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Friday, 23 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.



Muttiah Muralitharan celebrates claming
his 800th Test wicket. AFP

President Mahinda Rajapaksa presents a memento to Muttiah Muralitharan
during the fifth day of the first Test match. AFP

THINAKARAN Jaffna - Colombo Super Luxury Bus Service

CSE branch network performing well

The Branch network of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has recorded an exceptional growth during this year with three branches recording over 300 percent growth in turnover and one branch recording a growth of over 188 percent.

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Creating history:

Murali scales the Everest

Muttiah Muralitharan, undoubtedly the greatest spinner in the history of Test Cricket, savoured the finest moment of his illustrious career spanning 18 years by becoming the first bowler to claim 800 wickets in Tests, a feat that is bound to stand the test of time.

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Lanka proud of this son of our soil - President congratulates Murali

‘Sri Lanka is proud of this son of our soil, who has reached the greatest height as a bowler with his new record, winning the highest respect of his contemporaries in the game the world over’, stated President Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulating Muttiah Muralitharan on achieving his new record of 800 wickets in Test Cricket in 133 Tests as he retired from this form of the game yesterday.

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Laxapana gets BHP after 26 years

Approval has been given to proceed with the construction of Broadlands Hydropower Project (BHP) by Cabinet after the Power and Energy Minister’s direct involvement at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting.

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