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Sunday, 18 May 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.



For almost three decades, people feared to move around freely due to LTTE terror attacks, not knowing when the Tigers would explode the next bomb or launch a suicide attack. The peaceful atmosphere and the freedom that one and all enjoy today were achieved due to the sacrifices by these true sons of our soil. As the nation celebrates the fifth anniversary of the humanitarian operation victory, the Sunday Observer captured these brave men rehearsing for today’s Victory Day celebrations in Matara.
Pic: Sulochana Gamage

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‘Lanka will develop strong ties under Narendra Modi’s Govt’

BJP’s majority, a blessing for Sri Lanka - Keheliya Rambukwella

Media Minister and Government Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said, that the BJP having secured a big majority singlehandedly at the recently concluded Indian election is a blessing for Sri Lanka, since it lessens the likelihood of the Centre bowing down to regional political compulsions.

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Victory Day celebrations in Matara

The fifth Victory Day celebrations will be held today on a grand scale in Samudra Mawatha, Matara. Troops of the Tri Services, police and Civil Defence Service personnel, Mechanised Columns and differently-abled soldiers in wheelchairs will take part in the parade.

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President to open new Customs Hqrs in June

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open the new building to house the Sri Lanka Customs Headquarters at Chalmers Jetty on June 23, Customs sources said. The much anticipated official opening of the building will take place along with the launch of the first ever Customs museum in the world to showcase its long-standing history in the country and exhibit the samples of various unlawful items detected in the course of time.

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Revision of voters’ lists begins

The revision of voters lists for 2014 which commenced on Friday will conclude on June 15. Nearly 14,000 Grama Niladharis across the country have been trained for the purpose, Deputy Elections Commissioner M.M. Mohamed told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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