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Wednesday, 23 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.



Parents of Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan worker who faced the death sentence in Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Najeeb Sultan and Ahamadu Seiyadu Fareena met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. The President also handed over a cheque for Rs one million to them as a donation made by the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency on his directive. Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera, Eastern Province Chief Minister Abdul Majeed, Trincomalee district Parliamentarian M S M Thawfeek and Parliamentarian A H M Azwer were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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How “Media advisor’ ran amok :

There were several indictments of the dark era of a former President, when Media Centre for National Security head Lakshman Hullugalle’s book “Lakshman’ was launched yesterday at the Kingsbury Colombo, in the presence of Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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Multiple development projects in Kilinochchi

The Economic Development Ministry has spent Rs 109 million on development projects in Kilinochchi. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa inaugurated several new projects completed at Rs 109 million in the Kilinochchi District on Saturday. Minister Rajapaksa also purchased the first stamp issued to mark the events.

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Operation to round up quacks

A Special Information Centre will be established at the Mirihana Crime Investigation Division to reveal the identity of quacks masquerading as medical doctors, Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Media Spokesman Dr.Naveen de Zoysa said.

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