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Sunday, 6 October 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.



Sri Lankans rescued from a drifting fishing trawler were brought to the Galle port on Friday. The Sri Lanka Navy rescued 70 would-be illegal immigrants in the high seas in the firstdetection of people smuggling since Canberra tightened restrictions on asylum seekers, officials said. AFP



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Wide-ranging talks with Maha Sangha:

Major changes in UNP likely

The United Bhikkhu Front has initiated a program to reunite all factions and reorganise the United National Party following its humiliating defeat at the recent Provincial Council elections. The Maha Sangha has held extensive discussions with the incumbent leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and other party stalwarts including Imithiaz Bakeer Markar who never deserted the party though he was stripped of all positions.

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TNA rifts over ministry allocations aggravate

Rifts within the TNA over the allocation of ministries has aggravated and the party leadership is unable to take a final decision despite a series of meetings with leaders of the constituent parties, informed sources said. Following meetings with regional level leaders in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya last week, party leader Rajavarodayam Sampanthan and Chief Minister designate C.V. Vigneswaran met leaders of three constituent parties Dharmalingam Sitharthan (PLOTE), Selvam Adaickalanathan (TELO) and Suresh Premachandran (EPRLF) at the TNA headquarters in Bambalapitiya.

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Triposha biscuits for students from 2014

The Health Ministry has taken steps to provide an additional quota of the nutritional supplement, Triposha for expectant mothers and malnourished children by 2014. Triposha biscuits, a new nutritional supplement for schoolchildren will be introduced from next year.“The Lanka Triposha Ltd company at Kandana, under the Ministry of Health which worked at 60 percent capacity three years ago has now an output of 90 percent capacity.

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Failure to score high marks incurs father’s wrath

A 10-year-old boy who failed to score high marks at the grade five scholarship examination sustained serious injuries after being allegedly burnt by his father with a heated iron bar in Bogawanthalawa. The boy who was living in a lineroom in a tea estate was burnt in the face and the thigh on Thursday night, the police spokesman said.

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Sanath to grace awards ceremony on Friday

Chairman of Selectors Sanath Jayasuriya will grace the 35th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year mega awards ceremony at the Galadari Hotel on Friday from 5.30 p.m. It will be a fitting tribute to the legendary Sri Lanka cricket captain turned parliamentarian who will return to the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year stage,

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