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Last Updated = Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 01:44 pm SL Time

* Suspects in Dematagoda abduction case sentenced

Nov 24 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today sentenced the defendants in the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over an abduction incident in Dematagoda after they pleaded guilty earlier this month.
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* TNA MP funds construction of LTTE Mausoleum

Nov 24 (DM) TNA MP S. Sridharan had allocated Rs.4 million out of his decentralized budget to renovate the Mahaviru Mausoleum where the bodies of dead LTTE members are buried in Kanakapuram in Kilinochchi, it is reported.
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* Criminal investigators face many challenges - Secretary to the President

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando says criminal investigators face many challenges during the course of their work. Emphasizing the importance of the tasks entrusted to criminal investigation officials, the most senior government official said investigators' task is of immense importance to the quest for justice and fight crimes, corruption and frauds.
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* Sri Lanka to decriminalise homosexuality and protect LGBTQ citizens

Nov 23 (Gay Times) The announcement comes after the United Nations (UN) criticised the Sri Lankan penal system for criminalising homosexuality. Nerin Pulle, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Solicitor General, has pledged to change the penal code in Sri Lanka after the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
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* Petrol bomb attack injures bus driver

Nov 23 (DM) SLTB bus driver was injured following a petrol bomb attack at the Sudugala bend at Pallebedda, Embilipitiya this morning, police said. They said the bus was passing the Sudugala bend at the time of incident and the bus was heading to Colombo from Monaragala .
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* Jeyaraj’s assassination case drags on for nearly ten years

Nov 24 (Island) The government couldn’t interfere with the ongoing judicial investigations pertaining to the assassination of Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle during the war, UPFA General Secretary and Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
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* Van-motorcycle collision kills one in Gampola

Nov 24 (DN) A van – motorcycle collision killed the forty- one-year-old motorcyclist on the Gampola – Nuwera Eliya road in Gampola last evening. The deceased man, identified as Indika Nishantha Perera, succumbed to injuries after being rushed to the Gampola Hospital.
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* CID seeks advice of AG on former PC member's threat against FCID officers

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police today informed the court that it has sought the advice of Attorney General on the threatening remarks made by the former UPFA Southern Provincial Council Minister D. V. Upul against the officers of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID).
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* More teeth for Bribery Commission to deal with corruption cases

Nov 23 (Island) The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is to be given more teeth to deal with all types of cases that come before it.
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* Five women and a man arrested for running mobile brothel service

Nov 23 (DN) Five women and a man who ran a mobile brothel service were arrested in Mount Lavinia last evening. The three-wheeler in which the women were transported by the arrested man was also taken into custody.
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