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Sunday, 28 June 2009


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Ranil in Japan

[October 04 2015]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday (3) on his first official visit to the country after assuming office. He was accompanied by Minister of Technology, Technology Education and Employment, Susil Premajayntha,


Lithuania opens Consulate in Sri Lanka

[October 04 2015]

Republic of Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka with R. M. Manivannan, Chairman of SupremeSAT and Owner of Supreme Global Holdings as the Honorary Consul. Manivannan, known as a big time private investor in emerging markets,


Seya murder: CID arrests Kondaya’s brother

[October 04 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the murder of Seya Sadewmi, the five-year –old girl from Kotadeniyawa , took into custody the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’, on Friday.


Outbreak of vector borne disease likely

[September 27 2015]

The onset of the North East monsoon rains causing floods could result in an outbreak of several food, water and vector borne diseases, heath authorities warn.


Seven killed in landslides

[September 27 2015]

At least seven people were killed and nearly 200 persons marooned due to heavy rains that slashed several parts of the country, causing landslides in the Central Province.


Beach cleaning begins

[September 20 2015]

A Clean-up Week has been declared to mark the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) 2015 on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. A national program which began yesterday (19) will continue till September 23 with the participation of schoolchildren,


CID arrests two over Seya’s murder

[September 20 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested two persons in connection with the harrowing rape and murder of the five- year- old girl, Seya Sadewmi, in Kotadeniyawa.


Dengue cases could soar with new breeding sites

[September 20 2015]

Dengue Fever (DF) cases which up to September 2015 tumbled by ten- thousand compared to figures last year, could soar, resulting in another dengue epidemic,


Rajiva out of Liberal Party

[September 20 2015]

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who had filed a case (DSP/108/2015) against the Liberal Party and its party officials at the District Court of Colombo on August 4, 2015 withdrew the case on September 17, 2015 before Colombo District Judge, T.D.Gunasekara.


SL issues travel advisory on Nepal

[September 13 2015]

As violence in Nepal over a proposed new Federal Constitution continued, Sri Lanka issued a travel advisory on Friday (11) urging pilgrims to postpone their visits to the Buddhist religious site Lumbini,


Rosy appointed PM’s Media Spokesperson

[September 13 2015]

Former State Minister for Child Affairs, Rosy Senanayake has been appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wikcremesinghe’s Media Spokesperson and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.



“The war against terrorism is now over and we have to focus more towards developing the country,” thus President Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasized the importance of putting development activities on the ‘Fast track’ when he reopened the tea factory at Handugalla in Wallasmulla yesterday, which was set on fire during 88-89 Insurgency by the JVP. The factory was re-constructed at a cost of Rs. 45 million. Ministers Chamal Rajapaksa and D. M. Jayaratne were also present. Pic: Indrajith Perera.

Three decades ago even the lorries from the Southern part of Sri Lanka lined up on the streets of Kankesanthurai, the coastal city at the Northern tip of the island to load the bags of cement produced by the Kankesanthurai cement factory. The Tigers in the North destroyed this industrial marvel. The damage done to the KKS cement factory had also struck a blow to over two-thousand Jaffna men who depended on the factory for their living. Steps have also been taken to rebuild the factory along with the reconstruction activities to rebuild Jaffna. Pic: Chaminda Hittatiya


Marriage Proposals


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Several political parties in the fray:

‘Election fever’ in Jaffna

Jaffna is caught up with election fever after many years with political parties holding several public rallies. For more than a decade Jaffna based political parties were unable to engage in any form of election-related activities due to LTTE threats in Jaffna.

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Indian External Affairs Minister assured:

IDPs will be resettled soon

Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP who led the three-member high level delegation to New Delhi this week assured Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna that the Sri Lankan Government had no intention whatsoever of keeping Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in welfare villages.

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Over 100,000 targeted:

Boost for foreign tourists in NE next year

The Tourism Ministry will launch hotel construction projects at selected locations in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to attract over 100,000 foreign tourists during 2010. Deputy Tourism Minister Faizer Mustapha told the Sunday Observer that the ending of the 30-year war and the emergence of peace in the North and the East has encouraged the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board and private sector hoteliers to recommence their business activities in the region.

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UNP’s standpoint on 13th Amendment

The main opposition UNP said it would extend its fullest support to implement the 13th Amendment, if the proposals of the Amendment could bring fruitful results to achieve a lasting solution to the present crisis.

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