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Monday, 13 September 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.



Auspicious moment: New building for Seethawaka PS President Mahinda Rajapaksa lights the traditional oil lamp to open the new building of the Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha yesterday. Picture by Kamal Jayamanna

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In June quarter results:

Listed companies perform well

Six key sectors amount to 81 percent total earnings:

Corporate earnings for the quarter ended June 2010 resound the initial signs of the post war macro economic recovery in Sri Lanka. Acuity Stockbrokers Research analysis of 204 counters or 87 percent of listed entities based on attributable profits indicate a significant turnaround in corporate earnings potential as against the Financial Year 2009 which has been a relatively ‘bad’ year coupled with the escalation of combat against the LTTE, global recession, inflationary pressures and other economic constraints.

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Environment protection:

Industrialists defy law

Around 6,980 industrial ventures belonging to all categories have found to be operating illegally violating environment protection laws, a Central Environment Authority (CEA) survey revealed.

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Seethawaka PS gets new building complex:

Long term - socio economic development Govt’s aim

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the Government was looking ahead at achieving long-term socio-economic development in line with people’s expectations. “Fulfilling people’s expectations and enabling them to lead happy and contended lives is our prime objective. We are committed to achieve this,” he said.


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PR training for nurses

The Health Ministry will give special training on public relations to all newly recruited nursing students, a Ministry spokesman said. According to the spokesman the training is available for all new nursing students. Nurses who are already in the service can also take part in this training.

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