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Thursday, 30 June 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.



The Commonwealth Games Federation Evaluation Commission members met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. The Commission’s chairperson Louise Martin, Chairman of South Africa Sports Confederation and National Olympic committee Gideon Sam, Secretary of Barbados Olympic Committee Erskine Simmons, Executive Director of the Associations of Summer Olympic International Federation Andrew Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation Mike Hooper attended. Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Intelligence unit and database connected to Interpol:

SL to enhance border security

Project will help identify passengers arriving and leaving Sri Lanka instantly:

The government has planned to establish a Migration Intelligence Unit and a National Stolen and Lost Travel Document Passport database with “on-line real-time access” to Interpol’s global database to enhance Sri Lanka’s border security, strengthening its counter terrorism capacity.

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Commonwealth games 2018:

CGF Evaluation Commission meets President

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission President Luise Martin and its members met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. The meeting was held after the Evaluation Commission members visited the Hambantota venue which will be vying to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Maid’s body brought down from S Arabia

Husband suspects foul play:

The body of Sri Lankan housemaid G. Pushpalatha, 27, of 60 acre colony, Mundalama who had died while working in a household in Saudi Arabia was brought down to Sri Lanka and handed over to her husband and relatives by Sri Lankan authorities. The body was later interred at the Mundalama cemetery by her family.

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