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Sunday, 12 May 2013


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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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa being welcomed at the Entebbe International Airport, Kampala, Uganda by the Ugandan State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Asuman Kiyingi. Sri Lanka Consul General in Uganda, Vellupillai Kanthan and Ugandan Consul General in Sri Lanka, Nimisha Madvani were present. Pic: Sudath Silva



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‘Pleased with progress after 2009’:

India will never hurt Sri Lanka’s interests - Outgoing Indian HC

Stressing that India was pleased with Sri Lanka’s progress in the aftermath of 2009, outgoing Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha said the vote in Geneva should not be treated as a vote against the country. The High Commissioner who took up the posting in Sri Lanka no sooner LTTE terrorism was eradicated in the country,

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Report awaited to telecast live parliamentary proceedings

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said they were waiting for the outcome of the report of the committee appointed to telecast live proceedings of Parliament. There are a few issues pertaining to this live coverage, he said. The financial constraint is the main issue. Both the Government and the Opposition have agreed to the live telecast.

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Policy framework to meet middle income economy

Sri Lanka will reorient its economic development policy framework to suit the needs of a middle income economy, Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. Sarath Amunugama said. Dr. Amunugama told the SAARC Finance Ministers’ seventh annual meeting in New Delhi recently that despite a difficult global and domestic environment,

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Customs RTF earns Rs. 510m revenue in first quarter

The Sri Lanka Customs Revenue Task Force has earned Rs. 510 million in government revenue during the first quarter of the year 2013 by various detections. Director Customs RTF Mali Piyasena told the Sunday Observer that the revenue was generated from the detections of illicit cigarettes, birth control drugs, dried sprats, refuse tea, several vehicles imported declared as spare parts and some commercial frauds.

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Selection Committee to meet soon

The Selection Committee of the Obsever-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest will meet soon to finalise the selections for the most outstanding cricketers who will be picked on merit. The performances of all schoolboy cricketers, competing under three divisions of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA)-conducted Under-19 inter-school cricket tournaments will be closely evaluated by the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer Selection Committee,

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