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Wednesday, 8 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.



Devotees perform rituals at the Kelaniya Viharaya yesterday, Nawam Poya day. AFP

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Power boom in the North

Electricity provision to certain districts in the Northern Province has been increased seven fold within the last 18 months in the government’s bid to make electricity provision 100 percent by the end of 2012. A Power and Energy Ministry spokesman said that only three percent of the Mullaitivu district was provided electricity by May 2010 when the ministry was taken up by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.

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Deyata Kirula ushers economic revival in A’pura

The government has spent about Rs 21,000 million for development projects in the Anuradhapura district parallel to the Deyata Kirula Exhibition with the aim of reviving the past glory of the ancient capital, statistics of the Mass Media and Information Ministry Research Unit revealed.

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Record crowds at Deyata Kirula on fourth day

The Deyata Kirula exhibition provides visitors a vast knowledge in numerous fields, visitors to the Deyata Kirula Exhibition in Oyamadu, Anuradhapura said. “Deyata Kirula is not a mere exhibition, but gives the visitors invaluable knowledge and exposure to many sectors. All visitors benefit from the knowledge and experience at the exhibition,” said Anuruddha Amarasinghe, Principal of a school in Mawanella, who accompanied schoolchildren to the exhibition.

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New Maldives President vows to uphold rule of law

The newly appointed President of the Maldives Mohamed Waheed vowed to uphold the rule of law on Tuesday in a statement issued hours after the dramatic resignation of his predecessor, Mohamed Nasheed. Waheed, who was Nasheed’s Vice President, was swiftly sworn in as the new Head of State following the resignation announcement.

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