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* Sri Lanka sends a CID team to Maldives to assist investigations on president's boat explosion

Oct 04 (CP) Colombo-Sri Lanka has sent a team of experts to Male to assist investigations into the explosion of the boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim on 28th September.
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* Spate of crimes: Whatís happening, ask people

Oct 04 (ST) A sudden rise in reports of child molestations, kidnappings and killings of children and women in the past two weeks and the brutality of the crimes, have created a fear psychosis among the people who doubt the law enforcement authorities ability to deal with the alarmingly increasing crime rate.
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* Govt. to issue certificates for the missing

Oct 04 (SO) The government intends issuing certificates to the families of missing persons by the end of the year, paving the way for post Geneva accountability action. This will also be the first time that the government will be issuing Ďcertificates of missing to personsí to families of those who disappeared during the near three decades of violent conflict.
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* Police arrest another suspect of Kotadeniyawa girl's murder

Oct 03 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka police have arrested another individual in connection with the rape and murder of five-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa. The suspect was produced before the Minuwangoda Acting Magistrate Priyanthi Liyanarachchi and detained afterwards for questioning.
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* Union Minister asked to get fishermen released

Oct 03 (Hindu) The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has appealed to Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to take steps to release 35 Indian fishermen who have been languishing in prisons in Sri Lanka.
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* Man shot dead in Ingiriya

Oct 03 (DM) A 28-year-old youth has been shot dead in Handapangoda, Ingiriya early this morning, police said. They said the manís father has complained to the police after he found the body near the gate of the house with gunshot wounds on his chest.
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* Sri Lankan Tamil slashes wrist in camp

Oct 03 (Hindu) A differently abled Sri Lankan Tamil housed in the Tiruchi special camp created a flutter by slashing his left wrist with a blade on Friday demanding his release.
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* AG Yet To Act On SC Judge

Oct 04 (SL) The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has concluded the investigation carried out into the conduct of Supreme Court judge, Sarath de Abrew and the file has been handed over to the Attorney Generalís Department, The Sunday Leader learns.
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* Police arrest Kolonnawa UC Vice Chairman

Oct 04 (Island) Police arrested Kolonnawa Urban Council Vice Chairman (UPFA) Bandula Suresh Kodagoda on Friday night for allegedly threatening the Wellampitiya OIC. The suspect had warned the OIC to refrain from producing in courts two suspects arrested in connection with an assault incident, police said.
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* Jayalalithaa writes to Indian PM again to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka

Oct 03 (CP) Chennai- The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today wrote to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time in a week asking him to intervene and secure the release of the Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in the island's waters.
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* IGP orders investigation on teenage suspect's claims of police assault

Oct 03 (CP) Colombo- The Inspector General of Police has instructed officials to investigate the allegations made by the teenager, who was arrested for the murder of the 5-year old girl in Kotadeniyawa, that he was tortured and assaulted by the Kotadeniyawa police.
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* CA gives AG time to file objections: Application against constitution of FCID

Oct 03 (Island) The Court of Appeal yesterday gave the Attorney General time till November 5, 2015 to file objections to the Writ Application filed by Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thera and Prof. Carlo Fonseka.
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* Boy lodges complaint with IGP against Police

Oct 03 (DN) The 17-year-old school boy arrested in connection with Seya Sadewmi's rape and murder and released on Thursday, lodged a complaint with the IGP against the Police. The boy's mother and another suspect arrested in connection with the incident accompanied him.
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