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Saturday, 29 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.



President calls on Mahanayake Theras
President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy on December 27 evening and paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic. The Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter chanted Seth Pirith and invoked blessings on the President. Thereafter the President called on the Most Ven Tibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatta Chapter at the Malwatta Viharaya and received his blessings. Central Province Chief Minister Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, Uva Chief Minister Shasheendra Rajapaksa, Deputy Minister Earl Gunasekara and Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama were also present. Pictures by Sudath Silva

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Well known corruption buster and former Chairman of PERC (Public Enterprises Reform Commission), Nihal Sri Amarasekera said that as a member of a global anti-corruption organization, he would be proud to say to the world that Sri Lanka impeached her Chief Justice on integrity related issues. He said so in a radio interview with SLBC last morning with the programme People’s Power. Amarasekera said that there are serious integrity issues involving the CJ,

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Impeachment of Chief Justice :

Resolution in first week of Jan -Keheliya

The resolution on the impeachment of Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayaka will be tabled within the first week of January when Parliament meets, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday. “What has been practiced previously in the impeachment of any Chief Justice in the country will be followed in the case of incumbent Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayaka as well,”

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Parliament is supreme – TU leaders

Trade Union leaders yesterday said Parliament is the supreme institution in a country and the Judiciary has no right to challenge Parliament. “All public sector employees must respect the constitution,” they said. “According to the public sector ethics code, government employees are bound to serve the government honestly and disciplinary action can be taken against those who fail to do so,” they said.

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Charges against CJ:

Procedure constitutional - Bogollagama

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed by the Speaker to probe charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike was a laid down procedure found in the constitution. The Standing Orders are created under the constitution by the legislature in dealing with certain specific areas for which the legislature’s functions have been determined by the creators of the constitution,

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