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Monday, 21 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspects the proposed plan for a domestic airport in Nuwaraeliya at the earmarked site. Ministers Priyankara Jayaratne, C B Ratnayake and Navin Dissanayake, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and Chief of Presidential staff Gamini Senarath were also present. Picture by Nalin Hewapathirana

Two suspects were arrested by customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits to India. Five gold biscuits weighing around 700 grams and valued at around Rs 4.5 million were found in the suspects’ possession, customs sources said. The sources said the suspects, from Colombo, had attempted to smuggle the gold biscuits by concealing them in their shoes. The gold was seized while the suspects were released on bail. Pictures by Kumarasiri Prasad, airport group cor

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Our constitution, our Rule of Law:

Sri Lanka has sent a strong signal to the international community that the case is closed on what were pending administration of justice issues in Sri Lanka, with the appointment of a new Chief Justice.

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One country, one nation and one law, my aim – President

Sri Lanka today is a nation where all communities can live together, enjoying their rights equally, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. He said his sole objective was one country, one nation and one law.

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Probe on pyramid scheme websites

The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) received information regarding two websites being used for pyramid schemes. SLCERT information security engineer Roshan Chanrdagupta said they received information yesterday regarding pyramid schemes being carried out over the internet.

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Moonstone to be auctioned in London :

Archaeology Dept seeks correct details from Lankan mission

The Archaeology Department requested the Sri Lankan High Commission in England through the National Heritage Ministry to send correct details about the moonstone, believed to have belonged to the Anuradhapura era, to be auctioned in London, the department’s Director General Senerath Dissanayake said.

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