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Sunday, 15 May 2011


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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 wishes its readers
a blissful Vesak

President Mahinda Rajapaksa pays homage to the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura after declaring the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi Commemoration Year yesterday. Atamasthanadhipthi Ven. Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera and North Central Province Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake were also present. Pic: Sudath Silva


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Power devolution talks will be extended to all parties:

Heads of political parties hail President’s announcement

Leaders of political parties representing the Tamil-speaking people of the North and the East welcomed President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent announcement that the talks on power devolution to the North and the East will not be confined to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) but will also be extended to other political parties which represent the people of the two provinces.

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Bangladesh opts for Magampura Port

Bangladesh has planned to conduct most of its shipping trade through the newly built deep sea port in Hambantota, aimed at cutting freight cost and making shipment to Europe quicker, officials said.

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Proposed private sector pension scheme :

Treasury Secy debunks critics

The proposed private sector pension scheme has been devised to ensure the well-being of employees during their retirement. It will provide an adequate income for them said, Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera. There is no truth whatever in the allegations made by some critics that the proposed private sector pension scheme interferes in the Employees’ Trust Fund (ETF) and Employees Provident Fund.

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New livelihood program for Northern Province

The Economic Development Ministry jointly with the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development and the relevant ministries at provincial level will soon implement a new livelihood development program in the Northern Province.

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‘Island of Light’ free with SUNDAY OBSERVER

Island of Light: Buddhism in Sri Lanka, an 80-page full-colour book authored by T.Y Lee of Singapore, will be issued free with the Sunday Observer on May 22 to mark the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi. The book is described as a concise guide to Buddhist sacred sites in Sri Lanka.

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