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Friday, 19 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 who addressed the staff of the Presidential Secretariat yesterday before they commenced work after the Sinhala and Tamil New year, being greeted on arrival. Picture by Sudath Silva

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Tamil doctor writes to Indian Premier - ‘TAMILS PRAISE THE ARMY’

*Tamils could live anywhere in Sri Lanka in dignity

*TNA claims of representing Tamils misleading

A reputed physician, Dr P. Sivapaalan in an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh states that Tamils in post war Sri Lanka ‘could live anywhere in the country without any fear unlike in the past and enjoy equal rights in terms of Sri Lanka’s constitution.’ “As a Tamil who had seen the sufferings of Tamils for nearly 60 years,

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‘Like a nuclear bomb’: DEADLY BLAST devastates Texas

The full extent of the devastation will have to wait until the light of day Thursday. But residents of the small Texas town of West already know what to expect. “There are a lot of people that got hurt,” West Mayor Tommy Muska forewarned Wednesday night. “There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.” A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant on the edge of the town killed an estimated five to 15 people,

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Spanish Senate President commends Lanka’s development

President of the Senate of Spain, Pio Garcia Escudero commended the rapid growth and development taking place across Sri Lanka and hailed the cordial ties that exist between Spain and Sri Lanka, during his meeting with Water Supply and Drainage Minister and Chief Government Whip, Dinesh Gunawardena in Madrid, Spain.

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President tells Secretariat staff: Serve public with dedication

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday told the staff of the Presidential Secretariat to serve the public with dedication and commitment. He told the them, their conduct should be exemplary at all times and should not leave any room for finger pointing at them alleging misconduct or neglect of duties. The President said so addressing the staff of the Presidential Secretariat when they commenced work,

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