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Sunday, 29 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.



They sweat and toil for hours on end to keep the home fires burning. It is the grit and labour
of workers that keep the world going. These workers in Pettah are symbolic of perseverance in the face of life’s challenges. May Day or International Workers’ Day, which falls on Tuesday, is a tribute to them and an opportunity to listen to their collective voice. Pic: Vipula Amarasinghe


Peace towards Reconciliation

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‘Opposition should support Govt against foreign interference’:

Ranil’s Jaffna rally, a ploy

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s decision to hold the UNP May Day rally in Jaffna was a a ploy to grab power with the help of the pro-LTTE diaspora and Western forces. This is unfortunate and hypocritical.

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Public complaints against police officers:

New Provincial Directors for NPC soon

Plans are afoot to appoint new Provincial Directors to the National Police Commission (NPC) to investigate public complaints against police officers who contravene the law. This was hitherto handled by the Police Department, a NPC Spokesman told the Sunday Observer.

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Opposition parties should nominate PSC members - Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva

The Speaker has appointed the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) and called upon all political parties to nominate members for discussions to evolve a solution to the problems of those in the North and East, but the TNA’s reluctance to do so has caused a stalemate, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Nimal Siripala de Silva told the Sunday Observer.

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May Day rallies countrywide

While the main UPFA May Day rally will be held at the Colombo Town Hall under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa leading political parties and Trade Unions will hold their May Day rallies in Colombo, Jaffna and other provincial cities. The UPFA rally including those of its constituent parties will begin around 11 a.m. at Campbell Park,

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Raids against errant mercantile firms intensified

The Labour Department has intensified raids on mercantile establishments which default EPF and ETF remittances on a directive from Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion Minister Gamini Lokuge. The Labour Minister said that it is a prerequisite for institutions to register with the Labour Department.

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