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Tuesday, 11 June 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.



The Abhayagiri Stupa in Anuradhapura is seen as it stands now after the completion of its conservation work. The
conservation work was launched in 1997 by the Central Cultural Fund. The outer layer of the stupa will be retained in brick conserved with the application of a special preservative because it will be struck off from the World Heritage list if it is painted in white. The Abhayagiri Stupa was built in the First Century BC by King Walagambahu. Picture by Sarath Manulawikrama

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Secretary to President at Ranbima title presentation:

13A was forced on country

* Causing disruption to admin process

* PCs a stumbling block to progress

The then government was so much under pressure that it accepted the 13th Amendment to the Constitution without calling for a referendum in the face of a threat of invasion, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga said yesterday.

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Visiting BJP MP’s article heralding ‘paradigm shift’ in the way Sri Lanka is looked at?

Swapan Dasgupta, a member of the Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) delegation that was in Sri Lanka recently at the invitation of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, whose article ‘Sri Lankan diaspora powers Tamil politics’ ( http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/usual-suspects/sri-lankan-diaspora--powers-tamil-politics.html, reproduced in the Daily News yesterday) is rapidly causing a sea change of opinion about Sri Lanka in India as per our reports, emphatically wrote: ‘TNA’s actions suggest that it wants to keep tensions and the ethnic conflict alive.’

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HU meets President on 13A

The leaders of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday to discuss proposed amendments to the 13th Amendment, states a press release from the President’s Media Division.

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Homagama District Judge enlarged on bail

Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday enlarged on bail Homagama District Judge Sunil Abeysinghe who was taken into custody for allegedly soliciting and accepting Rs 300,000 from a woman for a ruling in her favour in a civil action. The bail application of second suspect PC Mahinda Kithsiri was refused due to the lack of compelling reasons to grant bail.

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