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* Indian Army Chief to discuss upgrading Sri Lanka's defense equipment during visit

Nov 28 (CP) Colombo- Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army General Dalbir Singh on Sunday will commence a five-day visit to Sri Lanka to hold discussions on a request made by the Sri Lankan government for India's help to upgrade the defense equipment, among others.
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* Fishermen stage protest

Nov 28 (DN) Hundreds of fishermen in Beruwala yesterday held a protest against the use of banned nets and implements for fishing in the sea off Beruwala. The protestors blocked the Galle Road at Bo Gaha junction by dragging a fishing boat to the road.
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* Sri Lanka's tri forces ready to assist police to maintain law and order

Nov 27 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's military is ready to assist the police at any time to maintain law and order and safeguard peace, the military spokesperson Brigadier K.J. Jayaweera said today. He said that the three armed forces have been kept ready in the camps assist the police whenever necessary to ensure that law and order is maintained
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* Sri Lanka Tamil party MPs commemorate Heroes Day in Jaffna

Nov 27 (CP) Jaffna- Parliamentarians of Sri Lanka's main Tamil Party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today commemorated the Mahaveer Day (Heroes Day) remembering those who had died in the armed struggle for a separate state in the island' north and east.
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* Court issues restraining order on university students' protest march

Nov 27 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court has issued a restraining order preventing a university students' protest march from reaching the parliament today. Kaduwela Magistrate today issued a restraining order on the Inter University Bikkhu Federation (IUBF) and Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) preventing their protest march proceeding of the parliament road from Polduwa Junction, police said.
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* Judgment in murder case against Vas et al today

Nov 27 (Island) The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar will today (27) deliver the judgement in respect of the murder of businessmen Mohamed Nisham, in Colombo in April 4, 2013. The persons who were indicted for murder are the former DIG of Police, Vas Gunawardene, his son Ravindra Gunawardene and four other police officers.
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* Jagath Pushpakumara at PRECIFAC

Nov 27 (DM) Former Minister of Coconut Development Jagath Pushpakumara arrived at the PRECIFAC a short while ago to give a statement over financial irregularities alleged to have taken place at the Coconut Development Board, an official of the commission said.
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* CID records statement from Minister Rajitha Senaratne on Avant Garde Chairman's claims

Nov 28 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has recorded a statement from Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne following a complaint made to the Inspector General of Police over the alleged defamatory remarks made by the Chairman of Avant Garde.
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* Studentís alleged suicide: Northern schools closed as preventive measure

Nov 28 (DM) All Tamil Medium Schools in the North were closed yesterday on a directive by the Provincial Ministry of Education. The Sinhala Medium Schools functioned as usual because as they had received the directive much later.
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* Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port

Nov 27 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Japanese naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo on Friday (27). The two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ships, "Akizuki" and "Sawagiri" arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and replenishment visit on 27th November, the Navy said.
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* Former DIG, his son sentenced to death for businessman's murder

Nov 27 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today sentenced former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Vass Gunawardena and his son Ravindu Gunawardena to death for the murder of a millionaire businessman. A three-judge bench of the Colombo High Court today found the former DIG, his son and four others guilty of the contract killing of Mohammed Shyam, a businessman in Bambalapitiya in 2013.
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* Leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party faction Kumar Gunaratnam further remanded

Nov 27 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) leader Premakumar Gunaratnam till the 11th of December. The Kegalle Magistrate Prasanna Alwis Friday rejected a bail application presented on his behalf and remanded him further.
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* Defence Ministry on high alert to thwart Maveerar Day

Nov 27 (DN) The Defence Ministry will be vigilant to prevent any Maveerar Day celebrations in the North, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said, He also said that the Prevention of Terrorism Act should be replaced with new legislation.
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* Sri Lankan teenagerís death grabs attention

Nov 27 (Hindu) Even as the Sri Lankan government contemplates releasing 20 more Tamil prisoners, the death of a teenager in Jaffna district on Thursday brought the issue to the limelight.
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