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Tuesday, 16 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived at the Amiri International Airport, Kuwait to attend the First Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit, being received by Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Picture by Sudath Silva

Second set of quintuplets born in Sri Lanka : The proud parents. Pictures by Asela Kuruluwansa

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Govt ready for INGO lobby at UPR

Sri Lanka is ready to answer any question that will be raised at the forthcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council by any local or foreign non-governmental organisation, External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunathilaka Amumugama said.

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Wimal wants Mangala’s statement probed

The Police should investigate UNP Media Spokesman Mangala Samaraweera’s statement in respect of the alleged attack on the Judicial Services Commission Secretary, Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said.

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Universities back to academic work

Universities started functioning yesterday after a lapse of three months. The academics returned to campuses to resume teaching, Vice Chancellors said. The students turned up in large numbers at universities islandwide after the strike ended, they said.

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Fuller Bench to decide on Divi Neguma Bill

A three Judge Bench of the Supreme Court yesterday allowed an application for a fuller Bench by the TNA, to hear the petition challenging the status of the Governor of the Northern Province to endorse the Divineguma Bill. This follows a reference of the matter to the Supreme Court by the Court of Appeal for an interpretation. The matter will be taken by again on October 22.

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Second set of quintuplets born in Sri Lanka

A 29 - year-old woman in Kegalle gave birth to quintuplets, three boys and two girls, at the Kandy General Hospital yesterday morning, Kandy General Hospital Director Dr W G A Dissanayake said.

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