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Tuesday, 11 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.



The annual prize giving of Carlton Pre-School, Tangalle was held with President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest on Sunday. Carlton Group of Pre-Schools Executive Director First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa presented a special souvenir to Korean ambassador in Sri Lanka John Moon Choi who was a special
guest. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, MP Namal Rajapaksa and Presidential Secretariat Chief of Staff Gamini Senerath were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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CJ can resign before impeachment debate - Deputy Speaker

There will be no developments in connection with the report prepared by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranaike until January 8, 2013, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said.

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PSC report valid despite Oppn members walking out - law experts

The report on the findings of the impeachment charges against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake cannot be debated until January 8, 2013 in keeping with article 78 A of the Standings Orders of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, law experts said.

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High posts given to individuals not to feather own nests

Will do justice by the masses:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said it was against all ethics for any individual to obtain personal benefits by abusing their high office. “There is a procedure to prosecute persons who are holding top posts, if they are involved in wrongdoing,” he said. The President said top posts are offered to persons to obtain a better service to the country and society and not to get them to serve themselves.

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Cadet platoons in N-E schools

Terrorism which prevailed in the country was the main barrier in extending the National Cadet Corps (NCC) network to the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Terrorism has been wiped out and the opportunity has now emerged to establish cadet platoons in schools in the two provinces, NCC Director Major General Gamini Jayasundara said.

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Nothing political behind impeachment - Maithripala

SLFP General Secretary, Minister Maithripala Sirisena said the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice was brought by Members of Parliament and it was done in accordance with provisions of the constitution.

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