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Saturday, 13 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.



Friends meet: Chinese President Hu Jintao yesterday hosted a state lunch in honour of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Sensen Intercontinental Hotel in China yesterday. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa being greeted by President Hu Jintao. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Defeat of LTTE – first such victory in 21st century:

Lanka’s will power ensures sovereignty-The Economic Times

Combining military power with will power has enabled Sri Lanka to recover its sovereignty and restore economic development, stated The Economic Times in a report published yesterday. Not only did the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) comprehensively defeat the LTTE insurgency - the first such victory in the 21st century, but it also returned the country to a high growth rate path of eight percent, the report said.

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A people-friendly community police soon - Defence Secretary

The Police service will be changed to a people-friendly community police, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said. The Defence Secretary was addressing a gathering at a ceremony organized to present certificates to 20 officers of the Police Life Saving Unit.

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Major expansion of leasing industry within five years - CB Governor

The leasing industry will expand hugely within the next five years as new areas are opened out. Sri Lanka is on track to achieve USD50 billion GDP growth, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said in Colombo yesterday.

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