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Monday, 10 December 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.



One of the highlights of the last day of Parliamentary sittings each year is the traditional dinner hosted by the Speaker to Members of Parliament where government and opposition members
put behind all rancour and hostilities displayed during the preceding budget debate and join in merriment. President Mahinda Rajapaksa who freely mingled with the legislators joining in their
wisecracks and banter, is seen here in the company of Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga while others savour the light moment, when he dropped in at the Speaker’s official residence on
the occasion, Saturday night. Picture by Chandana Perera

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The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) having examined the oral and written evidence against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake found her guilty of three out of five charges investigated among the 14 charges brought against her in the impeachment motion.

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Successful budget debate; Speaker thanks MPs

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa at the end of the budget debate in Parliament on Saturday thanked all members who contributed to make the budget debate a success. The Speaker making a special announcement at the end of the budget debate, said the budget debate was full of heated arguments.

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Judges’ integrity absolute must

A former judge went on leave until cleared in probe:

Whilst impressing on the need to safeguard the honour and dignity of the Judiciary, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said if the honour and trust in the Judiciary is affected, it will hinder proper governance of the country. He was of the view that Judges should be of exemplary conduct at all times and they should not leave any room for finger pointing at them for misconduct, which in turn will generate apprehension and misgivings towards the Judiciary and judges.

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National Health Week begins today

The National Health Week organised by the Health Ministry will commence today on the direction of Health Minister Maithiripala Sirisena. Today to December 17 has been declared ‘National Health Week-2012’.

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