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Monday, 20 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.



All ears: Commission meets in Karachi
Lessons Learnt and Reconcilliation Chairman Commission Chairman C R de Silva PC listens to a woman from the Karachi Divisional Secretariat giving evidence Saturday. Picture by Bandula Seneviratne

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Sri Lankan exports in 2010:

Target to reach US $ 9000 million

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) targets the county’s export turnover to reach US $ nine billion by the end of this year. NCE President Sarath de Silva said, “World knows our country’s potential and the role we play in the world’s stage with our dynamic leader President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who’s vision, commitment and determination is to make Sri Lanka the ‘Wonder of Asia’, we definitely have a major role to play in support of his endeavours”.

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Forbidden fruits for sale

Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) health officials will keep an eye on Manning market wholesale and retail fruit sellers who adulterate to ripen and preserve fruit. Over 300 kgs of fruit identified not suitable for human consumption were destroyed during the weekend, Chief Medical Officer Dr Pradeep Kariyawasam said. Under the 1980 Food Act, persons who breach this law can be fined while an order can be obtained to produce food outlet owners before Courts.

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LLRC members visit Palai Central College:

Poor Tamil knowledge hinders interaction - Residents

The members of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission led by its Chairman C R de Silva PC yesterday inspected the Palai Central College where most students are studying under trees. They conducted this inspection on the request of people who gave evidence before the Commission when it met at the Pachchalaipallai Divisional Secretariat yesterday. They said Police officers who can converse in Tamil with the people in the area should be deployed.


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Karadiyanaru blast:

Five serious, say Police

The Karadiyanaru blast, which claimed the lives of 21 people, was clearly accidental and not an act of sabotage, Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya said. In a statement, the IGP said that 21 had been reported dead including 12 Police personnel, two Chinese nationals and seven civilians.

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