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Saturday, 7 August 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.



Let there be light : Galle Dialogue
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga lighting the traditional oil lamp to inaugurate the Galle Dialogue Maritime Conference in Galle, yesterday. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe were also present. Picture courtesy: Defence.lk

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Sampath Group profit tops Rs 1.3 b

Impressive first half results :

Sampath Bank Group, which consists of the Bank and four subsidiary companies, continued to maintain its growth momentum in the first half of 2010, by recording all-round impressive results over the corresponding period in 2009.

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Man who duped over 4,000 unsuspecting investors:

Con king Sakvithi arrested

* Tip off given by Civil Defence Committee

* CID takes over investigation

Mirihana Police yesterday arrested ace fraudster Sakvithi Ranasinghe, the main suspect in the country’s largest scam, at Ambagahahandiya in Nawagamuwa yesterday. Ranasinghe through his illegal financial company duped over Rs five billion from unsuspecting investors promising lavish interests for their investments.

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Terrorism’s defeat unprecedented world achievement

The defeat of terrorism is an unprecedented world achievement. Other countries can learn many lessons from the Sri Lanka experience, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said. Delivering the inaugural address at the Galle Dialogue Maritime Conference in Galle yesterday,

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Lessons Learnt Commission: Public sittings on August 11

The Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa under Section 2 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, to inquire and report on matters that took place between February 21, 2002 to May19, 2009 will hold its first public sittings on August 11 at 9.30 a.m. at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 24, Horton Place Colombo 7.

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Lankan working for Saudi prince killed by thieves

A Sri Lankan worker was killed by a snatch thief, who stole the victim’s laptop in the heart of the Saudi capital last week. Confirming the murder, a diplomat from the Sri Lankan Embassy told the Daily News yesterday,

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