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 People protest as municipal workers brings in a tractor full of garbage to dump in Karadiyana on Saturday. Residents in the area protested against the disposal of solid waste from Colombo following a massive garbage mound collapse last week. The president issued a  gazette Thursday declaring that garbage disposal by local government bodies was an essential service and that those disrupting the collection and disposal of garbage would be arrested. Placard reads " Rulers, don’t bring the damaged caused to Meethotamulla to Karadiyana" in Sinahala

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Lankan got himself tortured by doctor placing hot iron rods on his back

GL: Probe role of doctor, prof.

in bogus asylum seekers’

network

 


by Shamindra Ferdinando

Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. Peiris yesterday told The Island that a recent British Court of Appeal ruling that a Sri Lankan asylum seeker had got a doctor to inflict grievous injuries in a bid to deceive British authorities should prompt a wider investigation into unsubstantiated allegations levelled those seeking asylum against the Sri Lankan military.

The Court of Appeal has identified the 35-year-old claimant only by the initials KV. The British Court of Appeal rejected his appeal.


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