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Friday, 30 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.



Colombo Municipal Council UPFA mayoral candidate Milinda Moragoda greets President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture by Chandana Perera

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UN procedures overlooked - Minister Prof G.L.Peiris

Multilateral organizations’ structures, procedures must remain consistent:

It is vitally important that the structures and procedures of multilateral organizations remain consistent and devoid of discrimination, External Affairs Minister Prof G.L.Peiris told the diplomatic community in Colombo yesterday. Referring to sending the ‘Darusman’ Report to the UN Human Rights Council recently, the minister said that this was not in keeping with the UN procedural requirements.

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Ex-LTTEers praise President’s exemplary leadership

Two Tamil youths, Kumaravel Sasikumar and Gunasingham Visaban who underwent immense suffering due to LTTE atrocities, in an exclusive interview, praised President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his exemplary leadership in completely eradicating LTTE terrorism from our motherland.

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‘CMC UNP mayoral candidate has already accepted defeat’

The UNP mayoral candidate for the Colombo Municipal Council has already accepted defeat at the forthcoming Local Government election President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. The President added that he saw a report in a paper where he has challenged Colombo Municipal Council UPFA mayoral candidate Milinda Moragoda for an open debate.

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Draft 10 year National Plan for Trilingual Lanka:

Presidential Secretariat invites public comment

The Presidential Secretariat has invited the public to send their comments and suggestions to be considered for inclusion in the historic Draft 10 Year National Plan for a Trilingual Sri Lanka (2012 - 2021) which will be launched by the President later in the year.

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