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Wednesday, 5 September 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 lifts a child during the UPFA Provincial Council election meeting at Kantale where he emphasized the importance of ensuring a brighter tomorrow for the future generation. Picture by Kamal Jayamanna

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Provincial Council election:

UPFA emerging as top favourite

 The results of an independent opinion survey conducted by Kelaniya University Mass Communication Department indicates that the UPFA has a popularity rating of 59 percent in the North Central, Eastern and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council elections scheduled for September 8.

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Devotees throng Matara to pay homage to Kapilavasthu Relics

Over 700,000 devotees paid homage to the Kapilavasthu Sacred Relics since they were brought to Kotikagoda Rajamaha Viharaya, Matara on Sunday. An eight kilometre queue extended from Rajamaha Viharaya upto Godaga as pilgrims stood for the pristine opportunity of worshipping the Sacred Relics.

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Safe passage for pilgrims from Trichy

A Foreign Ministry spokesman told Daily News that the Indian government has provided Lankan pilgrims who came under a mob attack in Trichy security and safe passage until their departure from India. He said that Deputy Foreign Minister Neomal Perera was to receive the Sri Lankan pilgrims at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday.

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Trincomalee gets modern fish market complex

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened a state-of-the-art fish market complex in Trincomalee yesterday to serve the fishing community and the public in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The fully equipped complex with ultra- modern facilities was built at a cost of Rs 101 million. The market complex covering 9,100 square feet, feature modern facilities such as a 35 ton capacity deep freezer room,

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