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PM for World Islamic Economic Forum

[May 29 2016]

For the first time, Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (wiEF), scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

 

Norwegian State Secretary here this week

[May 29 2016]

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from May 31 - June 2, 2016. He will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera on May 31,

 

Health Ministry in emergency plan for flood victims

[May 22 2016]

An emergency plan to assist flood victims facing health challenges due to the prevailing weather is now under way in 84 districts, Director General of Health Services, Dr P.G. Maheepala told the media at a special conference at the Health Education Bureau to address issues such as food safety, sanitation and accident prevention during the Vesak season.

 

Jayanthi conquers Mt. Everest

[May 22 2016]

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to climb Mount Everest. She left Camp 4 around 9 pm the previous day, with climbing partner, Johann Peries. She continued with her Sherpa to the Death Zone, the region above 26,000ft where climbing is extremely difficult.

 

Police come down hard on looters in flood-hit areas

[May 22 2016]

Police apprehended 15 persons from various flood-affected areas in the country for suspected looting and stealing valuables from houses evacuated by victims of the recent floods.

 

National Vesak Festival 2016

[May 15 2016]

The National Vesak Festival 2016, will be held at the Naigala Raja Maha Vihara, Hambantota district from May 19 to 26.Among the important events are ordaining 25 children at the Kasagala Raja Maha Vihara, workshop on novices and offering robes, display of Vesak lanterns in police stations, cultural display by the Police, Army, Air Force and the National Youth Services Council, Bodhi poojas, Bhakthi Gee, exposition of relics and holding dansalas.

 

Met Dept issues bad weather warning

[May 15 2016]

The Meteorology Department issued a bad weather warning yesterday that the atmospheric disturbance in the South East of Sri Lanka is likely to intensify and develop into a depression and move closer to Sri Lanka, affecting the weather in the country and the surrounding sea areas.

 

Vesak dansalas in Colombo to be registered

[May 15 2016]

As Colombo readies for the upcoming Vesak, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has called upon food dansal organisers, to first register with it.

 

President at Kumbh Mela, Sanchi

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India from May 13-14 to attend the Simhasth Kumbh Mela, a popular Hindu festival in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Chandrika to address UN special session in New York

[May 08 2016]

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations

 

President tells police: Raid illegal sand mining

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed a special police team to be deployed directly under the IGP to raid illegal mining across the country which harms the environment.

 

 

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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