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Monday, 17 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.



Commissioning the new bridge
President Mahinda Rajapaksa commissioned the Sangupiddy Bridge which connects Karaitivu with Pooneryn. Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Douglas Devananda, Northern Province Governor Maj Gen G A Chandrasiri, Army Commander Lt Gen Jagath Jayasuriya, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, IGP Mahinda Balasooriya and a massive crowd were present on the occasion. Picture by Sudath Silva

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CSE branches:

Daily turnover increases

The branch network of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has recorded a significant growth during the last year The average daily turnover during the last year in the Negombo branch was Rs 40.26 million. The branch recorded Rs 5.56 million in 2009 and this is an increase of 624 percent.

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Sangupiddy bridge shortens Colombo-Jaffna distance:

North-South closer

President Mahinda Rajapaksa while vesting with the people the 288-metre-long two-way Sangupiddy Bridge, Jaffna which links the shortest land based route between the South and the Jaffna peninsula yesterday, emphasized that the Government was fully focused in achieving equity in development.

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Rains to continue

According to Meteorological Department sources, more rainy weather is expected during the next few days. Showers are expected in the North, North Central, Eastern and Uva Provinces and some parts of Sabaragamuwa Province during this evening and tomorrow morning. However, the cold climate experienced during the past several days has ended.


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Over Rs 142 m disbursed as relief

The number of deaths caused by floods and heavy rain has risen to 38 while four persons were missing and 52 persons were injured, said the Disaster Management Center (DMC) yesterday. Batticaloa recorded the highest number of deaths, numbering 18. Ten persons in Ampara, eight persons in Kandy, one in Badulla and one in Vauniya have also died. The government has disbursed about Rs 142 million to flood affected areas, DMC spokesman Pradeep Kodippili said.

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