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Free fishing in Jaffna

Facilities, funds to be provided through Uthuru Vasanthaya :

Limit on outboard engines relaxed :

All restrictions on fishing imposed on Jaffna fishermen will be lifted from today on the specific directions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP officially announced this in Karainagar, Jaffna yesterday.

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Attempted assassination of Defence Secretary:

Bomb brought in CARE vehicle

Investigations have revealed that the bomb that was exploded at the Pittala Junction in Kollupitiya targeting Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been brought to Colombo from Kilinochchi in a vehicle belonging to CARE International, an INGO, the Kotahena Police informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court yesterday.


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Maldivian leader praises President for eradicating terrorism

Maldivian President Mohamed Hasheed who met President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, expressed his thanks and appreciation for defeating terrorism that was becoming a threat not only to Sri Lanka but to the Maldives and South Asia as a whole.

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Attempt to assassinate President:

Three arrested

Three LTTE suspects who were gathering information to assassinate the President were arrested by the Western Province Intelligence Unit. Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said an LTTE suspect was arrested on June 15 at the Ayurveda junction, Borella by the police WP Intelligence Unit.

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Sri Lanka to face Pakistan in World Twenty20 final

Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by 57 runs at the Oval on Friday to reach Sunday’s World Twenty20 final where they will tackle Pakistan for the title.

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