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Sunday, 20 July 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.



A Nutrition Walk organised by the Industrial Technology Institute to mark Nutrition Week was held yesterday. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka take part in the walk. Pic: Sudath Malaweera.

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Inflation curtailed to a minimum:

Govt trebled per capita income

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said the Government has fast-tracked its development program by trebling per capita income and improving the country’s finances. He told our sister paper Silumina that the economy has been made stable so that the level of poverty could be minimised and jobs provided for almost 96 percent.

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Nominations for Uva PC polls from July 30-Aug 6

Registered political parties and independent groups should submit 21 nominations for Badulla and 17 nominations for the Moneragala district to be eligible for the Uva PC polls, a spokesman for the Elections Department said yesterday. He said nominations for the Uva PC polls, scheduled to be held in August or early September,

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‘Ceasefire Agreement still fresh in people’s minds’:

Ranil’s call for broad front to topple Govt will never succeed – W.D.J. Seneviratne

Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne said Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s call for a broad front to topple the Government will never succeed as it is still fresh in the minds of the people the situation that arose as a result,

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Govt hails TNA’s undertaking to SC

The Government welcomes the TNA’s undertaking to the Supreme Court that they will tender an affidavit affirming the unitary status of the country, Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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President to host Portuguese PM

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will receive visiting Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho at Temple trees today where he will be hosted to lunch, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. The Prime Minister will be in Sri Lanka for a brief stay on his way to Timor Leste (formerly East Timor), a former Portuguese colony.

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