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Thursday, 16 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.



Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivaard Cabral presented a new crown-size multi-colour silver coin of Rs.5000 denomination to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday . Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, was also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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GDP growth eight percent

Second highest ever recorded quarterly:

The economic output of Sri Lanka as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the Q3 (July-September), of 2010 at constant (2002) prices is estimated at Rs 690.7 billion as against Rs 639.3 billion in the Q3 of 2009,

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Reviving separatist terrorism in Sri Lanka:

Doors wide shut

Treacherous forces will be crushed:

Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday assured that no room would be allowed for the uprising of any treacherous forces within Sri Lanka whatever the inimical forces who may raise their heads in the international sphere.

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Electricity tariff revision:

Consumers below 90 units not affected

The government has decided that the proposed tariff increase of eight percent should not affect electricity consumers below 90 units, Power and Energy Ministry official said. According to the new Electricity Act, amendments to the electricity bill should be done under the supervision of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).


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LTTE threat on Indian PM bared

The LTTE, which is almost on the verge of a wipe out, is trying to regroup and planning to launch spectacular strikes on high-profile targets like Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

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