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Wednesday, 28 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.



Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was the chief guest on the second day of the Ananda Abhiman education and culture exhibition at the Ananda College premises yesterday. Ananda Abhiman education and culture exhibition is organized as part of the school’s 125th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition which concludes on March 30 is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the college premises. Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo, Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranathunga, Parliament Members Thilanga Sumathipala, Arjuna Ranathunga, Achala Jagoda and Ananda College Principal L.M.D. Dharmasena were also present. Picture by Chaminda Hittatiya

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From 2006 to 2011:

Rs. 160 b for N, E reconstruction

The government has spent Rs.160 billion for reconstruction activities in the Northern and Eastern Provinces from 2006 to 2011. According to Ecconomic Development Ministry Additional Secretary Nihal Somaweera Rs.15 billion has been spent for the uplift of people’s livelihoods in the Northern Province. The Eastern Province contributes six percent to the national economy and it is higher than the contribution made by the North Central and Uva Provinces.

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‘Key changes needed to strengthen free education’

The education sector has to be subjected to certain key changes so as to strengthen and broaden the benefits of the free education system introduced by late CWW Kannangara, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said yesterday. Minister Gunawardena was addressing a felicitation ceremony of former educationalists who rendered invaluable service to the development and betterment of the education system.

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Medawachchiya to Madhu rail line 50 pc complete

Fifty percent of the construction work of the railway line from Medawachchiya to Madhu has been completed. The construction work on Medawachchiya-Madhu segment is expected to be completed on schedule by the middle of 2013, a Transport Ministry spokesman said. He said attention has been paid to complete its construction expeditiously.

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TNA Sabha member held over illegal logging

Vavuniya Magistrate’s Court enlarged on bail a Pradeshiya Sabha member of the Tamil National Alliance in a case of illicit timber transportation yesterday. Settikulam Police of Vavuniya produced the suspect, who is a Pradeshiya Sabha member of Settikulam before the Vavuniya Magistrate on the charge.

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