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The Black Defender bearing number WP KK 2829 which is alleged to have been used to transport the money to the private bank


Asoka Thilakaratne case: Transport of bank vault millions:

CID seizes auctioned Army Defender

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) conducting investigations into the recovery of Rs 75 million made up of several foreign currency denominations found in four vaults at a private bank belonging to Asoka Thilakaratne, had taken into custody a black Defender Jeep which is alleged to have brought the money to the bank.

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Stroke, No. Two killer in Lanka

Stroke is the number Two cause for deaths in Sri Lanka, while the number one reason is heart attacks, a Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry spokesman said. He said around 80 percent of the patients admitted to hospitals after a stroke are males. Only 20 percent are females. Around 50 percent out of the 80 percent male victims are heavy smokers and alcoholics, the spokesman said.

 

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Party Leaders, General Secretaries and ex-MP candidates:

IGP to provide security

IGP Mahinda Balasooriya has decided to provide security to election candidates who are either Party Leaders or General Secretaries, the Attorney General informed the Supreme Court when the rights application filed by Muslim Congress Leader Rauf Hakeem was taken up yesterday.

 

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Hambantota to be free port

Project committee to finalize RFP process:

Hambantota which is an industrial port will be a free port with no tax involvements. Users are free to use the port for loading, value addition and distribution without any taxes. “Our target is to start cargo handling operations before the end of this year with the expected investments in place”, Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) Chairman Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama told Daily News Business.

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