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Aruni Silva of the Sri Lanka Army became the winner at the grand finale of ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ reality show ‘Mission IV’ at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Saturday. She was given a house worth Rs. 20 million. Six servicemen and one servicewoman were selected for the grand finale. Five from Sri Lanka Army, one from Sri Lanka Navy and one from Sri Lanka Air Force competed in several rounds showcasing their talents .

Plotting terror strikes on US and Israeli consulates in Chennai and Bangalore

India to name ‘ISI mole’ in Pakistani mission in Colombo


India will soon inform Sri Lanka about an official working in the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, who was playing a key role in planning terror strikes on the US consulate in Chennai and the Israeli consulates Bangalore at the behest of the Inter Services Intelligence, Pakistan’s external spying outfit.

The information will be shared with Sri Lankan authorities by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) the two countries had signed in 2010, official sources here said.

NIA had last month taken over the case which was earlier registered by Tamil Nadu Police in which Sri Lanka national Sakir Hussain was arrested following a tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB), India’s domestic intelligence agency.

Hussain was accused of having entered India with a mission to carry out reconnaissance of the US Consulate in Chennai and the Israeli Consulate in Bangalore.

The information under MLAT, which has been cleared for sending to Colombo through...

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