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Saturday, 16 July 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.



Remembering Jeyaraj: Jeyaraj - A Mark of National Leadership, Who Fell Victim to the Ruthless LTTE, a book and an e album compiled by Cyril Enderamulla, was launched at Temple Trees yesterday. Here, the former minister’s wife, Gampaha district parliamentarian, Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, presents the book to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Bhanuka Fernandopulle and Samurdhi Fernandopulle were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

The dawning of peace in Sri Lanka has brought with it a sense of renewed freedom and zest for life among people from all walks of life and of all ages. This spirit of renewal is seen in recreational areas, such as the Galle Face beach, where people in their hundreds gathered to enjoy the simple, innocent pleasures of life last Thursday, Poya Day. Picture by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa

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Following SC judgment, minister orders:

Easy access to state hospitals for disabled

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena ordered ministry officials to provide accessibility and safety features, meeting specified regulations and standards, at state hospitals and at all state health institutions, for disabled persons, following a Supreme Court judgment on April 27.

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President invited for Asia-Pacific quantity surveyors’ summit

The Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Sri Lanka yesterday invited President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the inauguration of the 15th International Summit of Asia Pacific region quantity surveyors to be held on July 25 and 26 in Colombo. The institute made this invitation to President Rajapaksa when its officials led by chairperson Prof Chitra Weddikkara met him at Temple Trees yesterday.

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Dr Kohona clears misconceptions about children, armed conflict

Underlying realities of child soldiers and armed conflict in Sri Lanka have been ignored by a report released by the US-based Conflict Dynamics International in an endeavor “to stoke up embers of a bitter past and politicize the issue of accountability related to child recruitment”,

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