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Sunday, 3 April 2011


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Patricia Scotland - first woman Commonwealth Secretary General

[November 29 2015]

Patricia Scotland, a Dominican-born British lawyer has been appointed as the Commonwealth’s Secretary General, she becomes the first woman to occupy the top post in the 53-member organization.


India’s Army Chief on five-day visit

[November 29 2015]

Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will kick-off a five-day official visit to Sri Lanka starting today to upgrade the fleet of warplanes, tanks and defence guns,


Road accidents hit 6,000 in three months

[November 29 2015]

The number of road accidents had soared to over 6,000 in the past three months and eighty percent of the victims were women. "Over 80 percent of our admissions comprised females while the rest were men.


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.



The joy of cricket fans at the Galle Face Green knew no bounds yesterday after Sri Lanka won the toss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
and opted to bat. Sri Lanka and India met in the first all-Asian final of the ICC World Cup in its 36-year history. Pic: Kavindra Perera


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Runner-up to India in finals:

Sri Lanka finish No. 2 in cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka cricket team finished No. 2 in the world after losing to India by six wickets in the final of the ICC World Cup tournament concluded in Mumbai last night. It was so much near but yet so far for Sri Lanka which emerged runner-up of an ICC World Cup tournament for the second successive time, after finishing runner-up to India in the 2007 Final played in Barbados.

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Police chiefs from SAARC nations to meet in Colombo

Police chiefs of SAARC nations will meet in Colombo this week to tackle cross border crimes more effectively and strengthen cooperation among the law enforcement agencies in the SAARC region. It will be a prelude to the SAARC Interior Ministers’ conference on border crimes, shortly.

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CoL, the main focus:

Three top plantation TUs begin talks tomorrow

Three major plantation trade unions led by the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC), representing the bulk of the workers on tea and rubber estates, begin their first round of negotiations tomorrow, with representatives of the 22 Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) on the biennial Collective Agreement on wage increase for the workers.

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Navy investigations to track sailors continue

The Sri Lanka Navy is conducting investigations and search operations from Wednesday to track down sailors who went missing while patrolling the Mullaitivu seas, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told the Sunday Observer.

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Stopping vehicles on zebra crossings taboo

The City Traffic Police have warned motorists to refrain from stopping vehicles on the Zebra crossings when pedestrians use them. According to a senior Police spokesman, many motorists were in the habit of stopping their vehicles on the crossing line until pedestrians cross the road.

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