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Saturday, 26 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.



President with SEACEN Governors: Facing future economic crises - President Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered the inaugural address at the 46th South East Asian Central Bank (SEACEN) Governors’ Conference in Colombo yesterday. Finance and Planning Deputy Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and International Monetary Fund Deputy Director Naoyuki Shinohara were also present. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa posing for a group photograph with SEACEN Governors. Picture by Chandana Perera

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CSE records over Rs 127 b turnover

*Ten companies to be listed in March

*More overseas road shows

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has been performing significantly during the past two years becoming one of the top performing markets in the world. The total turnover of the CSE during last year recorded over Rs 570 billion,

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Financial architecture:

World needs new order

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday emphasized the need to build a new financial order and a model that would better equip world nations to face future economic crises. In his inaugural address to the 46th South East Asian Central Bank (SEACEN) Governors’ Conference in Colombo yesterday the President said: “The global economic crisis taught us many lessons that varied across nations.

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New Air Force Chief

Air Vice Marshal Harsha Duminda Abeywickrama RWP, RSP, USP has been appointed the new Air Force Commander. He will assume duties from February 28. He is the 13th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

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EP delegation commends Govt

The European Parliament (EP) delegation commended the government’s commitment towards development in the post war situation in the country. Jean Lambert who led the EP delegation said that they were impressed by the future plans which the government presented to them during their visit.

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