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Sunday, 6 February 2011


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President to attend NAM Summit and UN Assembly

[September 11 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit Venezuela ahead of his trip to New York to take part in the 71st United Nations (UN) General Assembly. President will be taking part in the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Caracas, Venezuela which will be held on Sept.17 and 18, 2016.


SLFP marks 65 anniversary today

[September 04 2016]

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka will celebrate its 65th Anniversary in Kurunegala today. The Late Prime Minister, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, formed the SLFP on the September 2, 1951 at a meeting held at the Colombo Town Hall.


Desks for Zika screening at BIA

[September 04 2016]

All passengers are to undergo voluntary screening and testing for Zika at the Bandaranaike International Airport ( BIA) Katunayake. Disembarking passengers will also be given leaflets on symptoms of Zika,


Minister Samaraweera to visit Slovenia

[September 04 2016]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was due to leave today for the Republic of Slovenia on an invitation extended by the Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karl Erjavec.


Dilshan’s farewell today

[August 28 2016]

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan walks with his batting equipment during a final practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket stadium in Dambulla yesterday.


'Lanka, Pakistan have tremendous scope for better trade'

[August 28 2016]

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have tremendous scope to further strengthen bilateral economic and trade relations,Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake in Islamabad yesterday.


SLAF appeals: Kites to be flown below 200ft

[August 28 2016]

The Air Force seeks public assistance to take safety measures in flying kites around areas in close proximity to airports and selected landing helipads.


Colombo Defence Seminar

[August 21 2016]

The Colombo Defence Seminar 2016 on the theme 'Soft Power and its influence on Global Issues' will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2 at the BMICH, organised by the Sri Lanka Army.


Annual Nallur Festival 2016

[August 21 2016]

The annual Nallur Festival 2016 which commenced on August 8 will continue for 25 days and conclude on September 1. The festival attracts thousands of Hindu devotees including Sri Lankan Hindu expatriates who come to worship Lord Murugan during this annual festival.


PM, Ministers to observe Guanzhou City

[August 14 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his delegation, left for Guanzhou, the capital and the largest city of China’s Guandong province. A senior spokesman of the government said the Prime Minister’s visit to China would be important to Sri Lanka on the business and economic front.


Special train services during Kandy Esala Festival

[August 14 2016]

Eleven special trains have been scheduled to run between August 13-18, 2016 to cater to the needs of the devotees who would proceed to Kandy to the Esala Festival. These trains are in addition to normal Kandy trains.


Dengue hits new low but can escalate

[August 14 2016]

Suspected dengue cases islandwide have slumped drastically over the past one month Epidemiology Unit sources told the Sunday Observer. At least six districts which recorded an incidence above the 500 mark have plunged four fold between July 31 and August 13,


Five best opening ceremonies in Olympics history

[August 07 2016]

We look back at the best opening ceremonies of all time in Olympics history. In the world of sports, there is no other spectacle bigger than the Olympics and it is rightly called the greatest show on earth and all of them start with opening ceremonies,



President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Deyata Kirula exhibition currently being held in Buttala. Here President Rajapaksa views a plant at the agricultural section at the exhibition site yesterday.
Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera


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Defence Secretary tells Tamil diaspora:

Don’t be misled by unscrupulous elements

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that expatriate Tamils living abroad should look way forward in the reconstructing and development process in the country instead of being misled by unscrupulous elements which are trying to destabilise the peaceful atmosphere in the country.

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EPDP confident of victory if Court upholds application

UPFA constituent Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader and Jaffna district MP Minister Douglas Devananda expressed confidence that they would win a majority of the 16 Local Government bodies in the Jaffna district,

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GAs to ensure uninterrupted relief:

Floods hit over 836,000 people in 17 districts

Over 836,000 people in 17 districts were affected by the floods in different parts of the country said Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera. Dry rations and other supplies have been made available to the flood victims through the Government,

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UK and Australia to share visa centre

The UK Border Agency and Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship will share the current UK visa application centre in Colombo, from February 8 a media release from the British High Commission said.

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Schoolchildren to help grow coconut saplings

The `One Coconut Sapling in each Home Garden’ program, which was initiated by the Coconut Development and the Janatha Estates Development Board Ministry (CDJEDB) to uplift the standard of the coconut industry will be launched shortly with the assistance of schoolchildren of coconut growing regions in the country.

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