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Saturday, 1 May 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other SAARC leaders participate at the Bhutan National Flag Ceremony after the SAARC Summit yesterday. The special Bhutanese flag called Lha-Dhar was hoisted to mark its triumph over hostile forces. Picture by Sudath Silva

Export growth to reach US $ 8b in 2010:

Revenue tops US $ 1.08b

In line with US $ 20b 2020 target:

Sri Lanka’s export sector recorded 8 percent growth for the first quarter of this year and aims at reaching US $ 8 billion mark end of the year. For the first two months the country recorded US $ 1.088 billion in export revenue.

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Defence Secretary opens monument in memory of War Heroes:

Worldwide op to destroy Tiger network

*Military officers appointment to foreign service bears fruit

*Malaysia supporting Government

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday the Government has initiated a massive intelligence operation to eliminate the international LTTE network. He said the international LTTE network was misleading the Tamil community across the world distorting the real situation in the country.

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More rains expected

Inter-tropical convergent zone activated:

Sudden thundershowers experienced in Colombo and the suburbs Thursday evening inconvenienced people especially those leaving their places of work. In most areas heavy rains could be experienced till mid May, meteorologists said.

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Victory Parade at Galle Face every May 18

The Government will hold the Victory Parade at the Galle Face on May 18 every year to mark Sri Lanka’s victory over terrorism, said Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The Defence Secretary made this observation after the ceremonial opening of the monument erected at Elephant Pass in memory of war heroes yesterday.

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