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Thursday, 5 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.



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Further boost to renewal energy drive

Sri Lanka Energies (Pvt) Ltd was launched yesterday to increase renewable energy upto 20 percent of the national grid by 2020, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. The minister made this observation at a ceremony at the BMICH to mark the establishment of Sri Lanka Energies (Pvt) Ltd, which is a subsidiary of CEB, to expand the use of renewable energy.

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Deputy Minister at Samurdhi journal launch:

Poverty down to seven percent

Poverty levels in Sri Lanka have dropped to seven percent. This is one of the greatest achievements in Sri Lanka's development programme.

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Rescued fishermen, vessels handed over to Indian Coastguard

Thirty five Indian fishermen and two fishing vessels rescued by the Sri Lanka Navy, were handed over to the Indian Coastguard in North West Delft on Tuesday, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasooriya told the Daily News yesterday. The vessels and fishermen were affected by the Thane cyclone. They were rescued by the Northern,

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Students can inquire into A-L issues

The Commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to look into issues pertaining to GCE Advanced Level Examination results will entertain students’ inquires into any problem regarding their results other than re-valuation applications, states a media release issued by the President’s media division.

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