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Tuesday, 10 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa receives the Annual Report 2011 of the Central Bank from Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal at the Central Bank yesterday. Looking on are International Monetary Cooperation Senior Minister Sarath Amunugama, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Finance and Planning Deputy Minister Gitanjana Gunawardena. Picture by Sudath Silva

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President at Central Bank function:

Development dividends will reach remotest corners

The government’s objective is to guarantee that the dividends of the highest economic development that the country has so far achieved, reached the remotest corners of the country, including the North and East, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

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TNA should change course -Dullas

‘Lanka needs time, space for in-depth discussion’:

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) should not act like agents of the LTTE and risk dividing society once again, SLFP Treasurer and Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. He requested the TNA leadership to move forward.

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Eastern revival: govt allocates over Rs 125b

The overall government investment for Eastern revival, up to end of 2011 is Rs 125.35 billion, an Economic Development Ministry report said. This amount has been allocated for the Eastern Province development programmes under the Negenehira Navodaya programme from 2006 to 2011, the report said.

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National Museum to house all important artifacts

Valuable artifacts and national treasures stored in museums countrywide will henceforth be housed in the National Museum which is to undergo an upgrading of security following the recent theft at the country’s premier museum.

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