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Monday, 8 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the first Head of State to participate in the National Aluth Sahal Mangalle at the sacred Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi premises yesterday. Members of the Maha Sangha and Deputy Economic Development Minister and Agrarian Services Minister S.M. Chandrasena were also present. Picture by Chandana Perera

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Presidential Com. to probe Matale mass grave

* 54 page report submitted to Matale Court

* Discovery made last year

A Presidential Commission is to be appointed shortly to inquire into the Matale mass grave issue, Presidential Media Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said. He said President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to appoint a Commission to conduct a full inquiry into the Matale mass grave issue and this is in addition to Police investigations.

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President first Head of State at Aluth Sahal Mangalle

President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the first Head of State to participate in the National Aluth Sahal Mangalle at the sacred Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi premises yesterday. Hundreds of farmers representing all parts of the country offered the first portion of their harvest to the Sacred Jaya Siri Mahabodhi amidst the chanting of Seth Pirith by the Maha Sangha led by Atamasthanadhipathi Ven Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera.

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SL does not want C’wealth distorted – GL

External Affairs Minister Prof G.L.Peiris observed that the Commonwealth has to adapt to changing circumstances to avoid becoming extinct. “However, that does not mean that the character of the Commonwealth can be subverted to suit narrow political interests. What is being sought by a very small group is to reinvent the Commonwealth, which far from imparting greater relevance to the Commonwealth, spelt the danger of disintegration because that is not the kind of organisation that the vast majority of these 54 countries wish to belong to,” he said.

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