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Tuesday, 23 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 presented letters of appointment to 2,460 National Science Diploma Holders from 18 colleges of education at Temple Trees yesterday. Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Educational Services Minister Duminda Dissanayake, Governors of Sabaragamuwa and Northern provinces WJM Lokubandara and G A Chandrasiri and Education Ministry Monitoring MP Mohan Lal Grero were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

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The fuel adjustment charges would disappear by the end of this year, when the gradual transition to coal power is accomplished and power generation is not oil dependant, CEB officials and the Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated, at the Editors’ meeting with the president at Temple Trees yesterday.

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GL addresses leading think tank in Romania:

‘Is Sri Lanka being fairly treated?’

It is of greatest importance to ensure that Sri Lanka’s own national interest and the well being of its own people represent the pivot on which all policy formulation relating to the country hinges. But what is particularly distressing to note is that this consideration, strangely enough, is very much relegated to the background to yield pride of place to other factors which have very little to do with Sri Lanka’s best interests, External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris said in Bucharest, Romania on Friday.

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Government ensured quality education to all - President

The government has worked with unprecedented enthusiasm to ensure quality education for each and every child in the country. This government has been more interested than any other government to uplift the country's educational standards, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

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Sampur construction to begin in July

Arrangements are in place to commence the construction of the Sampur Coal Power Plant by July 2013, Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wannirachchi said. The Sampur Coal Power Plant, to be constructed in Trincomalee, will add another 500 MWs to the national grid. This is a joint venture between the state owned NTPC Ltd of India and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) of Sri Lanka.

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