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Wednesday, 26 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.



Technicians are busy working on the stage settings at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium where the Micromax IIFA Awards will take place on June 5. The backdrop is based on a jungle theme and hand painted regiform props designed by Indian craftsmen decorate the three layered stage. Here German and Indian technicians are busy getting the venue ready for the gala event. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

NSB posts remarkable first quarter results

Pre-tax profit tops Rs 2 billion:

National Savings Bank shows remarkable first quarter performance by recording a pre-tax profit of Rs 2. bn, a growth of 87 percent compared to the corresponding quarter of 2009.

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Child soldiers return home

Given opportunity to resume normal lives:

The last batch of rehabilitated LTTE child soldiers, 108 boys and 90 girls were handed over to their parents yesterday by the Rehabilitation Authority, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe told Daily News yesterday.

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Business magnates at IIFA workshops

Renowned Indian Business magnates and iconic filmmakers will take part in a film workshop and Business forum that will be held on June 4 as part of the Videocon IIFA Weekend.


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President wants IDPs resettled within three months

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed that immediate action be taken to resettle all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are in welfare centres within three months and close all welfare centres in the North. A family unit will be given Rs. 50,000, food items for six months and 20 roofing sheets. Earlier, the financial assistance was limited to only Rs. 25,000 per family unit.

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President tells Presidential Task Force on Dengue Prevention:

Work with dedication, perseverance to eradicate dengue

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said all segments of society from the President to the people at grassroots level should be integrated into an accelerated Dengue control drive to see the early eradication of dengue mosquitoes and breeding places from the country.

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