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Tuesday, 13 July 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, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, the PA and UNP delegations share a light moment after talks on Constitutional amendments held at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

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IDB help to revive sick industries

The Industrial Development Board (IDB) has launched a rehabilitation project titled Punarjeewa to assist the SME sector industries in trouble islandwide. IDB Regional Development Director, U.Wimalasuriya told the Daily News Business that all SME sector industrialists who are running at a loss or with difficulties have been informed to report to their respective IDB district offices with the details and problems they are facing.

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Constitution should not be amended for personal reasons - President:

PA-UNP agree on Executive Premier

Stable Government a necessity:

The People’s Alliance (PA) and the United National Party (UNP) agreed to create a post of an Executive Premier who would be responsible to Parliament through a Constitutional amendment at a future date. This was a proposal submitted to the All Party Conference by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). This decision was taken at a meeting of a PA delegation led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a UNP delegation led by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday.

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Private Universities in Lanka by next year

Fee levying Universities in Sri Lanka is on the cards with a 20 percent share from the total intake being allocated as Scholarships for needy local students, Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said. The Minister Sunday hinted that introduction of such a market-oriented mechanism to the existing University education system may come into effect by no later than next year.


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Kandy air most polluted

Kandy district tops the list in air pollution in Sri Lanka. Its air is polluted three times more than the air in Colombo, Peradeniya University Chemistry Department Head Prof. O. A. Illeperuma said. Prof Illeperuma who has conducted research said people in the Kandy town continue to suffer as a result of polluted air within the city.

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