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Tuesday, 14 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 presented appointment letters to a batch of 280 Customs Superintendents and Inspectors at a ceremony at Temple Trees yesterday. Here, the President
presenting an appointment letter to a new Customs officer. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

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Subsidies to offset oil price hike

Fuel subsidies for buses, three wheelers, fishermen:

The government will never place the burden of the recent oil price increase in the world market on the consumer, Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa told the media at the Information Department yesterday.

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Public suffers hardships

Thousands of commuters were left stranded in Colombo and many other cities yesterday morning as private bus operators went on strike in defiance of a government promise to provide them a fuel subsidy and other concessions.

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Customs Dept, a major revenue earner - President

The President said Customs officers are serving the state rather than any individual and as such, they should render their service in a disciplined manner that would bring honour to their country as well as their parents who nurtured them.

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Samurdhi projects for North, East Provinces

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has taken immediate action to implement Samurdhi projects in areas in the Northern and Eastern Provinces which were cut off from the Samurdhi programme due to the conflict, Deputy Economic Development Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said.

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