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* Sri Lanka Air Force asks MoD to take action against former director of operations - report

May 01 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has asked the Ministry of Defense to initiate action against the former Director of Air Operations of the SLAF Air Vice Marshal K.V.B. Jayampathy, according to a report in state-run weekly Sunday Observer.
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* Police arrest cattle rustlers transporting 6 cows in a van

May 01 (Island) A police search on a new high-roof van at Wariyapola last week led to a startling discovery six cows were found crammed in the vehicle, with one pregnant animal already suffocated to death. The rear seats of the van had been removed to accommodate the terrified cattle valued at more than Rs. 700,000 stolen from neighboring areas, police said.
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* Allegedly funding MRs polls campaign: FCID to prosecute chinese company

May 01 (SO) The Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) will file legal action against the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for allegedly funding the election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in January, last year.
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* Special security and traffic plan enforced in Colombo and Galle for May Day

Apr 30 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka police will implement a special security and traffic plan in the Colombo and Galle towns on the May Day, tomorrow, the Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Nearly 7,000 police officials will be deployed on duty on the May Day in Colombo and Galle where the rallies of the main political parties will be held, national radio reported.
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* France, Sri Lanka Navies to form a solid partnership for maritime security in Indian Ocean

Apr 30 (CP) Colombo- France and Sri Lanka are sharing common concerns in the Indian Ocean and therefore it is important for the navies of the two countries to increase cooperation and form a solid partnership, Captain Laurent Machard De Gramont the Commanding Officer of the French Naval Ship 'Aconit' said.
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* Magistrate orders CID to obtain AGs advice Unlicensed elephant at temple

Apr 30 (Island) The Additional Magistrate of Colombo, Nishantha Pieris yesterday allowed the CID time till June 9, to submit to court advice obtained from the Attorney General pertaining to the investigations made in respect of an unlicensed baby elephant kept by the Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera at his temple, Allan Mathiniyaramaya Temple, Narahenpita.
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* Northern Province CM issued notice to appear in apex court over NPC resolution - report

May 01 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has issued notice for Northern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran and three others to appear in the Court over a petition filed against a resolution recently passed by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) calling for a federal solution and merger of the North and East.
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* Three bodies with gunshot injuries found inside a car

May 01 (ST) Three bodies with gunshot injuries were found inside a car along a lonely stretch of road covered by jungle on both sides at Vettankulama in Thurunuvila, around 3 pm yesterday, Police said. Both front and rear windows of the car had been shattered, indicating the vehicle had been fired upon from outside.
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* Tamil Nadu CM seeks Indian PM's intervention to get 34 fishermen released from Sri Lanka

Apr 30 (CP) Chennai- Following the arrest of 21 Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy on 27th April, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to personally intervene to get the fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody.
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* Sri Lankan defense delegation to DSA2016 discusses maritime security with Malaysia

Apr 30 (CP) Colombo- At the invitation of Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato Seri Mohamed Najib Bin Abdul Razak, a Sri Lankan defense delegation led by the State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene has participated in the 15th Defense Service Asia Exhibition and Conference held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 21 April 2016.
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* Motorcyclist dies in accident

Apr 30 (DN) A motorcycle travelling from Thirukkovil to Akkaraipattu ran off the road at Thambaddai in the Thirukkovil DS division killing the rider. The rider Ravindran Vijaya Prabakar, 24 of Panankadu, Akkaraipattu was rushed to the Akkaraipattu Base Hospital and transferred to the Batticaloa General Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
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