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Tuesday, 7 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 cutting the ribbon to open the new buildings at the Chavakachcheri hospital yesterday.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda, Northern Province Governor Maj. Gen. G. A. Chandrasiri were also present. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

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Under Uthuru Vasanthaya programme :

North on rapid growth track - President

Largest allocation of funds for Northern development:

The Northern Province which had suffered a great setback for a period of 30 years is now rapidly marching towards development under the Uthuru Vasanthaya programme as the government has apportioned the largest slice of funds for Northern development, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he opened new buildings at the Chavakachcheri hospital yesterday.

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Deyata Kirula attracts over 300,000 on first two days

Over 300,000 people had visited the Deyata Kirula exhibition at Oyamaduwa on February 4 and 5 upto midnight, said Telecommunications and Exhibition Committee chairman, Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

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‘North not militarised’

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa denied the Northern region was militarised and insisted troops “are maintaining absolutely essential presence” and were spread across all 22 districts. He was responding to the charge by Tamil parties and the diaspora that Army camps flooded the North even after the government won the war over 30 months ago and no civilian activity - not even family celebrations - could happen without the presence of an Army officer.

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Heavy fine, RI await quacks

The Health Ministry will introduce new legislation to impose tough punishments for quack doctors. A Rs 1,000 fine can be imposed on a quack doctor at present. This fine will be increased with five years' rigorous imprisonment under the new legislation, a Health Ministry spokesman said. The country has around 50,000 quack doctors at present.

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