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Saturday, 18 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.



Courtesy call : Meeting :
 World Bank Group Managing Director Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture by Chandana Perera

Two baby elephants under the care of the Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sevana, were released to the Maduru Oya Forest Reserve by Agrarian Services and Wildlife Minister Chandrasena and Wildlife Department Director General Dr Chandrawansa Pathiraja. Here the baby elephants moments before they were released to the Forest Reserve. Picture by Susantha Wijegunesekera

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World Bank willing to increase lending:

‘Country has to be agile’

Exploit growing opportunities:

Sri Lanka has to be fast, flexible and agile to be able to exploit ever growing opportunities in a fast changing world.

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From conflict to peace:

World Bank MD hails transition

Surpassing the US$ 2,000 per capita income, Sri Lanka is no longer an underdeveloped country and as a result, not qualified for International Development Association (IDA) loans that provide interest free financial assistance to underdeveloped countries, World Bank Group Managing Director Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.

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Ex-LTTE cadres well looked after - IOM Chief

Former LTTE combatants at rehabilitation centres were well-looked after and there had been no complaints, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission in Sri Lanka, Richard Danziger said.

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Mine mishap: Two dead

Two miners out of the seven, died in the gem pit mishap in Puhulwella, Hakmana Thursday. The Police found the body of a miner who went missing on Thursday night. Matara General Hospital sources said one worker who was admitted to the Hospital in a critical condition succumbed to his injuries later in the night.

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