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Sunday, 16 June 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.



The infamous Iranamadu airstrip which the LTTE used during the height of its terror has now been converted to a legitimate runway. President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday opened the newly constructed Iranamadu Airport which is now open to domestic travel. Here the President arrives at the venue with Air Force Commander, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema and General Jagath Jayasuriya. Pic: Sudath Silva



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Stable economic and political climate:

Investment Promotion Ministry targets $2b in FDIs in 2013

The Investment Promotion Ministry hopes to attract US$ 2 billion in Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) to Sri Lanka from European and Asian countries this year. Many foreign countries such as Germany, Australia, Canada and France have already pledged to invest in Sri Lanka due to the stable economic and political atmosphere prevailing in the country.

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‘No substitute for PSC’

Although enacted more than a quarter of a century ago, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution had not been implemented by any of the previous regimes as it lacked public support, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris told a gathering of diplomats, academics and officials at the German Association for Foreign Policy in Berlin on Friday.

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Northern PC polls:

Opposition politicians should wait for gazette proclamation

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya on Friday told a group of Opposition politicians that he cannot heed any of their requests until President Mahinda Rajapaksa proclaims the Northern Provincial elections through gazette notification. The Sunday Observer reliably understands that the proclamation is due on June 24. From June 24 midnight the Central and North Western Provincial Councils would stand dissolved.

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Two Commandos die in road accident

A Lieutenant Colonel and a Corporal of the Commando Regiment died while a Major sustained injuries when the Land Rover they were travelling in crashed into an electricity tower along the Thabbowa Tank in Karuwalagaswewa yesterday morning. They were reportedly heading to the Ganemulla Commando Headquarters from Kilinochchi when the vehicle had veered off the road and crashed.

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