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* Fatal shooting in Thalangama kills husband, wife injured

Feb 18 (CP) Colombo- Two persons were injured in a shooting that took place at Wimalatissa Mawatha in Thalangama this morning and were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
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* Former police OIC, DIG arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge's killing turn into state witnesses

Feb 17 (CP) Colombo- Former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of Mount Lavinia area Hemantha Adhikari has volunteered to make a statement regarding the murder of the editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge.
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* Illegal demolition caused building collapse fatalities

Feb 18 (ST) The seven people crushed to death in a warehouse collapse this week would have been alive if the building housing it was not being demolished illegally, leaving a wall unsupported that fell over on the victims.
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* Warrant issued to arrest Ryan Jayalath

Feb 17 (Island) Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday issued a warrant to arrest and produce in court leader of the Inter- University Studentsí Federation Rayan Jayalath and two others, who had not been present in court, when a case against them was called.
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* Fire erupts at Mawanella garbage dump

Feb 17 (DN) A fire has erupted within the garbage dump on the Randiwela mountain peak in Mawanella. The dump site has been maintained by the Mawanella Pradeshiya Sabha, which dumps over 15 tractors of garbage from the area daily.
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* Sri Lanka election monitors say post-election violence seen increased

Feb 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's election watchdogs say the number of incidents of violence reported in the period after the local Government Elections on February 10th has seen an increase compared to the previous elections.
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* City Coroner complains to Fort Magistrate Call to probe death of Bellanwila Thera Monk was moved from CSGTH against medical advice

Feb 18 (CT) The late Bellanwilla Wimalarathana Thera was removed from the Colombo South General Teaching Hospital (CSGTH) in Kalubowila against medical advice, prompting calls for a thorough......investigation into the circumstances that led to his death, it was revealed this week.
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* Tipper truck topples, two injured

Feb 18 (SO) A tipper truck with its soil load toppled near Kangai Bridge in Kinniya- Muthur on Friday night. Muthur police said following the incident two injured have been admitted to the Kinniya base hospital. No deaths were recorded.
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* UNP supporter hospitalised

Feb 17 (DM) A supporter of the United National Party (UNP) has been hospitalised after he was injured during a clash allegedly taken place between the supporters of the UNP and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in Biyagama today.
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