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Sunday, 2 March 2014


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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.



There was a time when people even in remote areas feared to visit nearby towns as they lived in mortal fear, not knowing when an LTTE bomb would explode. The defeat of LTTE terrorism has not only enabled Sri Lankans to live in perfect peace and harmony but also attracted thousands of foreign tourists to visit the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Here a group of tourists descend the stairway after visiting the Sigiriya Rock. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera

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Peace towards Reconciliation


Human Rights, not a tool to settle foreign policy issues – Mahinda Samarasinghe

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinghe has sought a clarification from UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillai as to why Sri Lanka’s response to her report was not annexed when the latter was circulated among the member countries ahead of its submission in the Human Rights Council sessions this week, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.

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President to leave for BIMSTEC Summit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for Myanmar tomorrow to attend the third BIMSTEC Summit where leaders of seven Asian States will meet. He will meet Indian Premier Manmohan Singh and Myanmar leaders on the sidelines of the sub-regional grouping, Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said.

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Running after foreign countries won’t help TNA - D.E.W. Gunasekara

Senior Minister for Human Resources D.E.W. Gunasekara said whenever an issue crops up, his brotherly advice to the TNA is not to run after foreign countries for help - India, US, UK or meet their Heads of States. It is time that the TNA takes into account the 30-year war against terrorism and the people’s sufferings.

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Public need not panic:

Imported vaccines to check spread of Foot and Mouth disease

The Department of Animal Production has ordered stocks of vaccine from abroad to contain the Foot and Mouth disease now spreading in certain districts of the country. The affected districts include Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya. “We generally use only locally manufactured vaccines produced in our laboratories in keeping with the particular strains of animals.

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Free health package for kidney patients

The Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital will conduct its first “all under one roof” clinic for kidney patients at the hospital’s lobby on March 13 to check the spread of kidney disease islandwide. “The new service will be launched to mark World Kidney Day on March 13. Our aim is to prevent kidney disease through early detection,

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