Sunday Observer Online
  Ad Space Available Here  


Sunday, 2 September 2012


| Editorial | Finance | Features | Political | Security | Sports | Spectrum | Montage | Impact | World | Obituaries | Junior | Magazine |

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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa held talks with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran on the sidelines of the NAM Summit on Friday. Khamenei assured Iran’s fullest support for Sri Lanka’s development. Pic: Sudath Silva


Official Website of the Observer - Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year

Sunday Observer Magazine - e Paper

Junior Observer


Marriage Proposals


Government Gazette

Peace towards Reconciliation

THINAKARAN Jaffna - Colombo Super Luxury Bus Service

ANCL Newspaper Subscriptions

NAVAYUGAYA to your house

21,000 policemen to be deployed :

Security beefed up for PC polls

Police have finalised security arrangements for the forthcoming Provincial Council elections to be held on September 8 in the North Central, Eastern and the Sabaragamuwa provinces to ensure a peaceful election and the post election period, Senior DIG Administration and Elections, Gamini Navaratne told the Sunday Observer.

Full Story

Sri Lanka and Iran have proved :

Resistance against hegemonic powers possible

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Iran and Sri Lanka have proved that resistance against hegemonic powers is possible. At a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Khamenei called for closer friendly ties among Muslim nations in a move to empower them on the international scene and secure wider interests.

Full Story

58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association parley from Sept 7-15:

‘Ensuring a relevant C’wealth for the future’

The 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference will be held in Sri Lanka from September 7 to 15 under the theme “Ensuring a relevant Commonwealth for the future”. Nearly 800 delegates from 54 Commonwealth countries will attend the conference, the biggest event to be held in Sri Lanka since the three- decade terrorism was eradicated in 2009.

Full Story

Lankan asylum seekers in Indonesian custody

Indonesian police are holding 50 Sri Lankan asylum seekers in custody two days after they were found stranded and starving in a faulty boat drifting off Sumatra. Fishermen found them on a vessel with a broken engine and brought them ashore on Thursday, National Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Gagah Prakoso told AFP on Saturday,

Full Story

SLFP turns 61

Today is the 61st anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP), the main constituent of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance. The SLFP was founded by the late S.R.W.D. Bandaranaike on September 2, 1951. He became the Prime Minister when the SLFP formed its first Government by winning the 1956 general election.

Full Story


:: Political

:: Security

more »

more »

:: Features


:: Finance

more »

more »

:: Sports

:: World

more »

more »


| News | Editorial | Finance | Features | Political | Security | Sports | Spectrum | Montage | Impact | World | Obituaries | Junior | Magazine |


Produced by Lake House Copyright © 2012 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor