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* New Appeal Court judges sworn in

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- Two new Court of Appeal judges were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's House this evening. High Court Judge M.A. Samayawardhena and Senior Deputy Solicitor General Arjuna Obeysekara took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena as Appeal Court judges.
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* Faculty of Management at Vavuniya campus of Jaffna University closed indefinitely

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- The administration of Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna have decided to close the Faculty of Management at Vavuniya campus indefinitely due to a tensed situation arose after a group of students of the Management Faculty clashed with the administration.
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* Suspects of Kandy unrest remanded until May 2

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- The suspects including Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe, the leader of extremist organization Mahason Balakaya, arrested for the attacks on Muslims in Kandy have been further remanded. Theldeniya Magistrate N.M. Farikdeen remanded the 17 suspects until May 2 when they were produced in the court today.
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* Sri Lanka Army to build first ever Vesak pandal in Malaysia

Apr 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Army said it has made arrangements to erect the first-ever Vesak pandal in Malaysia on account of the forthcoming Vesak season, in an attempt to show the glamour and significance of Vesak spirits to Malaysians.
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* Large scale Kerala Cannabis dealer arrested in Galewela

Apr 22 (CP) Colombo- A large scale racketeer who brings Kerala Cannabis to Galewela from Jaffna and sells wholesale and retail in Galewela was arrested by a team of Dambulla Police Special Task Force (STF) in the Enamalpotha area in Galewela on Saturday with two kilograms of cannabis.
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* Father, son hit by train in Wellawa

Apr 23 (DN) A 30-year-old man and his 8-month-old son were hit by an express train travelling from Kankasanthurei to Matara at Pallekotuwa in Wellawa yesterday. Police said the man had jumped in front of the train with the infant.
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* Two suspects in Lasantha Wickrematunge murder case denied bail

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge until 1st of May.
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* Pakistan PM calls for greater defense cooperation with Sri Lanka

Apr 23 (CP) Islamabad- Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday has said that regional peace was a shared objective of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and called for greater cooperation and sharing of expertise in the field of defense between the two countries.
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* Sri Lanka government to strengthen tourist police to ensure safety of tourists

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan government has allocated Rs.30 million to establish Police posts at 20 identified tourist hotspots to provide better security for tourists visiting the country.
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* Sri Lankan couple smuggling Rs. 9 mn worth gold to India nabbed at airport

Apr 22 (CP) Colombo- A couple of Sri Lankan couple, who attempted to smuggle out a stock of gold worth over Rs 9.1 million to Mumbai, was arrested early this morning by the Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
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* Six persons killed on two days

Apr 23 (Island) The police headquarters yesterday said that on 21 and 22 April six killings had been reported from Teldeniya, Ragama,Mahiyanganaya, Kurunegala and Nittambuwa. The victims was Mujil Mohamed Akram (35) of Rajawella, Kumukkandura in Teldeniya. He had been attacked with a sharp object, police said.
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* Brother (27), sister (24) drown at sea

Apr 22 (ST) A young brother and sister were washed away to sea yesterday, in one of the latest of a string of drownings reported during the New Year. The latest incident took place in Beruwala, where 27-year-old Ahamad Mudjahid and his 24-year-old sister, Thrushna Taabi, from Hulftsdorf, Colombo, had drowned at sea,
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