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Two arrested over stealing T56 from Panagoda Camp’s guard room

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Two suspects have been arrested for stealing a T-56 firearm, three magazines and 90 bullets from a soldier who was deployed for duty at a guard room at the Panagoda Army Camp on March 03.

Accordingly, a former soldier who allegedly stole the firearm and the bullets and a Sergeant who provided shelter to the soldier have been arrested.

The soldier is a resident of Middeniya and the sergeant is a resident of Veyangoda.

The arrests were made last morning (15) near the Magammana Cemetery at Homagama. The Homicide and Organized Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) earlier launched an investigation into the incident following a complaint made to the Homagama Police.

The stolen firearm and magazines containing 90 bullets were found following the interrogation of the suspects. 

The suspects will be produced in Homagama Magistrate’s Court today (16).

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Student caught selling moonshine at school

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A student of a popular school in Kalawana, has been nabbed for selling moonshine at his school.

Upon being discovered by a teacher, he had been handed over to the Kalawana police. 

Police say that the Grade 09 student had brought moonshine into the school in his water bottle and sold cups of it to older students.

He had been released after being strongly warned.

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One dead in explosion at Kalpitiya Air Force firing range

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An explosion reported at the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Field Firing Range in Kandakuliya, Kalpitiya earlier today (26 Sep.) resulting in one death, Sri Lanka Police has confirmed.

Accordingly, an explosion which had occurred at the Air Force Field Firing Range in Kalpitiya, has resulted in the death of an 28 year old airman while injuring another, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa has said.

Investigations into the cause of the explosion are underway, he added.

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4 Excise officers interdicted for assaulting Beedi businessman

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Four Excise officers who were arrested for allegedly assaulting and soliciting a bribe from a ‘Beedi’ manufacturer in Walasmulla have been interdicted by the Commissioner General of Excise.

The decision has been taken following the instruction of State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

The four Excise officers including the OIC of the Tangalle Excise station have been interdicted over the allegations of assault and soliciting a bribe from a ‘Beedi’ manufacturer for not implementing the law against him for possession of Beedi leaves without a valid license.

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