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Tuesday, 27 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.



Dosai anyone? The Ananda Abhiman 2012 exhibition which opened at the Colombo Ananda College premises yesterday has many notable exhibits and features that will be of interest to both students and the public. Here, a group of students studying home science as a subject giving a demonstration on the preparation of dosai. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

Four million schoolchildren islandwide took an oath yesterday to conserve
energy to avert a looming power crisis. The main ceremony was held at Ananda
College, Colombo. Here Power and Energy Minister Patali Champaka Ranawaka, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena and Ananda College, Colombo Principal L.M.D. Dharmasena taking the oath. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

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No giving in to Geneva resolution:

Well-being of SL, govt’s prime aim

“No deal, no compromise”:

The government’s policy on the Geneva resolution was based on one main clear fact. That was, no matter what the result is, the government would face the challenge without surrendering. “No deal, no compromise” was the Sri Lankan government’s stand, External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris said.

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GL sets record straight on US visit

External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris said yesterday he did not visit US in March before the resolution was taken up for consideration in Geneva to prevent possible misunderstandings.

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‘Constitution allows state to hold referendum only for single reason’

The present constitution allows the state to hold a referendum only for a single reason. Referenda cannot be held for several reasons. Implementing the LLRC report recommendations is not a single reason. There are many recommendations in it, Leader of the House and Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

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Four million schoolchildren in energy saving drive

Four million schoolchildren pledged yesterday to uphold their responsibility in saving electricity to face the looming energy crisis which will intensify during the next three decades.

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