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Sunday, 12 September 2010


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Samantha Power arrives in Lanka

[November 22 2015]

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrived in the country last evening, on a visit which Washington termed, ‘Underscored the US support for Sri Lanka’s post war struggle for lasting peace’.


‘Galle Dialogue 2015’ begins tomorrow

[November 22 2015]

The International Maritime Conference, ‘Galle Dialogue 2015’, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, will get underway in the port city of Galle on November 23 for the sixth consecutive year.


Health Ministry warns food industry on sugar content in beverages

[November 22 2015]

Following the instructions of Director General of Health Services, Dr P. G. Mahipala, the Food Unit of the Health Ministry,


'Ban unethical food advertising'

[November 15 2015]

In an effort to create awareness of the adverse effect of unhealthy food, the Sri Lanka Diabetes Federation, the Diabetes Research Unit of the University of Colombo and NCD Unit of the Health Ministry reiterated the importance of eating food with less sugar,


Met dept issues bad weather warning

[November 15 2015]

The Department of Meteorology has forecast heavy rainfall and strong winds over the country today (November 15).The forecast said that showers or thundershowers will be experienced over the most parts of the island while heavy rain (about 150mm) are also likely at some places.


No-fly zone, no fishing on Nov 13

[November 08 2015]

Sri Lanka is expected to impose a fishing ban in the Southern waters and a no-fly zone over the southern sky in preparation for the fall of mysterious space object WT 1190F near its Southern coast on Friday (13).


Tropical Cyclone threat to Sri Lanka

[November 08 2015]

While Tropical Cyclone Megh is moving away from India, a new tropical concern threatens to cause flooding in southeastern India and Sri Lanka later this weekend and early next week.


Pakistan's Commerce Minister on official visit

[November 08 2015]

The Federal Commerce Minister of Pakistan Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official three-day visit to boost bilateral investment and trade between the two countries.


170,000 fully equipped houses for estate workers

[November 08 2015]

The UNF Government, in keeping with its pledge to do away with the plantation workers' line-room housing, will construct 170,000 more houses, compact with all facilities, phased over the next five years,


New Zealand Bag World Cup

[November 01 2015]

New Zealand’s powerful All Blacks rugby team beat arch rival Australia to win the World Cup for a record third time at Twickenham yesterday.


Russian plane crashes in Egypt with 224 passengers

[November 01 2015]

Family members of Russian passengers believed to have been on board a plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula arrived at Pulkovo airport,


India revises e-tourist visa fees from Nov 3

[November 01 2015]

Government of India has decided to revise the e-tourist visa fee in four slabs of 0, US$25, US $48, and US$60 from November 3.



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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