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Amnesty for AWOL ends today

The extended general amnesty period offered to Army personnel absent without leave (AWOL) to receive their legal discharge after reporting to their respective Regimental Headquarters ends today (22).   A total of 10,112 Army deserters including 12 officers, nine officer cadets and 10,091 other rankers had applied for their legal …

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Two ‘Aava Group’ members apprehended in Jaffna

Two major operatives of the ‘Aava Group’ were detained by the Police Special Task Force earlier today (21), in Jaffna. The arrests were made during a routine patrol of the Nirveli area where STF personnel arrested two suspects with sharp objects travelling in a three-wheeler. Upon investigation, several photographs of …

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Trusts to come Under CB intelligence

The Government had sought to introduce fresh legislation that, if enacted, would provide for the submission of information of Trusts, upon request, to the Finance Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank, an official said yesterday. Justice Ministry sources said that the new Bill would be brought as an amendment to …

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Death sentence for possessing 147 grammes of heroin

The Colombo High Court yesterday sentenced to death L. Chaminda Jagath, a father of two from Boralesgamuwa for possessing 147 grammes of heroin.   The arrest was made on July 10, 2013. The High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga said that the kind of offence had disastrous effects on society and …

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General Amnesty Period for Army deserters extended

The General Amnesty period granted for Army personnel Absent Without Leave (AWOL) is due to expire within a period of two days. The Army headquarters said that, earlier, the General Amnesty period was expected to end on Wednesday (November 15). However, it was extended until November 22, 2017 in response …

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Suspects arrested over Galle incident remanded till Nov 30

The 19 suspects that were detained earlier yesterday, for their alleged involvement in the Galle incident that ensued last night have been remanded till November 30, following a hearing at the Galle Magistrate’s court. 19 persons were arrested for their connection to the tense situation that ensued in Galle previous …

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12-hour Police curfew imposed in several regions of Galle

Police sources have confirmed that a 12-hour police curfew will be imposed from 6.00pm yesterday (18), to 6.00am today  (19), to several areas within the Galle District. Accordingly the Police curfew will be imposed to Kurunduwatha, Mahahapugala, Welipitimodara, Ukwaththa, Gintota East, Gintota West and Piyandigama. Local authorities stated that military …

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