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Wednesday, 25 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 opened the Vahalkada of historical Devinuwara Sri Vishnu Devalaya in memory of his parents, former Minister D.A Rajapaksa and Dandina Samarasinghe Dissanayake. Here, the President in conversation with Chief incumbent of Devinuwara Rajamaha Viharaya Ven Sri Sunanda Anunayake
Thera after offering Ata Pirikara. (Above): The Vahalkada. Ministers Dullas Allahapperuma, Chandrasiri Gajadheera, Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Development boost for Batti

A 326 metre long new bridge is being built next to the ancient Kalladi Bridge (Lady Manning Bridge) in the Batticaloa town by the government in line with the infrastructure development activities carried out in the Batticaloa district. Once constructed,

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President orders relief to students affected by Z score

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake yesterday said President Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered maximum relief to the students who may have been subjected to injustice due to the Z score issue, by facilitating the admission of some of these students to the universities.

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UPFA to hold major rallies in all seven districts of PCs

The United People’s Freedom Alliance’s (UPFA) victory at the Provincial Council election is assured due to the weak nature of the Opposition, including UNP and the JVP, coupled with the unprecedented development, SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, said.

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Ranil has no moral right to talk on democracy - SLFP Gen. Secy

United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has no moral right to talk of democracy. He has violated the democratic rights of the UNPers within the party by amending the party constitution and closing the doors of Siri Kotha to them by deciding to hold the party leaders’ election once in six years,

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