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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,

 

NPC urge: Cancel liqour licences contravening excise laws

[June 14 2015]

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) adopted a resolution last Monday to request the Finance Minister and other authorities to cancel licences issued in contravention of Excise laws in the country.

 

Indo-Lanka understanding needed

[June 07 2015]

Sri Lanka envoy to India, Sudharshan Seneviratne, who has been asked to return to the country following the decision taken by the Ministry of External Affairs to recall all politically appointed envoys,

 

Basil’s bail appeal tomorrow

[June 07 2015]

The bail application submitted by former Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa, is scheduled to be taken up for re-consideration at the Colombo High Court tomorrow (June 8) following its first hearing on June 1.

 

Environmental organisations handover Wilpattu report to President

[June 07 2015]

A report by environmental organisations on settlements in the Wiplattu Reserve was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday.

 

SLFP youth front urge political parties to extend support

[May 30 2015]

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front has urged all political parties represented in parliament to extend support for the 20th Amendment.

 

 

Api Wenuwen Api Wemu:  The Security Forces engaged in a massive humanitarian operation last year to liberate nearly 300,000 people in the Wanni from LTTE tyranny. The Forces emerged victorious in May 2009, bringing freedom to these oppressed masses. They are being resettled in their villages at a record pace. In the true spirit of Api Wenuven Api (Together for All), the Security Forces are helping the returnees to repair and construct their dwellings in various parts of the North. Here soldiers lend a helping hand to repair a resettled family’s house in Vavuniya. Pic: Thilak Perera 

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Crisis takes new turn:

Delaying tactics will hit UNP supporters - Thalatha

The United National Party (UNP) leadership is acting in a manner which is damaging the credibility of millions of UNP supporters all over the country by delaying the party reforms, said Ratnapura district UNP parliamentarian Thalatha Athukorale.

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Guard your mouth, Dayasiri tells Sarath Fonseka

Kurunegala district UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera said that DNA leader Sarath Fonseka was currently paying the price for his unguarded sayings in the past. He told a media briefing last week that there would be serious consequences if Fonseka did not guard his mouth and stop castigating the UNP over the 18th Amendment.

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Uncultivated paddy lands under the plough soon

The Government has decided to acquire uncultivated paddy lands and make them available for prospective cultivators. Agrarian Development Commissioner General Ravindra Hevavitharana said that this decision was gazetted in January 2009. Although the Government spent over Rs. 800 million to provide irrigation facilities to uncultivated lands during the past two years, the owners had not cultivated paddy.

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Canadian sleuths identify six LTTE captains

Canadian investigators have identified six LTTE captains among the illegal immigrants who arrived on board the Ocean Lady in October 2009 and MV Sun Sea last month. “Investigation findings remain discreet as the government intends to arrest the organisers of both these ships shortly,

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Sunday Observer in top slot in SRL Ratings

The Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka’s leading English newspaper with the largest circulation, has again secured the top slot in the latest SRL Ratings. In the latest SRL Ratings for July, 2010,

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