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* Three wild elephants killed after being hit by a night mail train

Sept 28 (CP) Colombo- Three elephants have died after a herd of wild elephants collided with the night mail train traveling from Kankasanthurai to Colombo. It is reported that the three wild elephants collided with the train near Galgamuwa
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* Sri Lanka Customs arrest five people smuggling gold jewelry worth Rs. 120 million at airport

Sept 27 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested five people who were attempting to smuggle a stock of gold jewelry worth more than Rs 120 million this morning.
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* Former cricketer Sachithra Senanayake granted bail

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court granted bail and ordered to release the former cricketer Sachithra Senanayake, who was in remand custody on match-fixing charges. The Magistrate decided to release the cricketer on bail as it is not revealed that he has influenced the witnesses during the investigation period.
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* Sri Lanka Customs arrest Kenyan national with Rs. 300 million worth cocaine at airport

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- Officers of the Sri Lanka Customs Narcotics Control Division last night (24th) arrested a Kenyan national who brought a consignment of cocaine estimated to be worth 300 million rupees at the arrival terminal of Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
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* Two people arrested for abetting organized criminal Harak Kata’s escape attempt from CID

Sept 24 (CP) Colombo- Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted escape by the organized criminal and international drug trafficker Nadun Chinthaka Wickramaratne alias Harak kata from the Criminal Investigation Department.
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* Malaysian Police tracking down two Sri Lankan triple murder suspects

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- A police manhunt is underway for two male Sri Lankan suspects over their alleged involvement in the murders of three of their fellow countrymen at a shop house on Perhentian Street in Lower Kovil Village, Sentul here last night, Bernama reported.
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* Former MP Sivajilingam indicted in High Court over Thileepan commemoration

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo High Court yesterday served an indictment to former Member of Parliament of the Tamil National Organization, Mahalingam Kanakalingam Sivajilingam, who was accused of organizing the ‘Thileepan’ memorial service of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in violation of the constitution.
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* Temporary ban on sand mining and sand loading activities in Kilinochchi

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- Kilinochchi District Coordinating Committee Chairman Mr. Douglas Devananda, Minister of Fisheries, has instructed the officials of the relevant departments to temporarily ban licensed sand dredging and sand loading activities in Kilinochchi district and to suspend the issuance of sand dredging licenses until further notice.
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* Two killed in a shooting in Avissawella; two injured

Sept 21 (CP) Colombo- Police say that two people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting that took place early this morning in Thalduwa, Avissawella. The two injured individuals have been admitted to the Avissawella Hospital after sustaining critical injuries. Hospital sources say that the condition of one of the injured is serious.
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* Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka found not guilty of sexual assault in Sydney

Sept 28 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka who was accused of sexual assault of a woman while in Australia for the T20 World Cup has been found not guilty by a Sydney court. Judge Sarah Huggett found the 32-year-old not guilty of the sexual intercourse without consent
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* An airman killed in an explosion at the firing range

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- An airman was killed in an explosion that took place on Tuesday evening at the shooting range of the Sri Lanka Air Force Training Camp in Kandakulia, Kalpitiya, the Police said. Police media Spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Nihal Thalduwa said that another person was injured in the incident.
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* Five school students arrested for assaulting two police officers in Mount Lavinia

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- Mount Lavinia headquarters police have arrested six people, including five school students, who attacked two police officers at Mount Lavinia beach. A police sergeant and a constable who were injured in the assault have been admitted to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital for treatment.
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* Bar Association of Sri Lanka calls on government to immediately withdraw Anti-Terrorism Bill and Online Safety Bill

Sept 24 (CP) Colombo- The Bar Council of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has called on the government to immediately withdraw the Anti-Terrorism Bill and the Online Safety Bill which were published in the Gazettes issued on 15th and 18th September respectively.
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* Two killed, three injured in three wheeler - bus collision in Galewela

Sept 24 (CP) Colombo- Police say two persons traveling in a three-wheeler died and three others were seriously injured when it collided head-on with a private bus this morning (24th) in Galewela Beligamuwa area on the Kurunegala Dambulla main road.
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* Businessman shot dead in Galle

Sept 23 (CP) Colombo- According to the Galle Police, a textile businessman was shot dead in a shooting incident in Dixon Road area of Galle. The police said two people who came on a motorcycle had shot the victim while he was driving on Dixon Road and fled.
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* The Police seek public assistance in arresting a suspect who sexually abused daughter

Sept 22 (CP) Colombo- The police are seeking public assistance in arresting a suspected father who has committed a serious sexual abuse of his daughter aged 09 years and 02 months and has fled the area.
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* Navy recovers Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 132 million in Negombo

Sept 21 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Navy has recovered over 400 kg of Kerala, during a search operation conducted in the in the Mankuliya Lagoon of Negombo Thursday (21st September 2023).
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