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Tuesday 5 March 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 who visited the Sri Bodhi Rajaramaya, Thellulla in the Thanamalwila Divisional Secretariat yesterday unveils the plaque to open the Wahalkada. Picture by Udesh Gunaratne

Resettled farmers in Vasavilan West in the North harvest their onion cultivation with the hope of reaping a good income. These farmers displaced due to terrorist activities are able to cultivate their lands after 27 years. The land were handed over to them following demining after eliminating terrorism. Picture by Vasitha Patabendige

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* Sri Lanka outside danger range

* All early warning systems operating

No radiation leakage has been reported from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) chairman Dr Ranjith Wijayawardane said. Questioned about recent newspaper reports of a radiation leakage at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Chennai, the chairman said the Kudamkulam Power Plant was constructed with advanced Russian technology under the supervision of the Indian government, Indian Atomic Energy Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency. “They are responsible for any failure in the power plant.

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First visit as President to Sri Bodhi Rajaramaya

President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Sri Bodhi Rajaramaya, Thellulla in the Thanamalwila Divisional Secretariat yesterday. It was his first visit to the temple after being elected President. President Rajapaksa opened the temple’s Wahalkada and paid homage to the Bo tree.

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Govt allocates Rs 14,350 m for public sector graduates’ wages

The government will allocate Rs 14,350 million annually to pay wages to graduates recruited to the public sector last year, Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W D J Seneviratne said.

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Liquor banned at Big Matches

No persons who attend big matches will in future be allowed to enter the playgrounds under the influence of liquor or having liquor in their possession. The Police requested cricket fans attending big matches to strictly adhere to this Police order.

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UN Chief impressed by SL’s post - conflict progress

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he recognised the important steps taken by the Sri Lankan government since the end of the conflict. The UN Chief said this in reply to a question on Sri Lanka during a press briefing.


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