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Wednesday, 30 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.



Ananda celebrates momentous occasion : Ananda College, Sri Lanka’s premier Buddhist educational institution, marked its 125th anniversary with the main commemorative event held at the Kularatne Hall (college hall) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday. Here the President is escorted in a procession by schoolboys to the Kularatne Hall. Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana and Principal L.M.D.Dharmasena are also in the picture. Picture by Sudath Silva (Full story)

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Parliament mayhem:

Dy minister gets one week’s suspension

*Speaker to appoint committee to recommend measures on Parliament security

*Appeals to Members to abide by House rules

Petroleum Industries Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena was suspended from attending Parliament for one week by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday, after he was found to be the member who behaved in the most disorderly manner during the presentation of the budget speech by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Opposition Leader’s position pathetic - Prof G L

External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris yesterday stated in Parliament that it was pathetic to see Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe opposing the Commonwealth Summit being held in Sri Lanka in 2013, while 54 countries have unanimously decided to hold it in Sri Lanka.

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Speaker overrules Opposition Leader

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday turning down an attempt by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to make a special statement in Parliament said he would make a ruling today if the Opposition Leader could be allowed to make the statement. The Speaker turned down the Opposition Leader’s statement following the strong opposition raised by the government side against making the statement.

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They could not find the switch

A brand new dental chair at a leading teaching hospital in the North Western Province had been lying unused for three months because the authorities failed to find the switch of the chair, a Health Ministry spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the operators of the chair did not know how to operate it.

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