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* Sri Lanka Supreme Court orders to file charges of contempt of court against Deputy Minister

June 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General to file a charge sheet on the 30th of this month against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been accused of insulting the judiciary.
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* Rs. 3 million contract given to murder Kiri Vehera Chief Incumbent - Police

June 18 (CP) Colombo- It has been revealed during interrogation of the five suspects arrested for the attempted murder of Kiri Vehera Raja Maha Vihara Chief Incumbent, Ven. Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera a a Rs. 3 million contact has been given to assassinate the Thera.
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* Three suspects arrested for shooting Kiri Vehera Chief Incumbent

June 17 (CP) Colombo- The police have arrested the main suspect and two others in connection with the shooting of Chief Incumbent of the Kiri Vehera Raja Maha Vihara, Ven. Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera and another monk.
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* CIABOC proposes special unit to verify declarations

June 18 (Island) The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) plans to propose a special unit to handle declarations made in respect of the Asset and Liabilities Law.
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* Nerves of steel

June 17 (SO) Sandhya Ekneligodas legal triumph over the notorious Bodu Bala Sena monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera is a victory for victims and human rights defenders like her all over the country.
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* Ship in Kankasanthurai harbor catches fire

June 18 (CP) Colombo- An old ship in the Myliddy fishing harbor in Kankasanthurai, Jaffna had caught fire early this morning (18), Kankasanthurai Police said.
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* Sri Lanka Customs nabs two Chinese nationals attempting to take Kothala Himbutu and sea horses

June 17 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Customs has arrested two Chinese nationals at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to take containers made of Kothala Himbutu and dried sea horses. The Customs officials have seized 265 dried sea horses and 8 containers made of Kothala Himbutu worth Rs. 160,000, packed in their luggage.
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* Five arrested over sword attack in Jaffna, one shot dead

June 18 (DM) Five suspects were arrested by the police in connection with a sword attack incident at Mallakam Junction in Tellippalai, Jaffna last night. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said a 33-year-old man was killed
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* Ragging shuts down faculties with dons impotent to stop abuse

June 17 (ST) Faculties of at least five universities and a higher educational institute remain closed due to ragging as authorities struggle to bring the campuses under control.
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