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Tuesday, 14 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni declared open the new Sri Lankan High Commission in Uganda yesterday. External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Monitoring MP for Ministry of External Affairs Sajin de Vaas Gunawardena and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present on the occasion. Picture by Sudath Silva

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* Tamil politicos, media reporting falsehoods

* Top priority to resettle Tamils

Not a single civilian had gone missing in the Vanni district after the end of the war, Vanni Security Forces Commander and Officer-in-Charge of Displaced Persons in the Northern Province Major General Boniface Perera said yesterday.

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  Launch ‘e-Mobile Adz’:

The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL), the country’s leading publisher of newspapers in all three languages, has partnered with the three leading cellular service providers to offer ‘e-Mobile Adz’ a unique SMS-based system for placing classified advertisements in ANCL newspapers. The groundbreaking initiative, launched in Colombo yesterday, will enable nearly 80 percent of the 20 million mobile subscribers throughout Sri Lanka to place classified advertisements in the Silumina and the Sunday Observer, the weekend Sinhala and English newspapers with the largest circulation, through their mobile phones in just a few easy steps. From left: ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara exchanging the ‘e-Mobile Adz’ agreement with Mobitel CEO Kapila Chandrasena. Mobitel Senior General Manager Nalin Perera looks on; ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara exchanging the agreement with Dialog Axiata Senior General Manager Fariq Cader. Group Chief Officer Commercial Shyam Majeed looks on; and ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara exchanging the agreement with Etisalat CCO Robert Lee and Channa Munasinghe, Head of Digital Services & Enterprise Solutions. ANCL Editorial Director Seelarathna Senarath is also present.
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President opens new Sri Lankan HC in Uganda

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni opened the new Sri Lankan High Commission in Kampala, Uganda last morning. The new Sri Lankan High Commission in Uganda is the 62nd Sri Lankan diplomatic mission abroad and the sixth in the African continent.

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Vesak Week from May 21 to 27

The State Vesak Festival will be held on May 25 at Yudaganawa Rajamaha Viharaya, Buttalla in Monaragala on the directive of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the guidance of Prime Minister and Budhhasasana and Religious Affairs Minister D. M. Jayaratne.

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