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Monday, 10 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.



Blessings on President: President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya and Ven. Tibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatta Chapter at Malwatu Maha Viharaya when he visited Kandy Saturday. The President also visited the Dalada Maligawa. Picture by Sudath Silva

From hosting IIFA awards:

Country targets Rs 4,025 m

Sri Lanka being selected to host the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards is one of the major successes of the country with the restoration of peace. India, with the world’s largest film industry, produces over 1,000 films per annum. This would be an excellent opportunity for Sri Lanka to promote its tourism at an optimal level.

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President tells Mahanayake:

Attempts to tarnish country’s image

President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter the Most Ven Sri Udugama Bhuddarakkitha Thera that certain local elements with vested interests were engaged in an attempt to tarnish his and the country’s image by spreading canards abroad.

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Swindle using President’s name

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The Police Headquarters Crime Division arrested over 25 suspects who allegedly used President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s family members’ names and had collected millions of rupees on the pretext of sending them for employment abroad and providing jobs in the Government sector.


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Floods in Somawathiya Sacred area:

Two dead, 23 hospitalised

Two devotees were killed and 23 hospitalised following floods in the Somawathiya Sacred area yesterday. According to the Disaster Management Centre, more than 200,000 devotees had thronged to the Somawathiya Sacred area for a special pooja that was held on Saturday.

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