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Wednesday, 30 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.



World Cup fever Sri Lanka are through to the final of the Cricket World Cup. Spectators of all ages and strata converged on the R Premadasa International Stadium yesterday to cheer on the Lankans in their semi-final match against New Zealand. This tiny tot sporting the Lankan flag on her face was among the multitudes to see the Lankans through. Picture by Mahinda Vitanachchi

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IFC, Union Bank boost for trade

To provide $ 5 million trade-finance facility :

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a $ 5 million trade-finance facility to the Union Bank of Colombo Limited to help boost international trade opportunities for the bank and its small-business and corporate-sector clients.

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President tells new LG heads:

Uphold people’s trust

President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the newly appointed UPFA and other allied parties heads of Local Authorities yesterday to uphold the people’s trust, maintain integrity and be fair in judgment in developing the villages. President Rajapaksa said so-after the heads of 212 LG bodies won by the UPFA and other allied parties were sworn-in before him and other UPFA leaders at Temple Trees.

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Act to prevent drug shortage

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena will present the National Drug Quality Regulatory Council Act in Parliament in July. The act will prevent drug shortages and those manipulating when supplying drugs, a Health Ministry spokesman said.


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Lanka-Prague sign investment protection pact

External Affairs Minister Prof G.L. Peiris met with Czech Republic’s Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek, at the Finance Ministry in Prague on March 28. The two Ministers concluded their discussions with the signing of the Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investment between Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic.

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