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Wednesday, 9 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 group of representatives from the Congress of Religions met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. Ven Prof Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera, Ven Dr Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera, Ven Banagala Uppathissa Thera, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Emeritus Bishop of Colombo Rt Rev Oswald Gomis, Kurukkal S.M. Sharma, Moulavi MM Fazeer, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake and Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon were present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Chair announces SC determination:

Ailing businesses revival Bill constitutional

‘Urgent Bill in national interest’:

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody yesterday announced in Parliament that the Supreme Court had informed Parliament that the Bill entitled ‘Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets’ is not inconsistent with the constitution. The Deputy Speaker stated that he wished to make an announcement to the House on the determination of the Supreme Court,

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LLRC report ready by Nov 10

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) yesterday said that its final report will be ready by November 10 to be submitted to the President. The Commission comprising eight members finalized the report which is being checked by proof readers. The Commission was established by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 15, 2010 to report on the lessons learnt from the incidents that took place from February 2000 to May 19, 2009,

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President to open Southern Expressway on Nov 27

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open the newly built Southern Expressway on November 27. President Rajapaksa will address the public on the same day at a ceremony to be held at Kurundugahahethemma at 11 am, Ports and Highways Deputy Minister Nirmala Kothalawala told the Daily News Yesterday.

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Compensation Tribunal for aggieved

A Compensation Tribunal to compensate those aggrieved by the enaction of the provisions of the law relating to taking over of loss incurring ventures by the government, will be appointed under the Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets Bill to be presented to Parliament today.

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