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Thursday, 24 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 yesterday made an inspection tour of Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port’s second stage of construction which consists of six terminals. Ports and Highways Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Chinese ambassador in Sri Lanka Yang Ziuping, parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, V. K. Indika and Sri Lanka Ports Authority chairman Priyath Banduwickrama accompanied the President. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

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Complaints against Police:

NPC assures public of justice

The newly formed National Police Commission (NPC) assured the public that it would make all effort to ensure that justice is done with regard to public complaints against the Police. Since February 23, 2012, the NPC has received 224 public complaints and they have identified 129 of these for investigations.

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More than 91 percent endorse President’s policies - Gallop poll

A Gallop poll revealed that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has garnered the support of more than 91 percent of the population due to his farsighted policies in terms of the economy and peace building. Nine out of 10 Sri Lankans approve President Rajapaksa’s job performance, the Gallop polls website reported yesterday.

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President inspects Magampura Port second stage construction

President Mahinda Rajapaksa made an inspection tour of Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port yesterday. He inspected the construction of port’s second stage which consists of six terminals. All facilities are being built at the port premises to meet the needs of local and foreign investors. The government has planned to implement the second stage of the port as a mega project.

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Adopted Lankan seeks legal parents

Leoni Van Ash, 32, a Sri Lankan adopted by an Australian couple in Sydney during her childhood, has arrived in Sri Lanka with her husband and two children to trace her legal Sri Lankan parents. Leoni says her original Sri Lankan name was Priyani Jayawardena as she could faintly remember.

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