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Sunday, 15 April 2012


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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 Sinhala and Tamil New Year marks a new beginning for the island’s two major communities, who celebrated the Sun’s transition from Pisces to Aries on Friday night. The celebrations were spearheaded by the country’s First Citizen President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his Carlton residence in Tangalle. Here President Rajapaksa, First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Uva Chief Minister Sasheendra Rajapaksa partake of the first meal for the New Year at the auspicious time of 10.28 p.m. on Friday. Pic: Sudath Silva


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Problematic situations to be rectified:

Evacuation plan 98 percent successful

The Disaster Management Ministry is now focusing attention to rectify certain problematic situations that arose on Wednesday following the tsunami alert and the evacuation plan which was 98 percent successful, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told the Sunday Observer.

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Eight fatal accidents, in 24 hours

Eight people died in seven fatal accidents in Galkiriyagama, Gampaha, Kotadeniyawa, Ambalangoda, Kelaniya and Kurunegala during the 24 hours from Friday morning till 6 am yesterday, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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Northerners celebrate New Year on jubilant note

People of the North celebrated the National New Year this time more jubilantly than ever before after the dawn of peace in the country three years ago, GAs of the five districts in the province told the Sunday Observer.

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Fuel price hike - Minister scotches speculation

Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha said that the Government has not taken any decision to further increase fuel prices at this juncture. Commenting on speculation that fuel prices will go up again by at least Rs. 15 per litre, the Minister said that this was because the Indian Oil Company (IOC) has sought a Rs. 15 increase per litre on petrol and diesel due to the depreciation of the rupee.

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