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* Sudanese military delegation visits Sri Lanka to explore training opportunities

Sept 20 (CP) Colombo- A Sudanese military delegation visiting Sri Lanka has shown interest in conducting joint naval exercises and collaborating in training with the island nation's military.
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* Disabled soldier who lost sight in one eye due to police attack petitions SC

Sept 20 (Island) Nishantha Mihiraj, a disabled soldier has complained to the Supreme Court in a fundamental rights violation petition due to a police assault he had lost vision in one eye.
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* Open warrant issued on Prasanna

Sept 20 (DN) The Pugoda Magistrate Courts yesterday issued an open warrant against Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranatunge, former Dompe Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Milan Jayatilake and four others for their failure to appear in Courts over their alleged involvement in damaging and obstructing vehicles transporting garbage from Colombo to the recycling plant in Dompe, Kirindiwela.
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Sept 19 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested nine Indian fishermen and seized their two trawlers this morning for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
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* Kandy prisonersí hunger strike continues

Sept 19 (Island) About 60 inmates, either sentenced to death or serving life imprisonment at the Bogambara-Dumbara prison had been continuing their hunger strike launched last Thursday (14), said the Media Spokesperson for the Department of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya yesterday.
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* Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran arrives before Presidential Commission for a second day

Sept 20 (CP) Colombo- Former Governor of Sri Lanka's Central Bank today appeared before the Presidential Commission inquiring into the Central Bank bond scam for the second day.
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* 11 months of data missing from Mahendranís phone

Sept 20 (DM) Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda yesterday said that according to the experts who conducted the extraction of data from Arjuna Mahendranís mobile phone, data pertaining a considerable time period (approximately 11 months), which coincide with the mandated period of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, could not be located.
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* Education Ministry to obtain police assistance against trade unions recruiting students for protests

Sept 19 (CP) Colombo- The Education Ministry of Sri Lanka has decided to take strictly enforce the law against trade unions and university student unions coming into schools to recruit school students for protests.
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* Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle in Rs. 2 million worth palladium metal

Sept 19 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested an individual at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake this morning for attempting to illegally bring palladium metal worth nearly Rs. 2 million.
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* Arjun Mahendran arrives before PCoI

Sept 19 (DN) Former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to probe into the Central Bank Bond issue a short while ago. Arjun Mahendran was notified to appear before the PCoI today on September 13 to record a statement.
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