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Tuesday, 7 May 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.



Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa inaugurates the workshop on ‘Parliament and the Press; Building an Effective Relationship’ for Parliamentary journalists, organised by the Parliament Secretariat at the Parliament complex yesterday,

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* Sixteen complaints against Salley and sister

* Arrest based purely on allegations

* Started taking meals from Sunday

Former Deputy Mayor of Colombo, Azath Salley was arrested for inciting citizens to take to arms. In an interview to Junior Vikatan magazine on April 24, 2013, Salley had said the Sri Lankan Muslim community had no option but to take to arms. This report could also be accessed on website www.vikatan.com.

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Protocol signing strengthens SL's ties with Azerbaijan - GL

The signing of the Protocol on Co-operation between the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry and Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry will pave the way for a regular dialogue and enhance bilateral co-operation both in the political and the economic sphere, Foreign Ministers of the two countries noted during discussions at the External Affairs Ministry in Colombo yesterday.

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Live airing of House proceedings will show up MPs - Speaker

Parliament is keen to facilitate live broadcasts of Parliament proceedings with the intention of building a close relationship between Parliament and the people, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said. Addressing a workshop on 'Parliament and the Press; Building an Effective Relationship' for Parliamentary journalists organised by the Parliament Secretariat at the Parliament complex yesterday, the Speaker said live broadcasts will enable the public to see how their representatives behave and speak in the House and thereby judge whether they have elected the right persons to the House.

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Udammita residents rescue school van in distress

Residents of Udammita yesterday rescued four schoolchildren and the driver of the van they were travelling in, when it went under water while crossing a bridge at Udammita on the Colombo – Negombo road.

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