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Monday, 24 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.



Acting Chief Justice: Supreme Court Judge Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at President’s House Saturday. Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga is also in the picture. Picture by Sudath Silva

Business rankings need upgrading

World Bank report not realistic due to loopholes:

With greater political and macro-economical stability in the country, Sri Lanka needs to upgrade its doing business rankings to attract more investments. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said despite the greater political and macro-economical stability in the country, Sri Lanka’s doing business ranking is 105 according to the World Bank report.

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Youth prefer State sector jobs

Seventy percent of youth prefer jobs in the State sector, Colombo University Senior Professor of Sociology Prof Siri Hettige, citing a survey said. Only 18 percent preferred private sector jobs while 50 percent youth wanted to migrate. This is alarming and needs to be addressed, he said at the conference on National Youth survey and its implementations for a National youth policy in Sri Lanka.

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IIFA : State-of -art stage

Events Coordinator and IIFA Logistics Manager Amesh Panawala said 75 percent of the work is complete on the stage settings where the Videocon Indian Film Academy Awards will take place at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on June 5.


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Doctorate for Malini Fonseka

Queen of the Sinhala Cinema Malini Fonseka has been honoured with a doctorate by the University of Visual and Performing Arts in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Sinhala Cinema.

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