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Last Updated = Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 03:34 pm SL Time

* Sri Lanka Army Camp at Omanthai in North not removed, Army clarifies

Jan 18 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Army's Omanthai camp has not been removed but 18 acres of land around the camp belonging to the civilians has been handed over to the Vavuniya Government Agent, Army Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said.
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* Man returning from Homagama court shot dead

Jan 18 (DM) A 34-year-old man who was on his way back from the Homagama Magistrate’s Court was shot dead at Pitipana in Homagama this morning by an unidentified gunmen arrived in a motorbike. Police said the victim, Chaminda Perera alias ‘Chana’, was shot dead at the Station Road in Pitipana while he was traveling in a three-wheeler.
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* Tamil Tiger fundraiser losses battle to stay in Canada as federal court upholds deportation order

Jan 17 (CP) Toronto- An alleged fundraiser for Sri Lanka's vanquished terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has lost his battle to stay in Canada after a federal judge dismissed his appeal against deportation.
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* GA determines Musaeus fire an act of arson

Jan 17 (Island) The Government Analyst had determined that the fire that broke out at the Musaeus College auditorium on Nov. 04 in 2016 was caused by someone pouring kerosene on its stage and setting fire to it, the Cinnamon Gardens police yesterday reported to the Colombo Chief Magistrate.
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* Lasantha told family members about death threats, CID tells Court

Jan 17 (DN) Former Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge had told his family members that he had received death threats over the controversial MIG deal, the Criminal Investigations Department informed the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
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* Former Dy Minister issued notice to give evidence Indictment against Ven. Uduwe thera

Jan 18 (Island) Colombo High Court Judge Nissanka Bandula Karunaratna yesterday issued notice on the former Deputy Minister Wasantha Senanayake to be present in court on March 16 to give evidence at the trial against the Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka thera, who is indicated on an allegation of abuse of public property.
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* TRC to maintain status quo

Jan 18 (DN) The Court of Appeal yesterday further extended its order till February 17 directing the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) to maintain the status quo (the existing state of affairs) with regard to frequencies allocated to Carton Sports Network (Private) Ltd (CSN).
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* Sri Lankan national arrested in India for entering illegally

Jan 17 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan national has been arrested by Tamil Nadu police for entering the state illegally by a ferry, Indian media reported. The 27-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested at Arichal Munai, 15 km from Rameswaram today after he arrived by an illegal ferry, the police said. The police had arrested another Sri Lankan from the same area four days earlier.
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* Another NFF MP at FCID

Jan 17 (DM) National Freedom Front (NFF) MP Padma Udaya Shantha arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) this morning to give a statement over alleged misuse of state vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat.
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