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Thursday, 13 January 2011


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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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a special visit to the flood affected areas in the North Central Province yesterday. The President met flood victims from Kirimatiya, Weliela, Pansalgodalla in the Lankapura area, at Galamuna Maha Vidyalaya, Hingurakkgoda. The President discussed their problems and distributed relief items. President Rajapaksa also met government officials at Ananda Balika national school, Hingurakkgoda, instructed them to expedite relief work treating it as an essential service and to constantly be in touch with the people and look in to their needs. Health and Nutrition Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Deputy Ministers Chandrasiri Sooriyarachchi, Siripala Gamlath and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva.

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Laugfs posts solid growth

Rs 750 m net profit for first nine months:

Laugfs Group has posted a revenue of Rs 5.32 billion which is 32 percent increase over the corresponding year for the nine months ended in December 31. The Profit After Tax (PAT) of the group was Rs 750.3 million which is an impressive 96 percent increase over the same period last year.

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‘Evacuate high risk population’

In the backdrop of escalating landslides in the country, the Government yesterday said an approval from the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has been made compulsory for building houses in landslide prone areas in the country.

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Provide urgent flood relief - President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday directed State officials to identify the present disaster caused by heavy rain and floods and provide urgent relief to the affected people without restricting themselves to the stipulations of official circulars only.

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New Navy Commander

Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy Rear Admiral D W A S Dissanayake has been appointed as the Navy Commander with effect from January 15,Navy spokesman Captain Athula Senarath told the Daily News yesterday.

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