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Wednesday, 22 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.



Popular Indian Singer Sonu Nigam met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. The President posed for a photograph with Nigam and his family members. Picture by Chandana Perera

The Health Ministry organised a free eye camp and the distribution of spectacles to students at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday. Here First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa fits a pair of spectacles on a student. Looking on are Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake and Health Ministry Additional Secretary Dr. Palitha Mahipala. Picture by Lalith Welivitigoda

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Development boon for North

*Joint assistance plan involving UN, humanitarian agencies

* Long term sustainable development main aim

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday instructed his Ministry officials to work with UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs on a joint Action Plan of Assistance for the Northern Province in 2012. This is in order to identify the priority activities, that must be undertaken during 2012, and to facilitate international assistance, so that the people of the Northern Province can recover, rebuild and return to a normal life.

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Students’ contribution vital to build country - Dinesh

“The country’s education system should be revamped in a manner that would provide ample opportunities for the student generation as their contribution is pivotal to build the country,Sri Lanka Mahajana Ekasath Peramuna Leader and Water Supply and Urban Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said. He was addressing a public rally to mark the the 56th anniversary of the the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna at Viaharamaha Devi Park yesterday.

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Lakshman Yapa Acting Media Minister

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed Economic Development Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena as the Acting Minister of Mass Media and Information until Minister Keheliya Rambukwella returns from abroad. The appointment has been made by the President in terms of the powers vested in him by Section 50 of the constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,

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Sri Lanka best tourist destination - British tourist

Sri Lanka is the best tourist destination in the world, now that a peaceful atmosphere is prevailing everywhere. Therefore tourists can enjoy visiting any Lankan locality said a British tourist, Silvia Godfrey who visited Sigiriya recently. She expressed these sentiments at Nagalawewa primary school where she participated in the prize giving ceremony of the annual sports meet.

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