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Friday, 9 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.



A ceremony to mark International Women’s Day was held at Temple Trees under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa yesterday. Here, Child Development and Women’s Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadda and Deputy Child Development and Women’s Affairs Minister M L A M Hisbullah presenting a ‘2012 International Women’s Day commemoration memento’ to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Geneva anti-Lanka resolution:

LTTE lobbyists at work in Australia

*Trying to mislead politicians around world

*Terrorist elements posing as human rights activists

Separatist activists and LTTE supporters are attempting to lobby support from federal Parliamentarians in Australia into making a statement and to pressurize the UNHRC to take action against Sri Lanka. These activists are trying to mislead politicians across the globe. “We want to explain to the federal Parliamentarians, the actual situation about Sri Lanka.

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China, SL's leading development partner - Defence Secretary

Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who is on an official visit to China has held several rounds of fruitful discussions with high ranking Chinese officials on matters pertaining to defence and development co-operation between Sri Lanka and China.

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Oil for rice barter system soon - Agriculture Minister

Sri Lanka can use a barter system to exchange rice for oil in three to four years, said Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. Participating in the Post Harvest Technology Institute Research Symposium yesterday at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Minister Abeywardena said that the country can overcome all its difficulties within the next few years.

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