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Last Updated = Tue, Jun 15, 2021, 12:15 pm SL Time

* 1,356 arrested for violating quarantine rules in the past 24 hours

June 15 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,356 people island wide for violating quarantine rules in the past 24 hours ending at 6am today, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. It is the highest number of arrests made in a single day, since the quarantine rules took effect on 10th March, 2020.
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* Administration of Covishield second dose in Galle Southern Expressway Director ordered to submit CCTV footage

June 15 (DN) Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela last Saturday ordered the Southern Expressway Director to hand over the CCTV footage containing details of the vehicles that left the Pinnaduwa entrance of the Southern Expressway on June 5 and 7, to the Galle Police Divisional Crime Investigation Division.
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* Coronavirus update: 2,284 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 225,922

June 14 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,284 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Monday. Among the positive cases identified Monday 2,259 are from the New Year COVID-19 cluster and 25 foreign arrivals currently in quarantine.
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* Sri Lanka confirms 57 Covid-19 deaths Sunday, toll rises to 2,193

June 14 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka reported that 57 deaths due to COVID-19 occurred on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The Director General of Health Services today (14) confirmed that 57 deaths occurred on Sunday 13 June.
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* New Supreme Court Judge and New President of Court of Appeal sworn in

June 14 (CP) Colombo- The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Arjuna Obeysekera, was sworn in as a Supreme Court Judge before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (14).
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* 1198 arrested for violating quarantine rules in the past 24 hours

June 14 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,198 people island wide for violating quarantine rules in the past 24 hours, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. Accordingly a total of 32,593 persons have been arrested on the relevant charges since the 30th of October last year, the Police Spokesman said.
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* Overhauled Antonov-32 aircraft return to service

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Three Antonov-32 aircraft belonging to Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) have arrived in the country on completion of their overhaul process in Ukraine.
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* Police arrest 1,353 for violating Covid rules

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,353 people for violating Covid quarantine laws in the last 24 hours ending at 6 am Sunday, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
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* Tamil Nadu coast on high alert after infiltration tip-off from Sri Lanka

June 14 (The Week) The Tamil Nadu police and the central intelligence agencies have stepped up coastal security and vigil in Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi and Rameswaram, following a tip-off on infiltration attempts from Sri Lanka, highly-placed police sources told THE WEEK.
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* Germany deports 23 Sri Lankan Tamils

June 13 (SO) A group of 23 Sri Lankan Tamils were deported from a detention centre in Pforzheim, Germany on Wednesday amid noisy protests from asylum seekers and rights activists. A large number of German Police personnel from Pforzheim surrounded the detention centre and took into custody the 23 Sri Lankan Tamils to be deported to Colombo.
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* 220kg heroin seized in Weligama: Main suspect identified as ’Harak Kata’ operating from Dubai

June 15 (DM) The main suspect involved in the smuggling of nearly 220 kg of heroin in Weligama was identified as a notorious drugs trafficker Nandun Chinthaka alias ‘Harak Kata’ who is operating in Dubai, Police said. Last week, the Navy seized 220kg of heroin during a joint operation conducted in Mirissa in Weligama.
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* Attorney General completes investigation into Azath Salley’s controversial statement

June 14 (CP) Colombo- The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court today that investigations into the controversial statement made by former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley at a press conference held in Colombo last March have been completed.
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* More than 30 sea turtles, five dolphins washed ashore after MV X-Press Pearl ship fire

June 14 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation says carcasses of five dolphins and 31 sea turtles have been found along the western coast of Sri Lanka after the burning of X-Press Pearl cargo ship in the seas about 9.5 nautical miles northwest of the Colombo Harbor.
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* Captain of the MV X-Press Pearl arrested and released on personal bond

June 14 (CP) Colombo- The Criminal Investigations Department Monday arrested the captain of the X-Press Pearl container ship and produced before the Colombo High Court.The Colombo High Court ordered the release of the skipper on a personal bond of Rs. 02 million.
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* Navy seizes over 237kg of Kerala Cannabis worth Rs. 71 million

June 14 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy seized over 237 kilograms of Kerala cannabis and arrested 03 suspects, during a special operation conducted in seas north of Point Pedro Monday (14th June).
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* Coronavirus update: 2,361 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 223,638

June 13 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,354 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday. Among the positive cases identified Sunday 2,329 are from the New Year COVID-19 cluster and 32 foreign arrivals currently in quarantine.
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* Sri Lanka Navy seizes 219kg of heroin worth over Rs. 1.7 billion, arrests 9 suspects

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy, during a special search operation conducted in the coastal area of Polwathumodara, Weligama Saturday night seized over 219kg of heroin attempted to be smuggled into the island by sea and arrested 09 suspects in connection with the smuggling.
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* Sri Lanka confirms another 63 Covid-19 deaths Saturday, toll rises to 2,136

June 13 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka confirmed another 63 deaths due to COVID-19 on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The Director General of Health Services Saturday confirmed 63 deaths occurred from 23rd May to 11th June due to Covid-19 virus infection. Deaths occurred on 12 June have not been reported yet.
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* Torture: New bill seeks enhanced fines upto Rs. 200,000

June 13 (ST) Those found guilty of torture or attempting to commit torture will have to pay increased fines in addition to jail terms in terms of an amendment to be presented to Parliament soon. Accordingly, those found guilty will be liable to a fine of between Rs 50,000 and Rs 200,000 along with the existing 5-7 years of imprisonment
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