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Thursday, 1 March 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.



Islandwide protests condemning the US backed resolution against Sri Lanka continued yesterday as well with more people taking to the street to express solidarity with the President and the government. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris meets Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabzai at the Prime Ministerís Office in Kampala on Tuesday.

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Prof G L Peiris tells Ugandan government:

External meddling will hamper SLís progress

Sri Lanka entitled to far ampler space, time to continue domestic process:

External intervention at this time is singularly unhelpful and will indeed inflict grave damage on a sensitive internal process which is moving forward, External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris said in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday.

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US NGO-triggered protests holding-up Indiaís energy plans - Indian PM

American NGOs fund the protests that hold India back from building the nuclear reactors it needs to meet fast-growing energy needs, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in an interview published in Science magazine on Friday. Among the plants suffering delays is the Kudankulam power station in Tamil Nadu, which was due to open last year.

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Inflation still at single digit level, growth 8.3 pc

The Sri Lankan economy is estimated to have grown by around 8.3 per cent in 2011, recording the second consecutive year with an annual growth rate of 8 per cent or above for the first time in the post-independence history. Year-on-year inflation has remained at single digit levels in the last 37 months,

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Northern cultivation boom brings bumper paddy harvest

The government expects a bumper harvest of nearly 1.5 million metric tonnes of paddy from cultivation areas during this Maha season. Co-operatives and Internal Trade Ministry Secretary Sunil S Sirisena told the Daily News that this was a result of several thousands of acres in the North and East being brought under paddy cultivation after the end of the three decade war.

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