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* Nigerian military delegation in Sri Lanka to learn about welfare systems in Tri Services

Sept 02 (CP) Colombo- An eleven-member delegation from the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) has arrived in Sri Lanka on a study tour to learn about the welfare systems in the country's armed forces.(Sri Lanka Army Photo)
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen

Sept 02 (CP) Rameswaram- Sri Lanka Navy arrested nine Indian fishermen Monday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters. The Tamil Nadu fishermen had ventured into the sea from Rameswaram on Monday night after 38 days of strike
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* Thera ordered to give statement to Police

Sept 02 (DN) Colombo Fort Magistrate and Additional District Judge Thinina Gamage yesterday directed Ven. Sobitha A. Gunawansa Thera to give a statement to Slave Island Police in connection with a complaint made by two Senior attorneys that the Thera had threatened them in public.
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* UK has provided 3.5 million pounds for Sri Lanka's demining program

Sept 01 (CP) Colombo- British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin, visited a demining site in Muhamalai during a visit to the North on Monday, 1 September, 2014. The site is operated by the UK based demining agency, the Halo Trust.
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* Man armed with pistol tries to enter Court

Sept 01 (DM) Police arrested a man who was attempting to enter the Courts Complex in Hulftsdorp armed with a pistol. The suspect was handed over to the Keselwatta Police for further questioning.
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* Mastermind of Galgamuwa kidnapping arrested

Sept 01 (Island) The police have arrested the person who allegedly masterminded the recent kidnapping of Dinidu from his home at Meegallewa in the Galgamuwa police area demanding Rs. 3.5 mn. Police headquarters said that the Crimimal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested the suspect married to a lawyer.
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* Secretary of Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice summoned before Human Rights Commission

Sept 02 (CP) Colombo- The Secretary of the Human Rights Commission has issued summons to the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice to appear before the Commission on September 05. The summon was issued pertaining to a complaint lodged by the Inquirer into Sudden Deaths (Muslims) of East Nuwaragam Palatha of Anuradhapura district M.F.M. Munawar.
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* Remanded for taking revolver to Chief Magistrate’s Court

Sept 02 (Island) Hulftsdorp Magistrate (01) yesterday remanded Mohammed Marzook Mohammed Rusanudeen till September 11 for trying to enter the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court with a revolver and six live bullets. Police media unit said that the suspect, arrested by the Keselwatte police around 11.50 am, was a businessman from Kotahena. He had a permit for the revolver, police said.
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* Sri Lankan court allows deportation of Pakistani asylum seekers

Sept 01 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court on Monday withdrew the interim order suspending the deportation of Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers allowing the Sri Lankan government to send them back to the countries where they fled from.
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* Chinese national arrested at Sri Lanka airport trying to smuggle Wallapatta

Sept 01 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Customs has arrested a Chinese national at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning while attempting to smuggle Wallapatta. The 43-year-old Chinese man was arrested with 13 kilograms of Wallapatta worth over Rs 10 million in his possession.
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* Corridors of Power: Village where Tigers live on

Sept 01 (Hindu) It is more than 30 years since the special camp to give armed training to the cadre of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was organised by the Union government at Kumbarapatti Colony in Kolathur, about 65 km from Salem.
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* Katubedda explosion case postponed for November 1

Sept 01 (DN) Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Amal Thilekeratne postponed the Katubedda claymore bomb explosion case where 27 bus passengers were killed as the defence was not ready when the case was called before Court on August 28.
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