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Sunday, 14 August 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,



China and Sri Lanka have enjoyed fruitful ties over centuries. Sino-Lanka cooperation has reached unprecedented heights in recent years. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s official visit to China last week reinforced these bonds of friendship and mutual trust with China pledging to stand by Sri Lanka at all times. Here President Rajapaksa greets Chinese President Hu Jintao prior to bilateral talks in Beijing. Pic: Sudath Silva


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Raising funds through illegal means:

International crackdown on Tiger activities

International investigations are under way by the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany to crack down on LTTE activities, specially its international financial network, by which it is still raising funds through illegal means. Intelligence sources told the Sunday Observer that the government is engaged at diplomatic level with these and other countries in the European Union to expose the LTTE’s financial network.

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Attacks on Sri Lankan pilgrims:

No impact on neighbourly ties

The recent attacks on Sri Lankan pilgrims in Chennai were perpetrated by certain pro-LTTE political hardliners to seek publicity and these incidents have had no impact whatsoever on the traditional neighbourly relations between the two countries, Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera told the Sunday Observer.

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‘Resettled families doing well’:

Vavuniya GA refutes Tamil media reports

Vavuniya GA P.S.M. Charles has strongly refuted reports in some sections of the Tamil media alleging that the health of a large number of families who have been resettled in the Wanni is in a precarious condition and are facing the threat of death, after the Government’s relief assistance was discontinued.

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All set for CPA confab next year

The Parliament of Sri Lanka has already laid the ground work for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference at the BMICH next year from September 7-15, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa told the Sunday Observer. An organising committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody and an Advisory Panel comprising Party Leaders under his chairmanship have been appointed, he said.

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Pottuvil calm after the high drama

The situation in Pottuvil has been brought under control following the shooting incident after police opened fire on a mob in Pottuvil killing one person, a senior police officer told the Sunday Observer. The mob had protested against the arrest of six persons who attacked officials conducting a census of wild elephants. The people had attacked the officials fearing that they were Grease Yakkas.

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