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Monday, 13 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.



Firming a warm friendship : President Mahinda Rajapaksa with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. Picture by Sudath Silva

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US Congressional support for SL

This Congressional letter was initiated by US Congressman Jack Kingston from Georgia, who visited Sri Lanka last October with two other Congressmen. The letter was signed by six republicans and six democrats who are all senior Members of Congress. This very positive letter expresses the strong US Congressional support for Sri Lanka, and it was sent to President Obama last week. The timing is also very good, as important US State Department officials are currently visiting Sri Lanka.

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President’s Pakistan state visit takes ties to a new high

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the country yesterday following a two day state visit to Pakistan. The President paid a state visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. He had extensive talks with President Zardari during the brief stay. The President also met Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani for bilateral discussions.

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Ranil’s comments on LLRC condemned

Several religious and civil society leaders yesterday condemned Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement on the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report and described it as a pre-emptive strike to put Sri Lanka into difficulty on the eve of United Nations Human Rights Council’s deliberations in March.

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Mechanism to cushion effects of fuel hike

The government has made arrangements to put in place a concessionary mechanism to cushion the effect of the fuel price hike on consumers. Accordingly, arrangements have been made to provide a subsidy on fuel to public transport providers buses,three wheelers,school vans,fishermen and the samurdhi beneficiaries living in villages which do not have electricity, with immediate effect.

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