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Thursday, 14 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 at the inauguration of the central functioning building complex of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital yesterday. Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda, Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka Nubuhito Hobo and JICA officials were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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President tells people of North :


* Bestowed the greatest gift of peace

* Stopped era where parents hid their children

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the people in the North and South were bestowed with the greatest gift of freedom by the government after three decades of conflict. The government is taking every possible effort to provide what is required for the people, he said. The President stressed the government ensured the people’s right to live in the country free from fear and intimidation.

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Pope’s election only by College of Cardinals

The National Catholic Social Communications Centre yesterday said the election of a Pope is always the responsibility of the College of Cardinals and there is no prior nomination of candidates. Issuing a clarification yesterday, National Director and spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Colombo Rev Fr Benedict Joseph said:

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Julie Bishop in interview with ABC:

Australia should encourage C’wealth members to attend Colombo summit

Australia’s opposition leader Julie Bishop said she was satisfied that Australia should attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November and also encourage member countries to do so. “As far as the Commonwealth heads of government meeting later this year is concerned, I’m satisfied that Australia should attend and should encourage other Commonwealth countries to attend.

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TNA following beaten track of LTTE – Douglas

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders are following in the footsteps of the LTTE in spreading falsehoods about the country. They travel from India to Geneva to concoct stories against the country, Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda said. The minister said LTTE leaders were also in the habit of traveling in many countries and cities including Oslo and propagating falsehoods.

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