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Thursday, 16 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.



Warm welcome in Singapore: President Mahinda Rajapaksa with his Singaporean counterpart Tony Tan after a welcoming ceremony in Singapore yesterday.

President Rajapaksa also met Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Presidential residence in Singapore yesterday. Picture courtesy President’s Media Unit

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S’pore-SL MoU to boost business

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is on a two day visit to Singapore held bilateral talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on February 15. At the end of the bilateral talks a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on the development of business and investment relations between the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Business Federation of Singapore.

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To inquire into LLRC observations:

Army chief appoints Court of Inquiry

A Court of Inquiry, appointed by Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to inquire into the observations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in its report on alleged civilian casualties during the final phase of the humanitarian operations and a probe as regards Channel-4 video footage irrespective of its authenticity or otherwise, are now in full progress.

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Musical evening for a good cause

A musical evening has been organized by My Wish Foundation, the first ever charity in Sri Lanka to grant a wish to a child with life threatening medical conditions. World renowned jazz guitarist Dr Martin Taylor will perform along with Amarasiri Pieris, Nirosha Virajini, Kasun Kalhara, Centigradez, Bathiya and Santhush and others.

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Online visa brings record income

The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system which came into effect from January 1, 2012 to grant visa via online for foreign nationals visiting Sri Lanka, has produced a record income of over Rs 170 million during the first 45 days. Immigration and Emigration controller Chulananda Perera said that ETA has become very popular with foreigners wishing to visit the country.

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