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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.

 

 

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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