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* Sri Lanka President concerned about escalating terrorism, even in Canada

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- Following Wednesday's shooting in Canada's parliament, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today expressed concern over the escalating terrorism in the world. The President in a Twitter message said that it is "Very disturbing to see increasing terrorist acts in many countries, now even in Canada," and called on the countries to unite in fighting terrorism.
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* Missing child found after ten months with beggar

Oct 23 (Island) Three-year old Buddhika, who went missing, while being accompanied by his grandmother at the Ambalangoda bus stand in Dec. 2013, was found on Tuesday evening in the Dambulla town with a 42-year-old beggar.
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* CaFFE and CHR condemn attack on Sri Lanka university students

Oct 22 (CP) Colombo- Two right organizations in Sri Lanka, the Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) and Center for Human Rights and Research (CHR) strongly condemn the police attack on university students who were engaged in a protest march near the Parliamentary Complex yesterday.
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* Sri Lanka's Missing Persons Commission says no interference from security forces on public sittings

Oct 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons rejected the concerns raised by a think tank over its public sittings and cautioned the critics not to cast unwarranted doubts in the Tamil community.
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* Missing Persons' Commission denounces exaggerations by journalists

Oct 22 (DN) The Missing Persons' Commision has strongly refuted reports that the Commissions proceedings were being hampered by the presence of the Security Forces and that it (Commission) was incapable of coping with its expanded mandate.
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* Rs.5.1 mn stolen from Aravindaís home

Oct 22 (DM) Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Aravinda De Silva yesterday in a complaint to the Police said his home at Pedris Road in Kollupitiya was burgled and cash including foreign currency worth Rs.5.1 million had been removed from his safe.
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* Fire destroys row of shops in Sri Lankan capital

Oct 23 (CP) Colombo- A raging fire broke out last night in a three-story building at the First cross street, Colombo, has completely destroyed a row of shops, the Police said. Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the fire was extinguished with the assistance of the fire brigade and the Fort police, within few hours. Ten fire brigade units have assisted to douse the fire.
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* Tamil Nadu political leaders advise Modi not to have closer defense ties with Sri Lanka

Oct 22 (CP) Chennai- Tamil political leaders of India's southern Tamil Nadu state have advised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government not to keep close security ties with Sri Lanka as it would amount to a major "diplomatic blunder".
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* Sri Lanka Army to assist Bangladesh Army to set up a women corps unit

Oct 22 (CP) Dhaka- In response to a request made by the Bangladesh Army Sri Lanka Army has assured support to set up a Women's Corps Unit in the Bangladesh Army. Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, currently in Bangladesh on a five-day official visit at the invitation of Bangladesh's Chief of Army Staff, General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan has responded to his host's request positively...
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* Defense Ministry to conduct survey on lost properties of Sri Lankans in the North

Oct 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense and Urban Development is preparing to conduct a survey on the Sri Lankans who lost their properties in the North and during the war. The Ministry in a release has announced that it will conduct the survey of the properties and lands that belonged to the residents of north and were lost due to the terrorism from 1980.
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* Slain Tigerís mother stopped from leaving for Canada

oct 22 (Island) LTTE members and supporters active overseas had launched a special project to secure asylum for close relatives of dead LTTE cadres, a senior security official alleged yesterday. The official was responding to a query by The Island regarding the arrest of Sundaralingam Rajithamalar (57), mother of Sundaralingam Kajeepan
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