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Saturday, 2 April 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.



Eyeing the Cup
Sri Lanka captain Kumara Sangakkara and his Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni pose with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.AFP

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Apparels can achieve US $ 5 b target

Conducive environment for Lankan products:

The apparel industry will be able to achieve the growth target of US $ 5 billion in 2015 contributing to the GDP and the economy in the future too.

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ICC World Cup finals today:

All eyes on Mumbai

Rally round team – President:

The Sri Lankan cricket team with the wishes of over 20 million Sri Lankans is just a step away from the world championship of the ODIs as they vie for the equally determined Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today. Sri Lanka is on the threshold of world’s most celebrated cricket moment.

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Hoist National Flag

All Sri Lankans should hoist the National Flag today as a mark of unity as Sri Lanka aims to win the ICC World Cup when it meets India in the finals in Mumbai. This is the third time Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC World Cup finals.


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Arjuna’s opinion

Talking point:

Kalutara district DNA Parliamentarian and former World Cup winning Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga is reported to have said that he would refrain from giving advice to the Sri Lankan cricket team as the country’s President is giving advice to them.

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Tight security at Wankhede stadium

An unprecedented three-tier security cover to maintain vigil over land, air and water has been put in place in the metropolis, turning it into a fortress, ahead of today's World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede stadium here.

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