunayake airport police, has been arrested by the police. He was arrested in Avissawella area while coming to surrender to the Avissawella court.
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* Motorists advised to be vigilant when using 18-Bend road

Mar 20 (CP) Colombo- The 18-bend section of the Kandy Mahiyangana road which was hit by a landslide was reopened for traffic this morning (20). Due to heavy rains, a landslide occurred near the second bend of the road yesterday (19) and a landslide also occurred near the 14th bend few days ago.
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* Earth slip buries ten estate houses in Bandarawela, five people rescued

Mar 20 (CP) Colombo- The Police said that around ten houses were completely destroyed after an earth slip in Liyangahawela Kabaragala area of Bandarawela and five people who were buried under the collapsed houses were rescued and taken to the hospital.
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* Navy recovers 28 Water Gel Sticks from Kolombuthurei beach, Jaffna

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- A search operation conducted by the Navy in Kolombuthurei beach, Jaffna yesterday (March 17) led to the discovery of 28 Water Gel Sticks - a type of commercial explosive.
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* Court orders to hand over the abandoned infant back to parents

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage Friday ordered the Director of Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, Colombo to hand over the newborn who was left in the toilet of the Meenagaya train back to the parents.
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* Two arrested for defrauding millions promising foreign employment

Mar 17 (CP) Colombo- The officers of the Special Investigation Unit of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau have arrested two men who swindled money from people by claiming to provide foreign jobs. A person from Pallama area who swindled money by saying that he would provide jobs in Kuwait was arrested recently (15) in Maradana area.
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