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Sunday, 26 July 2009


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President to address ACD Summit today

[October 09 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena is in Thailand making a three-day official visit and attending the second Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit. The Dialogue Summit that brings together 34 nations in the Asian region takes place from October 8 -10 in Bangkok under the theme "One Asia, Diverse Strength".


Sri Lanka, Iran revive trade agreements

[October 09 2016]

Official level discussions have commenced between Sri Lanka and Iran on reviving trade agreements that were signed between the two countries and will be put into operation soon after ironing out technicalities, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen said.


SAARC summit put off

[October 02 2016]

Pakistan on Friday (September 30) officially postponed the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad on November 9 and 10. A new set of dates for holding the Summit will be announced soon through the Chair of SAARC (Nepal), reports said.


Reservoir water levels drop, authorities warn of drastic measures

[October 02 2016]

Due to the prevailing drought, water levels of the main reservoirs have dropped to half its capacity, with authorities warning that drastic measures may need to be taken if water is to be continuously released from the reservoirs for power generation.


Dengue Prevention Week

[September 25 2016]

To avert a possible dengue outbreak in the next three months, when the number of mosquito breeding sites are likely to surge with the monsoon rains, the Dengue Control Unit of the Health Ministry will launch an island-wide Dengue Control Week starting on Tuesday, September 27 to Monday, October 3.


Sir Richard Jolly to visit Sri Lanka

[September 25 2016]

Sir Richard Jolly, former Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, and Special Adviser to the Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (1996 to 2000), and Principal Coordinator of the widely-acclaimed Human Development Report will deliver a lecture on, “Development: Can Sri Lanka be a model for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)?” on September 28 at 5 pm at the BMICH Committee Room D, on the invitation of the Gamani Corea Foundation.


Charith joins elite band

[September 25 2016]

Richmondite Charith Asalanka joined the elite band of school cricketers by winning the coveted Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year 2016 title for the second year in succession emulating the feats of former Sri Lankan greats Arjuna Ranatunga, 1980/82' ( Ananda) Roshan Mahanama, 1983/84'(Nalanda) Thilan Samaraweera 1994/95' ( Ananda) 'Lahiru Peiris 2004/2005 (St.Peter's) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa 2010'2011 (Royal) who had also won the award twice .


Mahela at Schoolboy Cricketer Awards

[September 18 2016]

Cricketing legend and former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will grace the occasion at the 38th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards night scheduled to take place at the Galadari Hotel on September 20.


Errant sugar traders warned

[September 18 2016]

Stern action will be taken against traders who sell sugar above the controlled price of Rs. 95. Instructions have been given to the relevant authorities to launch island-wide search operations, a press communique from the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said.


No immediate power cuts

[September 18 2016]

Refuting speculations, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said, no decision has been taken to impose power cuts on account of the current dry spell in the country.



With the Esala perahera season round the corner, President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy yesterday. Here President Rajapaksa offers jasmine flowers to the Sacred Tooth Relic. Pic. Sudath Silva


Marriage Proposals


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‘Vaas’ ends Test Cricket

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Vote of confidence in Sri Lanka:

IMF sanctions US$ 2.6 b to boost economy, reconstruction

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a US$ 2.6 billion loan to Sri Lanka, in a move seen as a vote of confidence in the Government’s economic policies and the North-East reconstruction effort.

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Campaigns intensify for LG polls in Vavuniya and Jaffna


With the Vavuniya UC and Jaffna MC polls two weeks away, political parties and independent groups contesting the polls have intensified their campaigns - house to house canvassing, holding pocket and public meetings while releasing election manifestos, according to reports.

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Boost for power supply in Vavuniya


A large transformer was transported last week by road from the Wattala- Aniyakande power sub station to the Vavuniya power sub station under the 180 day Uthuru Wasanthaya program.

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All set for Indo-Lanka ferry service

The Government has taken measures to commence the proposed ferry service linking Colombo-Cochin and Tuticorin, Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. The Minister told the inauguration ceremony of the second SAARC Transport Ministers Conference at the Colombo Hilton yesterday.

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Over 1,000 HIV/AIDS affected persons reported:

Minister calls for vigilance in workplaces

Labour Relations and Manpower Minister Athauda Seneviratne yesterday said that over 1,000 HIV/AIDS affected persons have been reported from various parts of the country and called upon the managers of all public and private sector institutions to be vigilant over such workers, employed within their workplaces.

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