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* Sri Lanka Army to open third wellness resort for handicapped soldiers in Kurunegala

Apr 20 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lanka Army will open the third wellness resort for the disabled soldiers in Kurunegala in the North Western Province. Names as Abimansala-3, the wellness resort will be opened on April 25.
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* Sri Lanka seeks assistance from diplomatic community to nab overseas LTTE leaders

Apr 20 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka will seek assistance from the diplomatic community to apprehend LTTE operatives who have been issued Interpol red notices. Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris will request the cooperation of the diplomatic community when he meets the ambassadors and high commissioners in Colombo next Thursday.
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* LTTE rump in Britain push for trade embargo against Sri Lanka

Apr 20 (Island) In their latest bid, pro-LTTE Tamil groups are preparing the ground work to urge Britain to halt trading with Sri Lanka with the objective of dealing an economic blow to the country. The Sunday Island reliably learns that these activists are planning to unleash a campaign called "Say No To Sri Lanka". 
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* Foreign alarm grows at attacks on female tourists

Apr 20 (ST) Reports of sexual harassment of Western female tourists continue to haunt the country with the latest being reported last week from Matara. In Polhena, Matara, a 22-year-old Briton lodged a complaint with local police stating that the guide she had trusted to take her on a coral reef exploration had molested her by touching her inappropriately.
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* CEO of extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka writes to President over threats to his life

Apr 19 (CP) Colombo- The Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist organization, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) ,which has been identified as a terrorist organization by Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to inform him about the threats to the organization and its leaders.
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* International media watch dog condemns an attack on Tamil journalist in Northern Sri Lanka

Apr 19 (CP) Colombo- The international media watch dog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement has condemned an alleged attack on a freelance Tamil media journalist in the northern city of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
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* Mason confesses to killing ex-teacher

Apr 19 (DN) Panadura Police probing the murder of a 62-year-old retired school teacher, arrested a mason who confessed to killing her. The suspect arrested on Tuesday while hiding in a house in Kalutara, confessed to killing Hemalatha Dalpathadu in her house at Walana, Panadura.
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* High-powered Pakistan defense delegation to visit Sri Lanka

Apr 20 (CP) Colombo- A 21-member delegation of the National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan, will be arriving in Sri Lanka Monday, April 21 on a weeklong visit, the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo said in a statement.
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* Presidential Commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka receives complaints on ruling party Tamil politicians

Apr 20 (CP) Colombo- The Presidential Commission investigating the alleged disappearances of persons in conflict affected areas has received several complaints on Tamil politicians of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government. The Commission has said that several complaints against Leader of Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) Minister Douglas Devananda, Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman and former Eastern Province Chief Minister, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan have been filed with the investigative body
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* Attack on Opposition MPs at Hambantota: Police to move for court order

Apr 20 (Island) Police will be moving for a court order tomorrow to gather evidence of eyewitnesses, obtain copies of video recordings and still photographs and all circumstantial evidence available in connection with last Friday’s attack by goons on five UNP MPs visiting the Mattala airport and Magampura harbor at Hambantota, police media spokesman, SSP Ajith Rohana said.
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* 'LTTE has started planting terrorism seeds again'

Apr 20 (SO) Ajith Colonne, Security Analyst and a former Deputy Director (research) attached to Sri Lankan Military Intelligence said that what we achieved in May 2009 is a full completion of one full cycle eradicating LTTE within Sri Lanka. Retired today, he was one of the few civilians attached to the intelligence service of the country.
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* Attacked opposition MPs of Sri Lanka ponder legal action

Apr 19 (CP) Colombo- The leaders of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has summoned a meeting of the party leaders to discuss the attack on the party MPs at Mattala airport and Hambantota port on Thursday.
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* Two naval ratings killed, four others injured

Apr 19 (Island) Two naval ratings were killed and four others injured when a Jeep they were travelling in toppled at Kodawakattu in Madurankuliya on the Trincomalee-Pulmuddai road yesterday. The accident took place around 11 am yesterday, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told ‘The Island’.
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* Van falls into tank, five dead

Apr 19 (DM) At least five people were killed after their van fell into the Detagamuwa tank in Kataragama in the early hours today, Police said. They said that a five-year-old child was rescued. The group was traveling to Kataragama from Ambatenna in Kandy.
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