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Tuesday, 2 August 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.



Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa hands over a copy of the Humanitarian Operation Factual Analysis July 2006 - May 2009 compiled by the Defence Ministry to Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at the launching ceremony at the Hilton Hotel yesterday. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

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Falsehood will be laid to rest - Defence Secy

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that the falsehood created by the LTTE’s international propaganda machinery together with some in the Tamil Diaspora will be laid to rest with the publication of the Humanitarian Operation Factual Analysis enabling the world to conclude beyond any doubt that the humanitarian operation was just. He made this observation at the launching ceremony of the report titled Humanitarian Operation Factual Analysis July 2006 - May 2009 at the Hilton Hotel yesterday.

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New UPFA councillors take oaths

The newly elected heads of local government bodies won by the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the recent LG polls, took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.

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Lok Sabha apologies to SL delegation

Embarrassed over AIADMK members shouting slogans against a visiting Parliamentary delegation from Sri Lanka, Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar on Monday expressed anguish against the incident and offered “sincere apologies” to it. “She expressed anguish and offered sincere apologies over slogan shouting by some Members of Parliament in the House when the visiting delegation were witnessing the proceedings of the Lok Sabha,” a Lok Sabha Secretariat release said.

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Now, early warning system for dengue

The first ever early warning system for a disease in Sri Lanka is to be set up soon. The early warning system for dengue fever will be setup with the assistance of the European Union (EU). The EU will assist in this project responding to a request made by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

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