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* Special jury to hear Tamil MP's murder case

Oct 27 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Colombo High Court Judge today allowed a special jury to hear the trial on the murder of former TNA Jaffna District parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj and his body guard in 2006.
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* Jaffna shooting was breach of discipline: Police chief

Oct 27 (Hindu) Sri Lanka’s police chief has admitted to"shortcomings" in police conduct in the alleged shooting of two Jaffna University students earlier this month.
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* D.L.S Dias appointed Airforce Chief of staff

Oct 27 (DM) Air vice Marshal D.L.S Dias was appointed as the Chief of staff of the Sri Lanka Air force from October 1, Airforce spokesperson wing commander Gihan Seneviratne said.
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* Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena pleads guilty

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo: former Deputy Minister of Petroleum Industries Sarana Gunawardena has pleaded guilty for the charges of not declaring his assets and liabilities. Sarana Gunawardena while serving as Chairman of the National Lotteries Board had not declared his assets for two consecutive years.
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* Another group of 40 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu camps returning home Thursday

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo- A group of 40 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees lived in camps in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on Thursday October 27, 2016 under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation program.
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* 11 arrested for Mattakkuliya murder: Police

Oct 26 (DM) The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested eleven suspects in Ratnapura last night, including the main suspect 'Kudu Roshan' for the Mattakkuliya quadruple murder, Police said.
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* New Chiefs of Staff appointed to Sri Lanka Army, Air Force

Oct 27 (CP) Colombo- New Chiefs of Staff have been appointed to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), the Ministry of Defense announced today.
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* Speaker summons IGP over search fiasco on MP Welgama’s estate

Oct 27 (Island) Deputy Speaker Thialnga Sumathipala informed the House yesterday that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had summoned IGP Pujith Jayasundara to Parliament to inquire about searching the Matugama estate and house of UPFA MP Kumara Welgama.
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* Mattakkuliya quadruple murder: Kapuwa, nephew arrested

Oct 27 (DN) The Colombo Police Crime Division has obtained court permission to detain the four suspects arrested in connection with the shooting incident at Mattakkuliya, for 72 hours, for questioning.
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* Second post-mortem conducted on the exhumed body of Army intelligence officer who committed suicide

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo- A postmortem on the exhumed body of retired Army officer who committed suicide living a note which claimed his responsibility in the 2009 murder of former Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, was conducted at Kegalle General hospital yesterday.
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* High Court imposes death sentence on paedophile killer

Oct 26 (Island) The Colombo High Court yesterday imposed the death penalty on a person convicted of molesting and killing a six-year-old girl at Kirillapone, in 2012. The convict Ravindran Surendran alias Balan was 19 years old then.
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* Jaffna student deaths: Shortcomings in Police conduct: IGP

Oct 26 (DN) Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara yesterday admitted to there being certain shortcomings in the conduct of the Police officers who had allegedly shot dead two Jaffna University students on October 21.
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