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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.





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‘Others have no right to intervene’:

Govt has its own mechanism to resolve internal matters

US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake and others don’t have any right to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries said Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. Referring to a comment by Asst. Secretary Blake in a recent interview with the BBC Sinhala Service that the UNHRC resolution reaffirms that Sri Lanka.

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‘Sri Lanka should not overreact to Tamil Nadu protests’

Sri Lanka should not overreact to the current wave of protests or the politically instigated actions in Tamil Nadu, said Human Resources Senior Minister and Chairman of the Parliamentary Watchdog, COPE D.E.W. Gunasekera. He said, “My own personal feeling is that the DMK and AIADMK, are playing a political game in the wake of the impending Lok Sabha elections, not that they have a special soft corner for the Lankan Tamils.”

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Easter, the most important festival in Christian calendar - President

Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar is celebrated the world over today, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Easter message. The message said, “Marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion and death, Easter symbolises the conquest of death bringing the spirit of renewal, revival and hope to the human race.

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To complement reconciliation and development efforts:

Tamil Nadu should take Lanka’s steady progress into account

Political and other elements in Tamil Nadu should take the cue by obtaining a first-hand account of the steady progress Sri Lanka has made since 2009 to complement reconciliation and development efforts, an External Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka spokesman said referring to the flat and outright rejection by New Delhi of Tamil Nadu’s demand to “stop treating Sri Lanka as a friendly nation”.

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Probe on museum mishap

A special committee has been appointed to study the strength and the structure of the Colombo National Museum building which is over 130 years, following Thursday’s mishap where 36 people including many schoolchildren were injured. National Heritage Minister Dr. Jagath Balasuriya has ordered an immediate inquiry as to how the accident occurred,

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