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Monday, 19 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa greets UPFA candidate Azath Sally on meeting members of the Muslim community at Temple Trees on Saturday. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

Book lovers’ paradise : The 13th Colombo International Book Fair 2011 began at the BMICH on Saturday. The exhibition will continue until September 25. Here two children and their mother selecting books. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

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President at meeting with Muslims:

City uplift not at citizens’ expense

*External facelift not sufficient without improving living standards

*Better houses at same locations

The measures at beautifying Colombo would not be at the expense of city dwellers,President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Saturday. The President noted that an external facelift to the city would not be sufficient without uplifting the people’s living standards.

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Committee to probe Alawwa tragedy

Transport Minister Kumara Welgama said that the loss incurred from the train accident at Alawwa station was estimated to be about Rs 75 million. The minister has appointed a special committee to find out the reason behind Saturday’s accident. The minister observed that the exact reason for the accident cannot be decided yet.

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Swindling duo held

Wellawatta Police Anti Vice Squad arrested two persons who had been swindling prospective foreign job seekers for over Rs 45 million, in Moratuwa on Friday. The main suspect was with his mistress while the other was nabbed on information from the master racketeer.

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