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Wednesday, 7 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa who visited Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy yesterday paid homage to the Sacred Tooth and received blessings. Ven Thibbotuwawe Medhankara Thera who is in charge of the Thewawa ceremony is also in the picture. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

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Amendment contemplated to Criminal Procedure Code :

Duty Attorney at Police stations

Sri Lanka while reiterating that it has a zero tolerance policy on torture, yesterday said that the country is in the process of studying a major amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code to provide a Duty Attorney scheme at every police division. The government is studying the possibility of introducing this scheme on the lines of Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) in the UK providing legal services as a mandatory right at Police stations to every suspect within a short time of arrest. Addressing the 19th session of United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, former Attorney General Mohan Peiris PC said that Sri Lanka has a constitutional guarantee against torture.

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Defence Secy thanks China

Military and trade assistance by China during the critical phase of the conflict in Sri Lanka, made the victory over terrorism possible, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said. Remnants of the LTTE and LTTE linked groups active around the world have launched a campaign to destabilise peace and build pressure on Sri Lanka, he said at a ceremony in Beijing on Monday to mark 55 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


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‘Shared experience has resulted in strong bonds’

“A wide range of experiences with regard to challenges in respect of nation building, shared by Sri Lanka and South Africa, serves as a strong foundation for informed dialogue on these issues. The insights deriving from this common experience make close collaboration between the two countries all the more valuable”,External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris said in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday.

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