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Last Updated = Thu, Jul 7, 2022, 11:31 am SL Time

* Person arrested with fuel worth Rs. 800,000

July 07 (CP) Colombo- The Police Special Task Force (STF) Wednesday (6) arrested a person in Kalmunai area who was keeping a stock of fuel worth more than 800,000 rupees without a license. The raid was carried out according to information received from the Samanthurai Special Task Force camp about the suspect.
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* Hirunika and 11 others arrested during protest granted bail

July 06 (CP) Colombo- Former MP Hirunika Premachandra and 11 others, who were arrested by police while protesting in front of the President’s House in Colombo Fort, have been released on police bail.
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 53 persons attempting to illegally migrate to a foreign country

July 06 (CP) Colombo- During separate search operations carried out in the Eastern and Western seas on Tuesday (05) Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 53 Sri Lankans in a local multi-day fishing trawler attempting to illegally migrate to a foreign country via sea. The operations also led to the apprehension of 02 human smugglers, the Navy Media Unit said.
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 5 more Indian fishermen in northern waters, seizes trawler

July 05 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy has arrested another five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seized a trawler Monday evening (July 04) for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lanka’s northern waters off the Analaitivu Island.
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* Chief Administrative Officer of the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat murdered

July 04 (CP) Colombo- The Chief Administrative Officer of Polonnaruwa Lankapura Divisional Secretariat was hacked to death with sharp weapons at her home at around 2.30 am today (04), the Lankapura police said.
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* Senior Army officer involved in assaulting a civilian at fuel station relieved of all duties until investigations are over

July 05 (CP) Colombo- Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage has ordered to relieve the Army Lieutenant Colonel who was accused of assaulting a civilian at a fuel station in Yaggapitiya, Kurunegala area.
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* BASL warns President of serious consequences of clashes between security forces and civilians at fuel stations

July 04 (CP) Colombo- The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Monday has sent a letter to the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa warning of the serious consequences that could arise as a result of clashes between civilians and the armed forces or the police at petrol stations.
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* Army appoints a Court-of-Inquiry to probe officer’s assault on a civilian

July 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Army has appointed a five-member Court of Inquiry to investigate the aggressive conduct of an Army officer towards a civilian at a fuel station.
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* Gunman in Bastian Mawatha double murders killed in shootout with police

July 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police said an underworld member, who is said to be the shooter in the recent double murders in Bastion Mawatha, Colombo was shot dead in Gampaha Bemmulla area during a shootout with the police.
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 51 persons attempting to illegally migrate to a foreign country

July 03 (CP) Colombo- During a search operation carried out in the Eastern seas on Sunday (03) Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 51 Sri Lankans in a local multi-day fishing trawler attempting to illegally migrate to a foreign country via sea.
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* Flood warning issued for the Gin Ganga Valley

July 03 (CP) Colombo- The Irrigation Department says that the upper reaches of the Gin Ganga basin have received significant rainfall so far. Accordingly, the Disaster Management Center warns that there is a possibility of minor floods in low lying areas of Gin Ganga valley
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* Police obtain court order against today’s protest planned by religious leaders in Colombo

July 07 (CP) Colombo- Colombo Fort Police has obtained a court order against a protest to be staged by a group of religious leaders of all faiths including Buddhist monks at Olcott Mawatha today (07). The Police Headquarters states that the order has been issued after considering the facts submitted to the Colombo Magistrate’s Court
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* Navy nabs a suspect with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 63 million in Norochcholai

July 06 (CP) Colombo- During a special operation conducted in Norochcholai, Puttalam this morning Navy has arrested a suspect while transporting about 212 kg of Kerala cannabis in a van.
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* Police arrest 13 people for attacking a filling station in Wellawaya area

July 06 (CP) Colombo- Police have arrested 13 people in connection with an attack on a petrol station in Wellawaya city last night. When the filling station notified the people that it had run out of fuel after distribution, some of the people who came to get fuel had behaved in an unruly manner attacking the filling station with rocks and bottles.
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* Court to rule on the Attorney General’s request to dismiss Aeroflot case on the 15th

July 05 (CP) Colombo- The Commercial High Court of Colombo announced today that the order regarding the Attorney General’s request to reject the case related to the Russian Aeroflot aircraft will be announced on the 15th.
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* Husband arrested on suspicion of murdering Lankapura administrative officer

July 05 (CP) Colombo- Pulastipura Police has arrested the husband of Ms. Yamuna Padmini who was the chief administrative officer of the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat on suspicion of her murder this evening (05). Ms. Padmini was murdered at around 2:30 in the morning on the 4th at her home in Talpotha Lankapura
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermen in northern waters, seizes trawler

July 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 12 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seized a trawler for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lanka’s northern waters.
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* Supreme Court orders report on fuel purchase, distribution

July 04 (CP) Colombo- The Supreme Court today ordered the Attorney General to provide a report regarding fuel purchase, release and priority given in distribution of fuel. The report should be submitted before the 12th.
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* Defense Ministry investigates unconfirmed intelligence information of a terrorist attack

July 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defense said today that it is investigating unconfirmed intelligence information of a purported terrorist attack while taking all measures to ensure a high degree of security.
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* Amount of hidden fuel found exceeds 100,000 liters

July 04 (CP) Colombo- island wide, 103,095 liters of fuel hidden by various individuals have so far been found, the Police said. Among the hoarded stocks are 27,152 liters of petrol, 62,723 liters of diesel and 13,220 liters of kerosene.
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* Injured veteran actor Jackson Anthony transferred to Colombo National Hospital

July 03 (CP) Colombo- Veteran actor Mr. Jackson Anthony, who was admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital following an accident yesterday (July 02), has been transferred to the intensive care unit of the Colombo National Hospital.
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* Eight more Sri Lankan refugees including three children reach Tamil Nadu

July 06 (NIE) A day after the Sri Lankan government declared a ‘holiday week’ for the schools in the island nation owing to an unending fuel crisis, eight Lankan Tamils, including three children, arrived at Dhanushkodi seeking refuge in the morning hours of Tuesday. The number of refugees reaching TN shores in the last three months has gone up to 103.
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