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No statistical basis to ‘crime wave’

Govt has taken steps to mitigate crime rate :

There is “no crime wave” in the country according to available statistics. The government has initiated a number of projects to minimise crimes committed in post- conflict times, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.

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‘No rapes committed by Security Forces in North and East’

The members of the security forces have not been involved in the any sexual assault, in North and East, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. He said according to the statistics and revelations of a study conducted at hospital level no evidence was found that the personnel attached to the security forces were involved in sexual assaults in North and East provinces.

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Police swoop on absconding suspects

Police arrested 17,595 persons who had been on outstanding warrants, in one month, Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said yesterday. The Police initiated an islandwide operation from June 20 to July 20 to arrest 21,798 persons against whom warrants had been issued by courts and succeeded in taking into custody 17,595 suspects covering 43 police divisions. The largest number of 1,234 suspects were arrested from Anuradhapura while 894 were arrested in Kandy. Police arrested 884 out of 1,082 persons who had warrants issued against them in Ratnapura.


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Navy intercepts Australia-bound multi-day trawler off Nilaweli

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) intercepted another multi-day trawler illegally heading for Australia off Nilaweli on July 21. The intercepted trawler was escorted to the Trincomalee Harbour with 53 persons onboard to be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations.

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Police seek public help to identify accident victim

Au unidentified person knocked down by a Colombo-Kandy bound train near the Walakumbura railway station, succumbed to his injuries on admission to the Kurunegala General Hospital.

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