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Thursday, 18 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.



The Child Development and Women’s Affairs Ministry yesterday felicitated Sandunil Sankalpa, an year five scholarship candidate, who saved the lives of over 40 people travelling in a bus that narrowly escaped being hit by a train at Bangadeniya railway crossing. Sandunil who was in a three-wheeler immediately closed the railway crossing when he saw the bus about to cross the railway line, unaware that the 6.45 pm Puttalam train was heading towards it. Here, Sandunil being greeted by his younger brother after receiving an award from Minister Tissa Karaliyadda.
Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

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New TV guidelines on tobacco, alcohol scenes:

Mosaics out, warning messages a must

Authorities are set to issue new regulations which allow television broadcasters to do away with mosaics or blurred images masking tobacco and alcohol scenes in their programmes but which require them to carry messages warning of the dangers and ill-effects of tobacco and alcohol when such programmes are aired.

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UNP Satyagraha banned on magistrate’s orders

Nugegoda magistrate and Additional District Judge Rohana Anura Kumara Herath yesterday issued order prohibiting the UNP reformist group from staging a Satyagraha and protest campaign near Siri Kotha UNP headquarters in Ethul Kotte to coincide with the Party Working Committee meeting yesterday.

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Doctors fall ill after five-star meal

The Colombo Municipal Council’s (CMC) health officials have launched an investigation into an incident where a group of doctors fell ill after consuming food at a five star hotel.

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Info sought on LTTE suspect

Thirunavukarasu Balachandran alias Uganda Bala involved in human smuggling activities and suspected of LTTE connections was deported by the Malaysian authorities to Sri Lanka on August 13.

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