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Wednesday, 9 January 2013


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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.



Aggrieved Golden Key depositors engaged in a satyagraha opposite Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranike’s official residence yesterday. (Right) Golden Key depositors thronged in large numbers in front of the UN headquarters are staging a demonstration. Pictures by Wasitha Patabendige

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The historic Divineguma Bill was passed in Parliament yesterday with more than a two thirds majority in the House. The Bill legislates to absorb 27,000 Samurdhi Development officers into the public service which is another move by the government to strengthen the public service. This Act is designed to empower 1.8 million poor families in all parts of the country to overcome economic difficulties in the government’s attempt to realize the aim of making ‘Sri Lanka the miracle of Asia’,

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No force can deprive people of their sovereign rights - President

The people are committed to protect Government representatives when they discharge their duties and responsibilities by the people properly, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday. He added that no force can deprive the people of their sovriegn rights nor can it be taken from them. The President added that various insidious forces are busy planning to overthrow the UPFA government which always gives prominence to the development of villages,

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Standing Orders are also law - Yapa

Maintaining peace and stability in the country should be the main concern of all, Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said. He said the country’s future generation would suffer in the absence of peace and stability. “Sri Lanka is a democratic country. Anybody can attain power by facing elections.

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PS murder suspects netted within 72 hours

Neighbours shot dead Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala, Police said, adding they are yet to establish the motive of PS member’s murder. Five suspects in connection with the murder, including the main suspect have been arrested by the police -- within 72 hours of the incident. Police spokesman SSP Prishantha Jayakody said,

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