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Wednesday, 3 April 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.



Members of the clergy participating in the Gyalwang Drukpa, Sri Lanka Peace Pada Yatra (Peace Walk) from Kataragama to Jaffna took off to pay homage to the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi on their arrival in Anuradhapura yesterday. They walked in procession to the Bodhi premises from the Batakettara temple accompanied by youth delegates. Picture by Amila Prabath Wanasinghe

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Pepiliyana case compounded:


* Magistrate says persons in robes will not be treated leniently

* ‘Religion’ not the cause for incident

Nugogoda Magistrate Ajith. M. Masinghe yesterday compounded the case in the Pepiliyana incident following mutual agreement reached between the parties involved, and released 17 suspects after severely warning them.

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BASL has breached hallowed tradition – Attorney

Attorney-at-law V. K. Choksy yesterday said the hallowed tradition of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka of according respect to the Judiciary had been breached at the induction ceremony of the newly elected BASL President Upul Jayasuriya, by not inviting the incumbent Chief Justice as the Chief Guest for the occasion.

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Low veggie prices for festive season

On the directives of Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando, 50 Lanka Sathosa outlets in the Colombo district have begun selling vegetables at prices lower than in the regular market price, from yesterday.

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Clergy appeals for ethnic harmony

Clergy representing different faiths yesterday stressed on the urgent need of working towards fostering ethnic harmony and peace while creating a better environment for mutual understanding and amity among all ethnic groups.

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