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Tuesday, 14 August 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 addressing the Galle District Development Committee meeting at the Hall de Galle auditorium yesterday. Picture by Chandana Perera

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President tells Galle Dev. Committee meeting:

‘Fully implement development projects’

‘No foundation stone - laying unless funds are available’:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday told both state officials and political representatives not to lay foundation stones to initiate development projects hereafter unless they are certain of having adequate funds to complete the programme.

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Govt seeks Dons’ help to ensure success in higher education

The government which has taken a policy decision to give prominence to the educational and research sector to achieve its objective of building a knowledge-based economy without merely depending on traditional products and industries in ushering development and progress sought the assistance of university Dons to ensure the success of education and higher education activities at national and regional level, Mass Media and Information Ministry Secretary Charitha Herath said in a press release yesterday.

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Diesel fiasco:

Suspension and reenlistment of Vitol done by CPC director board

The suspension of the Singapore-based company, Vitol, from the registered list of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) in 2009 and the reenlistment of the company in 2011 were both done in accordance with the decisions of the CPC Director Board, Petroleum Industries Ministry sources said yesterday.

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If strike continues:

CEB to recruit 5,000 new hands

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will recruit a temporary work force not exceeding 5,000 if the regular hands continue to keep away from work, disrupting the electricity supply, deputy chairman Anura Wijepala said.

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