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Wednesday, 2 May 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 greeting the massive crowd at the UPFA May Day rally at Town Hall yesterday. (Top) A section of the mammoth crowd at yesterday’s UPFA May Day greeting President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pictures by Sudath Silva

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President at mammoth UPFA May Day rally:


President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed that he will not permit international conspirators to create disputes and destabilize the country, under any circumstances. He said Sri Lanka is one of the oldest democracies in the Asian region and honours all kinds of democratic norms and practices.

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Grace period for vehicle clearing at Magampura Port

A 14 - day grace period has been given for motor vehicle clearance at the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa harbour, before the full clearing charges will be levied, Ports Authority chairman Dr Priyath Bandu Wickrama said. According to him, port charges will not be imposed for the first seven days from unloading and a 50 percent of the port charges

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Nearly 30,000 families to be registered

Under Janasevana Swashakthi programme:

The Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Ministry has taken measures to register 30,000 families living in under developed habitats in Colombo urban areas, with the objective of uplifting their living standards under the Janasevana Swashakthi Human Development Programme, Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa, said.

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