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Wednesday, 1 December 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.



The bus which skidded off the bridge on the Ella-Badalkumbura road. Picture by D S R Gunathilake, Uva Wellassa Corr

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In the year 2015:

Power demand to be 12,941 GWH

The demand for power in Sri Lanka is increasing by seven to eight percent annually. The country currently needs 9,190 GWH and the energy demand will increase to 12,941 GWH by 2015.

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Traders charge exorbitant prices:

Minister warns trade mafia

PMB releases rice stocks to deflate prices:

The Trade, Consumer Affairs and Cooperatives Ministry yesterday announced that it would be left with no other option other than to import essential food commodities if traders continue to charge exorbitant prices from consumers.

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President in London

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in London yesterday. He is due to address the Oxford Union for a second time on December 2, 2010. In 2008, President Rajapaksa addressed the Oxford Union at the invitation of the Oxford Union and the Sri Lanka Society of Oxford University. The topic of his address was “Strategy towards Empowering the Rural Economy of Sri Lanka.”


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Rs 19 b for skills development - Minister

In a bid to assist those who were denied the opportunity to a higher education, the Government has taken measures to develop talents and skills of youth in its on going efforts to create a knowledge based development, said Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena in Parliament yesterday.

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