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Saturday, 6 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.



Radiant beginning: Maligawa tusker Indrajith carrying the Relic casket in the Kumbal Perahera of the Kandy Esale pageant on its inaugural day on Thursday. Picture by Prasanna C Vithanage

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All higher educational institutions to be covered:

Leadership training expanded

The leadership training programme introduced to new university entrants would be extended to the students of the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technology (SLIATE) and other higher educational institutions. The Higher Education Ministry has decided to extend this programme to higher educational institutions with the successful completion of leadership training programme for university entrants.

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President at progress review meeting:

‘Introduce rice varieties having bigger consumer demand’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday stressed the need to introduce rice varieties having a bigger consumer demand to farmers to help them overcome marketing problems. The President made this observation when he presided over a progress review meeting of the Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock, Environment, Economic Development, Agrarian Services and Wild Life and Irrigation and Water Management and Institutions under their purview at Temple Trees.

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Dengue breeding places in WP :

Over 41 percent created by plastic items

Latest Medical Research Institute (MRI) entomology surveys reveal that 41 percent dengue mosquito breeding places in the Western Province were created by plastic items. Around 15 percent of dengue mosquito breeding takes place in water storages and 13 per cent in coconut shells, Dr. Indira Weerasinghe said.

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