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Wednesday, 26 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.



Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa coming to court to testify before the White Flag Trial-at-Bar hearing at the Colombo High Court. Media Centre for National Security Director General Lakshman Hullugalle is also in the picture

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Insurance industry bounces back

Increase in disposable income:

Retention of existing policies:

The insurance industry has bounced back from its stagnant position and is expected to record a double-digit growth this year. The overall industry showed clear signs of recovery in the previous year from its stagnant position in 2009.

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Supreme Court decides:

Court Martial court of law

Court of Appeal delivers Supreme Court verdict:

The Court Martial in terms of the Army Act is a ‘Court’ in terms of Article 89 (d) of the Constitution, the Court of Appeal delivering the reasons they received from the Supreme Court stated yesterday.

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White flag story deliberate lie -Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa testifying before the Trial- at-Bar hearing Sarath Fonseka’s white flag issue yesterday said that the Sunday Leader lead story on December 13, 2009 that he gave orders to eliminate LTTE members who came with white flags to surrender at the last stage of the war is totally false and a deliberate lie.


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Moscow attack:

President condoles

President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent his condolences to Russian Federation President, Dmitry Medvedev on the attack on Moscow’s Domedodovo International Airport Monday which killed 35 people and injured over 130 others.”I am well aware of the cost of terrorism on humanity as a whole,” President Rajapaksa said.

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