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Wednesday, 27 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 in conversation with disabled War Heroes after the opening of “Abimansala” - a wellness resort which would provide life time care for them, in Anuradhapura yesterday. Picture by Kamal Jayamanne

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Proceeds of Sovereign Bond issue coming today:

External reserves top US$ 8 b

Sri Lanka’s external reserves will aggregate US$ 8 billion with the proceeds of the US$ 1 billion Sovereign Bond Issue arriving in Sri Lanka today. The value date of the Sovereign Bond Issue was July 20 and the issue date was July 27 which effectively translates to the funds arriving in Sri Lanka today,

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Lifetime care for disabled:

Disabled War Heroes rewarded with wellness resort

The Abimansala - a wellness resort which would provide lifetime care for totally dependent disabled War Heroes, was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura yesterday.

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UN officials’ Channel 4 video analysis - ‘Forensic Hoax’

The qualifications, credibility and background of persons called in as experts by two UN Special Rapporteurs to study the Channel 4 videos are being called in question following revelations of falsehood, misrepresenting qualifications, perjury, and biased observations in their previous investigations.

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CEB officially takes over ‘Lakvijaya’

The administrative and operational work of the Norochcholai Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant has been officially handed over to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) by the Chinese main contractor ‘China Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation’, said CEB chairman Wimaladarma Abeywickrama.

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