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* Omanthai check point in northern Sri Lanka removed

Aug 29 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan military authorities have removed the security check point located at Omanthai in Vavuniya with effect from Saturday, August 29. The check point, established during the war at Omanthai along the main north-south A9 road, was the main entry/exit point between LTTE controlled areas and Government controlled areas during the war.
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* Sri Lanka Army investigating Channel-4 video contents since 2013

Aug 28 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Army said today that it has been investigating the contents in the videos produced by the Britain's Channel-4 TV since 2013. The Army has launched the investigations upon directions given by the then government of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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* Sri Lanka court dismisses petitions against Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana

Aug 28 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lanka court today dismissed the petition filed against former UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha and former SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
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* Smuggling of 40 M USD: couple barred from leaving country

Aug 29 (DM) Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday (28) ordered the Controller of Immigration and Emigration to ban the suspect businessman Rienzie Mahesh Kumara Edwards and his wife Punya Priyanthi Menike from leaving the country as the Nugegoda-based couple is alleged to have smuggled in more than 40 million US dollars.
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* Domestic probe will do the bidding of US - PNM

Aug 28 (Island) President of National Patriotic Movement Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera yesterday told the media in Colombo that the domestic probe into allegations of war crimes levelled against Sri Lanka, backed by the US, would actually be an international investigation to be conducted according to the diktats of the US.
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* Disappearance of Eknaligoda Sandhya urges for fair probe

Aug 28 (DN) Journalist Prageeth Ekanaligoda’s wife Sandhya Eknaligoda urged authorities to conduct a fair investigation into the disappearance of her husband. Speaking at a press conference in Colombo yesterday, Eknaligoda said she had faith in the investigation carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department.
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* Indian Tamil parties condemn U.S. support to Sri Lanka's domestic probe

Aug 29 (CP) Colombo- Tamil political parties in Tamil Nadu have strongly condemned the United States for supporting Sri Lanka to conduct a domestic inquiry into the alleged war crimes. DMK leader M. Karunanidhi and PMK founder S. Ramadoss have strongly criticized the U.S. government's decision to support the new Sri Lankan government's plans for a local inquiry, according to a report in The Hindu.
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* Former Treasury Secretary summoned to police SIU

Aug 28 (CP) Colombo- Former Secretary to the Finance Ministry and Treasury Dr. P.B. Jayasundera has been summoned to the police Special Investigations Unit. He arrived at the police Special Investigations Unit this morning to record a statement.
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* Drug convict who left SL during trial remanded

Aug 29 (Island) The Colombo High Court Judges Manilal Waidyatillake yesterday remanded till Sept. 18, 2015, a woman who had left the country while the trial was pending without getting permission from Court. She had been indicted with possessing 13.7 grams of heroin.
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* TNA fails to support resolution on probe into alleged war crimes

Aug 28 (Hindu) A resolution calling for international intervention to probe alleged war crimes, moved by a Tamil National Alliance member at a meeting of the Northern Provincial Council on Tuesday, fell through.
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* MoD issues detention order on suspects

Aug 28 (DM) The Defence Ministry issued a detention order today to detain and interrogate the four army personnel arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, the Ministry said.
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