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Friday, 21 October 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.



A high level US Congressional delegation which visited Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. The delegation comprised Albert Benjamin Chandler, Rep Joseph Heath Schuler and Jack Heddens Kingston. Picture by Sudath Silva

A grab from a video taken from the mobile phone of a National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows the arrest of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011. AFP

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Gaddafi killed

Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Libya’s new leaders said, killed by fighters who overran his home town and final bastion on Thursday. His bloodied body was stripped and displayed around the world from cellphone video. Senior officials in the interim government, which ended his 42-year rule two months ago but had laboured to subdue thousands of diehard loyalists,

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US Congressmen regret baseless allegations

A high level US Congressional delegation yesterday expressed its regret over Sri Lanka being subjected to various unsubstantiated allegations from different quarters, instead of being commended for eradicating one of the most ruthless terrorist outfits in the world.

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Bharatha killing:

Govt assures independent, impartial investigation

The government yesterday assured that the investigation into the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra will be independent and impartial. The government handed over the investigation to the CID because of the reputation it has among the public for conducting unbiased and efficient investigations,

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‘Drug busting op successful due to police efficiency’

Certain elements are trying to make a connection between a drop in the narcotics trade in the country at present with a recent incident. However, the police and armed forces worked hard from the beginning of this year to eradicate the drug menace, Cabinet Spokesperson and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

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