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Sunday, 22 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.



‘If you visit Sri Lanka once, you want to come again’: Renowned Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, now on a visit to Sri Lanka to participate in the Bud-dhist Film Festival organised to mark the 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi, said on Friday that Sri Lanka is a unique country where all communities and religious groups are treated equally. “Sri Lank-ans respect and help others at all times and there is a spirit of brotherhood among members of all ethnicities. If you visit Sri Lanka once, you want to come again. It is a very beautiful land,” she told reporters in Colombo. Pic: Tilak Perera


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Resettlement of IDPs goes on apace:

GAs in North take TNA MPs to task

Northern province civil administrative authorities have refuted media reports of TNA Parliamentarians alleging that relief and livelihood facilities have not reached the majority of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and that some of them were living in distressing conditions in jungle areas and by the roadside.

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Govt allocates over Rs 250 b to develop North

The Government has allocated over Rs. 251,500 million (Rs. 250 billion) to develop the Northern Province from 2011 to 2013, said Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal. Making a presentation on “Promoting Financial Inclusiveness in the North and the East’ over the weekend,

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Leadership training for university undergrads at 28 centres

The Higher Education Ministry will launch a Leadership training and positive thinking development training course for 10,000 university entrants at 28 training centres of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Cadet Corps on May 23.

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Govt to allocate Rs. 1,000 million:

Progressive TUs hail private sector pension scheme

All progressive trade unions support the proposed private sector pension scheme, which is by no means detrimental to private sector employees, said National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara. He said that the pension scheme is another salutary step in the social security program for the working class which was introduced in 1956.

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Ramith wins most popular ‘crown’

Royal captain Ramith Rambukwella was voted Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year. He polled a staggering 28,599 votes in the final week alone to increase his final tally to a record 248,702 votes.

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