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Monday, 5 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.



The political discourse Ape Gamana for UPFA leaders and MPs got underway at the Diyatalawa Defence Academy on Saturday. Here President Mahinda
Rajapaksa with the UPFA leaders and MPs after the successful conclusion of the programme yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Geneva confab:

SL’s post war progress hailed in many quarters

A number of representatives at the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) had praised the progress achieved by Sri Lanka in all sectors, within the two and a half years since the conflict ended, head of the Sri Lankan delegation, President’s Special Envoy for Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said .

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‘Our Journey’ in Diyatalawa highly successful

The ‘Our Journey’ Apey Gamana residential workshop for United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians and constituent party leaders which commenced on Saturday under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa continued for the second day at the Diyatalawa Military Academy yesterday.

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‘Opposition Leader trying to mislead farmers’

Price fluctuation of vegetables is natural during a certain period of the year although the Opposition leader is trying to get political mileage using even the tomato prices, which is regrettable, Matale district Parliamentarian Lakshman Wasantha Perera said. “While the people are enjoying the fruits of the Divi Neguma programme, some parties are launching campaigns to hoodwink vegetable farmers by saying that tomato prices have dropped drastically,” he told the Daily News yesterday.

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GL briefs Botswana Foreign Minister:

Inclusivity, a core element of reconciliation in SL

There is a time, a place and a method for intervention by the Human Rights Council in the affairs of individual states. What is distressing about the current initiative in respect of Sri Lanka is its highly selective and discriminating character, External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris said in Botswana’s capital, Gabarone on Friday.

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