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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.



HAZARD ! : Limestone factories in the Matale district have become a threat to the environment and to the health of persons working in those factories and living in the vicinity. Environmentalists say these factories cause environmental pollution and request the authorities to take immediate steps to deal with the problem and lay down a proper procedure to be followed by those engaged in the limestone industry.
Picture by Nissanka Wijerathne

President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/ Bozen- South Tyrol, Italy Dr Luis Duruwalder arrived in Sri Lanka on the invitation of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday. He is here to see
possible investment opportunities. Dr Duruwalder and the delegation will visit several areas where development projects have been launched.The delegation said they will also look into the possibilities of setting up a hotel school in Hambantota. The delegation includes Bolzano’s Handloom, Industry and Trade Minister Dr Thomas
Pitchman, World Fair Trade Organisation chairman Dr Rudi Dalvali and Professional Tourism School director Bridget T Gazar. They were welcomed
at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody.
Picture y Kumarasiri Prasad, airport group cor

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All judges who violated Parliamentary privilege by issuing orders to Parliament should be summoned before the Parliamentary Privileges Committee, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said.

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A court verdict that is aimed at destabilizing the country and driving it towards anarchy to disturb the peace and progress after 30 years of war, is in all likelihood possible today, the Media minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the Daily News yesterday.

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A’pura flood victims to receive Rs 50 m in compensation

Around Rs 50 million needs to be allocated to pay compensation to persons whose houses were destroyed by the recent floods in the Anuradhapura district. Nearly 700 families will receive compensation, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

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President can remove a SC Judge when impeachment motion is passed in Parliament :

Procedure followed in keeping with the Constitution and Standing Orders :

Judiciary cannot change the Constitution - Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva

Public Service Commission has the power to take disciplinary action :

An impeachment motion is a disciplinary action :

What you are saying is correct. There had been impeachment motions even in the past and even against me. But those did not receive public interest. Those were solved at that level. The most important thing is there should only be a Parliamentary procedure in this regard. The extraordinary fact we now have is that there is a judicial procedure parallel to the Parliamentary procedure. Then the public have to consider both these. A few days ago, the matter was before the Judiciary and before that it was before Parliament. This has led to some confusion.

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President requests Saudi King for release of Lankan maid

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested the King of Saudi Arabia to release the Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek who faces death sentence in Saudi jail on charges of murdering an infant boy, states a release from the Department of Government Information Ministry of Mass Media and In formation.

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