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Saturday, 22 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.



The Road Development Authority closed the Colombo-Horana road from Boralesgamuwa junction to Pepiliyana junction from 10.00 p.m yesterday to 5.00 a.m Monday for the construction of a new bridge across the Katu Ela at Rattanapitiya junction. The entire area was inundated causing heavy traffic jams on the Colombo-Horana road during the past two to three days due to the narrowness of the bridge. See also page 3

BoC to set up investment banking unit

Focus on equity to channel lending:

Bank of Ceylon, the largest state bank in the country will embark on setting up a separate investment banking unit aim to diversify its portfolio. “BOC is changing ways of doing business and focus on investment and equity activities to channel lending.

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IMF standby arrangement:

Next tranche within six weeks

Proposes low budget deficit and withdrawal of BoI tax concession:

The next tranche of the US $ 2.6 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) standby arrangement (SBA) will be disbursed within four to six weeks, IMF mission chief Dr Brian Aitken told the media at the Central Bank, Colombo yesterday.

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Floods destroy paddy crop

Over 8,000 acres under water:

The current flood situation will cause a big damage to the agriculture sector. According to official statistics over 8,000 acres of crops on farming lands were destroyed, Agrarian Services Development Commissioner General Ravindra Hewavitharana said.

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Defence Ministry widens scope

The scope of activities of the Defence Ministry has widened as Internal Affairs Ministry and Urban Development Authority have been brought under the purview of the Defence Ministry. Since we are now a post conflict country, it has to undergo a rapid development process,

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Colombo to be hub of activity, glitz

Colombo will be a hub of activity and glitz when global business leaders team up with celebrities for the Videocon Indian Film Academy Weekend and Awards which will be held from June 3 to 5.

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