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Last Updated = Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 01:14 pm SL Time

* Body of assassinated journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga exhumed

Sept 27 (CP) Colombo- The body of slain Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga was exhumed today as part of a fresh investigation into his death. The body was exhumed this morning in the presence of the Hultsdorf Magistrate at the Borella cemetery.
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* Body of assassinated journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga to be exhumed today

Sept 27 (CP) Colombo- The body of slain Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga gunned will be exhumed today as part of a fresh investigation into his death. The Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Shahabdeen on the 8th of September granted approval to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police to exhume the body
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* Ramith: Pleads guilty on two count, says not guilty to DUI

Sept 27 (DM) Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansooriya today temporarily cancelled the driving licence of Ramith Rambukwella following an accident that occurred at Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 recently. The Cinnamon Garden Police had put forward five charges against the suspect including drunken driving.
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* Five army personnel remanded over killing of two civilians in Achchuveli

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court Monday ordered to remand five army personnel including a Lieutenant Colonel attached to the Achchuveli Camp over a case filed on the killing of two civilians in 1998, local media reported.
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* Sri Lanka court to decide on international warrant for former diplomat

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court will decide on Friday, September 30 whether to issue an arrest warrant through the Interpol on former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga.
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* Body of Sri Lankan journalist who foresaw his murder to be exhumed

Sept 26 (Guardian) The body of a celebrated Sri Lankan journalist gunned down in the final months of the country’s brutal civil war in 2009 will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a fresh investigation into his death.
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* Dematagoda Chaminda’s accomplice arrested with heroin

Sept 26 (DM) A close associate of Dematagoda Chaminda had been arrested at Bambalapitiya last evening. Chaminda had been convicted in the Baratha Lakshman assassination case.
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* Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage granted bail

Sept 27 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) on 15 September and remanded subsequently.
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* CID accused of tapping senior judge’s phones

Sept 27 (Island) Veteran lawyer Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, President’s Counsel, who has been openly criticising attempts at intimidation of the judiciary, has complained to the Bar Council over the weekend of an alleged instance of a "worst kind of judicial interference" whereby the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) bugged the telephones of a senior judge and also hacked his personal email.
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* Banker dies as three wheeler topples on her

Sept 27 (DN) A female bank employee awaiting a bus on the Pundaluoya-Tawalantenna road to travel to work died when a three wheeler passing the spot toppled on her on September 26 morning. She was identified as Udayanganee Priyanganee, 42, an assistant manageress attached to the Nuwara Eliya branch of the Kandurata Bank.
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* Court issues notice to former minister Tissa Attanayake

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo High Court today issued notice to former minister and former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake over the release of a forged document to media during the 2015 Presidential Election.
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* Iranian attempting to smuggle hashish to Sri Lanka arrested in Nepal

Sept 26 (CP) Kathmandu- Nepal Police on Saturday have arrested an Iranian national who was attempting to smuggle 1.7 kg of contraband drugs to Sri Lanka via India at the country's international airport. A 34-year-old Iranian man was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu during a routine screen examination, police said.
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* Lt. Col. re-remanded over shooting his estranged wife

Sept 26 (Island) Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala on Friday further remanded, till October 7, Lt Col Pradeep Kumara Nettasinghe, charged with shooting and injuring his estranged wife, The army officer was arrested over the shooting his estranged wife Janaki Fernando’s at her Malabe residence on the night of August 27. She was seriously injured in the attack.
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* Argument at cricket match ends in student’s death

Sept 26 (DN) A 15-year-old student from Welipenna Uthumgama died last afternoon, after a clash between two groups who were playing cricket. The children, including the victim Malinda Nandana Lakshan, were playing cricket in a paddy field and an argument had ensued regarding the dismissal of a player.
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