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Sunday, 3 April 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,



The joy of cricket fans at the Galle Face Green knew no bounds yesterday after Sri Lanka won the toss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
and opted to bat. Sri Lanka and India met in the first all-Asian final of the ICC World Cup in its 36-year history. Pic: Kavindra Perera


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Runner-up to India in finals:

Sri Lanka finish No. 2 in cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka cricket team finished No. 2 in the world after losing to India by six wickets in the final of the ICC World Cup tournament concluded in Mumbai last night. It was so much near but yet so far for Sri Lanka which emerged runner-up of an ICC World Cup tournament for the second successive time, after finishing runner-up to India in the 2007 Final played in Barbados.

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Police chiefs from SAARC nations to meet in Colombo

Police chiefs of SAARC nations will meet in Colombo this week to tackle cross border crimes more effectively and strengthen cooperation among the law enforcement agencies in the SAARC region. It will be a prelude to the SAARC Interior Ministers’ conference on border crimes, shortly.

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CoL, the main focus:

Three top plantation TUs begin talks tomorrow

Three major plantation trade unions led by the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC), representing the bulk of the workers on tea and rubber estates, begin their first round of negotiations tomorrow, with representatives of the 22 Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) on the biennial Collective Agreement on wage increase for the workers.

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Navy investigations to track sailors continue

The Sri Lanka Navy is conducting investigations and search operations from Wednesday to track down sailors who went missing while patrolling the Mullaitivu seas, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told the Sunday Observer.

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Stopping vehicles on zebra crossings taboo

The City Traffic Police have warned motorists to refrain from stopping vehicles on the Zebra crossings when pedestrians use them. According to a senior Police spokesman, many motorists were in the habit of stopping their vehicles on the crossing line until pedestrians cross the road.

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