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Wednesday, 18 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.



Outgoing Russian ambassador to Sri Lanka Vladimir P. Mikhaylov paid a farewell call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Technology and Research Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Neomal Perera, Member of Parliament A. H. M. Azwer and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present on the occasion. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Ransom demanding ring busted

Police have bared a racket by a group of criminals where affluent families in Mirihana and other areas have been threatened with harm and death if they did not deposit ransoms in several bank accounts. Mirihana Police on Monday arrested a suspect in connection with the incident and further interrogation of the suspect revealed that another suspect who is serving a 36 year sentence in the Mahara Prison was instrumental in the racket.

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‘Child abuse prevention, responsibility of all’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that everyone is duty-bound to protect children from child abuse if they are to wipe out this menace faced by the younger generation. The President was addressing the recipients of “Ranbima deeds” at Temple Trees yesterday.

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Ten political parties funded from abroad

Chief Government Whip and Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday stated in Parliament that 10 political parties among the 64 political parties recognized by the Elections Commissioner, receive funds from foreign countries.

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Parents arrested in child deal

A man and a woman who tried to sell their six-day-old infant to a couple were arrested by Puttalam Police on Monday. The Police led investigations after a complaint lodged on Monday by a man in Palaviya stating that their six-day-old infant was missing since July 13.

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