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Monday, 30 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.



An artisan works on Buddha statues in Dompe yesterday. Buddhists are preparing to celebrate Vesak which commemorates the Buddha’s birth,attaining enlightenment and passing away on May 5. AFP

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Labour minister to working class :

‘Unite to defeat enemies of the state’

Labour Relations Minister Gamini Lokuge yesterday called on the working class to unite behind the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to enable him to take forward his development plans for a prosperous Sri Lanka. “This is the time all Sri Lankans should stand together as one nation to help the President to steer the country forward and defeat the conspiracies of the enemies of the state,” he said.

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Sri Lanka - Korea ties reach new heights

Sri Lanka and South Korea considably strengthened inter - parliamentary co-operation as an essence in further promoting close bonds of friendship between the two countries. “Both parties acknowledged the vibrant multifaceted bilateral partnership built over the years since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1977 and agreed to reinforce the institutional framework for co-operation by setting up a mechanism for regular bilateral policy consultations at official level,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a release yesterday following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s successful state visit to South Korea.

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‘Lanka’s religious harmony, example to other countries’

The adviser to Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Tashkiri, said he is pleased with the existing degree of inter-faith harmony in Sri Lanka. The Irnanian religious leader expressed these views during a meeting with Prime Minister D M Jayaratne, the Prime Minister’s media unit said. During the meeting, Tashkiri said Iran was impressed with religious coexistence and unity in Sri Lanka.

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Change readiness index:

Lanka first in South Asia

The recently released results of the 2012 Change Readiness Index have ranked Sri Lanka at the 22nd place among 60 developing and emerging world economies and first among South Asian countries. The survey conducted by KPMG International in collaboration with researchers from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has assessed the level of change readiness across 60 countries with a focus on developing and emerging markets.

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