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Sunday, 30 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa along with other Heads of State and officials pose for an official photograph at the Global 2013 Smart Partnership Dialogue, which is being held in Tanzania to mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union. Pic Sudath Silva



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‘Five-year prison term, the best remedy’:

WP plagued by over 430 quacks

Over 430 quacks are currently posing off as qualified general practitioners in the Western Province. “The number could be much higher than this when we complete our surveillance of the Colombo district”, Central Coordinator for the Elimination of Illegal Medical Practitioners, Dr. Haritha Aluthge, told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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‘Bounden duty to nominate members’:

Opposition’s participation in PSC talks vital – D.E.W. Gunasekara

Senior Minister of Human Resources D.E.W. Gunasekara who is among the 19 government members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) told the Sunday Observer that it is important that all opposition political parties participate in the talks because it has been mandated to recommend political and constitutional measures to resolve problems.

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Call to make PSC all-representative

National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said the powers to be devolved on the Provincial Councils and powers to be retained with the Centre need to be discussed at length at the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC). The Government set up the PSC to bring about proposals which will help unite the country.

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Ministry invites new inventors:

Rs.1 m cash award for best rail gate

The Higher Education Ministry will award a cash prize of one million rupees to the inventor who produces the most cost effective and reliable rail gate. Having taken into consideration the increasing number of accidents at unprotected level crossings,

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Driving licences -Automated system soon

The Department of Motor Traffic will introduce a new automated system to issue driving licences to check corruption and enhance efficiency. This is a sequel to the continuous allegations being levelled against the department that examiners solicit bribes to pass licence applicants at the practical test.

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