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Sangakkara graces Asian Awards ceremony in London

[April 18 2015]

Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan will lead a galaxy of stars from the Asian diaspora across the world as some of the world’s most iconic names from showbiz and business are set to descend upon London on Friday.

 

One Sri Lankan still in Sanaa

[April 18 2015]

At least one Sri Lankan is still remaining in Sanaa, the devastated capital of Yemen and some 20 others who are refusing to return are scattered all over the country, Nasim, a recent returnee from Yemen told Sunday Observer .

 

Sangakkara Wisden Cricketer of the year

[April 11 2015]

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has been named the cricketer of the year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Sangakkara joined India’s Virender Sehwag as the only two players to be named as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for a second occasion.

 

Sunday Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2015

[March 21 2015]

The ever popular Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year 2015 contest is back again. The voting for the 37th Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year 2015,

 

Death of former Polls chief

[March 21 2015]

R.K. Chandrananda de Silva, most famous as a long-time Commissioner of Elections during many controversial polls, passed away yesterday morning at his resident at Rajagiriya. He was 78 years of age.

 

An all night Pirith chanting ceremony at ANCL

[February 22 2015]

An all night Pirith Chanting ceremony organized by Lake House to mark 129th birth anniversary of Lake House founder D.R Wijewardene. 

 

Maj. Gen. Chrishantha De Silva new Army Commander

[February 20 2015]

Major General A W J Chrishantha De Silva was appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army on the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

 

Presidential Secretariat Transport Director remanded

[February 17 2015]

Director of the Presidential Secretariat Transport Division Keerthi Samarasinghe Dissanayake who was answerable to over 748 missing vehicles was produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate Court yesterday and remanded until February 18.

 

CID records statement from Gotabhaya

February 13 2015]

The CID today recorded a statement from former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa about the activities of the Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited and the armoury affiliated to it found at the BMICH recently.

 

 

“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

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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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