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Saturday, 12 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.



The closing ceremony of the 17th SAARC Summit was held in the Maldives yesterday with the participation of SAARC leaders. From left: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Y Thinley, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Picture by Sudath Silva

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SAARC ministers ink deal:

Rapid response to natural disasters

Ministers sign three other agreements:

Foreign ministers of SAARC countries yesterday signed an agreement on rapid response to natural disasters in the presence of Heads of Governments in South Asia in Addu City, the Maldives yesterday. Enhancing closer ties between regional countries, the Heads of State Meeting of the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation concluded in Addu city,

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‘32 Sevanagala vehicles transferred to Daya Group’

UPFA parliamentarian Shantha Bandara raising a privilege matter in Parliament yesterday, said that 32 vehicles belonging to the Sevanagala Sugar Factory have been transferred to the Daya Group of Companies after the House passed the Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets Bill on Wednesday.

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Jan-Oct, 2011 tourist arrivals surpassed arrivals in 2010:

Sri Lanka, the favoured tourist destination

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka from January to October this year had surpassed the annual tourist arrivals of 654,476 recorded in 2010. Accordingly, tourist arrivals in the first ten months of 2011 rose 34.2 percent to 667,569, compared to 497,598 tourist arrivals in the same period last year, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said.

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Army deserters to be delisted

The government has decided to delist around 60,000 army deserters in the country due to the involvement of many army deserters in serious crimes in the recent past. A special programme in this regard has been introduced by Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. According to Military spokesperson Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi, around 60,000 army personnel had deserted the service since 1982.

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