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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 and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa who arrived
at the Dubai International Airport to attend the World Energy Forum being welcomed by two Sri Lankan children Kavini and Sadith. Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the UAE Sarath Wijesinghe, Consul General of Dubai M. Abdul Raheem were also present to welcome the President. Picture by Sudath Silva

The beaches of Eastern Sri Lanka are awash with millions of small fish, drawing large crowds to witness  the phenomenon which according to experts, is the result of freezing waters in the world’s major oceans driving fish and other aquatic life to the Indian ocean. Here, a typical scene in Katttankudi beach teeming with fish, providing a rich harvest to the villagers. Picture by Jaufer Khan, Batticaloa group corr

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Lanka tells diaspora :

‘Come and witness our achievements’

Sri Lanka has invited foreign media and influential persons belonging to the Tamil diaspora to come and see what is happening in the country, in a move to deal with disinformation campaigns that have been launched against the country by some sections of the Tamil diaspora, said External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunathilaka Amunugama.

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NCPA alarmed at goings - on at some International Schools

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) yesterday called for the immediate intervention of the Education Ministry to improve the overall standards of some International Schools in the country. NCPA chairperson Anoma Dissanayake said her department received a large number of complaints related to incidents of child abuse and poor overall standards at some of these schools.

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More benefits under Divineguma Act - Dullas

“Samurdhi recipients will not be deprived any benefits they enjoyed under the Samurdhi scheme with the implementation of the Divineguma Act. The benefits will be significantly increased under the Divineguma Department,” Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Allahapperuma said.

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President in Dubai to participate in Dubai World Energy Forum

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday arrived in Dubai to participate in the World Energy Forum 2012. Over 2,000 delegates, including 22 Heads of States are expected to attend the World Energy Forum 2012. The Forum will be held at Dubai’s International Convention and Exhibition Centre for three days. In the meantime, the UAE government has decided to summon a forum where all First Ladies of the countries being represented at the World Energy Forum will participate, states a Presidential Media Division press release.

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