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Monday, 20 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.



Representatives participating in the Ship for World Youth programme organized by the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Colombo harbour yesterday. The Fujimaru ship carrying over 270 youths of various nationalities participating in this programme, docked at the Colombo harbour on Thursday. The ship left Sri Lanka yesterday. Picture by Chandana Perera

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No intention to burden public - President

*Never imposed hardships willingly
*Vested interests misleading public

The government was compelled to increase the price of fuel due to its difficulty in shouldering the massive economic weight imposed by the rise in world oil prices, a decision the government was forced to take against its will, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. “The government has never imposed hardships on the people willingly,” he said.

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Hindus free to celebrate Maha Shiva Rathri in true spirit

“I warmly greet all Sri Lankan Hindus on the occasion of Maha Shiva Rathri, the festival in honour of Lord Shiva,” President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in a message to mark Maha Shiva Rathri. The message: “Hindus the world over celebrate this holy day by fasting and keeping a night-long vigil at temples, lighting lamps, making offerings to Lord Shiva and chanting hymns in his praise

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‘A day that should be celebrated with devotion’

Maha Shiva Rathri is a festival that should be celebrated with devotion, sans religious affiliations, by all Sri Lankans, Prime Minister D M Jayaratne said. The Prime Minister in a message to mark Maha Shiva Rathri celebrated by Hindus today, said Maha Shiva Rathri is the day when Hindus around the world worship deities for the fulfillment of wishes for their well-being.

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