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* Human Rights Commission issues interim recommendations on Mahara Prison riot

Dec 05 (CP) Colombo- The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has issued interim recommendations on the incidents that occurred at Mahara Prison on 29th November 2020. The recommendations have been sent to the Commissioner General of Prisons, Chief Justice, Attorney General, Inspector General of Police, Minister of Prison Reforms and Director General of Health Services.
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* Inmates killed during prison riot had not suffered any gunshot injuries – Lohan

Dec 05 (Island) State Minister for Prisons Management and Prisoner Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte on Thursday (3) told Parliament that none of those killed during clashes within the Mahara Prison had suffered gunshot injuries.
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* Atulugama miscreant remanded

Dec 05 (DN) The COVID – 19 infected person who obstructed the duties of a Public Health Inspector (PHI) in the Atulugama area in Bandaragama was arrested by the Bandaragama Police.
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* Coronavirus update: 521 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 26,559

Dec 04 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 521 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday. Among the positive cases identified Friday are 517 close contacts of the infected from Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster
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* Former LTTE couple arrested with a claymore mine planned two attacks - Police

Dec 04 (CP) Colombo- The couple, who were arrested by the intelligence services on Wednesday (02) while transporting a claymore mine along with their child, had taken the bombs to carry out two attacks in the North and East, police investigations have revealed.
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* CID takes statements from 26 regarding Mahara prison riot

Dec 03 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded statements from 26 persons regarding the incident at Mahara Prison, that left 11 inmates dead and 108 persons including two prison officers injured.
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* Sri Lanka reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths Thursday, toll rises to 129

Dec 03 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka reported five more deaths Thursday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 129, according to health authorities. The Director General of Health Services has confirmed following 05 deaths from COVID-19 infected patients
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* Legal action against the suspect who obstructed the duties of Atulugama PHI

Dec 03 (CP) Colombo- Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that legal action will be taken to arrest a person involved in obstructing the duties of a Public Health Inspector (PHI) who was attempting to treat a COVID-19 infected person in the Atulugama area in Bandaragama.
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* Cyclone Burevi moving away from Sri Lanka

Dec 03 (CP) Colombo- Cyclone Burevi is currently leaving Sri Lanka off the coast of Illuppaikadavai in Mannar and will emerge into Gulf of Mannar by noon today, the Meteorology Department said.
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* Motorcycle thief arrested with heroin

Dec 04 (DN) A suspect was arrested for stealing motorcycles in Dagonna in the Minuwangoda Police Division yesterday. He had with him three grams of heroin at the time of the arrest.
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* Covid patient spits at PHI officer

Dec 03 (DM) A Covid-19 infected person from Atulugama, Bandaragama has spat on the face of a PHI who attempted to transfer the patient for medical treatment, police said. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said when the area PHI had visited the inmate in order to transfer him to a treatment centre , he had refused to cooperate.
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* A stock of heroin smuggled into Welikada Prison - report

Dec 05 (CP) Colombo- It is revealed that a large stock of narcotics has entered the interior of the Welikada Prison since last few weeks when all the Special Task Force (STF) police personnel deployed for security outside the Welikada Prison were away from their duties due to the threat of COVID-19.
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* Woman dies in accident near Southern Expressway

Dec 05 (DM) A woman was killed and two others sustained injuries during an accident near the Nugaduwa colour lights near the Southern Expressway entrance. Police said a lorry which was speeding from Akuressa crashed head on with a car which was approaching the Southern Expressway entrance.
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* Government to quarantine and rehabilitate minor offenders

Dec 04 (CP) Colombo- The government has taken steps to implement a program to rehabilitate and socialize minor offenders after expediting PCR tests followed by a proper quarantine process.
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* Sri Lanka reports one COVID-19 death Friday raising total to 130

Dec 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka reported one more death Friday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 130, according to health authorities. The Director General of Health Services has confirmed following death of a COVID-19 infected patient
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* Do not cremate the bodies of Mahara detainees until the inquest is over - Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

Dec 04 (CP) Colombo- The National Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) says that there are three main reasons for the prisoner protest at Mahara Prison and the ensuing clashes.
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* Coronavirus update: 628 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 26,038

Dec 03 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 628 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday. Among the positive cases identified Thursday are 627 close contacts of the infected from Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster and one arrived from Italy and in quarantine.
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* Cyclone Burevi damages 65 fishing vessels in Mannar

Dec 03 (CP) Colombo- The Mannar United Fisheries Association says that 65 boats anchored in the Mannar Pesalai fishing harbor were swept away by the cyclone this morning (03).
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* Mahara Prison inmate escaped from Ragama Hospital arrested

Dec 03 (CP) Colombo- An inmate of the Mahara Prison who escaped from the Colombo North Teaching Hospital in Ragama has been arrested by the prison intelligence officers in the Orugodawatta area. The inmate who was receiving treatment at the Ragama Hospital after being injured in the riot at the Mahara Prison has escaped last night.
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* Bus carrying Covid-19 patients met with accident in Welikanda

Dec 04 (DM) A bus carrying 23 COVID-19 patients heading towards Punani collided with another bus coming from Kattankudy to Polonnaruwa at Asela Pura in Welikanda this morning. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the drivers of the two buses were hospitalised and two patients who suffered minor injuries were taken to the treatment centre by the authorities.
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* Former State Minister Nalin Bandara among those asked for suspects’ release on police bail

Dec 03 (Island) Former State Minister Nalin Bandara had urged police officers in Hettipola, on May 2019, to release six suspects arrested for allegedly attacking Muslim owned properties following the Easter Sunday attacks, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks was informed yesterday.
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* Measures to release 6,000 prisoners held without bail

Dec 03 (DN) Steps will be taken to release about 6,000 prisoners who are being held in prisons without bail by next Monday (07), Justice Ministry Adviser U R Jayasinghe said. The release will take place at the Mahara Prison as a precautionary measure to reduce overcrowding in the prisons, he said.
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