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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.



The first copy of the book Amaraneeya Nayakayek-Gamini Dissanayake Puranavalokanaya published to mark the 18th death anniversary of Gamini Dissanayake being presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees by Srima Dissanayake and her son State Management Reforms Minister Navin Dissanayake yesterday. Media Centre for National Security Director General Lakshman Hulugalle, Editor of the book Sandhya Priyanthi Palliyaguruge and members of the Dissanayake family were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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No decision to abolish 13th Amendment

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Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday said the government has no intention of abolishing the 13th Amendment. “The 13th Amendment is a part of the constitution. Because of that, we have given the oath to protect the 13th Amendment as the government,” he said.

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Mahanayakes bless Divineguma programme

Prelates of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters and Ramanna Nikaya expressed their appreciation and confidence that the Divineguma programme is a great success and major boost to the national economy, states an Economic Development Ministry press release.

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Notice issued on NSB chairman

Colombo chief magistrate Rashmie Singappuli yesterday issued notice on former chairman of the National Savings Bank for the alleged unlawful procurement of shares of The Finance Company. The notice is returnable on February 28, 2013. The magistrate issued the order to consider filing plaint against the respondent Pragith Gamini Suraj Kariyawasam, husband of Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake,

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JSC Secy appointment unconstitutional - GL

The appointment of Manjula Thilakaratne as Judicial Services Commission Secretary was done in violation of the constitution, External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris told Parliament yesterday. “The person appointed was 30th in the seniority list.

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