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Friday, 18 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 keen voter : in Hambantota
President Mahinda Rajapaksa casting his vote at the DA Rajapaksa Vidyalaya, Medamulana polling booth. Namal Rajapaksa, MP is also in the picture. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Jaffna gets bourse savvy

*Daily turnover increases to Rs 4.6 m

*Public comfortable with online trading

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Jaffna branch has performed remarkably well since April last year. It has recorded an average daily turnover of Rs 2.6 million in 2010. The Jaffna branch has improved its daily turnover for this year to Rs 4.6 million as at end February, a Colombo Stock Exchange official told Daily News Business.

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Turnout over 50 percent:

Polling peaceful

Officials of the Elections Department stated that yesterday’s voting was peaceful except for a few minor incidents as polling for the Local Government election closed at 4 p m. Voting commenced at 7.00 am yesterday to elect 3,031 candidates for 235 local government authorities which include three Municipal Councils, 30 Urban Councils and 202 Pradeshiya Sabhas.

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Tourist arrivals up in February

Tourist arrivals in February 2011 have increased by 15 percent to 65,797 compared to the same month last year which was only 57,300. These figures reflect the rising confidence among visitors and tour operators in Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka Tourism spokesman said.

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Air pollution data exchange system :

SL join hands with several countries

The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority (SLAEA) has joined hands with India, Malaysia and Vietnam to exchange air pollution data in Asia, SLAEA Chairman Dr W Abeywickreme told the Daily News yesterday. This was initiated with a proposal presented by Sri Lanka.

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