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Wednesday, 20 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.



Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Monday signed four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on agriculture, education, livestock, information, and commerce cooperation. Here External Affairs Minister Prof G. L. Peiris exchanging an agreement with a Bangladeshi Minister in the presence of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Record growth in vehicle imports in 2010

The value of vehicle imports recorded an unprecedented growth of 215 percent increasing from Rs 37 billion in 2009 to Rs 117 billion in 2010, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said.

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President ends successful visit to Bangladesh:

B’desh, SL strengthen cooperative ties

President thanks B’desh for unstinted support during humanitarian operation:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is due in the island today after the successful conclusion of his three-day official visit to Bangladesh. During his stay in Bangladesh, President Rajapaksa had extensive talks with Bangladesh leaders on strengthening existing ties between the two countries,

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Four MoUs signed between Lanka-B’desh

A new Chapter in Sri Lanka-Bangladesh bilateral relations was opened Monday when the two countries entered into four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and signed an exchange program in the presence of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a ceremony at the official residence of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister,


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Mattala International Airport:

Passenger terminal construction to start on April 25

The passenger terminal construction at the Mattala International Airport will commence on April 25 under the patronage of Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne and Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa. Country’s second International Airport in Mattala, Hambantota is scheduled to be commissioned by mid 2012.

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