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Saturday, 11 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 is greeted by Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Smuggling of Lankans to EU busted

An organized crime group facilitating illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka into the EU has been uncovered, following more than a year of joint international efforts at police and judicial level supported by Eurojust and Europol, the embassy of Sri Lanka in Brussels said yesterday. The network is suspected of facilitating the illegal entry of people from Sri Lanka to France,

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Warm welcome for President in Pakistan

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Chaklala Special Airport in Islamabad, Pakistan yesterday morning. President Rajapaksa was received at the airport by Farooq Hamid Naek, President Pakistan’s Senate. The President is on a two day state visit to Pakistan. Pakistan’s Sports Minister Shaukat Ullah senior Pakistan State officials and Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Pakistan Jayalath Weerakkody were also present on the occasion.

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Iran making global economy Asia-centric

Iran yesterday said that it is in the process of shifting the Western and US centric global economy towards Asia and this move will deepen the economic crisis sweeping Europe. According to new Iranian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mohammed Nabi Hassani – pour, the Asian economies will definitely prosper by the strong Iranian presence in the Asian energy market.

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‘External initiatives in Maldives would be unhelpful’

Sri Lanka, as the closest neighbour in geographic proximity to the Maldives and as a country with which Maldives share a strong, traditional relationship, has been closely observing the developments in that country, following the resignation of former President Mohamed Nasheed, acting External Affairs Deputy Minister Neomal Perera said.

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