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Saturday, 4 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.





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Guide investors correctly- HNB Chairman

Sri Lanka should identify the foreign investors’ requirements clearly and direct them to correct avenues in the country. “The country needs to identify and attract investors for long-term projects. Identified projects should be marketable to different types of investors.

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Anti-Sri Lanka protest in London:

Masses protest

*Political parties, TUs, workers participate

*Demand expulsion of unpatriotic politicians

Several demonstrations were held in the Colombo city yesterday protesting against the alleged participation of UNP Parliamentarian Dr Jayalath Jayawardena and Dr Wickremabahu Karunaratne in the LTTE terrorist demonstration held in London which precipitated the cancellation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s lecture to the Oxford Union.

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Rousing welcome for President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived yesterday in the country was given a warm welcome by thousands of people who thronged the Bandaranaike International Airport despite the drizzle that prevailed the entire day.

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Speaker defends Members’ right of expression

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday stated that any Member in Parliament has the right to express his opinion and the rest should have the patience to listen to him. The Speaker also queried from the Members in the House if a Member in whatever party has no right to express his opinion what was the freedom guaranteed in Parliament,

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