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Wednesday, 14 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 inspected the jogging track opened near the Black Bridge (Kalu Palama) on Gampaha-Oruthota road yesterday morning. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Another concoction by Channel 4

A new allegation levelled, that Prabhakaran’s 12-year son was killed in cold blood, is another concoction by British Channel 4 TV, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said. In an interview with NDTV he said that the Channel 4 allegation is unsubstantiated, uncorroborated and not been checked by any authority.

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President inspects Gampaha jogging track

President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspected the public jogging track opened near the Black Bridge (Kalu Palama) on Gampaha-Orutota road during a surprise visit yesterday morning and used it for his own morning constitutional. The four kilometre jogging track has been laid on a picturesque plot of land on either side of the Oruwal Oya for the benefit of the public as part of a giant development programme launched in the Gampaha district,

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Army treated us kindly - ex-LTTE cadres

The Sri Lankan soldiers treated us well. We never believe the human rights violation allegations made against the Armed Forces by international forces, said a group of rehabilitated LTTE cadres in Kandy on Monday. The former LTTE cardres said that people should set aside communal differences and rally round to safeguard the hard won freedom.

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