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Tuesday, 1 November 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.



Motherly love : A ceremony was held at the Castle Street Women’s Hospital yesterday under the patronage of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa to mark the world population reaching the seven billion mark. Here the First Lady holding the new born infant of Mrs D D Perera of Kelaniya watched by the hospital staff. UN representative in Sri Lanka Subinay Nandy and other officials were also present. Picture by Udesh Gunaratna

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President promotes sound ties with int’l community

Several new bilateral ties set up:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his delegation which attended the 22nd CHOGM in Perth returned to the island yesterday morning, after successfully completing their Australian tour. The President and his delegation to the CHOGM made use of the opportunity to create a good understanding about Sri Lanka among the international community and set up several new bilateral relations, said a communique issued by the President’s Media Division.

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Minister Samarasinghe tells UN:

‘Do not consider TNA as sole rep of Tamil public’

Sri Lanka’s Special Envoy on Human Rights, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has asked United Nations Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe and UN Secretary General’s Chief of Staff Vijay Nambiar, not to consider the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the sole representative of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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Scientists make human blood protein from rice

Scientists at a Chinese university said Monday they can use rice to make albumin, a protein found in human blood that is often used for treating burns, traumatic shock and liver disease.

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The Ministering Angel of Delft

Delft, the largest inhabited island off Jaffna peninsula, with a population of little over 6,000 has only a single doctor. She is Dr. N Maheshwari, 64, who has been serving the people of Delft for one and a half years, with dedication amidst numerous difficulties.

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