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* Sri Lanka Army holds discussion with China on boosting military links

Apr 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Army has held discussions with China on improving military ties between the two countries. The discussions were held between the Ambassador of China in Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang and the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Chrishantha De Silva at the Army Headquarters on Friday (17).
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* SLTB, private bus crash leaves 24 injured

Apr 18 (DN) An SLTB bus crashed into a private bus in Mampuriya on the Puttalam - Kollupitiya road yesterday, injuring 24 passengers, four seriously. Kalpitiya Police said among the injured were six women and three children who were admitted to the Puttalam Base Hospital.
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* Sri Lanka Navy adds new under-water ship maintenance facility

Apr 17 (CP) Galle- Sri Lanka Navy as part of upgrading ship maintenance facilities has commenced the expansion of the existing slip way at SLNS Dakshina in Galle to cater to the long line-up of under-water maintenance of the Sri Lanka naval ships and craft. (Sri Lanka Navy Photo)
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* Probes into five mega deals over; AG can act now – Presidential aide

Apr 17 (Island) Presidential aide Shiral Lakthilake yesterday said that preliminary investigations into five major corruption cases had been concluded and the Attorney General could decide on a future course of action. Relevant files had been forwarded to the Attorney General, attorner-at-law Lakthilake said.
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* Members of the Inter University Students' Strike action and sathyagraha

Apr 17 (DN) Members of the Inter University Students’ Federation, the undergraduates of five universities have continued their strike action and sathyagraha demanding the authorities to solve their issues pertaining to university education, such as, respect for student rights, ending punitive action against students and for an increase the intake of students to the respective universities.
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* Abandoned Sri Lankan fibreglass boat seized; hunt on for two

Apr 17 (Hindu) The Q Branch police have seized a Sri Lankan fibreglass boat found abandoned at Kannupalam seashore near Kundhukal in Thangachimadam, and launched a hunt for at least two Sri Lankans who could have clandestinely landed on the shore.
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* CID catches up with master swindler and his gang

Apr 18 (Island) Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after an extensive probe had arrested alleged mastermind (52) and four others who had sold land across the country using forged deeds to unsuspecting people, including drug dealers and taken vehicles on lease from leasing companies and sold those vehicles too on forged vehicle registration books, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday.
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* Sri Lankan couple, daughters land near Rameswaram

Apr 18 (Hindu) A Sri Lankan Tamil couple with their three teenage daughters landed clandestinely at Arichalmunai, off Dhanushkodi in the early hours of Friday.
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* Sri Lanka's major Tamil party appoints a committee to prepare proposals on reconciliation

Apr 17 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has appointed a special committee to formulate a report to be handed over with the party's proposals to the Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation.
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* Woman killed, infant injured in train accident

Apr 17 (DM) A 35-year-old woman was killed and a one-and-a-half-year-old infant was injured when the woman was hit by a train at Pilimatalwa, Kandy this morning Police said. The woman carrying the child allegedly jumped in front of the Colombo bound train from Badulla.
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* Chronicle of a death online

Apr 17 (Hindu) Fundamentalism knows no boundaries. In India, it was Perumal Murugan who announced the death of the writer in him. In Sri Lanka, writer Sharmila Seyyid was 'raped' and 'murdered'online on March 28, marking a new low in the history of intolerance.
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