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Sunday, 6 February 2011


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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.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Deyata Kirula exhibition currently being held in Buttala. Here President Rajapaksa views a plant at the agricultural section at the exhibition site yesterday.
Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera


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Defence Secretary tells Tamil diaspora:

Don’t be misled by unscrupulous elements

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that expatriate Tamils living abroad should look way forward in the reconstructing and development process in the country instead of being misled by unscrupulous elements which are trying to destabilise the peaceful atmosphere in the country.

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EPDP confident of victory if Court upholds application

UPFA constituent Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader and Jaffna district MP Minister Douglas Devananda expressed confidence that they would win a majority of the 16 Local Government bodies in the Jaffna district,

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GAs to ensure uninterrupted relief:

Floods hit over 836,000 people in 17 districts

Over 836,000 people in 17 districts were affected by the floods in different parts of the country said Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera. Dry rations and other supplies have been made available to the flood victims through the Government,

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UK and Australia to share visa centre

The UK Border Agency and Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship will share the current UK visa application centre in Colombo, from February 8 a media release from the British High Commission said.

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Schoolchildren to help grow coconut saplings

The `One Coconut Sapling in each Home Garden’ program, which was initiated by the Coconut Development and the Janatha Estates Development Board Ministry (CDJEDB) to uplift the standard of the coconut industry will be launched shortly with the assistance of schoolchildren of coconut growing regions in the country.

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