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Wednesday, 14 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.



Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Ma Xiaotian and a military delegation on a goodwill visit here paid a courtest call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Minister tells Parliament:

Record income by state media

Information and Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday stated that all government owned media institutions have reported a record increase in income during the last two and a half years at a time when most world media institutions were facing a financial crisis.

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President at Mahaweli Govi Upahara 2011:

Assisting farmers has paid rich dividends

The government always considers the fertilizer subsidy and other assistance to agricultural activities as a future investment. The government’s policy to provide maximum assistance to farmers since 2005, despite difficulties, has paid rich dividends, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. The President was addressing the “Mahaweli Govi Upahara – 2011”, the annual Mahaweli farmer felicitation ceremony at Temple Trees yesterday.

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‘ANCL three months’ revenue tops Rs. 656 m’

UPFA Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara yesterday stated in Parliament that government media institutions, including ANCL, had increased their income during the recent past. A document tabled in Parliament during his speech at the Committee Stage Debate on the Appropriation Bill noted that a total of Rs 656.993 million income was recorded by ANCL during the last three months as advertising revenue.

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Traffic plan for Colombo Night Race

Roads in Colombo Fort, used as the track for the Colombo Night Race and several junctions to enter Colombo city, will be closed on December 16 and 17, from 6 pm to 6 am, on each day, the Police Public Relations Unit has announced. Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that no roads will be closed during the day time on December 16 and 17. The temporary traffic plan will be used to minimize traffic congestion during the race hours.


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