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Tuesday, 8 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.



A son’s heart-felt tribute : President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa placing floral tributes at the foot of the statue of former Deputy Speaker and Minister D A Rajapaksa, father of President Rajapaksa, at Tangalle yesterday. Picture by Chandana Perera.

Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares was crowned Miss World 2011 at the pageant final held at Earls Court, London on Nov 6. AP

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Registrations to exact accountability:

Govt acts against website abuses

The government while stressing that the privacy of individuals should not be violated by the use of technology, yesterday reiterated that the people’s right to expression and media freedom has been promoted and protected.

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D. A. Rajapaksa remembered

The 44th commemoration of renowned politician D.A. Rajapaksa, a pioneer in the formation of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and father of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was held in Tangalle yesterday.

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Foundation of Victimized Judges says :

Parliament can probe ex-CJ

The Foundation of Victimized Judges said yesterday that the claim that appointing of a Parliamentary Select Committee to probe allegations against a former Chief Justice is irregular, was misleading and a misinterpretation of the law.

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Minister nails canard regarding proposed law

The government has no plan whatsoever to take over private sector enterprises or businesses of foreign investors. It only wants to take over state land obtained illegally at undervalued prices due to private or political connections and unutilized state land given to the private sector through bank loans, said Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake.

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SAARC Summit in Maldives:

President to leave for Male this week

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, leading the Sri Lankan delegation, will leave for Male, Maldives this week to attend the 17th SAARC summit to be held from November 10 to 11 at Hithadhoo Convention Centre in Addu.

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