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Tuesday, 12 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.



Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. External Affairs Minister Prof G. L. Peiris was also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Two day tour of the peninsula:


President Mahinda Rajapaksa will make a two day tour of the Jaffna peninsula beginning today, where he will participate in religious ceremonies and public events organized by Northern Province Governor G A Chandrasiri. While in Jaffna he will open the Chunnakam Thermal Power Plant - Uthuru Jananee - today, and a new building complex for the Jaffna Teaching Hospital tomorrow.

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West misled by LTTE sympathizers - Defence Secretary

Nations hounding Sri Lanka internationally should engage constructively with the government, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.

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Prof. Peiris stresses need for goodwill of int’l community

External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris stressed the need for empathy and goodwill on the part of the international community as Sri Lanka moved forward to consolidate the benefits of stability for all its people.

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Tri-lingual school for Vavuniya

Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa yesterday laid the foundation stone for a fully equipped Tri-lingual school to be built at Bogaswewa, Vavuniya to accommodate 3,000 students. The school to be named Mahinda Rajapaksa Vidyalaya built on a 20 acre plot of land will have all features needed by a modern educational institute.

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Complainant withdraws case against girl

Coconut stealing incident:

The case filed against the 13-years-old school girl for robbing to raise Rs. 800 towards colour washing of her school building was withdrawn yesterday before Horana Magistrate, Mahinda Ranasingha. Complainant Karannagodage Chandrasena filed a motion withdrawing the case, releasing the student from the charges .

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