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Last Updated = Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 12:34 pm SL Time

* Supreme Court to hear petition against the opening of liquor stores on October 4

Sept 27 (CP) Colombo- The Supreme Court has set October 4 to hear a petition filed by the Association of Self-Employed Traders against the opening of liquor stores during the current lockdown of the country. The petitioners seek the apex court to issue an order to the government to allow members of the union to engage in business activities if the liquor stores are allowed to open in violation of the quarantine laws
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* 344 quarantine law violators arrested

Sept 27 (DN) 344 persons were arrested yesterday for not wearing face masks and failing to maintain social distancing, stated the Police Media Division. So far 78,597 suspects have been arrested for not wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing in public areas.
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* Coronavirus update: 1,078 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 513,609

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,078 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 10 pm Sunday, a total of 513,609 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* Sri Lanka reports 71 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday, toll rises to 12,680

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Sunday reported 71 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Saturday, September 25. Among the deaths reported today, 32 are of males and 39 of females.
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* Businessman arrested in connection with Sathosa garlic racket remanded

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- A businessman, who was arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting to remove two containers containing 54,000 kilograms of garlic belonging to the Lanka Sathosa, has been remanded.
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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests suspect illegally transporting commercial explosives in Nilaveli

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy in a special operation conducted with the Nilaveli Police has arrested a suspect with a cache of explosives yesterday at the 08th Mile Post in Nilaveli. The suspect was arrested while transporting the explosive items including 27 water gel sticks - a type of commercial explosive and 500 non-electric detonators.
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* Sri Lanka reports 79 Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, toll rises to 12,609

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Saturday reported 79 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Friday, September 24. Among the deaths reported today, 41 are of males and 38 of females.
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* Court order served on dead politco; police directed to cemetery

Sept 26 (ST) Mullaitivu police officers were directed to a cemetery by the son of a Tamil politician when they went to his residence to serve a court order banning commemorative events for a fallen commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) . On Friday, Mullaitivu police filed a case under the Penal Code and secured a court order against four people, including former Northern Province councillor Anton Jeganathan, who died in 2016.
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* Dead Sri Lankan’s sister urges Japan immigration to accept responsibility

Sept 25 (Japan Today) TOKYO- One of the sisters of a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at a Japanese detention facility has called on the immigration agency to accept responsibility for her sibling’s death as she left Japan.
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* Altair cautioned for not reporting fire

Sept 25 (DM) The management of Altair, a luxury residential and commercial building in Colombo, have been cautioned for failing to report a fire this week. The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) fire unity said that it was not aware of the minor fire this week until they saw video clips being shared on WhatsApp.
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* Two youth arrested for flying drones without permits

Sept 27 (CP) Colombo- The Mirihana Police yesterday (26) arrested two persons for flying a drone camera without the required permits. The duo had flown the drone camera at the Urban Wetland Park in Nugegoda in the Mirihana Police Division.
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* CID arrest three suspects over murder of millionaire businessman Saman Wijesiri

Sept 27 (DM) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested three suspects in connection with the alleged murder of millionaire businessman and engineer Saman Wijesiri who had gone missing since 2018.
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* Message exchanged about IS WhatsApp group is false, Police

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka security units assert that a message circulated on social media about a WhatsApp group related to Islamic State (IS) is a hoax. The message exchanged through the WhatsApp social media network circulates a purported intelligence document about a WhatsApp group called "Inter School" related to Islamic State.
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* Police nab 1,172 suspects during special operation in Western Province

Sept 26 (CP) Colombo- The Police have arrested 1,172 suspects in a special operation conducted yesterday covering the Western Province. The operation was carried out on the instructions of Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon from 6 am to 6 pm yesterday.
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* Coronavirus update: 1,159 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 512,531

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,159 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 10 pm Saturday, a total of 512,531 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* Sri Lankan fishermen alleged of attacking and robbing Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- Tamil Nadu fishermen from Nagapattinam have accused Sri Lankan fishermen of attacking and robbing them in mid sea. Three Tamil Nadu fishermen were seriously injured after they were allegedly attacked by a group of Sri Lankan fishers off the Kodiakarai coast early on Saturday, according to a PTI report.
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* Main suspect of Rajagiriya drug raid remanded till 29th

Sept 25 (CP) Colombo- The main suspect, who injured a police officer during a drug raid at Obeysekarapura in Rajagiriya and fled, was remanded after he surrendered before Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court through a lawyer yesterday.
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* Trap gun kills two

Sept 26 (SO) Two people were killed and a third injured after a concealed trap gun accidentally triggered-off in a bizarre incident at Tirappane close to the Murayakulla Tank. The trap gun had apparently been placed by poachers hunting for game in the wild. One person was subsequently arrested in connection with the incident.
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* Sumanthiran condemns arrest of M

Sept 25 (Island) TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran has condemned the arrest of TNFP MP Selvarajah Kajendran while the latter was taking part in an event to commemorate an LTTE leader, Thileepan, who died during a fast unto death in 1987. The event took place in Nallur.
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* 334 quarantine law violators arrested

Sept 25 (DN) 334 persons were arrested yesterday for not wearing face masks and failing to maintain social distancing, stated the Police Media Division. So far 77,877 suspects have been arrested for not wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing in public areas.
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