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* Former Eastern Province Governor Hizbullah appears at TID over a video

June 15 (CP) Colombo- Former Eastern Province Governor MLAM Hizbullah has arrived at the Terrorist Investigations Division to provide a statement. A video of the former Governor meeting several Arab nationals, on the 22nd of April, the day after the Easter Sunday attacks, recently circulated in the media.
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* Kollupitiya train collision : Police discover suicide note in woman's bag

June 15 (Times) Police have found a suicide note in a bag belonging to the woman who was killed with her children in a train collision in Kollupitiya yesterday (Jun 14). According to the police, the note had claimed that the woman had decided to end her life as a result of poverty and health ailments.
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* Two potential suicide bombers arrested in Kandy

June 15 (DM) Two people, who had pledged to National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim to operate as suicide bombers, were arrested in a joint raid conducted by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Army yesterday, Police said today. Zahran masterminded the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks targeting three churches and three high-end hotels in Colombo.
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* Five suspects arrested in Dubai in connection with Easter Sunday attacks extradited to Sri Lanka

June 14 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka police have brought five suspects, who were arrested in Dubai in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks to the island, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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* Mother, two children die after hit by train in Kollupitiya

June 14 (DM) A mother and her two children sustained fatal injuries when they were knocked down by an Aluthgama bound train from Colombo Fort, in Kollupitiya this evening, the police said. Kollupitiya Police are investigating to determine whether the incident was an accident or an act of committing suicide.
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* CJ grants permission for indicting Mahendran, Samarasiri et al in special HC

June 14 (Island) Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, on June 7, granted to the Attorney General permission to indict former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran, nine others including former Central Bank Deputy Governor P. Samarasiri and Perpetual Treasuries in the Special High Court over the Central Bank bond scams. They will be indicted on 23 counts.
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* Statement made to boost morale of Muslims - Hizbullah

June 14 (DN) Former Eastern Province Governor M. L.A.M. Hizbullah yesterday said the statement he made at a mosque in Kattankudy was aimed at lifting the morale of Muslims who feared for their safety following the recent incidents.
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* Two suspects in the case of abduction of 11 youths released on bail

June 15 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court Friday granted bail to two suspects, who were in remand custody since their arrest in connection with the abduction of 11 youths. The Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today (June 14) ordered the release of Navy officer Nandapriya Hettihandy and a fisheries boat owner Anton Fernando
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* Contempt of Court application against Dr. Padeniya on June 21

June 15 (Island) The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed for June 21, the contempt of court application against Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, President of the Government Medical Officers’ Association. He is accused of having caused an affront to the dignity of the Court of Appeal
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* Detained woman files FR plaint

June 15 (DN) The woman who was arrested and detained for wearing a dress depicting a ship’s steering wheel which had been mistaken for a Dharma Chakra (Wheel of the Doctrine) yesterday filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking a declaration that police have violated her fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.
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* Sri Lanka Easter blast mastermind linked to three Islamic State cases in India: NIA

June 14 (Hindu) Zahran Hashim, the Sri Lankan mastermind of the April 21 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, has emerged as a common link in at least three Islamic State (IS) related cases, including the latest IS module busted in Coimbatore, an National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has revealed.
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* Sri Lanka 'super woman' cop guilty of child abuse

June 14 (AFP) Sri Lanka's Supreme Court fined an award-winning woman police officer for illegally detaining and intimidating a teenage girl to frame a local politician for rape, officials said Friday.
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* FBI assisted CID in analysing evidence: US official

June 14 (DM) A top US government official said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka in the analysis of evidence and phone details in connection with the serial bombings on Easter Sunday.
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