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Thursday, 15 September 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 Australian cricket team touring Sri Lanka, visited the Colombo National Hospital yesterday, and met a team of Australian doctors performing plastic surgery at the hospital. Here the team chats with a child who underwent plastic surgery. Specialist doctor Dulip Perera and Dr Kokila Vidyaratne are also in the picture. They gave the cricketers details about surgeries performed on War Heroes while fighting the LTTE during the humanitarian operation. Picture by Nadira Gunatilleke

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US lauds Sri Lanka’s post-conflict recovery

The US government yesterday commended Sri Lanka for the positive progress it had made on its recovery from a deeply damaging and longstanding conflict. “This is a very different country from what I left in May 2009. Most IDPs have left Menik farm and the rest will leave as soon as de-mining is complete,” US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia,

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Karuna answers Blake:

No race distinction in Police

There is no racial basis in the appointments to the Sri Lankan police, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralidaran said responding to US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake’s statement was that Police comprising Tamils should be deployed in the North since the military was no longer needed to perform police duties.

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Biggest currency haul at BIA

Suspect nabbed with over Rs 81m in foreign currency:

A man who attempted to smuggle over Rs 81 million to Singapore was arrested at the Banadaranaike International Airport, Katunayake on Wednesday at 1.10 am, Customs officials said. Deputy Customs Director Mali Piyasena said that the massive currency stock included Euros, US dollars, Singapore dollars, Japanese yen and Kuwait dinars,

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Dad arrested for allegedly kidnapping own children

A father suspected of kidnapping his two children appeared before the Nugegoda Police along with the two children yesterday. The children’s mother had lodged a complaint with the Mirihana Police on September 5 that her two sons, Savin de Silva, 3 and Chamith, 1, had been kidnapped by an unknown group.

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