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Monday, 16 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.



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President Mahinda Rajapaksa, First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa and Ports and Aviation Deputy Ministers Rohitha Abeygoonawardena and Dayashritha Tissera participate at the ceremony to release water to the basin of the Hambantota Harbour yesterday.

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Construction field gets Rs 40 b

One million houses in next six years:

The Government will invest Rs 40 billion for the development of construction in the country next year, Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Ministry Secretary Nissanka Wijeratne said.

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Great leap forward

The construction of the Hambantota International Port is a ‘great leap forward’, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the several thousands strong participants at the Karadiya wara Mangallaya or the ceremony to fill the port basin with sea water.

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Indelible notch in history

It is well known that Hambantota is a dry area. But yesterday it was drizzling as to create a balmy environment when multitudes gathered to the basin of Hambantota’s newly constructed harbour to witness the Karadiyawara Mangallaya, the water filling to the harbour on the historic occasion.

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Pathulhatha electrocution tragedy :

Third victim also dies

Fifteen-year-old Piyumi Sandanmali Atygalle became the third victim in the electrocution tragedy in Ratnapura when she died at the Ratnapura General Hospital in the wee hours of yesterday.

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Jaffna red onions in demand

There is an increase in the demand for Jaffna red onions. The number of Jaffna farmers involved in red onion cultivation has increased, Agriculture Extension Deputy Director, Jaffna, S. Sivakumar said.

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