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Thursday, 17 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.



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SEC amends CDS clearing fee

Maximum charge of Rs 500,000:

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) has amended the fee for the clearing functions provided by the Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Ltd (CDS) as per the Listing Rule No 10.4. Accordingly there will be a Rs 15 charge per transaction executed on the Automated Trading System subjected to a minimum charge of Rs 10,000 and a maximum charge of Rs 500,000 per annum.

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All set for polls

All arrangements are in place for a free and fair election today to elect members to 234 Local Government bodies which will have 3,036 elected members, the Elections Commissioner’s Department said. Those eligible to vote are requested to exercise their franchise at polling stations from 7 am to 4 pm today.

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Minister writes to Polls Chief:

CaFFE plot bared

Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Dr Mervyn Silva said, information has been received that Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) organization is conspiring to undermine the UPFA victory in the Local Government polls.


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Aftermath of quake:

Nothing to fear

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo has informed that the Japanese Foreign Ministry at a briefing to the Diplomatic Corps on March 15 has conveyed that there is no need for measures of an emergency nature, in the wake of the situation triggered by explosions following the earthquake at nuclear plants in the Fukushima area, approximately 200 kms north east of Tokyo, the External Affairs Minister said yesterday.

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