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Monday, 10 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.



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UPFA in hat-trick of victories

The UPFA victory especially in the former war torn Eastern Province, is seen by political analysts as a slap in the face of some Opposition parties which sought to gain cheap political mileage by trying to create divisions among ethnic and religious groups during the run up to the poll.

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UPFA victory will be etched in annals of Lankan history -President

The concluded Provincial Council election which brought a resounding victory for the UPFA in Sabaragamuwa, North Central and Eastern Provinces will be written in the annals of Sri Lankan election history as the tenth election which was won by UPFA government under my leadership, President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a press release on the UPFA victory said. “This election was a national referendum which clariified the Sinhala, Muslim and Tamil communities’ standpoint.

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Victory, an answer to Human Rights groups, racists - PM

Prime Minister D M Jayaratne in a press release commenting on the resounding victory secured by the UPFA said he was proud to mention that the victory has given a clear answer to both the International Human Rights lobby and racial extremists. The victory has abundantly proved that Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities in these three provinces are firmly with the UPFA government and they have kept their utmost confidence in the government’s theme ‘let’s proceed as one nation ‘where everybody can live in a harmonious country sharing equal opportunities, the Prime Minister said.

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