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Tuesday, 16 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.



Alms for 1,000 Bhikkhus : An alms giving for 1,000 Bhikkhus headed by Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha, Maha Nayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter was held with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa at President’s House, Kandy yesterday. Prime Minister D M Jayaratne, President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath, Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa and Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

Members of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) of the Colombo South Chapter donated dry rations to the Moratuwa Suhada Lanka Children’s Home as part of their social service activities. The event was spearheaded by JCI Colombo Chapter President Sajitha de Mel. Here children of the Home engaging in a fun item playing the role of ‘Egyptian mummies’. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage.

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Bloodying of Uthayan News Editor:

Main suspect in attack held

A special Police team from Jaffna yesterday arrested the main suspect in the brutal attack on Uthayan News Editor Gnanasunderam Kushantha. The special team from Jaffna arrested the suspect in Colombo, while he was being treated at the Kalubowila Hospital.

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Over 50,000 applications for Korean jobs

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) yesterday said that 50,930 youths obtained applications from the Bureau to sit for the Korean language proficiency test from which 9,300 would be chosen for jobs in South Korea. The Korean language proficiency test, a compulsory requirement for youths aspiring for jobs in South Korea is to be held on October 8 and 9, this year. The SLBFE said that the number of applicants for the test had risen by about 22,000 from last year. The distribution of applications took place from August 8 to 11 at 28 centres islandwide.

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Fifty kg bag of cement at Rs 645

The Ceylon Cement Corporation (CCC) has taken steps to issue a 50 kg bag of cement at Rs 645 from the Panchikawatta Cement Bagging Centre, CCC chairman Sisira Jinendra Paranagama told the Daily News.

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Australian police bust international fraud syndicate:

Lankans among five arrested in Sydney

Five men from Malaysia and Sri Lanka were charged yesterday with being members of an international fraud syndicate responsible for attacks on bank card systems across Australia. New South Wales state fraud squad detectives said the arrests in Sydney followed months of investigations with the men allegedly coordinating the group’s activities in Australia, Europe and North America.

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