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Monday, 12 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.



From Lanka with love: Member of Parliament and Special Envoy of the President, Namal Rajapaksa met special
representative of the Japanese government for Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi in Tokyo on Thursday. MP Rajapaksa is in Tokyo to attend the annual Sri Lanka Tea and Trade Promotion Seminar and also for bilateral discussions with key Japanese dignitaries.

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‘Future Lankans won’t inherit past enmities’

Certain international elements are trying to level human rights accusations against the country at a time the killings of youths from all communities have stopped and when people are once again living freely and in harmony, after the elimination of the 30 year scourge of terrorism. The burden of past animosities will not be passed on to the next generation. Creating coexistence, a healthy nation and inculcating good virtues in people’s hearts are our aim, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

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India should not support resolution against SL - Janatha Party leader

India’s Janatha Party leader Subramanian Swamy has said that the center government should not support the “one-sided” resolution against Sri Lanka tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. The Janatha Party leader has pointed out that India’s support for the resolution at the UNHRC will make India vulnerable to similar resolutions in the future over Kashmir or Manipur for which according to Swamy extremist forces are already active in seeking to discredit the Indian government.

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Bangladesh to use services at H’tota port

Sri Lanka has requested Bangladesh to use the seaport at Hambantota, Bangladesh Finance Minister A M A Muhith said. “Let’s explore the benefit, since Hambantota port users wouldn’t need to go inside Colombo. That will help save time,” the Bangladesh minister said at the conclusion of the fourth round of Bangladesh - Sri Lanka Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting which ended in Dhaka on Thursday with a call to further expand cooperation between the two nations. During the joint commission, both sides agreed that there was much scope to enhance bilateral relations in various fields.

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Hard work to defeat US resolution

The Sri Lanka delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday said they are doing their level best to defeat the US resolution against Sri Lanka. The resolution calls on the government of Sri Lanka to implement recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission(LLRC) while “Noting with concern that the LLRC report does not adequately address serious allegations of violations of International Law.”

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