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Saturday, 26 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.



Thousands of devotees gathered at the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura yesterday to mark Poson. Picture by Chithrarathna Kaluarachchi, Hidogama Group Correspondent.

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella inaugurates the Lake House Mihintale Aloka Pooja yesterday. Picture by Kithsiri Wanasinghe

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Port expansion makes headway

Three more terminals for Colombo Port:

Boost for shipping industry, economic growth:

The Colombo Port Expansion Project will be a boost to the Sri Lanka’s shipping industry. It aims to improve the economic growth of the country to cater to the increasing demands of services for international shipping lines.

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Interpol after Lankanewsweb operator

Issues Red Notice for arrest:

Interpol Headquarters in France has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of Chandima Anil Withanaarachchi, operator of Lankanewsweb.com, for ‘counterfeiting/forgery’. According to investigations carried out by the CID, Withanaarachchi, a lawyer has fled the country with his wife after several of his fraudulent activities had come to light.

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Proposed constitutional amendments:

Minister confident of UPFA constituent parties support

United People’s Freedom Alliance General Secretary cum Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha yesterday expressed confidence that the proposed constitutional amendments would be supported by all UPFA constituent partners. The Minister said all forces supportive of the UPFA would back President Mahinda Rajapaksa to go ahead with the Constitutional amendments.

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Lake House Mihintale Aloka Pooja:

Preserve country’s history - Minister

Sri Lankans should focus more attention on preserving the country’s history, Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. “After 30 years of terrorism, people enjoy complete freedom today. Under these circumstances, we shouldn’t confine our religious activities only to Vesak and Poson Poya Days but throughout the year,” the Minister said delivering the keynote address at the inauguration of the second day of the Mihintale Aloka Pooja yesterday.

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