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Thursday, 27 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 sacred relics of Lord Buddha displayed in Anuradhapura during the Poson festival, was air lifted to Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple yesterday. Here Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, carrying the casket of relics to the Gangaramaya Temple. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

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G. L. tells diplomats:


*Will convene on July 9

*Hopes all political parties will participate

There is no substitute for a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to ‘resolve in a systematic and all-inclusive manner’ the issues relating to constitutional reform which are now the subject of vigorous debate in the country, External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris told Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka at a briefing at the ministry yesterday.

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Massive protest by suspended undergrads

Around 40 students of the Sri Jayawardenapura University launched a massive protest march over suspension from their classes yesterday. They were found guilty of misbehaving and obstructing University authorities from carrying out their duties. The students abused their lecturers in foul langauge,

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Former female LTTE cadre released

The Rehabilitation Commissioner General’s office yesterday, announced that ex-LTTE Women’s Wing political head Siva Subramanium Sivahami alias Thamalini, was released to her mother, Subramanium Sinnamma, after rehabilitation. She underwent rehabilitation at the Puntottam Rehabilitation Camp in Vavuniya at the time of her release.

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Lanka has only tiny proportion of ‘out of school’ children – UNICEF report

Sri Lanka has an excellent record of admissions of children aged five to 14 years to schools, following seven decades of universal free primary and secondary school education, says the ‘Country Study: Out of School Children in Sri Lanka’ report. This ‘Out of School Children Study in Sri Lanka’

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