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Sunday, 17 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 State oil anointing ceremony for the Sinhala and Hindu New Year was held yesterday at the Sri Rohana Uposathagara Maha Vihara, Ran Dupatha, Matara. Here the viharadhipati Most Ven. Aththudawe Sri Rahula Mahanayake Thera anoints oil on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the auspicious time of 7.41 a.m. Indigenous Medicine Minister Salinda Dissanayake and several other ministers, MPs and Provincial
Councillors were present.
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‘Our position has been strong and unequivocal’:

Canadian PM reiterates strong opposition to Tigers

Canadian Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper was on the defensive yesterday after the media reported that one of his party candidates for Parliament had hosted a televised tribute to the LTTE, an organisation banned in Canada as a terrorist group.

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Lanka produces world’s first Carbon Neutral Bra

United Kingdom based Marks & Spencer retail stores has put on sale the world’s first Carbon Neutral Bra that had been made in Sri Lanka recently. “The Green bra” which is part of the Mark & Spencer’s new Autograph Leaves lingerie collection,

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Focus on sale of outdated canned food and soft drinks:

Food Act to be amended from July 1

The Food Act which ensures quality food production will be amended from July 1, this year. Accordingly, all food manufacturers should comply with the Health Ministry regulations when manufacturing, labelling, transporting and selling their products from this date.

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Attempted extortion bid:

Three suspects who posed as TMVP members held

Three suspects from Trincomalee who posed as members of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) party were taken in for questioning by Security Forces personnel in Jaffna on Friday. According to Army sources, the suspects had told A. Atputharaja R. Sutharsan and J. Vasantharoopan of Jaffna that they were the members of the TMVP and could help them seek political asylum abroad.

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Following Ban Ki Moon’s expert panel report:

Govt’s official communication in due course

The External Affairs Ministry will respond to the report of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s Expert Panel after the observations of all concerned agencies, are obtained, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry told the Sunday Observer yesterday,

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