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Tuesday, 17 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.



National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara hands over the Social Integration Policy Framework, Theme and Logo to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

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Policy framework to cement social integration

‘Difference between city and village should be addressed’ :

All members of society including politicians, religious leaders as well as ambassadors, should play an active role in facilitating social integration, eliminating existing divisions, without trying to exploit these divisions for petty political and other gain, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

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Wedding meal sends over 400 to hospital

Victims include 168 men, 166 women and 93 children:

Over 400 persons were hospitalised following food poisoning after attending a wedding in Kottiyapaleim, Batticaloa yesterday. Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said 168 men, 166 women and 93 children were admitted to the Batticaloa District Hospital by noon yesterday with symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting, stomachache and fever.

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New AG receives appointment letter from President

Sarath Palitha Fernando PC appointed the new Attorney General, received his appointment letter from President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. Fernando who is Sri Lanka’s 27th Attorney General is a past pupil of Royal College, Colombo.

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Scientists baptise new fish genus

Sri Lankan scientists have identified a new genus of fresh water fish and named it after the evolutionary biologist and renowned atheist Richard Dawkins. Lead researcher Rohan Pethiyagoda said the new genus, named Dawkinsia,

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Schoolgirl seduction case :

Akuressa PS chairman re-remanded

The Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha chairman remanded on charges of seducing a 14-year-old schoolgirl was re-remanded until July 30 when produced before Matara chief magistrate Udesh Ranatunga yesterday. The suspect was earlier remanded until July 16 by Matara additional magistrate Dulani Amarasinghe who refused a bail application made by the suspect’s counsel D Dahanayake.

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