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Last Updated = Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 01:44 pm SL Time

* Indian authorities to question Sri Lankan spy suspect

Sept 17 (CP) Chennai- India's Central Bureau of investigation has sought permission from a court on Tuesday to interrogate the Sri Lankan national Arun Selvarajan to question him about his possible links with the LTTE.
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* Foreigner nabbed with fake debit card

Sept 17 (DN) Panadura Additional District Judge and Chief Magistrate remanded a Thai woman pending investigations by the Criminal Investigations Department into purchasing goods producing a forged debit card to the cashier of a supermarket in Panadura.
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* Sri Lanka arrests Chinese national for attempting to smuggle birds' nests

Sept 16 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka airport authorities arrested a Chinese national this morning for attempting to smuggle birds' nests out of the country. The 48-year-old Chinese man was arrested at the Departure Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning with edible bird's nests worth Rs 1.9 million, Sri Lanka Customs officials said.
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* Two killed in accident

Sept 16 (DM) Two people were killed and three injured when the van they were travelling in crashed into an elephant on the Jaffna-Vavuniya Main Road at Mankulam last night, Police said. They said the wildlife officers were searching for the elephant which had fled the scene.
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* Academics condemn professor for call to go soft on Sri Lanka's war history

Sept 16 (WA Today) Academics and non-governmental organisations have condemned a University of Sydney academic's call for delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on Sri Lanka despite claims of the country's war-time atrocities.
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* Death row prisoners to be rehabilitated

Sept 17 (Island) Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadheera yesterday said that steps had been taken to rehabilitate 100 out of 980 death row convicts at the Bogambara Prison. The convicts paid a visit to the Sri Dalada Maligawa to pay homage to the sacred tooth relic yesterday (16) morning.
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* Police hunt Sri Lankan men after Mitcham man stabbed in head in Cedars Avenue

Sept 17 (TILL) Police are hunting four Sri Lankan men after a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the head in Mitcham yesterday morning. He suffered stab wounds to his head during the attack in Cedars Avenue at about 2am.
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* Two prison guards drown

Sept 16 (Island) Two jailers attached to the Anuradhapura Prison drowned in the Tissa Wewa and their bodies had not been recovered until last night, police media unit told The Island yesterday. Police said that five prison guards had gone there for bathing and three of them had taken a catamaran ride around 2.00 p.m.
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* Abduction: main suspect remanded

Sept 16 (DN) The main suspect in the abduction case of a four and a half-year-old girl was produced before Kurunegala Acting Magistrate Nihal Thirinde on Sunday evening and remanded until September 24. The accused allegedly abducted the girl, Pamani Keshara B
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