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Friday, 29 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 meets foreign  representatives : President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday delivered the inaugural speech at the meeting of Asian Region Ministers on Aquatic Culture for Food Security, Nutrition and Economic Development. Here the President in conversation with some of the foreign representatives attending the international conference. Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Rajitha Senaratne and Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Minister Rambukwella says he is vindicated:

C4 has many concoctions

The government yesterday totally rejects claims made in the latest Channel - 4 video, Mass Media and Communications Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday. Answering queries raised by the media during the weekly cabinet briefing, the minister said that it was another attempt to tarnish the image of the country using fabricated material.

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President tells Asian political leadership at 5th FAO confab:

Protect region’s aquaculture

Voices concern on threat posed to small scale fishermen:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the commitment of the Asian political leadership is essential to collectively overcome the challenges faced by the fisheries and aquaculture industry at present. President Rajapaksa was delivering the keynote address at the Asian Regional Ministerial Meeting on Aquaculture for Food Security, Nutrition and Economic Development yesterday at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo.

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Speaker appeals to Commonwealth MPs:

Help Lanka’s peace journey

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa called on commonwealth Parliamentarians to lend Sri Lanka their support to consolidate the country’s hard won peace and take the country towards economic prosperity and development. Addressing the 57th annual Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in London the Speaker said: “This is the most appropriate time that we need the support, cooperation and understanding from our Commonwealth friends to make our endeavours a success.

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