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Saturday, 11 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.



Jewels Sri Lanka - 2010 : President viewing items on display : President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday opened the “Jewels Sri Lanka - 2010” international gem and jewellery exhibition at the BMICH. Here, President Rajapaksa viewing some of the gems and jewels on display. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

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Tourism looks for high spenders

SLAITO organizes Products Meet Mart:

The tourism industry in Sri Lanka will concentrate in promoting Sri Lanka as a tourist destination mainly in European countries. Tourists from European countries are heavy spenders and long stayers and it will be advantageous for Sri Lanka to tap those markets, Sri Lanka Tourism Chairman Dr. Nalaka Godahewa said.

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President cautions Parliament:

Attempt to revive terrorism

The opinions of some who oppose this Budget and the terrorist conspiracy that supported the Oxford Union speech are closely inter- related, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing Parliament at the end of the Committee Stage debate on the Appropriation Bill 2011 yesterday.

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President inaugurates ‘Jewels Sri Lanka’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday inaugurated the “Jewels Sri Lanka - 2010” International Gems, Jewellery and Mineral Exhibition at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition centre.

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Minister’s wrath on ‘sleeping diplomats’

Sri Lankan diplomats attached to Sri Lankan missions abroad are having a good time in those countries. They do not carry out any service to their motherland. They teach English to their children and live a luxurious life there, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said.

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