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* New Zealand Bar Association concerned over Sri Lanka top lawyer's security

Aug 22 (CP) Auckland- The New Zealand Bar Association has expressed serious concern over the reported surveillance on president of the Sri Lanka Bar Association, Attorney Upul Jayasuriya. In a statement issued Friday, the New Zealand Bar Association said it joins the International Bar Association (IBA) and other Law Societies and Bar Associations worldwide over the reported surveillance of Mr. Jayasuriya.
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* Thirteen-year-old girl stabs younger sister to death

Aug 22 (Island) A 13-year-old girl was arrested by the Badalkumbura police yesterday for stabbing her younger sister (6) to death at home on Wednesday evening (August 20). Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the incident had taken place around 6.05 p.m. after the suspect teenager had been warned by her father over a trivial matter.
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* Treasure hunter nabbed

Aug 22 (DN) A man was arrested by Galkiriyagama police for treasure-hunting in the Marasingha-Halmilleva area off Galkiriyagama of the Mahaweli H Zone. He had dug an 11 foot pit in a garden belonging to a relative in the Janaudanagama village. Police also seized tools used for digging the pit.
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* Another fisherman attacked by Sri Lankan Navy

Aug 22 (Hindu) B. Ashok, a 25-year-old fisherman of Jagadapattinam, was injured after the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly pelted him with stones in the mid-sea on Wednesday night.
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* Justice Ministry of Sri Lanka partners with UNICEF to develop an electronic database to speed up justice for children

Aug 21 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General's Department and UNICEF have teamed up to launch the development of an electronic database to speed up justice for abused children by tracking their cases swiftly. The Ministry of Justice is initiating the innovative web-based tracking system for the Attorney General's Department.
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* Body minus head, hands and leg washed ashore

Aug 21 (Island) The Pamunugama police found a body of a male aged about 35 years washed ashore near the Navy camp at Uswetikeiyawa on Monday (18) morning. The headless body was minus both hands and a leg. The victim was wearing cream coloured trousers.
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* Murder of father and son: five remanded

Aug 21 (DN) Five suspected of allegedly murdering a father and a son over a land dispute in Meegahatenna were remanded by Matugama Additional Magistrate Chamari Weerasuriya. K.G.Jinadasa, 72, and his son K.D.S. Upali Alwis, 42, were allegedly murdered on August 12.
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* Sri Lanka suspends on-arrival visa facility for four Ebola-affected countries

Aug 22 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan government has temporarily suspended the on-arrival visa facility for visitors, with respect to four African countries, with immediate effect. The measure has been taken as a precautionary step to prevent the entry of Ebola virus in to the country, a senior official of the External Affairs Ministry said.
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* Kolonnnawa UC Chairman gets bail

Aug 22 (DM) Kolonnnawa Urban Council Chairman Ravindra Udayashantha who was arrested and remanded on assault charges was released on a surety bail of Rs.100,000 today by the Colombo Additional Magistrate. Mr. Udayashantha was arrested on charges of assaulting the Councilís Deputy Chairman Suresh Kodagoda.
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* lslamic Terrorism Threat to SL : Gotabaya

Aug 22 (NIE) COLOMBO- In a paper published in the latest issue of the US Defence Department's journal "Prism", Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has reiterated his belief that Islamic terrorism poses a threat to the island nation.
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* British authorities arrest three Sri Lankans for visa application fraud

Aug 21 (CP) Colombo- A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters who applied together for UK visas were arrested today for using deception in their applications by applying in multiple identities, the British High Commission in Colombo said in a release.
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* Sri Lankan activist: gov't trying to hurt UN probe

Aug 21 (AP) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.
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* Only 31 of the 85 kg. seized was heroin

Aug 21 (DM) An analysis carried out by the Government Analyst on the 85 kilograms of substance seized by the Police Special Task Force (STF) on June 11 and described as heroin, has indicated that 31 kilograms of it was heroin and the rest extraneous matter, police sources said yesterday.
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