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Colombo's air pollution,cause of wheezing in children

[July 24 2016]

Air pollution in Colombo city has become so bad that it is triggering or aggravating wheezing in children, top child health expert Prof. Manouri Senanayake warned yesterday. Delivering the 26th Susan George Pulimoood Oration at Visakha Vidyalaya on Friday evening, Professor Senanayake, Senior Professor in Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, pointed out that research data had linked city traffic pollutants and wheezing episodes.

 

Mangala Moonesinghe passes away

[July 24 2016]

Veteran politician and senior diplomat Mangala Moonesinghe passed away last morning after a brief illness. He was 84-years-old.Moonesinghe was Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2002 and High Commissioner to India from 1995 to 2000.

 

Kataragama Esala festival

[July 17 2016]

The annual Esala Festival of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devale held to pay homage to Lord Skandha, began with the flag hoisting at the auspicious time on July 5, 2016 and will continue for 15 days.

 

200 investigation officers deployed to conduct raids

[July 17 2016]

Two hundred Investigation Officers have been deployed to raid business establishments and traders which sell goods above the controlled price.

 

Dengue surge poses admission problems to hospitals

[July 10 2016]

At least three hospitals in the highly congested Colombo district have said they had seen an unexpected rise in the number of suspected dengue cases visiting their OPD's and being admitted to their in - patient wards.

 

PM to attend the third SADC in Singapore

[July 10 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian Diaspora Convention-2016 (SADC) in Singapore organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies to be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore from July18 -19.

 

Sri Lanka, key shipping hub

[July 10 2016]

Beijing promised to groom Sri Lanka into becoming a key shipping centre in the Indian Ocean in turn for the country’s contribution in China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative.

 

President condemns attack

[July 03 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena, condemning the terrorist act and taking of hostages in the Diplomatic conclave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, expressed his condolence to the Government and the people of Bangladesh over the incident.

 

Lanka importing fewer used cars

[July 03 2016]

Exports of used Japanese automobiles to Sri Lanka could fall by roughly half in unit terms because of import duty hikes implemented since October, the head of the auto Importers' Association told 'The Nikkei.'

 

Annual Paada Yaathraa

[June 26 2016]

One of Sri Lanka's oldest traditions is the Paada Yaathraa foot pilgrimage from Jaffna to Kataragama along the East Coast through Kumana and Yala jungles which take place annually in the months of June-July.

 

Don’t pollute sacred city during Poson - Media Minister

[June 19 2016]

The Government has taken steps to extend food, water, health and sanitary facilities to devotees who come to Mihintale and Anuradhapura for Poson.

 

POSON AT MIHINTALE ALOKA POOJA

[June 19 2016]

Poson Poya is the day Sri Lankan Buddhists commemorate the formal introduction of the Sasana to the island - in the 3rd century BC. The day marks the first meeting between King Devanampiyatissa and Missionary monk Arahat Mahinda on Missaka Pabbatha hill or Mihintale near Anuradhapura.

 

 

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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