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Thursday, 3 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.



Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Technology and Research Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi at an exhibition stall at the entrepreneurship development workshop.Picture by Wasantha Patabendige

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Fresh boost for minor export crops

Government investment for minor export crops has increased up to six percent. This was three percent in 2004. The government plans to increase it up to eight percent within two years, said Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participating as chief guest at the inauguration of the Entrepreneurship Development Workshop 2011 in Colombo yesterday.

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Matara MC: high risk area

Twenty seven new dengue patients last month:

The Matara Municipal Council area has been declared a high risk area threatened with dengue by the Health Ministry, following the detection of 27 new dengue patients within the last month. Officials said the detection of such a large number of patients can be considered as an epidemic situation.

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President’s maligner - top Tigress

Meena Krishnamoorthy - who was used in Australia to level baseless allegations against President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Security Forces - has been found to be a second rung commander of the LTTE’s ‘Malathi’ brigade. The Army intelligence has uncovered that she had joined the LTTE international operations wing in December, 2003.

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Milestone in oil exploration bid

The recent four-day visit of Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha to Russia marked a milestone in the efforts of oil exploration in Sri Lanka with several crucial agreements in oil exploration off the Mannar coast and while strengthening bilateral relationships between the two countries.

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