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Saturday, 4 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa who laid the foundation stone for the Mahindodaya Technical Laboratory at Walisinghe Harishchandra Maha Vidyalaya, Anuradhapura, yesterday greeting students. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Glowing plaudits for SL from int’l community

Leaders of many countries yesterday congratulated President Mahinda Rajapaksa on taking tremendous strides towards development in the aftermath of the 30-year conflict which claimed the lives of thousands of people belonging to all communities. In congratulatory messages to the Lankan President and Prime Minister on the occasion of Sri Lanka’s 64th Independence Day,

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Host of envoys at today’s celebrations

An unprecedented number of foreign diplomats and ambassadors will participate in the Independence Day main ceremony in Anuradhapura today, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Sarath Dissanayake told the Daily News yesterday.

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President to inaugurate sixth Deyata Kirula national exhibition today

The sixth Deyata Kirula national exhibition will be inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at 5 p.m. at Oyamaduwa in the Villachchiya Divisional Secretariat in the Anuradhapura district. It will be open to the public till February 10. The exhibition site is located on a 600 acre land. The exhibition consists of 500 stalls belonging to government ministries, authorities and private sector agencies and Security Forces.

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A proud nation celebrates Independence

People of all communities across the country will be inspired by the spirit of patriotism as they celebrate the 64th Independence Day with fervour today, since the gaining of Independence from British colonial rulers. All arrangements are in place to hold the state Independence Day ceremony at Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Mawatha in Anuradhapura today under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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