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Friday, 16 November 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 plants a medicinal plant at the ‘Diyatha Uyana’ complex on the banks of Diyawanna oya to inaugurate the Deyata Sevana National Tree Planting Campaign yesterday. The campaign is aimed at planting 1.1 million plants throughout the country as a gift to the nation. Ministers Maithripala Sirisena, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, S B Dissanayake and Susil Premajayantha, Deputy Minister S M Chandrasena, Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunge and Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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A 10 % forest cover hike -President

*Determined ‘greening’ effort

*Budgetary allocations already made

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said his government has launched a concerted drive to arrest the country’s fast depleting forest cover through a systematic reforestation programme. “We are in the process of increasing the country’s forest cover from 25 percent to 35 percent and budgetary allocation have already been made for this,”

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President congratulates CPC General Secretary Xi Jingping

President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a congratulatory message to General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping states: “It is with immense pleasure that I extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to you on your election as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China at the Party’s 18th National Congress”.

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New CPC constitution highlights ‘opening up’

With the Communist Party of China (CPC) unveiling its new leadership at the end of the party’s 18th National Congress in Beijing yesterday, the CPC says that continuity to reform and opening up will be “the path to a stronger China”. The CPC which drives the second largest economy in the world, appointed Vice President Xi Jinping as the General Secretary of the party’s Central Committee yesterday,

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