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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.



An all night Parithrana Dharma Deshana was held at President’s House yesterday
to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa in connection with his birthday and to  mark President Rajapaksa’s second anniversary of assuming office in his second term. Vidayalankara Pirivena Chief Incumbent Ven Dr Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera presided at the opening of the Dharma Deshana. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Sumanthiran’s ‘useless’ description of 13-A rocks country

TNA MP M A Sumanthiran’s description of the 13th Amendment “as meaningless and something which had been continuously rejected by his party,” has taken the country by storm. “The 13th Amendment to the Constitution is something that we had rejected right through as being meaningless,” he told Parliament during the recent Budget debate.

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Sri Lanka’s per capita income highest in S Asia

Sri Lankan economy’s current B1 sovereign rating has been based on its high per capita income and growth, rating agency Moody’s said in its latest credit analysis. “Sri Lanka’s per capita income of $2,800 is the wealthiest among its South Asian neighbours,” the analysis said. It said the island had benefited from integration into the global economy.

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'Sino-Lanka ties at all time high'

The multi - faceted relations enjoyed by Sri Lanka and China are at an all time high, Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianghao said. He said since the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka in 2009, China's investments here has grown rapidly and bi-lateral economic cooperation stands at over US $ 5 billion.

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Milestone in reconciliation process:

Army recruits 100 Kilinochchi girls

The Army throwing its full weight behind the current reconciliation efforts, made another gesture in furtherance of this exercise by enlisting the first-ever batch of 100 Tamil girls from Kilinochchi to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force during a landmark ceremony at the 6th Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (6 SLAWC) Headquarters at Bharathipuram, Kilinochchi on Saturday.

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