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Tuesday, 19 June 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.



A prize catch : Chilaw Police Intelligence Unit officers acting on a tip-off, arrested a woman in possession of an elephant tusk with an intricate carving at Wilattewa, Chilaw, while planning to sell it for Rs 2.4 million. Police said investigations revealed the woman employed abroad for nearly eight years, had smuggled the tusks on her return from Cyprus. Investigations are continuing on the direction of Chilaw OIC Inspector M Rangala. Picture by Prasad Poornamal, Puttalam district group corr

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BOC achieves unique landmark:

First Rs one trillion balance sheet in corporate sector

Bank of Ceylon (BOC), the premier state bank in the country, reached a landmark achievement by recording a Rs one trillion balance sheet as at end May this year. “We, as the national bank in the country, were working towards a target of 01,10,12 to achieve the one trillion balance sheet, Rs 10 billion profit by 2012 and achieved this significant milestone seven months prior to the targeted date,” Bank of Ceylon Chairman Dr Gamini Wickramasinghe said.

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Katuwana killers will be brought to book - Hulugalle

The government will take all measures to bring the culprits in the Katuwana double murder case to book, whoever they may be. This is another effort in eliminating the law of the jungle, Media Centre for National Security Director General Lakshman Hulugalle said yesterday.

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Anti-dengue drive:

Minister bemoans lukewarm response from govt departments

The country has 45 ministries, but only nine have appointed Dengue Control Committees. Only four out of 90 departments have responded to the circular by the Secretary to the President directing all government institutions to set up Dengue Control Committees, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said. “There are 33 authorities, 30 boards, 24 corporations and 21 commissions in the country. But Dengue Control Committees have been set up only in one each of the above bodies.

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More evidence of Balangoda man

Pre-historic human skeleton unearthed in SL for first time :

Excavations at the Pahiyangala cave in Bulathsinhala, Kalutara confirmed that homo sapiens had settled in Sri Lanka 40,000 years ago, Deputy Director of Archaeology Dr Nimal Perera said. A skeleton of the Balangoda man was found at the excavation site of the Pahiyangala cave a few days ago, he said. It was the first time that a pre-historic human skeleton was unearthed in Sri Lanka, Dr Perera said. Following the excavation, more evidence was found about the Balangoda man including his food items, rituals and also equipment made out of stone used by him, he said.

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