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Monday, October 06,  2008
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Top athlete held over UK visa racket
Two Navy athletes and human smuggler among several caged

Close on the heels of the deportation of JVP MP Anuruddha Polgampola from Japan for smuggling a person, one of Sri Lanka’s top athletes, Prasanna Sampath Amarasekere has been arrested, along with two other athletes, Lalitha Shanthi Irangani and Geetha Nandani for collaborating with a notorious human smuggler.
Amarasekere had represented the Sri Lanka Army. The women athletes had represented the Sri Lanka Navy and the country at international level.

The police on Sunday conducted a census on Eastern Province Tamils living in the Western Province. A family walks out of the Kotahena police station after being registered there. Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said that this was part of their strategy to prevent the LTTE from taking advantage of Tamil civilians living in the South. (Pic by Siripala Halwala)

Nafeek case: Father willing to forgive
The Kingdom’s Human Rights Commission will attempt to persuade the mother of an infant who died in the care of a Sri Lankan woman hired as a house cleaner but given nanny duties to cease pursuit of the death penalty.

India, Sri Lanka sign agreement on scientific cooperation
In a major boost to bilateral scientific and technical cooperation, India and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement to hold workshops and seminars as well as exchange visits by scientists and research workers.

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