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Destroyed documents to be collected from respective courts

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The Prison Department is to collect the criminal records of the prisoners in remand for narcotic offences from respective courts destroyed after the records room of the Magazine remand prison was set on fire during riots on Tuesday, a senior prison officer said.
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Thondaman harassed in India

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Indian police had to escort Minister Arumugam Thondaman’s nephew Uva Provincial Councillor Senthil Thondaman who was on a visit to Thirunallar Temple in Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, when a group of political activists tried to surround him on Saturday night, Indian media reports said.
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I have the power to steer party: Ranil

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Opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today claimed that by virtue of the party’s Constitution he had full powers to give orders and take decisions to ensure strict discipline in the party.
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Snakes, crocodiles in Ratmalana house

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A wide variety of crocodiles and snakes were recovered by Wildlife Conservation Officials during a raid on a house at the Ratmalana Sirilmalwatte housing scheme last Saturday.
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Abducted man found in hiding

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A youth from Trincomalee who had reportedly been abducted, was arrested by the Police while hiding in Achchuveli, Jaffna today.
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School development project failure:JVP

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The JVP today cited the project for the development of 1,000 secondary schools as a total failure and therefore urged the government to abrogate the programme immediately.
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Man pulled away by crocodiles

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A man who was cutting grass in a marshy land area situated close to the Ragama town disappeared when he was pulled deep into the marshy fields by a group of crocodiles.
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Seventeen killed due to accidents

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Seventeen persons were killed due to road accidents reported from 6.00am on Saturday and 6.00am today due recklessness, driving after consuming alcohol and speeding, bringing in a marked rise in fatal road accidents, the Police Headquarters said today
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Political parties asked to submit accounts

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The Elections Secretariat  has informed all political parties to submit their annual accounts for the year 2011 by January 31.  The Secretariat has informed 27 Political parties which had failed to submit their accounts to the secretariat to do so by January 31.
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UGC calls for University applications

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The University Grants Commission called for applications today for the 2012 academic year from eligible students who passed the 2011 Advanced Level examination
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NCPA to inspect school vans regularly

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The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) yesterday said it would inspect more than 6,000 school vans to grant NCPA certification which would be given based on school van maintenance and information related to the driver and van owner
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Police to monitor allocated seat capacity of vehicles

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The police are to strictly monitor vehicles and take action against them, if they are engaged in transporting more than the given seat capacity of passengers
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Chinese takeover? UNP

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Major development projects funded by China are to become Chinese entities in the near future with the government’s decision to handover stakes of major development projects to China instead of paying the debt in owes to that country, the main opposition UNP charged yesterday.
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69 arrested for gambling in Colombo

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The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) arrested 69 persons who were gambling inside a bar situated in Union Place last night. The raid was carried out by several police teams after the CCD obtained a search warrant from the Fort Magistrate
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Govt. to open positions in police for rehabilitated LTTE combatants

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The government has opened up doors for rehabilitated LTTE combatants to join the police service if they have fulfilled necessary educational qualifications along with other requirements, officials said yesterday
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TNA welcomes international mediation for future negotiations

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In the backdrop of a deadlock in talks between the government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the TNA said yesterday that they would welcome an international mediation at this time to facilitate future negotiations
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Lawyer's rights at police stations to be gazetted

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The Attorney General had informed the Supreme Court that steps were being taken by the Police Department to gazette the regulations covering the rights of Attorneys-at-Law to represent their clients at police stations
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1,500 schools on verge of closing due to lack of funds

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While the authorities had taken steps to set up private educational institutions some 1,500 schools in the country on the verge of shutting down as they did not have the money for maintenance, the Maoist Ceylon Communist Party said
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Govt. has disregarded people’s fundamental right to conduct peaceful protests: LfD

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The Lawyers for Democracy (LFD) an organisation that comprises legal practitioners throughout the country today said that the Government and its agents had disregarded the people’s fundamental right to conduct peaceful protests in Sri Lanka after it had tried to prevent a
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Inmates had motive to flee

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Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera says that the inmates set fire to the records room of the Magazine remand prison on Tuesday, in order to destroy their documents as they had the motive to flee on that day or later
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UK visa applicant arrested for deception

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On January 9, 2012, a Sri Lankan visa applicant was arrested for using deception and counterfeit documents to apply for a UK visa. The visa applicant was referred by the UK Border Agency to CID police in Colombo. The person concerned had submitted a passport containing a counterfeit Sri Lankan immigration arrival stamp
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