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Tuesday, 7 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.



State felicitation ceremony : President greets Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith
President Mahinda Rajapaksa greeting His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the State felicitation ceremony at the BMICH yesterday. Prime Minister D M Jayaratne, First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Members of the Maha Sangha, other religious leaders, Ministers and diplomats were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Economy poised for growth

Sri Lanka’s economy is poised to grow by an encouraging eight percent in the medium term and 10 percent thereafter Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said. He was speaking about Sri Lanka’s new vision at the Bank Directors Symposium at Cinnamon Grand Hotel yesterday.

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Catholics condemn tarnishing country’s image

The Catholic fraternity yesterday condemned the attempts to bring down the country’s image in foreign countries. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday said that the attempts aimed at bringing down the country’s image at international level are condemned by the Catholics regardless of persons involved in such activities.

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President lauds Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith’s service to country

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said Catholics as a peace loving fraternity in the country should extend their maximum support to protect and promote the peace won by the country. He added that the true state of affairs related to the country should always be disseminated to the world if peace is to prevail in the country.

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Govt moves NCM against Karu Jayasuriya

UPFA General Secretary and Minister Susil Premajayantha stated that the Government has moved a No Confidence Motion (NCM) in Parliament against UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya.

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