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Sunday, 26 June 2011


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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.



The fourth phase of the Api Wenuven Api Housing Project for Security Forces personnel was launched yesterday in the Moneragala and Badulla districts by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Here President Rajapaksa presents the keys of a new house to a differently-abled soldier at the ceremony held in this connection at Athiliwewa Kanishta Vidyalaya, Thelulla, Moneragala. Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Sumedha Jayasena, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Uva Province Chief Minister Shasheendra Rajapaksa look on. Pic: Sudath Malaweera


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Under UPFA Govt’s program to strengthen democracy:

Twenty more LG bodies in North go to polls on July 23

Twenty more Local Government bodies that remained defunct in the North for over two decades due to LTTE terrorism will go to the polls on July 23 to re-elect people’s representatives under the UPFA Government’s program to strengthen democracy. Elections will be held for 16 Pradeshiya Sabhas and three Urban Councils in the Jaffna district,

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UPFA polls campaign for LG bodies at village level

The UPFA election campaign for the forthcoming Local Government election is being organised at village level, said Petroleum Industries Minister and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha. The SLFP’s all-island working committee which met at Temple Trees on Thursday expressed its confidence of an easy victory.

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‘No dissension in party’:

TNA leader refutes media reports

TNA leader Rajavarodhayam Sampanthan refuted media reports that dissension was brewing within the party after his recent disclaimer on the party’s ‘sole representative status’ on behalf of the Tamils of the North and the East. Adopting a milder approach, he said that they are now in the process of holding talks with the Government and looked forward to a reasonable solution ‘within a unitary Sri Lanka’.

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Defeating drugs menace the next challenge - President

Illicit drugs are a cancer that threatens the existence of society. All should be united to defeat the challenge posed by illicit drugs just as terrorism was defeated through a united effort, President Mahinda Rajapaksa asserted yesterday.

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Normal bus service tomorrow despite strike threat

Private Transport Services Minister C.B. Ratnayake has called upon the public not to panic because of the strike threat from the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association demanding a 12.5 percent fare hike, as all other private bus operators are ready to operate their buses as usual.

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