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Sunday, 4 August 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.



Reigning Miss Earth Tereza Fajksová of the Czech Republic was in Sri Lanka last week to crown the Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2013 for Miss Earth at the grand finale at the Blue Waters, Wadduwa. The Czech beauty queen was all smiles after she crowned Solange Kristina Gunawijeya as the new Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2013. It was held in media partnership with the Sunday Observer and Derana TV. Pic: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe



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Information Desk to educate foreign investors:

CHOGM will woo unprecedented investments

Investment Promotion Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the Ministry will make use of the opportunity of hosting CHOGM in Sri Lanka to bring unprecedented investment opportunities to the country. The Ministry has already set up an Investor Centre aiming at CHOGM,

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Publicity stunts double ahead of CHOGM:

LTTE’s network in do or die campaign

The Monitoring MP for External Affairs Ministry Sajin de Vass Gunawardena said that the LTTE’s overseas network has not slackened its efforts to prevent world leaders from attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo. On the contrary, the LTTE’s international front,

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‘No solution to UNP crisis’

Former UNP stalwart and UPFA candidate for the Wayamba Provincial Council Election Dayasiri Jayasekara said that there is no solution to the UNP crisis and it will face a humiliating defeat at all future elections. The UNP will not capture power in the next 10 years. UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is talking about an election in 2014 to capture power.

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Weliweriya water tests to be released today

The results of the controversial drinking water in Weliweriya, the samples of which are currently being analysed at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) laboratory, will be released today, the latest, Director ITI, Dr. Sirimal Premakumara told the Sunday Observer. He said that water samples had been collected from the site,

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