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Friday, 11 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.



A smiling welcome : Saying it with flowers
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who addressed the UPFA Nuwara Eliya District Conference being welcomed on arrival. Public Management Reforms Minister Navin Dissanayake was also present. Picture by Kamal Jayamanne

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SEC facilitates retail investors

Approves new rules to broad-base share ownership:

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) decided to facilitate a fair allocation of shares to retail individual investors and licensed Sri Lankan unit trusts during Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), a SEC press release said yesterday.

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President at N’Eliya UPFA District conference:

Fertilizer subsidy to all farmers

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the Government would take steps to provide subsidized fertilizer to all farmers. “At present the Government provides subsidized fertilizer to paddy, rubber, coconut and tea growers.

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CEB profit tops Rs 5,000 m for 2010

Electricity Board reaches financial stability:

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has earned a profit of Rs 5,062 million in 2010 for the first time in a decade with a financial surplus of Rs 2,642 million. Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka made this disclosure at a press conference at the Ministry Auditorium yesterday.

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Kidney ailment cause to be unearthed in June

The cause for chronic Kidney Disease due to Unknown Origin (CKDU) can be unravelled by June this year and the Sri Lankan Government needs to be congratulated for the steps that have been taken to manage CKDU, WHO Representative in Sri Lanka Dr F R Mehta said.

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