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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 National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP) was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by National Human Resources and Employment Policy Steering Committee Chairman Senior Minister DEW Gunasekera at Temple Trees yesterday. Secretary of the Senior Ministers’ Secretariat Mahinda Madihahewa was also present. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

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Investor influx for ports - H’tota gets lucky

Hordes of foreign and local investors have expressed their desire to invest in port related ventures surrounding the Colombo and Hambantota Mahinda Rajapaksa ports, Ports and Highways Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena said. Three such ventures are to commence business in the near future, probably within the next few months since the construction of these three enterprises are in their final stages.

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President gets major education reform proposal

The National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP) launched by the government yesterday recognized the importance of reforming the school education sector to achieve the objective of attaining full, productive and freely chosen employment for all in Sri Lanka. This policy framework was launched with the first copy being presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by National Human Resources ,

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Gamini, not Baratha, shot Duminda - President’s Counsel

President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya appearing for MP Duminda Silva pointed out that his client was not a criminal but a victim who was shot by R. Gamini, a bodyguard of Baratha Lakshman Premachnadra, when the Baratha Luxman murder case was taken up in court by Colombo Additional Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday.

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Rains boost hydro power capacity

The country’s hydro power generation capacity rose to 43 percent by Monday with the heavy rains being experienced in the catchment areas, the Ceylon Electricity Board said yesterday. The CEB said the reservoir storage which stood as low as 15 percent during the past few months, had risen up to about 40 percent now.

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