Sunday Observer Online


Sunday, 3 August 2014


| Editorial | Finance | Features | Political | Security | Sports | Spectrum | Montage | Impact | World | Obituaries | Junior | Youth |

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 first Commonwealth Women Entrepreneur awards ceremony was held at the Kingsbury, Colombo on Friday night and CEO and Proprietor, Delight Uganda Ltd Julian Omala was adjudged the winner. The National Savings Bank was the main sponsor for the first Commonwealth Women Entrepreneur Award, while the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. was the media sponsor. Here Omala receives the award from the Chief Guest, Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa. Foreign Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L. Peiris and President, Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Dr. Sarasti Dubash look on. Yolanda Aluwihare of Yoland Collection won the the Women Enterpruner Gold award for 2014. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe

People's Banker - Sunday Observer: The First Business epaper

Official Website of the Observer - Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year

Youth Observer Magazine - e Paper

Junior Observer


Marriage Proposals


Government Gazette


Peace towards Reconciliation


‘Nice people, nice country’, says Reigning Miss Earth–Air 2013:

West should not judge Lanka over human rights

Reigning Miss Earth – Air 2013, Katia Wagner said that the West should not judge Sri Lanka over its human rights situation and that she did not see “anything bad” during her visit to Sri Lanka. Asked about her opinion on the constant criticism of Sri Lanka’s human rights situation by European and Western nations,

Full Story

IMAs transferred to Nauru for offshore processing

The Australian Government said yesterday that the 157 illegal maritime arrivals (IMAs) who were transferred to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection facilities in Curtin earlier this week have been transferred to Nauru overnight for offshore processing.

Full Story

Six Independent groups in the fray for Uva PC polls

Six Independent groups have made security deposits to contest the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council elections, Additional Elections Commissioner R.M.A.L. Ratnayake said. While one Independent group has made the deposit for the Badulla district, five Independent groups made deposits for the Moneragala district.

Full Story

President to open National NDT Centre in October

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open the National Centre for Non-Destructive Testing (NCNDT) in October, another giant leap in the field of science and technology in Sri Lanka, Chairman Atomic Energy Authority Dr. Ranjith Wijewardena said. Non-Destructive Testing or popularly known as NDT is the science of testing materials to reveal hidden defects without damaging the materials.

Full Story

Tension in North defused:

Indian fishermen’s protest called off

The tense situation in the Northern fishing villages yesterday following reports that thousands of protesting fishermen were to set off from India and invade the Kachchativu island was defused after the planned protest was called off. Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasooriya told the Sunday Observer,

Full Story



:: Political

:: Security


more »


more »

:: Features


:: Finance

more »

more »

:: Sports

:: World

more »

more »


| News | Editorial | Finance | Features | Political | Security | Sports | Spectrum | Montage | Impact | World | Obituaries | Junior | Youth |


Produced by Lake House Copyright © 2014 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor