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* FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament

Dec 10 (CP) Colombo- A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction. Attorney Aruna Laksiri filed the petition in the apex court
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* Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition

Dec 09 (CP) Colombo- The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons. The Kalutara Police Division law enforcement unit has seized 13 firearms and thousands rounds of ammunition from the house of a businessman in Beruwela area.
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* Drunk driver kills three people in two separate accidents

Dec 09 (CP) Colombo- Three persons have died in two separate road accidents in Mount Lavinia and Ratmalana when a drunk motorist ran over several vehicles. Police say seven others including two children sustained injuries in the accidents.
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* Monks, residents protest over last week’s assault on monk

Dec 09 (ST) Around 100 Buddhist monks and area residents yesterday staged a protest over last week’s assault of a resident monk at the Sudharshanaramaya in Maharagama The Ven Kottawe Hemawansa Thera was allegedly assaulted by an Urban Councillor of the area.
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* Sleuths in Hong Kong to retrieve deleted phone recordings Plot to kill President

Dec 10 (Island) A group of police investigators left for Hong Kong, on Saturday night, in a bid to retrieve some deleted parts of voice recordings in the mobile phone of Namal Kumara, who has alleged that former Director of the Police Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) Nalaka de Siulva conspired to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, according to Police Media Spokesperson, SSP Ruwan Gunasekera.
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* New Director appointed for Terrorism Investigation Division

Dec 09 (CP) Colombo- Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of Jaffna Police division W S E Jayasundera has been appointed as the new Director of Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of police. IN addition to the TID, SSP Jayasundera has also been appointed as the Director of the Ministerial Co-ordination Division.
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* Magistrate remands mother who starved her 3 children

Dec 09 (Island) Police provided protection to three children who walked into the Pottuvil police station saying they are starving and begged food from the policemen. Two boys, aged 13 and 14 and a seven-year-old girl had told police that their father was employed abroad and their mother had ill-treated them, police said.
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