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Tuesday, 24 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday participated in a ceremony to mark the 68 th Upasamapada Vinaya Karma (Higher Ordination) Ceremony of Sri Lanka Ramannaya Maha Nikaya at Gatambe Grounds, Peradeniya. Sri Lanka Ramannaya Chapter Adhikarana Sanghanayaka Ven. Napane Premasiri Thera, Getambe Rajopawanarama Chief Incumbent Ven. Keppetiyagoda Siriwimala Thera, Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayaka, Minister C.B. Rathnayaka, Deputy Minister M.K.D.S.Gunawardena, MP Dilum Amunugama, MP Eric Weerawardena and UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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No statistical basis to ‘crime wave’

Govt has taken steps to mitigate crime rate :

There is “no crime wave” in the country according to available statistics. The government has initiated a number of projects to minimise crimes committed in post- conflict times, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.

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‘No rapes committed by Security Forces in North and East’

The members of the security forces have not been involved in the any sexual assault, in North and East, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. He said according to the statistics and revelations of a study conducted at hospital level no evidence was found that the personnel attached to the security forces were involved in sexual assaults in North and East provinces.

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‘Development activities must not cease with change of ministers’

President at N ‘Eliya DDC meeting :

“The development activities already on track will never be stopped or cancelled with the change of ministers, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. “Even with the change of portfolios or a changing of government, the planned development activities should continue as scheduled and those development activities should not be affected, “ the President said.

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Flowers from President to Mukherjee

Following the announcement of Pranab Mukherjee’s resounding victory at the Indian Presidential election, President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent flowers to the residence of the President-elect, in manifestation of his longstanding friendship with Pranab Mukherjee and in appreciation of Mukherjee’s contribution to promote Indo-Sri Lanka relations.

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