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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.

 

 

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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