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Sunday, 6 April 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.



The ‘Lotus Tower’ being built at D.R.Wijewardene Mawatha at a cost of US$ 104.3 million is one of the largest communication towers in the South Asian region. The communication and observation tower is funded by the EXIM Bank of China. Pic: Vipula Amarasinghe

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Workers and farmers to benefit financially:

Local sugar industry nets Rs 1.34 billion profit

The two state-owned sugar factories at Sevanagala and Pelwatte earned a net profit of Rs. 1.34 billion within two years, Sugar Industry Development Minister Lakshman Senewiratne told the Sunday Observer yesterday. The Sugar Industry Development Ministry has decided to disburse Rs.297 million, which is 20 percent of the total profit among the workers and farmers of the two sugar factories.

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CEB to resume hydro-power generation

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) General Manager W.J.L. Shavindranath Fernando said that the generation of hydro-power, instead of the current high-cost thermal power, will resume soon following rains by the middle of this month. Power supply will not be interrupted under any circumstances,

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Driver and female partner trade blows

Imagine a driver at the wheel and his charming female partner trading blows at each other during the morning rush. This is exactly what happened on Tuesday morning around 8.30 on the stretch of road near St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, Colombo 13.

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Rosewood detection – Customs smell a rat

The Customs officials who detected the biggest ever Rosewood detection in the world last week, are checking on a renowned shipping agency to ascertain whether it had facilitated its services although it knew that the consignment was illegal.

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Home-grown solution will address issues:

Reviving PSC vital – Presidential Spokesman

“A home-grown solution is needed to achieve reconcilitation acceptable to all communities in the country. This has to come from all stakeholders and others in Sri Lanka”, Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said. He said Parliament has created a forum,

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