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* Police Intelligence Unit deployed for protection of Malagamuwa

Aug 16 (CP) Colombo- Officers of Police intelligence Unit has been deployed on the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara for the protection of international car racing champion Dilantha Malagamuwa and to probe the threat on his life.
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* Battle against bribery: CIABOC DG explains difficulties, deficiency in bribery laws

Aug 16 (Island) Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Sarath Jayamanne, PC, has said that certain regulations could be arbitrarily adopted by lawmakers without hindrance.
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* Hatton-Colombo main road completely blocked due to earth slide

Aug 15 (CP) Colombo- Hatton-Colombo main road is currently blocked at Watawala due to an earth slide completely halting traffic, Watawala Police said. Watawala Police say the earth slide has occurred at around 3pm this afternoon (15),
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* Woman arrested using fake documents to release goods at Customs

Aug 15 (AD) A woman who attempted to release goods from the Customs Department using fake documents has been arrested by the Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD). She had tried to release containers of electrical items, clothes and fancy items imported from South Korea ..
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* Ranil assures Dilantha an independent probe over death threat

Aug 15 (DM) Sri Lankan racing driver Dilantha Malagamuwa said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had assured him that an independent investigation would be conducted over the alleged death threat.
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* Twelve years’ RI for kidnap, rape

Aug 16 (DN) Kurunegala Civil Appeal High Court Judge Sumudu Premachandra yesterday imposed a 12-year term of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 15,000 on a 57-year-old man who pleaded guilty to abducting and raping a schoolgirl under 14, when the case came up before court.
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* Navy officer arrested for abduction of 11 youths given Rs. 500,000 from a Navy account

Aug 15 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today remanded the former navy intelligence officer who was arrested by the Criminal investigations Department (CID) on Monday in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths.
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* CID to record a statement from former president regarding abduction of Journalist Keith Noyahr

Aug 15 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigation Department has informed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that they will visit his residence in order to record a statement regarding the abduction and assault of Journalist Keith Noyahr.
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* Court told suspect returned from Malaysia six months back

Aug 15 (Island) Additional Colombo Magistrate Kanchana Neranjana Silva, yesterday, upheld an application by the CID to detain and question Lt. Commander Prasad Chandana Hettiarachchi, a suspect in the alleged wartime abduction and disappearance of 11 youth, mostly in 2008. The judge ordered the CID to produce the suspect before the court today (15).
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* Seven Entrust Securities directors indicted

Aug 15 (DN) The Attorney General has indicted seven directors of Entrust Securities before the Colombo High Court for allegedly engaging in financial dealings by accepting savings deposits from the public without Central Bank approval.
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