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Saturday, 21 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.



President at Sri 30 Exhibition : Best photographs on display
Renowned news photographer Sri Lal Gomes describes his collection of photographs to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, when the President visited the ‘Sri 30’ Photographic Exhibition held at the Art Gallery in Colombo yesterday, August 20. The Sri 30 Exhibition displays the best photographs taken by Sri Lal Gomes during his 30-year career. Picture by Sudath Silva

Leader of the Adivasi Community Uruvarige Vanniyale Eththo making the traditional offering of Bees’ Honey to the Sacred Tooth Relic in the presence of Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Mahanayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter and Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara yesterday. Picture by Gamini Ramanayake

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Unit Trust industry excels

Records high growth:

The Unit Trust industry performed significantly during the fist seven months of this year. Growth and Balanced funds performed remarkably with the stock market boom.

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District Judge interdicted

Delays in Court hearings, Judgments:

Other complaints investigated:

The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) yesterday interdicted Kandy Additional District Judge Rohan Jayawardane with immediate effect, a JSC official told the Daily News.

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Locally manufactured BTI to be used from next week

The locally manufacture BTI bacteria will be used from next week to combat dengue mosquito larvae. The Health Ministry has taken this decision on a directive issued by Minister Maithripala Sirisena.


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Major fuel racket busted

The police Special Task Force officers acting on the direction of the Defence Secretary and the IGP busted a major racket involving the sale of fuel illegally siphoned off from stocks issued by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) after mixing it with inferior varieties when they raided several illegal distribution centres at Kadawatha,

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Harry the croc picks Labour in Australian snap poll

Dirty Harry the saltwater crocodile has picked, or should that be bitten, Australia’s Labour Prime Minister Julia Gillard to win Saturday’s cliffhanger general election.

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