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* U.S. Coast Guard trainU.S. Coast Guard trains Sri Lankan port officialss Sri Lankan port officials

Feb 15 (CP) Colombo- From February 11 through 13, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) conducted port security capacity building at the Port of Colombo with more than 25 Sri Lankan port officials.
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* Bribery commission records statement from Minister Ravi Karunanayake on bond scam

Feb 15 (CP) Colombo- Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power & energy and Business Development Thursday visited the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption to give a statement regarding the Central Bank Bond scam.
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* ICJ deeply concerned by President Sirisena's resolve to resume executions in Sri Lanka

Feb 14 (CP) Colombo- The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) expressing deep concern, has called on Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, to retract his recent pronouncement that executions would resume in the country notwithstanding a moratorium on capital punishment that has lasted 43 years.
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* NPC urged to probe Kelaniya police

Feb 15 (Island) Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Kenya Sunil De Silva has requested the National Police Commission (NPC) to inquire into the conduct of the Kelaniya police following a series robberies there. The Ambassador said that he had no option but to seek the NPC intervention as the Kelaniya police had disregarded Police headquarters instructions.
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* Policeman injured by service weapon

Feb 15 (DN) A Police officer had been shot in the hand while trying to apprehend a suspect and escort him to the Kadawatha Police Station yesterday. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the incident had occurred around 5.10 last evening near the Kadawatha junction
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* SL Consulate in Dubai not willing to appear for Amal, son

Feb 14 (DM) Counsel Shabdika Wellappili, who went to Dubai yesterday to represent well-known singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal, said the Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai had rejected a request made by him to allow his to appear for them on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government.
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* Woman drug dealer critically injured in shooting

Feb 15 (CP) Colombo- A woman has sustained critical injuries in a shooting incident Thursday night in Melwatte area in Kotahena and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital.
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* Top U.S. commander says necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy

Feb 14 (CP) Washington- A top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday said it is necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy despite the political turmoil in the Indian Ocean island nation.
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* Sri Lankans illegally sailed to Réunion Island to return today

Feb 14 (CP) Colombo-Seventy out of 72 Sri Lankans who illegally sailed to French Réunion Island on a fishing trawler from Chilaw, are to be returned to Sri Lanka this morning on a special French plane under the custody of French Authorities, the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said.
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* Hangman’s rope unusable, new one to be imported

Feb 15 (DM) A new rope is to be purchased from abroad for the use of the hangman at the Welikada Prison, a senior prison officer said. While a hangman’s rope had been gifted to the country by Pakistan in 2015
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* Assault of PNB officer: UNP MP gets bail

Feb 14 (Island) UNP Badulla District MP Chaminda Wijesiri, who had been absconding after allegedly assaulting a constable attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau surrendered to the Bandarawela Magistrate’s court yesterday, together with a security officer.
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* Two arrested with heroin

Feb 14 (DN) Two suspects who transported heroin in a luxurious car, were taken in to the police custody according to a special raid which conducted by the Katunayake police officers yesterday evening.
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