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Prince Zeid's first visit to SL

[February 07 2016]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera briefed the UN Human rights High Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the progress the government had made in setting up the domestic apparatus to investigate war crimes charges against Sri Lanka.

 

Only India can check poaching and illegal fishing

[February 07 2016]

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera is expected to undertake a visit to India shortly, in an effort to look at an 'innovative solution' to the fisheries issue between the two countries.

 

Minister Hakeem off to Turkey as PM's emissary

[February 07 2016]

Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of City Planning and Water Supply is on a week-long official visit to Turkey as part of the government's initiative to expand the market for Sri Lankan tea.

 

Sicille Kotelawala must appear before Colombo MC

[February 07 2016]

The Golden Key All Depositors' Association, the victimised depositors of the Golden Key money scam yesterday emphasised that Sicille Kotelawala must appear before the Colombo Magistrate Court without sending the lawyers representing her.

 

No evidence of ship strike risk to whales

[January 31 2016]

A research belt dedicated to study whales will be set up soon in the seas off Mirissa in Southern Sri Lanka, said Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-operation (IOMAC) Dr. Hiran Jayawardene.

 

‘No screening at BIA for visitors from Latin American, African countries’

[January 31 2016]

Health officials rejected claims of an active screening program for symptoms of the Zika virus currently spreading in Latin American and African countries for passengers arriving from these countries at the Bandaranaike International airport.

 

Virusara card for war heroes

[January 24 2016]

Virusara a privilege card for war heroes, which grants them tangible discounts on medicines, food and other essentials will be launched tomorrow, January 25 on the initiative of the State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardena.

 

More land in North to be released- PM

[January 17 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a national event to mark Thai Pongal in Jaffna that 4,600 acres of land in the North were still under the Sri Lanka Army and will be released in two months.

 

Is this the world’s biggest Sapphire?

[January 17 2016]

Less than a fortnight after the discovery of the world’s largest Star Sapphire in Sri Lanka, a gem merchant from Beruwala is claiming to have found a 2,476 karat Blue Sapphire, making it the world’s largest Sapphire discovered so far.

 

Diesel leak contaminates Nilwala River

[January 17 2016]

Water supply to Akuressa, Malimbada, Matara, Mirissa, Dondra, Gandara, Kottagoda and Dickwella have been suspended temporarily after 15,000 litres of diesel leaked to the river from an underground tank of a fuel station.

 

 

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.
                                     Pic Nalin Hewapathirana

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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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