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Thursday, 14 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 visited Tama Zoo in Tokyo where he gifted two baby elephants as a mark of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka. Princess Tsuguko of Takamado and former Prime Minister Fukuda accompanied the President. A large number of Japanese children gathered to welcome the President and the First Lady at the zoo. They thanked them for gifting elephants to the zoo. Picture by Sudath Silva

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On unaccounted for wealth ... :


Complaint already investigated :

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption has noticed former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake to appear before the Commission on March 18 regarding a complaint made against alleged amassing of wealth by her through unfair and illegal means, while she was a member of the public service.

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Western nations underestimate SL’s development – Japanese Deputy PM

Western nations are underestimating the development in Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, said when he met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa for discussions yesterday. President Rajapaksa is currently on a four day official visit to Japan which began Monday.

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Parents of the dead and missing tell Pillay:

Do justice by all victims

Members of the Dead and Missing Persons’ Parents Front wants United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Navaneethan Pillay to do justice by all persons who were killed or went missing during the war, irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. They said they have come to know through the media that she (Pillay) is biased and supports only LTTE sympathisers as opposed to Tamils in general, or the other communities living in Sri Lanka.

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Ministry spearheads 120 projects to mark Deyata Kirula

The Economic Development Ministry will commission a number of development projects covering agriculture, irrigation, education, health, drinking water and power supply completed at a cost of Rs 10,625 million in the Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts parallel to the Deyata Kirula National Exhibition 2013 which will be held in Ampara from March 23 to 29.

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