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Wednesday, 20 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressed a massive rally at Chavakachcheri yesterday in support of the UPFA candidates at the forthcoming local government elections. Here President Rajapaksa greeting the crowd. Prime Minister D M Jayaratne, Ministers Douglas Devananda, Tissa Karalliyadda, Dilan Perera, S M Chandrasena, MP Malani Fonseka and Jaffna Mayoress Yogeshvari Patkunaraja were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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President tells people of the North:

Compassionate Justice for rehab LTTErs

‘The government will implement Compassionate Justice for ex-LTTE combatants who have been rehabilitated, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. President Rajapaksa was addressing a large gathering at Chavakachcheri in Jaffna last afternoon.


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People will accept President’s forward march:

Govt dedicated to free, fair poll - SLFP Gen Secy

SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena stressed that the government and the SLFP have been dedicated to ensure free, fair and impartial elections for the 65 local government bodies on Saturday, including 19 local government bodies in Killinochchi and Jaffna districts.

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SLAF opens K’nochchi airstrip

Sri Lanka Air Force yesterday opened an airstrip in the former LTTE stronghold of Killinochchi with the landing of a Y12 aircraft. Air Force Commander Air Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema was on board the aircraft. This airstrip is situated seven kilometres away from the A 09 road and about a km off the Security Forces Headquarters in Killinochchi.

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CID to track computer crimes

A Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) and a Digital Forensic Lab have been set up by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to assist the public who have been deceived by organised computer crime. This Computer Crime Act No.24 of 2007 was presented for Cabinet approval by the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 2, 2005.

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