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Tuesday, 1 February 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.



Courtesy call
Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Janadhipathi Mandiraya yesterday. External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, External Affairs Ministry Secretary Romesh Jayasinghe, Indian High Commissioner Ashok K Kantha and Sri Lanka High Commissioner in India Prasad Kariyawasam were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa congratulated Viyama Oshadi, the five-year- old who swam 100 metres across the Kelani river, at the Carlton Pre-School yesterday. Oshadi residing in Sedawatta, Wellampitiya is a student of the Carlton Pre-School, Maligawatta of which the First Lady is Principal. Picture by Udesh Gunarathna

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Boost for SMI sector industries

The Government aims at upgrading 5000 small industries to medium level and 200 medium level industries to large scale industries on an annual basis. Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Ministry Secretary V Sivagnanasothy said the SME sector is a prime force of value creation in the economic development of the country and the sector will be stimulated by improving marketing opportunities through promoting backward and forward linkages with large scale and foreign enterprises.

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Joint working group on fishing:

Lanka, India meet

Talks to strengthen fishermen’s safety, security:

Sri Lankan authorities yesterday said that it is the consistent policy of Sri Lanka to treat in a humanitarian manner all foreign fishermen including those of Indian origin who cross into Sri Lankan waters.

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Reservoirs overflow

Heavy rain resulted in several reservoirs around the country reaching spill level while some reservoirs were already overflowing, said Irrigation Department Director General Dr G G A Godaliyadda.


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SL, W Indies ODIs over Rupavahini

Sri Lanka cricket fans are able to witness on television the three one-day Internationals between Sri Lanka and West Indies due to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation intervention.

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Attempt to discredit Govt

Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday described the attack on the Sri Lanka-e-News media institution as a malicious attempt to place the government in an intricate position.

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