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Last Updated = Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 11:49 pm SL Time

* Court of Appeal orders CID to find three naval officers acquitted of TNA MP Raviraj murder

Mar 28 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal today issued an order directing the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police to find the three navy intelligence officers who were acquitted of the murder of Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj.
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* Indian authorities seize over 16 kg gold smuggled via sea from Sri Lanka

Mar 28 (CP) Ramanathapuram- India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 16.32 kg of gold in Ramanathapuram on late Sunday night. The DRI teams from Thoothukudi and Coimbatore have intercepted a courier van at the coastal Devipattinam, near Ramnad on Sunday night, and seized smuggled gold bars, The Hindu reported.
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* Application made to Court seeking suspension of sale of Malwana land

Mar 28 (DN) An application was made to Court requesting a suspension of the earlier order to sell the 16 acre plot of land in Malwana allegedly belonging to former Minister Basil Rajapaksa in keeping with a Cabinet decision to consider whether it could be utilized for a public purpose, said Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya PC.
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* Indian naval ship INS Darshak arrives at the Port of Colombo on a training visit

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- The hydrographic survey ship, INS Darshak of the Indian Navy arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit, the Navy Media Unit said. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions on her arrival.
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* Pakistani national nabbed with heroin worth Rs. 14 mn at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- A Pakistani national has been arrested at Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake by the Police Narcotic Bureau when he tried to smuggle in heroin on Sunday, the Police Media Unit said.
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* Youth knocked down by Megapolis SUV hospitalised after partial recovery

Mar 27 (Island) Sandeep Gunawardena, the youth who received serious injuries when his motorcycle collided with an SUV belonging to the Megapolis and Western Province Development Ministry, last year, was admitted to the National Hospital for another surgery yesterday.
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* U.S., Sri Lanka Marines, Sailors work together on disaster relief, humanitarian assistance operations

Mar 28 (CP) Colombo- The United States Marines and Sailors will work with their Sri Lankan counterparts in a training exercise focused on the infantry and logistical skills necessary to implement humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, the US Navy said in a press release on Monday.
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* Probe committee head faults IGP for not heeding request for policemen

Mar 28 (Island) Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the alleged Central Bank bond scams, Justice K. T. Chithrasiri, yesterday, said IGP Pujith Jayasundara had failed to respond to a request made by the Commission to release some policemen to facilitate its work. The Chairman said the IGP hadnít even had the courtesy to acknowledge receipt of his letter.
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* Fasting MP Wimal Weerawansa is too weak to attend hearing, court told

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- Prison officers have informed the Colombo High Court, that Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, who is on a hunger strike demanding his release from remand prison, cannot be produced before court today, due to his poor health condition.
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* USS Comstock arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port on a training mission

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed United States Navy's Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship, USS Comstock arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit.
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* Sri Lanka Police website hacked by AnonPlus

Mar 27 (CP) Colombo- The official website of Sri Lanka Police has been hacked into by AnonPlus, which is part of Anonymous hacker Group. The hackers have posted a manifesto on the Sri Lanka Police website at http://www.police.lk/. The site has een restored now.
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* Sixteen foreigners netted for overstaying

Mar 27 (DN) Police arrested 16 foreign nationals yesterday for overstaying in the country without valid visas. Police arrested nine Indian nationals, six Nigerians and a Nepali.The foreign nationals had been arrested during a special operation carried out under the directions of IGP Pujith Jayasundera.
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