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Wednesday, 7 December 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday opened the art exhibition “Siththaru Adi Re – 2011” at the National Art Gallery. The exhibition organized by the Jathika Chitra Katha Padanama is open till December 09. President Rajapaksa viewed all art creations on display. Colombo district Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala and ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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More money for LG reps than for ministers, MPs - President

Local Government representatives play a key role in the country’s development. They receive a large amount of money, even more than ministers and Parliamentarians, for development activities, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. The President was speaking as the chief guest at the ‘Swarna Purawara’ Awards ceremony and Local Government National Symposium at Temple Trees yesterday.


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Attack on Editor unwarranted - minister

Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday visited Chief Editor of Lakbimanews Rajpal Abeynayake at the Colombo National Hospital where the latter is receiving treatment after being assaulted at a lawyers’ function on Saturday night.

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Three Acts to implement National Drug Policy

Three new Bills will be presented in Parliament in January to implement the National Drug Policy, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said in Parliament yesterday. He said that the current tender procedure to purchase drugs and medical equipment will be completely changed with the implementation of this policy.

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Army assists Jaffna students

Among various welfare measures launched by the Security Forces, Jaffna (SF-J) to revive its former glory, Jaffna children’s education is a major concern. With the guidance of Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, various projects such as award of scholarships, distributing books and school items to students and their schools,

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