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Sunday, 12 July 2015


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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.



UNIFIED POLITICAL MAINSTREAM: Under the benevolent gaze of two historic giants of Sri Lankan politics, D. S. Senanayake and S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, in the stage background, Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe announces the formation of the good governance coalition at the party’s Special Convention held at Campbell Park, Colombo, yesterday.
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UNP to lead good governance coalition

To sign agreement with JHU today:

Coalition be registered after elections:

Parties to contest under Elephant symbol:

Prime Minister and United National Party (UNP) Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe, declared that a UNP led coalition will contest the August elections under the Elephant symbol and invited political leaders, who backed good governance to join the coalition in the next few days. He was addressing the UNP Special Convention at Campbell Park, Colombo.

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SLFP split in two, CBK to lead Progressive Front:

UPFA stalwarts in new Front

UPFA stalwart, Land Minister M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena yesterday confirmed the formation of a broad political front with the UNP, named the United Front for Good Governance, to rally forces against those determined to reverse what he called the January 8 silent revolution. The new political front which is still to be formed will use the UNP’s Elephant symbol until it is registered as a political party.

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Foreign teams to observe polls

Teams from three international bodies, the European Union, the Commonwealth and Federation of Election Monitoring Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) will send missions to observe the forthcoming parliamentary election, Deputy Elections Commissioner M.M. Mohamed told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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Elections Dept receives 111 nominations

The Elections Department has received 111 nominations from registered political parties and independent groups to contest the forthcoming general election. According to unofficial sources, only five political parties and three independent groups had handed over nomination papers by Friday.

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TPF on UNP ticket

The Tamil Progressive Front (TPF), the three party alliance of the Indian origin community, is contesting on the UNP ticket under the Elephant symbol in Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and Badulla, Colombo, Ratnapura and Gampaha electoral districts.

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