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Thursday, 20 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 Mihintale Aloka Pooja programme organised by Lake House for the 51st time will be held during Poson. Lake House staff led by Operations and Welfare Manager Mahendra Rodrigo are seen decorating the Mihintale Sacred area with Buddhist flags in preparation for the event. Abans Limited is the main sponsor of this programme. Picture by Amila Prabath Wanasinghe

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Devolution must be to village - President’s Secretary Tweets

* President a visionary leader

* 13 A, a white elephant

President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga answered questions on Twitter social-media yesterday, in a Twitter Q and A organized for the first time. Among other opinions tweeted, he stated: ‘Pres Rajapaksa will always honour the Constitution. 13 A has to be viewed from people’s standpoint. Devolution must be to the village.’ He also tweeted: ‘13 A must be viewed from the angle of the citizen.

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SLFP invites all parties to attend PSC

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) invited all political parties to forward their suggestions to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the 13th Amendment, and to be parties to the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council election. Addressing the media at the Party Headquarters in Colombo yesterday,

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SLFP begins picking candidates for polls

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday commenced the process of picking candidates to contest the forthcoming Provincial polls in the Northern, North Western and Central Provinces. SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena said prospective candidates are required to send in their names before July 1.

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Int’l Coconut Day in Kurunegala, Kilinochchi

Arrangements have been made to celebrate International Coconut Day in Kurunegala and Kilinochchi in the first week of September under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Minister Jagath Pushpakumara said. The Asia-Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) named September 2 as International Coconut Day.

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