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Saturday, 13 November 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.



Ready for the games
Lankan delegation

The Sri Lankan delegation attends the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China yesterday. The 15-day Asian Games officially opened with a glitzy gala ceremony. AFP

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa together with Industries and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen on Thursday opened the Fashion village in Mount Lavinia. Here, Minister Rajapaksa inspecting items at a stall. Pushpa Rajapaksa is also in the picture. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

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Introduction of minimum speed limits:

Broadband cost to reduce

The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) is to introduce minimum broadband speed limits for the operators shortly to reduce the broadband service cost in the country.

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To push down escalating rice prices:

PMB releases buffer stocks

Cooperative and Internal Trade Minister Jonston Fernando yesterday directed the Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) to begin processing the paddy stocks purchased by the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) during the last season.

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President instructs officials:

Take stern action against animal torture

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed officials to take stern action against those involved in animal torture. The President gave these instructions when representatives of an anti animal torture organization met him recently. President Mahinda Rajapaksa drew attention to the illegal transportation of cattle.

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Over 193,000 affected by Colombo floods

Over 193,000 people belonging to 43,779 families were affected in the Colombo District due to floods caused by heavy rains last Wednesday and Thursday. Rs 10 million was allocated to provide relief for these people, Disaster Management Center Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippili told the Daily News.

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