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Monday, 22 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.



President at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi: Participates in religious observances
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa worshipped the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura on Saturday and received blessings following his swearing-in for a second term as President. The President also worshipped the Ruwanweliseya. Atamasthanadhipathi Ven Dr Pallegama Sirinivasa Nayake Thera was also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Pakistan mulls export credit line

Sri Lanka and Pakistan have strong ties in trade and investment. The two countries have benefited from the close economic relationship and will be entering into a new phase in development, Pakistan State Minister and Board of Investment Chairman Saleem Mandviwala told Daily News Business.

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First Budget of President’s second term:

Focus on growth

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will today present a development and relief oriented budget in Parliament, in his capacity as the Finance Minister, Government sources said. The budget proposals today are expected to contain a host of relief measures. It is expected to give prominence to development. This is the first budget to be presented since President Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed office for a second term on November 19.

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While interrogating suspect:

Police unravel eight year murder mystery

Gampola Police have been able to unravel the mystery behind a death that took place eight years ago following the arrest and interrogation of a suspect involved in 16 house breaking incidents.


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New Cabinet swearing-in today

The new Cabinet of Ministers would be sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at 10.00 am today at the Presidential Secretariat, the President's media said. The swearing-in of Ministers takes place following President Mahinda Rajapaksa being sworn in for a second term, Friday.

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