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Wednesday, 23 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in the International ‘Vesak’ 2010 Buddhist film festival awards ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Here President Rajapaksa presents an award to Indian film director Vinod Ganatra for his outstanding production. Organizing committee Chairman, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister Mahinda Yapa Abewardena, Film Corporation Chairman Kumar Abeysinghe and Light of Asia Foundation Chairman Naween Gunarathna were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Odel IPO makes debut on July 5

Odel will open its Rs 250.5 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) on July 5, becoming Sri Lanka’s first fashion retailer to be listed on the Diri Savi Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).

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Tobacco, alcohol use dips

Regional Health Services Department Researches show tobacco and alcohol consumption among young people has dropped by 20 percent, Anuradhapura Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Palitha Bandara said at a press conference at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute yesterday.

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CMC dissolved

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) was dissolved by Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga with effect from midnight yesterday. The dissolution was based on the findings of two Commissions of Inquiry against the activities of a number of CMC members.

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Growth in Lankan economy

Sri Lanka has shown a steep growth related to its economic development with the accelerated development launched in multiple sectors. This development process is expected to widen in the forthcoming years, ensuring the objective of making Sri Lanka the Wonder of Asia.

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Essential food items:

Govt to end private sector monopoly

The Co-operatives and Internal Trade Ministry will import essential food items within the next few days following the Government’s decision to create a competitive environment which would result in minimising the monopoly of the private sector.

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