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Friday, 2 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.



External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris having talks with Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Olugbenga Ayodeji Ashiru

A group of Sri Lankans visiting the Todaiji temple in Nara, Japan led by Deputy Minister Wijaya Dahanayake and Sri Lanka Agonsu Friendship Association Director General Somasiri Addarage Pathirana feed a herd of deer which flocked to the temple premises in search of food. Animals in and around the temple visit the temple as feeding them has almost become a tradition among pilgrims with traders in the vicinity providing a specially made biscuit to facilitate it. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

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Asia group of NAM backing SL

Commission appointed to create closer amity between the communities:

Despite lobbying by the US and several Western states against Sri Lanka, the Asian group of the Non Aligned Movement yesterday expressed unreserved support for Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva. The members of the Sri Lankan delegation to the UNHRC session in Geneva yesterday,

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Minister Peiris tells Nigerian FM:

Politicization of UNHRC harmful to developing world

“Countries emerging from painful conflicts and renewing their commitment to economic and social development after the eradication of terrorism, deserve understanding and sympathetic support from the international community, not judgmental attitudes buttressed by pressure which erodes the dignity and self-respect of developing nations, External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris said in the Nigerian capital, Abuja on Wednesday.

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Case against President dismissed by US Court

Recognizing ‘Foreign Policy interests’ in US - Sri Lanka relationship:

A US federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa noting that President Rajapaksa is immune from lawsuits as a sitting Head of State, states Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington in a press release. The court noted that Head of State immunity is a well-established legal principle in the United States.

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