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Friday, 10 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 yesterday launched the solar power system installed at President’s House.The setting up of the solar power system comes under the state programme of improving the regenerative capacity of power generation of Sri Lanka. The government has targetted to improve the percentage of regenerative power sources up to 10 percent. Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekera and LECO chairman Chandana Hapuarachchi were also present. Here the President presses the switch to launch the newly installed system which would provide electricity to the President’s House through solar power. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Sri Lankan universities in big league

* Among top 100 in South Asia Colombo University ranked eighth

* Peradeniya University placed 23rd

The government’s efforts to improve higher education has paid off with six universities in the country being ranked among the top 100 universities in South Asia. According to the international grading of universities, six Sri Lankan universities, namely, Colombo, Peradeniya, Sri Jayawardenapura, Jaffna, Rajarata and the Open University have been upgraded, Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne said.

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President leaves for Pakistan on official visit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave today for Pakistan on a two-day official visit. He will be visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari. During his two day visit (today and tomorrow), President Rajapaksa will hold talks with President Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

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Sri Lanka playing important role in interconnected world - UN chief

“It is my great pleasure to extend to you and to the government and people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka my warmest congratulations on the occasion of the National Holiday”, states UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a message to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to mark the 64th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence.

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Arrest warrant for Maldives ex-President

A judge issued an arrest warrant yesterday for the ex-President of the Maldives, who says he was forced from office in a coup, as troops were deployed to restore order. Police said they were holding the warrant for Mohamed Nasheed, but had yet to execute the order. “We can arrest him when we feel the need for it. We have to be careful and tactical as to how and when we do it,” Police Spokesman Abdul Mannan Yusuf told AFP.

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