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Thursday, 2 February 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.



With national and patriotic fervour rekindling in the hearts of the countrymen in preparation for Sri Lanka’s 64th Independence Day on February 4, there is a big demand for national flags among people to decorate their homes and business places. Here a street vendor selling flags in Colombo Fort yesterday, enjoying brisk sales. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

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Student visa job racket bared

The Higher Education Ministry has warned parents to beware of a massive job racket involving the misuse of student visas by unscrupulous agencies to send youths for non-existent jobs in Europe, specially Cyprus. Ministry Secretary Dr Sunil Jayantha Navaratne said the racket was uncovered when the ministry investigated complaints received by some students who had fallen prey to this racket and now languishing in Cyprus without jobs or proper accommodation,

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Thousands hit by rail strike

Thousands of commuters were inconvenienced by the sudden and unannounced railway employees’ strike yesterday afternoon. The strike was called off at 7.30 pm. Transport Minister, Kumara Welgama asked the railway unions not to hide behind labour rights to strike at peak hours, putting the public in great difficulty.

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Chicken deaths: bird flu not suspected

Investigations have confirmed that bird flu was not the cause of the large number of chicken deaths reported from the Bingiriya area on Tuesday, Animal Production and Health Department Director General, Kumar de Silva told Daily News. Two teams of specialists comprising of doctors from the Contagious Diseases Research Division,

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Human smuggling op busted

In a human smuggling operation gone sour, around 200 Sri Lankan refugee claimants hoping to come to Canada are stranded in West Africa. The BBC is reported that 200 Sri Lankans left their country and travelled through India and Ethiopia before a smuggler abandoned them in Togo instead of taking them on to Ghana and then Canada.

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