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Monday, 25 October 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.



Under scrutiny: Passing out parade
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was the Chief Guest at the passing out parade of the National Youth Corps held in Rantambe Saturday. National Cadet Corp Director Major General Gamini Jayasundera was also present.
Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

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Pubic-private partnerships:

Ceramic industry express interest

Reviving Ceylon Ceramic Corporation :

With Cabinet approval to revive three State-owned factories through public private partnership, an investor in the ceramic industry has already shown his willingness to venture into one of these projects with the Government. Last week Cabinet approval was granted to call for Expressions of Interest from domestic and foreign investors to develop the Embilipitiya Paper Mill of the National Paper Company, the Kantale Sugar Industries Limited and the Ceylon Ceramic Corporation as a public private sector partnership program as part of Government’s program to revive the Government industries as Government-owned enterprises without privatizing them.

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President orders Health Secretary :

Open OPDs 24 hours

In a directive issued yesterday President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Health Ministry Secretary to take measures to open the Out Patient Departments (OPDs) of all State hospitals throughout 24 hours. The objective of this measure is to ease congestion in OPDs of Government hospitals and to facilitate needy treatment, advice and laboratory tests.

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Minister hints of fuel price cut

The Government is planning to reduce fuel prices further within the next few months by purchasing crude oil directly from producing countries. Petroleum Resources Development Minister Susil Premajayantha yesterday said that negotiations were underway to directly purchase crude oil from producing countries, thereby reducing the import cost.


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Cartoon dialogues under probe

Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday special attention will be focused on certain dialogues used when television cartoon programs are being dubbed into Sinhala, which the Minister noted was of a substandard quality.

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