A laptop suspected to belong to Zahran was found from the Palamunai Lagoon in Akkaraipattu and sum of Rs. 3.5 million in cash was discovered at a house in Salamunai.  
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The Number One News provider in Sri Lanka succeeded in exceeding two million users on the Hiru News Facebook page.
 
It became the first Facebook account belonging to a Sri Lankan news website to exceed two million users.
 
We declare with humble pride that the actual heritage of all this comes to us and to the news users who remain with us without a doubt.
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During a search operation carried out by the Police Special Task Force in Kumaragama – Sooriyaara – Thanamalvila a parcel without an owner containing explosives was discovered.

The Police STF Media Unit said that an electric detonator, a parcel containing 195 grams of bicycle balls, five live bullets used for T-56 weapon, 50 grams of gun powder, 215 grams of Ammonia nitrate, 10 boxes of matches, wires as well as a number of other items were found.
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The leader of the Mahason Balakaya, Amith Weerasinghe was one again remanded until 4 of next month. 
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Mohammed Ali Hassan, the Director of Information of the Finance Ministry has been taken into custody by the Biyagama Police.

It is reported that when his house at Malwana was subject to a search, 93 ammunition used for 12-bore guns together with a suspect was arrested.
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Air Marshal Sumangala Dias was sworn in, in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena as the 17 Airforce Commander, today. 

He served as the Chief of Staff of the Airforce previously and is a past pupil of Nalanda Vidyalaya, Colombo.
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Two new ministers and a state minister were sworn in, in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena today.

Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara was sworn in as the Minister of Public Administration, Disaster Management and Rural Economic Affairs while Minister P. Harrison was sworn in as the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development. Meanwhile, the President’s Media Unit said that Wasantha Senanayake was sworn in as the State Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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A group of people who were injured in the April 21, Easter Sunday attacks are still receiving resident treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara thero visited the Colombo National Hospital today to inquire into the welfare of those under treatment there.

The thero engaged in cordial conversation with the hospital staff. Some photographs of the occasion appear below.
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Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said a special investigation board has been appointed by the Ministry of Health to carry out investigations into Dr. Segu Siyabdeen Safi.

This doctor who was serving as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital was taken into custody on the allegation that he had been earning assets in a suspicious manner.

It is said that this is the doctor who has been accused of carrying out sterilizations on mothers during caesarian operations.

Police said this doctor was arrested at his home on Weerasinghe Mawatha on the Kurunegala – Kandy road.
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The JVP and the TELO have decided to support the no-confidence motion against Minister Baduideen.
 
Leader of the TELO, a coalition of the TNA, MP Selvam Addaikkalanathan state that this decision was taken during a top-level meeting of its leaders held yesterday.
 
TNA has 15 MPs in the house and, Selvam Addaikkalanathan and K Kodishwaran represent the TELO.
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Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage ordered the 9 suspects who were arrested from the copper factory of Wellampitiya and were bailed out later to give statements to the TID.
 
Accordingly, statements will be recorded from them from tomorrow until June 1st.
 
At the same time, another suspect, Karupiah Rajendran alias Abdullah was further remanded until June 10th.
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Defence Secretary Retired General Shantha Kottegoda has been called before the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look in to the Easter Sunday attacks and submit a report to Parliament.

The Defence Secretary has been called up at 9 AM on the 29th of this month.
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The Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that investigations are underway into the incident of discovery of hand grenades near a school in Badureliya.

At a media briefing held in Colombo today, he said these hand grenades had been put there to achieve narrow objectives and to create unnecessary fear within society.
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The 8 MPs who were nominated to the select committee to inquire the allegations against Minister Baduideen and the Easter Sunday attacks were informed to the house by the speaker today.

At the same time, Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe has requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to call the interim report of the select committee within two weeks.
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In the case regarding the assassination of 31 persons including Major General Janaka Perera in a suicide bomb attack, the second Defendant Umar Habthab has been sentenced to prison for life.

The verdict was given by former Judge of the Anuradhapura Special High Court and Gampaha Provincial Civil Appeal High Court Judge Khema Swarnadhipathi.

The judge decided that the suspect was guilty of 31 indictments of the 48 filed against him.
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