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Saturday, 26 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.



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Southern Expressway:

‘Gateway to Wonder’ opens tomorrow

The dream of Sri Lankans to reach their desired Southern destination in double-quick time will become a reality with the opening of the country’s first Expressway, ‘The Gateway to Wonder’ by President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow. This is a mega development project launched by the government to ensure that all segments of the country receive the dividends of development.

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Akashi to attend opening ceremony

Minister/Head of Mission of the Japanese embassy Hideki Ishizuka said that Japan places high importance to the Southern Expresway project, and therefore the opening ceremony on Sunday will be attended by Yasushi Akashi, Representative of the Government of Japan on Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka, along with Nobuhito Hobo, ambassador to Sri Lanka and representatives from JICA.

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Inclement weather rocks country:

Eight die, thousands hit

The gusty winds that blew across the Southern coastal belt left eight persons dead and affected thousands yesterday. A total of 6,153 persons belonging to 1,281 families were affected by the inclement weather around the country. Matara district reported the highest number of people affected by the bad weather.

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Book on President’s Parliament speeches

A book containing the speeches made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament from 1970 to 2005 will be launched on November 29 at Temple Trees. This book titled Mahinda Rajapaksa Jandipathidun Eda Parlimenthuwedi Negu Handa (Voice of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament) is a publication of Presidential Information and Documentation Centre.

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