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Saturday, 24 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.



ANCL employees decry Western conspiracies: Massive protests were seen in many parts of the country yesterday too against the conspiracies hatched by the United States in connivance with several countries in the West .Employees of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited led by its Chairman and Managing Director,senior journalist Bandula Padmakumara and the management, staged a demonstration at the Lake House roundabout. The protesters denounced the external interference in the country’s internal affairs by the United States and the West. Here,the demonstration in progress. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

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No tolerance of interference in SL’s affairs - President

*‘Government guided by people’s interests’

*‘We would consolidate hard won peace’

Sri Lanka, as an independent country would not give in to any arbitrary interference in its affairs. The government’s policy in respect of all matters will continue to be guided by the vital interests and well being of the people, President Mahinda Rajapaksa asserted yesterday. Referring to the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council,

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NGO conspiracy to create anarchy - Minister Sirisena

Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena yesterday exposed a major conspiracy involving Non Governmental Organisations to create anarchy in the country by launching a spate of strikes in the public sector during the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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President calls for mechanism on purchase of medicines

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed to implement the Cabinet decisions on purchase of medicines, expeditiously. He has instructed the relevant sections to prepare a mechanism to purchase medicine required by the public while exploring the possibilities to locally produce some of the commonly used medicines.

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Be united to defeat foreign conspiracies - Dullas

Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Alahapperuma yesterday commended the public who rallied round the country. He said that all ethnic groups should be united to build a strong relationship to defeat foreign conspiracies. In an interview with the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation yesterday morning , the minister said that the President was prepared to face any challenge against the country.

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