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Sunday, 29 November 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.



The four-time world champion stunt rider Christian Pfeiffer performs one of his stunts on a motorcycle in the presence of a large gathering in front of the Town Hall in Colombo yesterday.
Pic: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe


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‘The only leader to end fascist violent culture’:

Prime Tamil political parties pledge support to President

The two prime Tamil political parties, the People’s Liberation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF-Naba) represented in the Democratic Tamil National Alliance have pledged support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying that he was the leader who brought an end to the ‘gun culture’ in the country by defeating terrorism.

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‘General’s statement on minorities forgotten’:

Minorities cannot support Rtd General - Azath Sally

“How can members of the minority communities with any dignity support General Sarath Fonseka, the common Presidential candidate of the Opposition who once said that the country belonged to the majority community and the minorities were visitors here and had no claim to any rights?” This was posed by former Colombo Deputy Mayor Azath Sally, one among the latest UNP dissidents.

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Four member team probe helicopter crash

A four member committee appointed by Sri Lanka Air Force is conducting investigations into the MI 24 helicopter gunship that crashed in Buttala on Friday afternoon, Air Force Spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said yesterday.

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German national found dead

Wadduwa police are conducting investigations on the sudden death of a German national (47) who died under mysterious circumstances at his room in a luxury tourist hotel at Pothupitiya South at Wadduwa on Thursday, a police spokesman told the Sunday Observer.

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Ranil’s plan on Gen Fonseka bared

Inside UNP sources, who wished to remain anonymous, said that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had covertly advised Galle District UNP leader Vajira Abeywardena to sabotage General Sarath Fonseka’s political campaign in the Galle district.

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