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Saturday, 28 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 returned to the island yesterday after completing a successful four-day state visit to South Korea. President Rajapaksa appreciated the Korean assistance for Sri Lanka’s development activities. Here, the President being welcomed
on arrival. Picture by Sudath Silva

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HR complaints to LLRC under probe

Justice to be meted out in accordance with SL’s legal code:

All complaints on Human Rights violations made to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) are being investigated for action. Former Attorney General and a member of the Sri Lanka delegation to the UNHRC Mohan Peiris told the Daily News yesterday the allegations on Human Rights violations placed before the LLRC are under investigation in accordance with Sri Lanka’s legal code.

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President returns after successful South Korean visit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island yesterday after completing a successful four-day state visit to South Korea. President Rajapaksa held a very productive discussion with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak where he appreciated the assistance rendered by Korea for development activities in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan fishermen ecstatic to be home

The six Sri Lankan fishermen rescued from Somali pirates and brought to the island on Thursday, had been subjected to cruel treatment and had suffered a traumatic experience, the owner of Nimesha Duwa fishing vessel, S A M Fernando told the Daily News yesterday.

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No evacuation of city dwellers - Defence Secy

No one living within Colombo city limits would be sent out but arrangements are being made for them to live in similar environments in the same areas, while the country is propelled forward on the path of development, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday.

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