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Tuesday, 3 April 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.



Alert on lapses : President Mahinda Rajapaksa holding up a report which appeared in our sister paper Dinamina highlighting the lapses of state departments in presenting their accounts to the Auditor General’s Department, asked government officials present at Temple Trees yesterday to pay more attention to such reports since it was not he or his ministers who are responsible for forwarding such reports. The occasion was a meeting the President had with government officials to apprise them of the current situation. Dwelling on the report in detail, the President demonstrated to his officials the ways and means by which such lapses could be rectified. Picture by Sudath Silva

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President on current challenges:

Public servants urged to ensure good governance

While the government is fully capable of dealing with any pressures that come from Geneva, New York or Washington, it is the public servants and heads of corporations who should ensure good governance to improve the image of the country internationally, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Muslims stood by the President - Faizer

Sri Lanka thanks all Muslim countries which supported the country at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva by voting against the resolution and by abstaining from voting. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is a true and long time friend of Islamic nations, Technology and Research Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha told the Daily News yesterday.

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Zero charges for 20 pc drop in earlier bill

The Power and Energy Ministry launched a special programme for domestic electricity consumers under the ‘Today for Tomorrow’ national programme in collaboration with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) . The entire 4.6 million domestic electricity consumers in Sri Lanka can participate in this programme.

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Special insurance for Lankan tourists in Thailand

The Thai government has launched a special programme to provide medical and life insurance and many other benefits to Sri Lankan tourists and others during their stay in Thailand this year. The Thai government will take measures to provide the insurance cover and other facilities by issuing the Miracle Thailand Card,

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