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Monday, 2 January 2012


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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 conferring the Jana Prasadini title on veteran trade union leader Alavi Moulana at a felicitation ceremony held at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Leading British travel magazine says:

SL ‘hottest’ new destination this year

Sri Lanka is one of the top five destinations to watch this year, according to the world’s leading and most discerning and trusted monthly travel magazine in Britain, Conde Nast Traveller. The magazine’s travel experts have predicted that Sri Lanka will be among the hottest new holiday destinations for travellers this year.

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British-SL Chamber woos UK Tamil Diaspora

The newly formed British-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce (BSLCC) is wooing the Diaspora based in the UK to invest in the North and the East. BSLCC chairman Jayampathi Perera said that there is a large number of Sri Lanka Tamils based in the UK and they are looking for opportunities outside Europe to invest, since there is a recession in those countries. “The UK will face the biggest recession in 36 years this year,’ he said.

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‘Alavi Moulana, dedicated servant of working class’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Alavi Moulana has been rendering yeoman service for the betterment of working people. President Rajapaksa was addressing Jana Prasadini, a felicitation ceremony to mark the 80th birthday of Western Province Governor and senior vice president of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Alavi Moulana at Temple Trees yesterday.

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Accidents soar in New Year

The number of patients admitted to the Accident Service of the Colombo National Hospital during New Year’s eve, showed a significant rise compared to the previous year, Colombo National Hospital Accident Service Director Dr Prasad Ariyawansa told the Daily News yesterday.

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