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Thursday, 25 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.



Australian Air Force personnel unloading relief aid from a C 130 aircraft at Ratmalana Air Force Base in the field training exercise of Pacific Airlift Rally 2011. Picture by Mahinda Vithanachchi

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Minister Prof G L Peiris tells diplomats:

Intl. bodies must adhere to procedure

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L.Peiris said yesterday that it was unreasonable for the international community to expect a complete remedy for all issues in the short span of two and a half years since the Lankan conflict ended. Addressing the diplomatic community in Colombo he pointed out that certain other countries,

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SL on course to attain 8.5 pc growth

Sri Lanka is on course to achieve an economic growth of around 8.5 percent this year, External Affairs Minister Prof.G.L. Peiris told the diplomatic community in Colombo yesterday. He said that the economy had shown a growth of 7.9 percent in the first quarter with the projected growth at the end of the year being 8.5 percent.

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Over 500 female births with male organs in SL

Corrective surgery available now:

Around 500 female infants with male sexual organs are born every year, a Health Ministry spokesman said yesterday. “These children and their parents face social and psychological problems due to the unclear biological sexual status of the children.

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Maharoof joins UPFA

UNP Central Colombo organizer and senior UNPer Mohammad Maharoof joined the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) yesterday. He was among three senior UNPers who were to contest the Colombo Municipal Council. Maharoof decided to quit the UNP and join the UPFA thus leaving the party in a crisis.

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