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* Takeover of Rupavahini under Defense Ministry legal, AG tells court

Oct 18 (CP) Colombo- The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court today that the acquisition of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under the authority of the Minister of Defense by a gazette notification is a constitutional act.
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* Sri Lanka Central Bank FIU enters into an agreement with INTERPOL National Central Bureau

Oct 18 (CP) Colombo- The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has entered into an agreement with the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) of Sri Lanka.
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* Election monitor calls for an inquiry into spreading false rumors related to national security

Oct 18 (CP) Colombo- Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE), an election watchdog in Sri Lanka has requested the National Elections Commission (NEC) and security forces to investigate whether there is an organized group spreading rumors on incidents that are related to national security.
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* One time Lankan defence attaché faces fresh trial in London

Oct 18 (Island) One-time defence attaché in the UK Brigadier Priyankara Fernando is facing a fresh trial at the Westerminister Magistrate’s Court. UK headquartered International Centre for Prevention and Prosecution of Genocide spokesman said that the hearing would take place today (18).
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* Petition seeks injunction on poster display during Presidential election

Oct 17 (CP) Colombo- A petition has been filed in the Court of Appeal seeking an order preventing the display of posters, banners, cutouts and publicity material on streets and public places during the presidential election.
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* Four foreigners arrested in Sri Lanka for stealing data from an ATM

Oct 17 (CP) Colombo- Four foreign nationals have been arrested for stealing data from an ATM installed in Mirissa, Bandaramulla on 12th October. Data has been stolen from an ATM belonging to a private bank installed in Mirissa, Bandaramulla, Kotawila police division.
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* Estate worker dies after wasp attack

Oct 17 (Times) An estate worker has died while another had been injured in a wasp attack in Hatton yesterday (Oct 16). The deceased, a 49-year old father of two, had been pronouned dead on admission to the Intensive Care Unit of the Dickoya Base Hospital.
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* Kanjipani’s father, others get bail

Oct 17 (DN) Six individuals including Kanjipani Imran’s father and brother were released by Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela on a cash bail of Rs. 20,000 and a surety of Rs. 500,000 each when they were produced before him yesterday.
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* Two PS members and nine others arrested over election violence

Oct 18 (CP) Colombo- Eleven suspects including three local government representatives have been arrested in connection with election related complaints and election related violations since presidential election was announced, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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* Three suspects arrested with nearly 30 kg of heroin in Divulapitiya

Oct 18 (CP) Colombo- The police have arrested three suspects with nearly 30 kilograms of heroin following a raid in Divulapitiya area. Divulapitiya Police on information received that heroin trading is taking place in a house at Milkasilwatta, Ullapala, in Divulapitiya have conducted a search of the house and discovered the heroin stock.
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* Police to seek one-week detention order on suspects involved in Kawdana drug racket

Oct 18 (Times) The Police will seek a one-week detention order to question four suspects who were arrested over a drug racket during the last 24 hours, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. The spokesman, in a statement, said a 35-year old individual and a 41-year old zookeeper had been arrested in Kawdana, Dehiwala, with 100 grams of heroin each.
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* Misappropriating over Rs.550 million : Gampaha Sanasa Bank Chairman arrested

Oct 18 (DN) The Gampaha Sanasa Bank Chairman was arrested by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers yesterday for allegedly misappropriating over Rs.550 million from customers’ accounts.
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* Avant Garde Chairman remanded till November 8

Oct 17 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo High Court today ordered the remand of Chairman of the Avant Garde Maritime Services Company Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi, who is charged with illegally operating a floating armory on board the MV Avant Garde near the coast of Galle.
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* Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi arrested at airport

Oct 17 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested Avant Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi, who has returned to the island this morning (17) after receiving treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for some time.
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* Cops summon director Dewapriya over radio drama row

Oct 17 (DM) Scriptwriter and director Malaka Dewapriya has been summoned to the Police Organised Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) tomorrow to give a statement regarding his award-winning radio drama series ‘Kanata Paarak’.
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