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Saturday, 7 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.



The progress of the ground construction work in connection with the 2012 Deyata Kirula National Development Exhibition due to be held in Oyamaduwa, Anuradhapura, was reviewed under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday. Here, the first ticket of the Deyata Kirula Development Instant Lottery and an entry pass to the exhibition ground being presented to the President by National Lotteries Board chairman Chandrawansa Pathiraja. Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Mass Media Ministry W B Ganegala, National Lotteries Board General Manager Madhawa Dewasurendra and Deyata Kirula Development Committee officers were present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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US $ 382 m from India for rail revival

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In a bid to promote closer connectivity between the people of the North and South, the government is to expedite the reconstruction of the Northern railway track, devastated by terrorists, with financial assistance from India. The Indian government has agreed to provide a US $ 382.37 million credit line to Sri Lanka with concessionary rates for the restoration of the 56 km Northern railway track from Palai to Kankesanthurai.

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2,600th anniversary of Buddha’s visit to Mahiyangana:

President to participate in Pinkama

A Pinkama to commemorate the 2600th anniversary of Buddha’s visit to Mahiyangana will be held at the Mahiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya on January 8 under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Buddha visited the Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya sacred precincts on a Duruthu Pasalosvaka Poya day 2,600 years ago.

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President presides over Deyata Kirula review meeting

President Mahinda Rajapaksa presided over a progress review meeting of construction work relating to the 2012 Deyata Kirula Development Exhibition at Temple Trees yesterday. At this meeting the members of the Deyata Kirula Organising Committee briefed the President about the progress of permanent building construction work at the exhibition grounds as well as the progress of other development work

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New JVP faction behind J’pura student demo - VC

Thursday’s student demonstrations at the Sri Jayawardhanapura University that impacted on traffic in Colombo, was well planned action staged by the university’s new JVP faction. Sri Jayawardhanapura University Vice Chancellor Dr Nanayakkara Liyanage Amaranath Karunaratna said yesterday,

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