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Last Updated = Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 01:46 pm SL Time

* Sri Lanka's missing persons commission to hand in report to President

Mar 05 (CP) Colombo- The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka prepares to hand in an interim report regarding the missing persons' cases to the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Secretary to the Commission, Mr. H. W. Gunadasa has said.
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* Arrested ex-Women Sea Tiger chief has French connection

Mar 05 (Island) Ex-senior Sea Tiger cadre Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy (41), who was taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Monday (2) has been granted French permanent resident status. The Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) arrested her soon after her arrival at the airport to leave for France.
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* Pakistan naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka port on a goodwill mission

Mar 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Pakistan naval ship PNS Zulfiquar arrived at the Port of Trincomalee Tuesday, March 03, on a four-day goodwill visit.
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* Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa questioned over a light aircraft

Mar 04 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) of the Sri Lanka Police has summoned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second son, Navy Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa to record a statement. Police Media Spokesperson said a statement will be recorded from Yoshitha Rajapaksa in connection with the light aircraft that was found from the Economic Centre at Narahenpita on January 13th this year.
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* Prime Minister denies existence of secret detention camps

Mar 04 (Island) Accusations that Tamil youth were being held in secret detention camps were baseless, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a gathering of Buddhist clergy at Rukmale Sri Dharmaloka Vijayaloka Mahaviharaya on Sunday (1).
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* Traumatised mother, son claim Rs. 260M

Mar 04 (DM) A then 15-year-old student of Royal College in Colombo 7 and his mother yesterday filed two lawsuits in the Colombo District Court against the school’s principal and seven others claiming Rs.260 million as damages after an accident left the Gradenine student in a vegetative state.
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* Sri Lanka police arrest four over alleged coal import fraud

Mar 05 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka police have arrested four persons over an alleged coal import racket and are looking for a fourth suspect, Police Media Spokesman, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ajith Rohana said. The arrests were based on the information provided by the Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) regarding the racket.
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* Businessman shot dead

Mar 05 (DN) A 45 year old businessman has been shot dead in Maharambaikulam, Vavuniya, by an unidentified gunman, Police Media Unit said. The businessman, who was a restaurant owner, had been shot dead while he was on his way home after work around 10.30 p.m.
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* Attorney General requests for more time to decide on former Sri Lankan Army Commander's case

Mar 04 (CP) Colombo- The Attorney General of Sri Lanka has today requested the Colombo High Court for more time to decide on a case regarding former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka.
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* Sri Lankan PM consults Justice Minister about Avant Garde Chairman's passport

Mar 04 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had inquired from Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe about the passport of the Chairman of Avant Garde, the security firm that owns a ship containing weapons docked at the Galle Harbor, as the PM has received several questions over the matter.
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* Two gunmen with full faced helmets rob Mount Lavinia bank

Mar 04 (DN) Two unidentified gunmen wearing full face helmets entered a private bank on the main road in Aththidiya in Mount Lavinia at around 1.45 pm yesterday, and robbed around Rs 2 million after assaulting a private security guard in the bank and firing a few shots at the windows.
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