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Thursday, 30 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.



A high level delegation led by Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie which arrived in Sri Lanka on a five day official visit yesterday met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees. Here the visiting Chinese General being received by the President. External Affairs Minister Prof G. L. Peiris, Passenger Transport Minister C. B. Ratnayake, Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunathilaka Amunugama and Chief of Presidential Staff Gamini Senerath were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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President addresses farmers’ woes

President Mahinda Rajapaksa toured several areas in the Polonnaruwa district on Tuesday to personally look into the problems encountered by the farmer community due to the current drought. During the tour, the President visited Attanakandawala, Jayasiripura and Ithiriwewa Mahaweli G Zone coming under the Elahera project, exchanged views with farmers and paid attention to their problems.


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Put a halt to communal slogans - Dullas

The UPFA requested Opposition parties not to obstruct the path towards national reconciliation for the sake of securing votes at elections. Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister and SLFP General Treasurer Dullas Allahapperuma addressing a press conference at the Mahaweli Centre yesterday, requested political parties contesting the Eastern Provincial Council election to refrain from using communal slogans.

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Chinese Defence Minister meets President

A high level delegation led by State Councillor and Minister of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) General Liang Guanglie yesterday called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees. Speaking on the occasion, President Mahinda Rajapaksa thanked the government and the people of China for standing by Sri Lanka when it was facing various challenges internationally.

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Kapilawasthu Sacred Relics Exposition:

Highest number of devotees in Gampola

The largest number of devotees to pay homage to the Kapilawasthu Sacred Relics since they were brought to Sri Lanka were seen in Gampola, as a long queue formed outside the Naranvita Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Temple where the Relics are kept since making their journey from Kantale Agrabodhi Viharaya on Tuesday.

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