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Thursday, 27 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.



Arrangements are underway to hold the Deyata Kirula exhibition in Buttala, Moneragala in line with the Independence Day Celebration. The Deyata Kirula exhibition will be held from February 4 to 10. Picture by Mapa Bandara

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Investments starting to pay off now - Dr Amunugama

The recent floods has not only brought adverse impacts, but also advantages, a Senior Minister said. “The dams were full and the saving to the country on this will be Rs two billion with the increase in hydro power energy and Sri Lanka can cut down oil imports, International Monetary Cooperation Senior Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama told a meeting hosted by the Council for Business with Britain yesterday.

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Police arrest suspect serial killer

Kahawatta Police have arrested a youth suspected of murdering several old women living alone. He was arrested last Thursday night by the Mobile Unit of the Kahawatta Police when he was attempting to break in to a house where a 62-year-old woman was living alone. Neighbours who heard a sound had alerted the police about the incident around 11.30 pm.

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Defeating terrorism :

Army to share its experience

The Sri Lanka Army will host an international seminar on defeating terrorism with the participation of military officials of 54 countries. The seminar will share Army’s experience in defeating the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization, Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya said.


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Investor interest has tripled - Minister

Foreign investors are inquiring about new investment opportunities. The investors want to bring more investments to the country, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said.

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