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Monday, 18 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 to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka. Princess Tsuguko Takamado and former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda accompanied the President. The Princess while recalling the gifting of a baby elephant named ‘Anura’ by Sri Lanka to the zoo on a previous occasion thanked the President for the latest gift. Picture by Sudath Silva

The public in Mannar held a protest rally calling upon the United States not to meddle in Sri Lanka’s affairs and condemning the US resolution to the UNCHR on Saturday. A banner at the protest rally said: ‘USA do not put your
nose to Sri Lanka. We will solve our problem’

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Up, Up and Away

* New chapter in Lanka’s aviation history

* Gargantuan economic prospects for South

Turning a new chapter in the country’s aviation history, Sri Lanka’s second international air gateway - Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA), will be opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.

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President, new Chinese leader to further strengthen ties

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the newly elected Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to further build upon the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and work in close cooperation in all possible areas, during a telephone conversation on Saturday.

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Death of ex-ANCL Chairman

Dr Janadasa Peiris, a former Chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd and former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation passed way yesterday. He was 71.

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Divineguma to uplift 700,000 families

The Economic Development Ministry’s objective is to make Sri Lanka free of poverty by 2016 by boosting the economic levels of 700,000 families selected from all over the country under the Divineguma programme, Minister Basil Rajapaksa said.

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Fishermen no longer need to carry Navy ID cards

Navy Identity cards, made compulsory for Sri Lankan fishermen due to the security reasons, will not be used any more, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said.

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