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Wednesday, 16 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.



Commander-in-Chief and his able General: The book launching ceremony of ‘Gota’s War’ an introspective collection of events that led to the crushing of Tiger terrorism in Sri Lanka documented by veteran journalist C. A. Chandraprema was held on Monday at Waters Edge in Battaramulla. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa with Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and Chief Government Whip and Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardane. Picture by Sudath Silva

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All out war against illegal sand mining

Raids on illegal sand mining would be carried out with high frequency and the law against the offenders would be strictly implemented to prevent a possible rise in illegal sand mining with the relaxaing of sand transport regulations, an Environment Ministry spokesman told the Daily News yesterday. He observed that the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) will establish a flying squad shortly to nab illegal sand miners.

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We reject all types of communalism - President

“We reject all types of communalism, be it Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim. We will not let any communal force raise its head in Sri Lanka,” President Mahinda Rajapaksa told Heads of media institutions at a breakfast meeting held at Temple Trees yesterday. President Rajapaksa requested the Heads of Sri Lankan media organizations ,

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Revaluation of criteria:

President to appoint committee on Z-score

The government is to appoint a high level committee with a view to restructuring the Z-score system for the admission of students to universities. According to Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake , this committee will be entrusted with restructuring the present Z-score system to ensure that no student is subjected to any injustices in university admission.

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