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Friday, 18 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.



Navam Maha Perahera : Devotion
The annual Navam Maha Perahera of the Gangarama Viharaya, Colombo paraded the streets on Wednesday. Here members of the Maha Sangha at the Perahera. Picture by Vipula Amarasinghe

A baby elephant was born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage last morning. The elephant named Anuruddhika, the mother of the new baby was also born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in 1993. The newly born calf weighs 75 kg. The mother and baby are in good health. This new addition brings the elephant population at the Pinnawala Orphanage to 85. Picture by Oswald Godakumbura, Rambukkana Spl Corr

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LOLC results outstanding

Profits top Rs 7.1 billion in nine months:

LOLC has continued to show exceptional performance recording outstanding pre-tax profits of Rs 7.1 billion for the nine months to December. This is a 485 percent growth over last year, with the financial services sector, trading sector and the other sectors contributing exceptionally well. The financial services sector showed excellent performance with pre-tax profits of Rs 5.5 billion, a growth of 354 percent over last year.

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The Independent UK says:

Sri Lanka travel ‘Hot Spot’


London’s The Independent newspaper names Sri Lanka a travel “Hot Spot” for 2011, offering suggestions for what tourists may do while visiting - from watching world-class cricket to tasting world-famous Ceylon tea - and notes that the island nation is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of visitors.

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Insider trading trial:

Rajaratnam trial in March

The defence team for accused Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam is ready to “rock” for next month’s criminal trial on insider trading charges. In court on Wednesday for the final pretrial hearing, Rajaratnam briefly stood for the formality of responding to a second superseding indictment returned by a grand jury on January 20.


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Entering Lankan waters:

Indian fishermen apologize

Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development Minister Douglas Devananda yesterday said over 100 Indian fishermen who were arrested after entering into Sri Lankan waters have apologized for their mistake.

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