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Sunday, 11 August 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.



The annual ceremony of bathing deities with cow’s milk as its main ritual was conducted at the Mayurapathi Bhadrakali kovil on Friday to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family members and all those in the country. In keeping with Hindu tradition pots of milk were brought in a procession by women to bathe the statue of Goddess Kali. It was conducted under the patronage of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa. Pic: Lalith Welivitigoda



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‘Reliability as a global partner is crucial’:

CHOGM, the ideal platform to make new friends

Sri Lanka’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York Dr. Palitha Kohona said the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka will be a good platform for the country to consolidate its current friends and make new friends. Rejecting the notion that there were hostile Western states,

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Attempt to project wrong impression to the world

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando said there is some conspiracy behind the Weliveriya incident to embarrass the Government and put the country into difficulty. Some extremist force behind this incident is attempting to capitalise on the Weliveriya incident to project a wrong impression to the world community.

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TNA blind to Northern fishermen’s problems

The TNA that is pontificating over the human rights of the Tamils, merely for political mileage, should accept responsibility for the current hardships and livelihood problems faced by the Northern fishermen due to poaching, Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Sarath Kumara Gunaratne said.

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Health awareness program for Esala perahera

The Health Ministry has launched a health awareness program for residents and spectators visiting Kandy to watch the Kandy perahera. Sri Lanka’s most colourful and culturally rich festival commenced on Tuesday with the Kap Situweema. Planting of kap and four internal peraheras of the four Devales, followed by the five Kumbal peraheras, the first of which begins today.

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Protected houses for vulnerable children

The Department of Probation and Childcare Service under the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs has launched a program to construct houses with the help of philanthropists and donors, for children vulnerable to harassment and abuse due to lack of protected places to live,

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