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Saturday, 18 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 meeting Singapore Defence Minister Dr. Eng Hen during his state visit to Singapore at the Shangrila Hotel on Thursday. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Relief to all sectors affected by fuel hike

The government said yesterday that it is ready to provide relief measures to all sectors that would be affected by the recent fuel hike. The government yesterday announced unprecedented relief measures for many sectors including school vans and three wheelers carrying passengers, to offset the effects of the fuel hike.

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President meets Singapore Defence Minister

Talks on human trafficking, drug menace:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa had discussions with Singapore’s Defence Minister Dr Eng Hen at the Shangrila Hotel in Singapore on Thursday afternoon. Many issues relating to the security of the region were discussed at this meeting with special emphasis on human trafficking and the escalation of the drug menace and measures to combat them, said a press release by the President’s Media Division.

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Maha Sangha has protected country for over 2,500 years - PM

The Maha Sangha have been protecting the country, the nation and the religion for over 2,500 years. Today, there is an atmosphere where certain enemy forces are trying to invite foreign powers to enter the country for gaining their narrow and unpatriotic ends, said Prime Minister D M Jayaratne.

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‘President gave fearless leadership to Sri Lankans’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only leader who gave fearless leadership to Sri Lankans in erasing the black mark which stained the country’s image for three decades, said Ven Dr Bellanwila Dhammaratana Sanghanayake Thera, Director Singapore Buddhist Centre and Founder Singapore Buddhist Library.

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