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Wednesday, 19 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 held a meeting with Disaster Relief Minister A.H.M. Fowzie, other relevant Ministers and officials at Temple Trees yesterday. Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena, Bandula Gunawardena, Susil Premajayantha, Dinesh Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and City Administrator Omar Kamil were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

Two Budgets for 2010/11:

Simple tax scheme soon

The Government will soon formulate a simple tax procedure, which will address loopholes in the existing tax structure. Deputy Finance Minister and Senior Presidential Advisor Dr Sarath Amunugama will chair a committee which will look at all rules and regulations and formulate a simple tax procedure closing all loopholes in the existing system.

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Rain, rain more rain

Over 267,505 persons belonging to 58,288 families were affected due to rains that continued lashing the Western, Sabaragamuwa and the Southern Provinces from last Friday. Colombo is the worst affected district with more than 119,736 affected persons belonging to 22,504 families.

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Danuna Tilakaratne still at large

Five special CID teams deployed to arrest him:

Danuna Tilakaratne, son- in-law of General Sarath Fonseka is still at large absconding from the Courts and the police. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for defrauding a sum of US dollars 2,99,061.25 by forwarding forged documents to the Army. Although the CID has deployed five special teams to hunt him down he continues to elude the law to the surprise of many.

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President tells Disaster Management meeting:

Combined mechanism needed to provide immediate relief for flood affected

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday instructed officials to put in place a combined mechanism that would provide immediate relief for the flood affected people and facilitate the gradual receding of flood waters

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