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Dilshan’s farewell today

[August 28 2016]

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan walks with his batting equipment during a final practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket stadium in Dambulla yesterday.

 

'Lanka, Pakistan have tremendous scope for better trade'

[August 28 2016]

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have tremendous scope to further strengthen bilateral economic and trade relations,Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake in Islamabad yesterday.

 

SLAF appeals: Kites to be flown below 200ft

[August 28 2016]

The Air Force seeks public assistance to take safety measures in flying kites around areas in close proximity to airports and selected landing helipads.

 

Colombo Defence Seminar

[August 21 2016]

The Colombo Defence Seminar 2016 on the theme 'Soft Power and its influence on Global Issues' will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2 at the BMICH, organised by the Sri Lanka Army.

 

Annual Nallur Festival 2016

[August 21 2016]

The annual Nallur Festival 2016 which commenced on August 8 will continue for 25 days and conclude on September 1. The festival attracts thousands of Hindu devotees including Sri Lankan Hindu expatriates who come to worship Lord Murugan during this annual festival.

 

PM, Ministers to observe Guanzhou City

[August 14 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his delegation, left for Guanzhou, the capital and the largest city of China’s Guandong province. A senior spokesman of the government said the Prime Minister’s visit to China would be important to Sri Lanka on the business and economic front.

 

Special train services during Kandy Esala Festival

[August 14 2016]

Eleven special trains have been scheduled to run between August 13-18, 2016 to cater to the needs of the devotees who would proceed to Kandy to the Esala Festival. These trains are in addition to normal Kandy trains.

 

Dengue hits new low but can escalate

[August 14 2016]

Suspected dengue cases islandwide have slumped drastically over the past one month Epidemiology Unit sources told the Sunday Observer. At least six districts which recorded an incidence above the 500 mark have plunged four fold between July 31 and August 13,

 

Five best opening ceremonies in Olympics history

[August 07 2016]

We look back at the best opening ceremonies of all time in Olympics history. In the world of sports, there is no other spectacle bigger than the Olympics and it is rightly called the greatest show on earth and all of them start with opening ceremonies,

 

Lanka flatten Test champs

[August 07 2016]

GALLE: Sri Lanka laid their hands on the Warne-Muralitharan trophy for the first time since its inception in 2007 when they completed a comprehensive 229-run win over the world’s no. 1 ranked Test team Australia,

 

New NIE Council members nominated

[August 07 2016]

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam nominated new members to the National Institute of Education (NIE)ouncil, which he dissolved in a sudden move two weeks ago, claiming in-fighting and a lack of progress.

 

Govt will run full term - President

[July 31 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena said the Yahapalana Government was well-established and will continue its full tenure despite the political conspiracies to topple the government.

 

 

Auspicious times for
Sinhala and Hindu New Year   >>

Goods from the North including fresh food are in big demand in the South during this Avurudu season. Soldiers in Jaffna have set up a “Jaffna Stall” at the Avurudu Fair which is now being held at the Panagoda Army Camp. Here a soldier attired as a traditional Northern fish
vendor accepts a customer’s order at the stall, which is extremely popular among visitors to the fair.

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Sharp drop in prices of rice and vegetables:

Adequate stocks of essential food items for festive season

Adequate stocks of essential food items are freely available in the country for the festive season. A sharp drop in the prices of rice and vegetables was also reported due to the increased supplies sent to Dedicated Economic Centres (DECs) and the Colombo market from agricultural districts, said Cooperatives and Internal Trade Secretary Sunil Sirisena.

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Jaffna stall at Panagoda Camp

The Security Forces Command in Jaffna has set up a stall at the premises of the Army Camp in Panagoda with goods from Jaffna including sea food items at the Sinhala-Hindu New Year ‘Pola’. The stall has been set up by Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe to make available goods from Jaffna for people in the South, sources said.

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Bad hats rounded up in city

One-hundred-and-thirty men including women linked to crime in the Colombo City were taken in for questioning during the past few days in an operation launched by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) for the April festive season.

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New Year festivities:

Army teams up with civilians in the North

Sri Lanka’s valiant soldiers who defeated the LTTE, the world’s most ruthless terrorist outfit in May 2009 and have since been involved in the demining and resettlement process are now getting ready to celebrate the Sinhala and Hindu New Year on a larger scale than ever before in the Northern Province.

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Govt not perturbed over HR allegations

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that the government was not perturbed over any allegations by human rights groups that accuse Sri Lanka of alleged human rights violations during the final stages of the battle against LTTE terrorists as Government troops had engaged in a battle in keeping with all humanitarian norms.

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