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Wednesday, 3 March 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.



Air Force 60th anniversary: Inspection
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Air Force Commander Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama inspect the Guard of Honour at the 60th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Ratmalana Airport yesterday. First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Post and Telecommunication Minister Jeewan Kumaratunga, Aviation Services Minister Priyankara Jayarathna and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present. A commemoration stamp and a first day cover were presented to the President by Minister Kumaratunga. A new coin of Rs 1 issued to mark the occasion was also presented to the President by Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivrad Cabraal. Picture by Sudath Silva

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BoC records Rs 6.4 b PAT

Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has concluded its financial year 2010 reporting excellent results, increasing volume and improved margins in all its business lines achieving significant asset growth.

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President at Air Force 60th anniversary:

War success belongs to all Forces

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the government will never attempt to harp on the victory of its humanitarian operation earned by the valiant forces and the people of this country. The President was delivering the keynote address at the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) 60th anniversary celebrations held at the Ratmalana Air Force Camp premises yesterday.

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Divi Neguma launch on March 12:

One million domestic economic units

In a bid to uplift the economic and nutritional level of the family unit, the Government will launch the National program titled Divi Neguma to set up one million domestic economic units islandwide on March 12.


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BoC records highest ever profit

Bank of Ceylon (BoC) recorded the highest ever profit in its track record for the financial year 2010. Profit before tax for the year crossed the Rs 10 billion mark, to Rs 10.1 billion - a 138.9 percent growth over 2009. Profit after tax at Rs 6.4 billion, is an increase of 106.4 percent over the last year.

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