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Tuesday, 10 July 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 van transporting bread and other bakery products in extremely unhygienic conditions to be delivered to the canteens of two leading state institutions in Colombo Fort was nabbed by Police and Public Health officials attached to the Colombo Municipal Council yesterday. Officials found the food item, including bread and buns, laid bare on the chassis of the vehicle in between the legs of the driver’s assistant. Investigations revealed the supplier was a private bakery in Peliyagoda. Officials later took the entire vanload back to the bakery premises and burnt the stock of bread and other bakery products before the bakery owners, pouring kerosene oil on the stock. The bakery owner was also noticed to appear before the Maligakanda magistrate on July 16. A team led by PHI P C k Subaratna assisted by Police and security officers conducted the raid. Picture by Rukmal Gamage

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Dengue eradication mission turns deadly :

PHI bludgeoned to death

A Public Health Officer (PHI) died on the spot after being attacked with a club while on a dengue eradication mission in Thamabalagamuwa, Kantale yesterday. The incident occurred during an argument between a member of a household and a group of public health inspectors on an inspection tour in connection with the Dengue Eradication Month (June 25 to July 25) declared by the Health Ministry.

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Manning new police stations:

Opportunity for NE youth and ex-cadres

The opportunity will be given to North and East youth and also ex-cadres of LTTE during enlistment to man new police stations which are being established, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said He said that they could join hands with the Civil Security Force personnel in the development drive while doing a prestigious service and assist in the development of their areas. Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was addressing the workshop for Sri Lankan diplomats in overseas missions at Diyatalawa Military Academy on Sunday.

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Stepped-up ops against drug pushing

The government’s efforts to fight the illicit drug trade with the assistance of the law enforcement agencies has succeeded in bringing drug abuse under control, sources at the Police Narcotic Bureau and National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) said yesterday.


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Prolonged fever, sign of dengue

Around 17,000 dengue cases and 85 dengue deaths have been reported from all parts of the country to date, Health Ministry Epidemiology Unit Director Dr Paba Palihawadana said yesterday. Dr Palihawadana said a person suffering from fever for over three days should seek medical treatment as it could be dengue fever.

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