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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 accepting the invitation from the Secretary-General of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Chung Eui-yong to host the high-level meeting in Sri Lanka in 2014. Picture by Sudath Silva

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STF shoots gangland godfather

*Attacked STF officer while trying to flee

*Wanted for murder extortion, rape, weapons sales

Notorious underworld figure Mohammed Azmin alias ĎMamazmií was shot dead by Special Task Force (STF) personnel early yesterday morning in Borella. Mamazmi was wanted in connection with a number of crimes, including murder, extortion, rape, drug dealing, and illegal weapons sales. The STF, Maligawatte Police and the Colombo Crimes Division of the Police launched a number of raids earlier to capture him.

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Govtís stance on Land and Police powers:

Minister Basil to apprise India

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa would apprise the Indian government high ranking officials on Sri Lankan governmentís stance on police and land powers and the reasons behind that stance, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. He said the discussions will be held at diplomatic level with the Indian government officials involved in decision making.

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International Conference of Asian Political Parties here next year

President Mahinda Rajapaksa accepted an invitation from the Secretary-General of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) to host a high-level meeting in Sri Lanka in 2014. This decision was made when Secretary-General Chung Eui-yong met President Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.

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Menon here for tri-lateral maritime security discussion

Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in order to hold talks on a tri -lateral maritime security treaty between India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Media Centre for Natioanal Security (MCNS) Director General Lakshman Hulugalla said.

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