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Saturday, 13 October 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.



Rashmi Nimesha Gunawardena, a student of Deloluwa Kanishta Vidyalaya,
Deraniyagala who obtained 153 marks at the Grade 5 Scholarship examination
this year by using her left leg to write answer scripts, despite being
born without both hands and the right leg, was felicitated by President
Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on Thursday, to mark Girl Child’s Day.
Here, President Rajapaksa with Rashmi after she received a special treat
and several gifts from the President in recognition of her talents. Picture
by Sudath Silva

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Implementation of LLRC recommendations:

Govt depts given specific time frames

The committee headed by Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga to oversee the implementation of recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission(LLRC), has given specific time frames during which the implementing agencies of LLRC recommendations are required to complete their assigned tasks.

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All must protect, safeguard country’s dignity - President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said everyone is duty bound to protect their professional dignity and act within their official capacity and limits. The President said so participating in an event at Temple Trees to mark International Coconut Day yesterday.

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India to drop ‘His Excellency’

Colonial era words like ‘His Excellency’ used for addressing state dignitaries in India will soon be passe. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee approved a new set of protocol to be used in greeting and meeting dignitaries inside and outside the country. Besides, Mukherjee also directed authorities to organise government functions,

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‘Over 5,000 houses built for War Heroes’

Over 5,000 houses have been built by the Defence Ministry along with the Seva Vanitha Units of the Defence Ministry and Three Forces, with labour assistance by Security Forces personnel. These houses have been distributed among War Heroes and many houses are in the process of being constructed,

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