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Wednesday, 15 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.



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* ‘ Workers’ walk’ in protest against enemies of the state

* UNP, JVP misleading the people

The working masses in their thousands who are ‘committed to protecting the motherland which was saved from the clutches of bloody terrorism at the expense of thousands of lives, will throng to Colombo this evening to raise their voice against disruptive forces,’ Trade Union sources said.

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Tamil pressure group to lobby against PCs

Tamils for Sri Lanka, a group of Sri Lankan Tamils has begun a process to mobilize Tamil intellectuals in the country and overseas to demand that the government devise a mechanism to ensure equality and more tangible reconciliation among all communities in the country rather than fostering the Provincial Council system which has proven highly ineffective in the last two and half decades. (Please also see page 8, and interview on page 9.)

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To protest attempts to sabotage development ... :

Joint TUs to hold massive demo today

The Joint Trade Union Alliance has organized a massive demonstration from Lake House Roundabout to Pettah today beginning 3 p.m to protest against attempts made by local and international forces to sabotage the accelerated development process launched in the country after the liberaton of the motherland from terrorism.

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USD 218 m worth of FDIs in first quarter

Sri Lanka has received Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) worth USD 218 million during the first quarter of this year, Investment Promotion Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said.

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Jute fibre fence to ward off jumbo threat

The Wild Life Department is exploring the possibility of erecting a jute fiber fence parallel and close to the electric fence currently constructed to ward off elephant encroachment into villages. Wildlife Resources Conservation Minister Gamini Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa said that elephants will not get close to the jute fiber fence because of its thorny nature.

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