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Wednesday, 19 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.



With the beginning of a new school year there was a hive of activity in all the top schools in Colombo when the first year entrants were ushered into a new milieu away from their familiar environment where they were slowly feeling their way into a new world of books and learning as seen here by the expressions of these little ones on their first day at Isipathana Maha Vidyalaya. Picture by Sudath Nishantha

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Chemanex ties up with US firm

New plant to increase production :

Chemanex a member of CIC Group of Companies, will link up with a leading chemical company in USA making an investment of Rs 350 million shortly. Chemanex Managing Director Lal De Alwis said that the company has shown a growth in exports at present and it will introduce a new chemical product range with the latest investment. The signing of agreements has been already completed between the two companies.

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No paddy scarcity

Media reports baseless:

Only 17 pc paddy lands affected:

Media reports that over 60 percent of the total Maha paddy cultivation of the country was destroyed are baseless. Only 17 percent of the paddy lands were affected. The Government has already stored 15 percent paddy from the total paddy requirement.

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Novel tourist draw

The Government in collaboration with the private sector will launch a massive project in a bid to attract foreign tourists who are on transit at the BIA to offer them a glimpse of the rural life of Sri Lanka.


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Electricity to be restored within week

The total loss incurred by the CEB due to the recent rains and floods is estimated at Rs 100 million the Power and Energy Ministry, said yesterday. The Ministry said, the Electricity Supply was disrupted in a number of areas due to the inclement weather conditions experienced during the last few days.

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