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Polls Chief says: No proxy candidates

[July 05 2015]

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will issue a fresh decree to guide independent candidates and independent parties aspiring to contest the forthcoming general election, to stop them from becoming proxies of other candidates.

 

NDDCB unveils: MPs in drug trade

[July 05 2015]

A survey by the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) on drug traffickers has unveiled a lengthy list of parliamentarians indirectly involved in the drug trade.

 

National Immunization program gets off to a smooth start

[July 05 2015]

Sri Lanka's Expanded Immunization Programme ( EPI) which this week ( July 1) introduced a new Injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine ( IPV) for four months old infants is progressing well with a positive response from the public ,

 

Nawinne joins UNP

[July 04 2015]

Former Minister and the Kurunegala District Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) S.B. Nawinne yesterday crossed over to the ruling United National Party(UNP).

 

Kandy Esala perahera from Aug 15 to 29

[June 28 2015]

The Kandy-Senkadagala annual Esala Perahera will commence on August 15, the final night Randoli Perahera on Aug. 29 and the water-cutting ceremony at the Gatambe Mahaweli River in the morning hours of August 30.

 

Sangakkara to retire during India series in August

[June 27 2015]

Sri Lanka’s batting great Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday ended speculation about his future, saying he will retire during the home series against India in August. “This is my time to call it a day,” Sangakkara, 37, told reporters,

 

Heavy showers forecast

[June 27 2015]

Heavy showers are forecast for Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura and Kegalle districts today, with more than 150 millimetres of rain expected in these areas. Cloudy conditions and intermittent rains are also expected in the Western,

 

Viral flu cases top 500 mark: Government hospitals geared for emergencies

[June 21 2015]

Around 500 lab confirmed cases of viral influenza and 24 deaths have been reported from January to the 2nd week of June, Acting Chief Epidemiologist Dr Ananda Amarasinghe told the Sunday Observer.

 

Call for Double ballot system to ensure equitable representation

[June 21 2015]

Prominent constitutional reform activist Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera supports the call by the alliance of smaller political parties for a double ballot system to be included in the electoral reforms provided in the proposed 20th Amendment, the Sunday Observer learns.

 

20A – not a ploy to delay elections

[June 21 2015]

The unending debate over establishing a new electoral system through the 20th Amendment should not be used as a ploy to delay elections, said UNP General Secretary and Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion, Kabir Hashim.

 

Minor and minority parties meet today

[June 14 2015]

In the wake of yesterday’s cabinet approval to the latest electoral reform providing for the election of 237 parliamentarians,

 

3 Youth drown in Kalu Ganga

[June 14 2015]

Three youth aged between 18 to 19, from Ukgalboda, Kalutara drowned yesterday when they were bathing in the Kaluganga at Galtotupola in Ukgaboda in Kalutara North,

 

 

Islam means ‘peace’, which Sri Lanka is finally experiencing after three decades of bloodshed. For Muslims in Sri Lanka and all over the world, Ramazan is a period of religious obeisance and reflection in a climate of peace. This is only the second year that the Sri Lankan Muslim community is celebrating Ramazan in a climate of total peace and harmony. On Friday, they had an opportunity to meet and closely interact with the architect of the dawn of peace - President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who offered Ifthar at Temple Trees. Here grateful members of the Muslim community share their views with the President. Pic: Sudath Silva

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Move to preserve marine wealth and avoid conflicts:

Call for 'No Fishing Zone' in Palk Straits

Fishermen in the North have called for a “No Fishing Zone” in the Palk Straits and Gulf of Mannar to help preserve marine wealth and avoid conflicts between Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen. The fishermen from several fisheries associations in the North, made this proposal during a series of meetings now under way with fishermen’s societies in Tamil Nadu.

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Marked improvement in bringing back Lankan fishermen

There is tremendous improvement in bringing back Sri Lankan fishermen caught in Indian waters without undergoing a judicial process, following talks between the Sri Lankan and Indian Governments recently, Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told the Sunday Observer.

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Sri Lanka - 66th best country

The USA based Newsweek magazine has ranked Sri Lanka as the 66th best country in a recent survey. Sri Lanka now holds a topmost place in South Asia and is getting close to the goal of becoming the ‘Wonder of Asia’.

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Report on Sigiriya frescoes handed over to President

A comprehensive report on the current state of the frescoes at the Sigiriya rock fortress, a world heritage site was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for further evaluation on Friday.

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Training for officials in combating dengue

Health sector officials have been trained on the technical aspects of eradicating the dengue epidemic, according to Health Ministry sources. Health Ministry, Additional Secretary Dr. Palitha Maheepala told the Sunday Observer that although the Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) has claimed several lives during the past eight months of this year,

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