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Wednesday, 3 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.



Arrangements are all in place for the 63rd Independence Day celebrations at Kataragama tomorrow under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s patronage. Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W D J Senevirathne said that all facilities will be provided to the public to witness the event which is celebrated for the first time in the Uva Province. The Government will launch a special transport service for the benefit of the people coming from adjacent districts. Over 3,000 members of Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and the Civil Defence Force will participate in the national day parade followed by the cultural show.Here rehearsals in progress for the big day witnessed by Chief of Defence staff and Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetilleke and Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. Courtesy: www.army.lk

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Ventures made more viable

Loss making State entities get boost :

Loss making state enterprises and under performing enterprises will be revived and made into profit making ventures by end of this year.

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At Colombo National Hospital:

Pain relief edged out

The Pain Relief Clinic at the Colombo National Hospital functioning since 2000 has been closed for six months due to lack of space driving a large number of patients into difficulties.

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Lost fishermen return

The five Sri Lankan fishermen on board fishing vessel ‘Sankara Putha II’ which was rescued by a group of Indonesian fishermen arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday.


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Lull from mid – February to March:

Rains continue until May

In comparison with previous years, Sri Lanka has received an extended spell of rain in the latter part of 2010 and in the early part of 2011. The prevailing rainy conditions are expected to continue on and off until May, according to Meteorology Chief G B Samarasinghe.

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Water levels rise:

Be alert, public told

The Irrigation and Water Resources Management Ministry has warned people living in low lying areas around the country’s reservoirs to be watchful since the water level in these water bodies have been sharply increasing following current heavy rains.

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