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Sunday, 19 May 2013


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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 flanked by the Service Chiefs inspect the Victory Day parade at the Galle Face Green yesterday. Pic: Sudath Silva

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‘No grabbing land nor dividing the motherland’:

President vows to continue fight anti-Sri Lankan forces

* No room for separation

* Foreign invasions nothing new

* Live together in one country

* Faith in heroism, strength in youth

* Ex-Presidents felt LTTE unbeatable

* Victory best felt in children’s hearts

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday assured that he would continue to fight against the anti-Sri Lankan forces and would neither allow them to grab a single piece of land nor divide the motherland. He said, “Foreign forces or foreign invasion is not a new thing to us” and added that since the victory against terrorism, four years go, such forces resorted to various tactics to take Sri Lanka under their control.

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‘Will JVP killers go scot free’

The family members of the victims of the 1988/89 JVP terror have demanded legal action against JVP frontliner K.D. Lal Kantha and his political organisation in view of what he is alleged to have told a recent meeting. No action was taken so far against the JVP since it had denied responsibility to its gruesome atrocities during the 1988/89 reign of terror. The JVP merely passed the buck to the Deshapremi Janatha Vyaparaya.

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Man marries widow and her daughter

An incident where a man who married a 44-year-old widow and later left her and married her 20-year-old daughter was reported from Avissawella. According to police investigations, the daughter had married him despite being aware that he was married to her mother. Investigations had also revealed that the suspect had an illicit affair with the daughter while being married to the mother.

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Split in five-party TNA coalition imminent

In-fighting in the TNA points to an imminent split of the five-party coalition ahead of the Northern Provincial Council elections scheduled for early September this year. According to Tamil political sources, the split could lead to the main component ITAK led by Trincomalee district parliamentarian R. Sampanthan and the EPRLF, EROS, TELO and the TULF group breaking away.

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