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Friday, 6 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.



Cinema doyen celebrates birthday : Doyen of the Sri Lankan cinema, Dr Lester James Peries celebrated his 93rd birthday yesterday. President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited him at his home to personally greet him on this occasion. Here, Dr Peries cutting the birthday cake in the presence of President Rajapaksa, Mrs Sumithra Peries and other well wishers. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Today is Bak Poya, which marks the Buddha’s second visit to Sri Lanka:

More positive changes in SL after April 8

* Country experiencing massive development

* ‘We will overcome all challenges ‘

The third year of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa which commences from April 8 will bring more positive transformations to the country, Acting Media Minister and Acting Cabinet Spokesman Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said. He said the UPFA government will complete two years in Parliament on April 8, 2012.

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President launches Divi Neguma third phase

President Mahinda Rajapaksa planted a murunga sapling at the auspicious time of 9.10am to mark the inaugural ceremony of Divi Neguma third phase, Economic Development Ministry Additional Secretary R R K A Ranawaka said.

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No harassment of returning Tamils

Lord Naseby, PC, Baron of Sandy and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka said that the allegation made by several Labour Party MPs that Tamils who come back to Sri Lanka from UK are being harassed, persecuted and not allowed their rights, was totally misleading.

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Today is Good Friday

Today is Good Friday where Christians the world over commemorate the death on the cross of Jesus Christ. In Sri Lanka too, Good Friday is observed with great reverence among the Christians, marked by penance acts of mortification and other sacrifices during the Holy Week culminating in the main Good Friday service depicting the three hours’ agony of Christ’s passion.

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