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Saturday, 21 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.



Humane touch: Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya laid the foundation stone for the second Abimansala wellness resort in Udumulla, in the Matara district where 48 permanently disabled War Heroes are given accommodation. Here the Army Commander in conversation with a permanently disabled War Hero who is resident at the centre. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

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Govt won’t prune free education, health - Minister Basil Rajapaksa

*‘Country making massive progress’
*‘Wonder of Asia soon’

The government will never cut or prune free education and free health services in the country. The people sh ould not entertain any doubts or fears about it. The government will never lay its hands on these two welfare services as long as President Mahinda Rajapaksa remains in power,

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A’pura prepares to host Deyata Kirula

The Anuradhapura district is undergoing a massive infrastructure development drive in wake of the 6th Deyata Kirula National Development exhibition to be held in Oyamadu, Anuradhapura on February 4 in line with Independence Day celebrations. Deyata Kirula exhibition Organizing Committee Chairman and Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya told the Daily News,

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Int’l status slotted for Palaly Airport

Additional Rs one billion for Northern development:

The Palali Airport will be upgraded as an international airport for Indian traffic and regional passengers, said Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda. Speaking to the Daily News after inaugurating the third edition of the Jaffna Trade Fair yesterday,

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