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* Three Sri Lankans alleged of spying for Pakistan charged in Indian court

Oct 24 (CP) Chennai- Three Sri Lankan nationals alleged of spying for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI were charged in an Indian court Thursday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the alleged espionage attempts by the Sri Lankans filed preliminary charges against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan and Mohammed Saleem in Chennai city court.
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* Businessman attempting to smuggle currency nabbed at BIA

Oct 24 (DN) A businessman from Maradana who attempted to smuggle foreign and local currency valued at Rs. 6 million was arrested by Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake yesterday.
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* Beggars under watch in Sri Lanka after an abducted child was found with a beggar

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka police have launched a special operation with effect from today to round up beggars who use children in begging. The move by the police comes after a missing child was found in the custody of a beggar who claimed he was the child's father.
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* Explosion at Sri Lanka Air Force camp injures three airmen

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- An explosion at a Sri Lanka Air Force camp this morning has injured three airmen, local media reported. The airmen were reportedly injured in a blast at the weapons testing range of the Kandakuliya Air Force Training Camp.
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* Russian naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Russian naval ship "Moskva" arrived at the Port of Colombo today. The Russian naval ship arrived at the Port of Colombo on 23 October 2014 on a replenishment and goodwill visit, Sri Lanka Navy said.
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* Missing child found after ten months with beggar

Oct 23 (Island) Three-year old Buddhika, who went missing, while being accompanied by his grandmother at the Ambalangoda bus stand in Dec. 2013, was found on Tuesday evening in the Dambulla town with a 42-year-old beggar.
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* Police had no hand in bail for suspect driver, SSP Rohana

Oct 24 (Island) The Mundalama Police had done their investigations impartially and it was the Acting Magistrate who had bailed out the driver responsible for the two deaths, including a female doctor attache to the Puttalam hospital, police spokesman told media in a hurriedly organised briefing at the police headquarters yesterday.
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* Missing boy found in A’pura

Oct 24 (DM) The 9-year-old boy, who went missing yesterday morning in Horana was found in Anuradhapura, a short while ago. Police said the monk who accompanied the boy, was arrested. They were found near the Jethawanaramaya in Anuradhapura.
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* Sri Lanka Opposition MPs who visited Port Authority ordered to appear in court

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today ordered the lawmakers of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) who visited the Sri Lanka Port Authority to appear before the court.
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* Sri Lanka fears de-proscription of LTTE in Europe will increase its activities

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka fears that the de-proscription of the Tamil tiger terrorist group, LTTE in the European Union will lead to the heightening of activities of the terrorist organization.
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* Fire destroys row of shops in Sri Lankan capital

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- A raging fire broke out last night in a three-story building at the First cross street, Colombo, has completely destroyed a row of shops, the Police said. Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the fire was extinguished with the assistance of the fire brigade and the Fort police, within few hours. Ten fire brigade units have assisted to douse the fire.
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