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Tuesday, 15 June 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 report on national policy framework on Higher Education and vocational education was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday by National Education Commission Chairman Prof A.V. Suraweera. Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Allahapperuma and Education secretary Suminda Sirisena were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

Royal College skipper Bhanuka Rajapaksa receiving the Sunday Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award from chief guest Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella at the 32nd annual awards ceremony held at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday. ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara, Sri Lanka Telekom Chief Executive Officer Greg Young and Sunday Observer Editor Dinesh Weerawansa are also in the picture. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

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Chambers hail new electricity tariff formula

Industrial sector to benefit from revised rates:

The announcement of a special off-peak tariff for consumers by the Power and Energy Minister has created excitement among the business chambers. Daily News Business spoke to several key persons in the sphere, to seek their observations with regard to the new development.

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Education Reforms:

President puts accent on quality

Promotion of quality in education should be the basis for all recommendations, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The President made this observation while accepting the report on national policy framework on Higher Education and vocational education from National Education Commission Chairman Prof A.V. Suraweera.

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Misleading alert causes panic

The tsunami alert in the early hours of Sunday was to warn the people of a possible tsunami. Misreading the warning as a tsunami was on the way, people had started fleeing in panic. There also seem to have been lack of coordination among various institutions that were monitoring the seismic activities.


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Bhanuka, Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year

The 32nd Observer / Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award ceremony was held on a grand scale at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Hall, BMICH Colombo yesterday evening under the distinguished patronage of Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Sports Minister C B Ratnayake and Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena.

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Victory Parade Friday

Scenes from the recently concluded war will be re staged with the coordination of all three Forces, the Civil Defence Department and the Police at the National Victory Day Celebrations at the Galle Face Green, Friday, Army Media Spokesman Prasad Samarasinghe said.

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