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Sunday, 15 June 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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa is due to address the Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the Group of 77 and China (G77+China) which begins in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia today. The theme of the two-day summit is ‘For a New World Order for Living Well’. Here President Rajapaksa on his arrival at the Viru Viru International Airport being accorded military honours. The President of the Bolivian Senate, Eugenio Rojas Apaza received the President on his arrival, along with Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Cuba Sarath Dissanayake. Pic: Sudath Silva

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Peace towards Reconciliation


Nine UPFA parliamentarians present motion:

UN sponsored probe detrimental to peace and reconciliation

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said that nine UPFA parliamentarians have presented a motion in Parliament that the UNHRC-sponsored investigation against Sri Lanka on the alleged human rights violations is detrimental to peace and reconciliation launched by the government and erodes Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, dignity and stature.

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Govt’s decision to seek Parliament’s views hailed

Plantation Industries Minister and President’s Special Envoy on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe welcomed the Government’s decision to seek Parliament’s views to grant access to the team of UN Human Rights Chief, appointed to investigate alleged human rights violations during the humanitarian operation and earlier.

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Ban ads on ‘miracle dengue cures’ – Health Ministry

The Health Ministry has called for a total ban on misleading advertisements promising miracle cures for dengue, especially Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF), now rising to epidemic levels. “These commercial advertisements are usually published in the media by native physicians without qualifications.

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Training aircraft lands without a wheel

A Cessna 152 training aircraft made an emergency landing at the Ratmalana Domestic Airport when one of its three wheels fell on the Southern Expressway yesterday morning, a spokesman for the Sri Lanka Air Force said.

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SLMC dispels speculation

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) delegates will meet in Colombo today to elect the 350 member Executive Committee of the party and the 38-member High Command and no issues whatsoever on the party alliance with the Government will be taken up for discussion, SLMC General Secretary M.T. Hasan Ali MP told the Sunday Observer.

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