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Monday, 4 February 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 participates in the opening of the renovated Dutch Navy Commissioner’s Housing Complex in Trincomalee yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva


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High sea drama

The Navy rescued 138 Bangladeshi and Myanmar nationals from a sinking overcrowded wooden vessel, 50 nautical miles off Akkaraipattu on Saturday, in a 20 hour rescue operation.

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Lanka marks 65th Independence Day today

Sri Lanka’s 65th Independence Day celebrations will be held on a grand scale at Fort Frederick in Trincomalee today. The celebrations will be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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President opens renovated Dutch Navy Commissioner’s Housing Complex in Trincomalee

Refurbished building to be converted to Naval and Maritime Museum:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened the renovated Dutch Navy Commissioner’s Housing Complex in Trincomalee yesterday. This was once the Dutch Naval Commissioner’s official bungalow. The opening was held as a part of the 65th Independence Day celebrations in Trincomalee.

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International Bar Assn issue :

Visas withdrawn due to inaccurate information

Following the detection of inaccurate information in the visa applications of the four member delegation representing the International Bar Association (IBA), which had unilaterally scheduled a visit to Sri Lanka, regrettably the Sri Lankan government was constrained to withdraw visas issued through the ETA system for three applicants and the other by a diplomatic mission, the External Affairs Ministry said yesterday.

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Hungary will stand by SL – Speaker

Visiting Hungarian Speaker Laszlo Kover assured Prime Minister D M Jayaratne that the country will stand by Sri Lanka against international pressure.

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World’s largest passenger ship here today

The Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, one of the world’s largest passenger ships, will arrive at the Colombo Port today. This is the first time such a large ship will arrive in Sri Lanka.

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Industrial and tourism zones coming in North

Five new industrial zones and several tourism zones are to be established in the North shortly. The industrial zones are to be set up in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Mullaitivu districts. Mandativu, Karativu and Kayts islands have been earmarked to establish the tourism zones.

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