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Monday, 26 April 2010



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PS chairman held in bribery case

[July 05 2013]

Walallawita Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Udeni Atukorala was arrested by Bribery Commission officials for allegedly soliciting a Rs 1.5 million bribe from the Bentara Paradeshiya Sabha chairman. It is reported that he had accepted the bribe to provide a permit to transport soil.


Anti-Dengue programmes in Kelaniya schools

[July 01 2013]

Public Health Inspectors attached to the Kelaniya MOH Office have taken steps to launch anti-Dengue programmes in 20 schools under the purview of the Kelaniya MOH Office. The programme will be conducted on the instructions of Kelaniya MOH Dr Wasantha Rajapaksa.


Principal dies during training

[June 30 2013]

Raddolugama Pagnananda Madya Maha Vidyalaya Principal W.A.S. Wickramasinghe died following a stroke while exercising in the morning at the Rantambe Cadet Camp. Wickremesinghe, 52, was among the 97 participants in the month long military leadership training programme for school Principals.


Senior Minister leaves for Geneva

[June 28 2013]

Senior Minister for International Monetary Co-operation and Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning Dr. Sarath Amunugama will leave for Geneva tomorrow to represent the Sri Lankan Government at the Annual Ministerial Review of the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations


President unveils Buddha statue

[June 25 2013]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled a six feet Samadhi Buddha statue erected at the entrance to the Mihintale sacred area concurrent to the 2320 Mihindu Jayanthi commemoration. The President performed the first flower and oil lamp offering to the statue constructed by the Civil Defence Force (CSD).


Train crashes into parked lorry, one dead

[June 24 2013]

One died and four passengers were seriously injured when a train bound for Galle crashed into a lorry at Angulana . According to Police sources, the train was packed with rush hour passengers knocked the train when it was parked close to the railway track.


Man nabbed with ganja in bag

[June 21 2013]

A 31-year-old male, resident in Paththinigama, Galnewa was arrested by Galnewa Police on afternoon while carrying 1.508 kgs of ganja hidden in a travelling bag after alighting from a Colombo-Anuradhapura bus at Paththinigama junction.



Parliamentary General Election 2010 - Results

Army Avurudu: Private T.P.S. Damsarani was adjudged the Avurudu Kumari at the New Year celebrations organised by the Army last week. She was crowned by Seva Vanitha Army Branch President Manjulika Jayasuriya. Private W.D.M.N. Jayasinghe and Private W.M.P.G. Saman Kumari were placed second and third runners-up. Private Damsarani and Private Saman Kumari are in the Army Band, while Private Jayasinghe is in the Army IT Section. Placing the eye on the elephant and bun eating contest were among the other highlights at the celebrations. Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya was the chief guest. www.army.lk

SLT Group Q1 profit Rs 609 m

Price war erodes margins:

SLT released its Group and Company financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2010, with a substantial increase in the Group net profit after taxation compared to the previous quarter. The Company and the Group have recorded Rs 415m and Rs 609m net profit after tax profit respectively, even after provisioning Rs 188m for VRS costs of the company. This is mainly due to the impressive performance of the subsidiary Mobitel, the mobile arm of SLT.

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President leads SAARC team

President Mahinda Rajapaksa the current Chairman of SAARC will lead Sri Lanka delegation to the eight-nation 16th SAARC Summit in Thimpu, Bhutan Wednesday. It would discuss rural prosperity as a key issue. Special concern will be focussed on bridging the gap between urban and rural communities in the distribution of economic gains.

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Forces personnel top Malaria patients’ list last year

Out of the 500 malaria patients detected last year, the majority were Armed Forces personnel in North and East, a Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman said Sri Lanka will totally eradicate malaria by 2014 citing that in 2009 only around 500 malaria patients were found here while this number was half a million in 1994.


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No finality in decision to stop GSP plus - EU official

There is no withdrawal so far of the GSP plus facility for Sri Lanka. The European Union (EU) is still working on the matter, EU representative for Sri Lanka and Maldives Bernard Savage said. “The EU and the Sri Lankan Government are holding discussions to find ways to continue with the facility,” he said in Kandy.

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