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Sunday, 17 April 2011


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Ranil in Japan

[October 04 2015]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday (3) on his first official visit to the country after assuming office. He was accompanied by Minister of Technology, Technology Education and Employment, Susil Premajayntha,


Lithuania opens Consulate in Sri Lanka

[October 04 2015]

Republic of Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka with R. M. Manivannan, Chairman of SupremeSAT and Owner of Supreme Global Holdings as the Honorary Consul. Manivannan, known as a big time private investor in emerging markets,


Seya murder: CID arrests Kondaya’s brother

[October 04 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the murder of Seya Sadewmi, the five-year –old girl from Kotadeniyawa , took into custody the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’, on Friday.


Outbreak of vector borne disease likely

[September 27 2015]

The onset of the North East monsoon rains causing floods could result in an outbreak of several food, water and vector borne diseases, heath authorities warn.


Seven killed in landslides

[September 27 2015]

At least seven people were killed and nearly 200 persons marooned due to heavy rains that slashed several parts of the country, causing landslides in the Central Province.


Beach cleaning begins

[September 20 2015]

A Clean-up Week has been declared to mark the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) 2015 on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. A national program which began yesterday (19) will continue till September 23 with the participation of schoolchildren,


CID arrests two over Seya’s murder

[September 20 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested two persons in connection with the harrowing rape and murder of the five- year- old girl, Seya Sadewmi, in Kotadeniyawa.


Dengue cases could soar with new breeding sites

[September 20 2015]

Dengue Fever (DF) cases which up to September 2015 tumbled by ten- thousand compared to figures last year, could soar, resulting in another dengue epidemic,


Rajiva out of Liberal Party

[September 20 2015]

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who had filed a case (DSP/108/2015) against the Liberal Party and its party officials at the District Court of Colombo on August 4, 2015 withdrew the case on September 17, 2015 before Colombo District Judge, T.D.Gunasekara.


SL issues travel advisory on Nepal

[September 13 2015]

As violence in Nepal over a proposed new Federal Constitution continued, Sri Lanka issued a travel advisory on Friday (11) urging pilgrims to postpone their visits to the Buddhist religious site Lumbini,


Rosy appointed PM’s Media Spokesperson

[September 13 2015]

Former State Minister for Child Affairs, Rosy Senanayake has been appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wikcremesinghe’s Media Spokesperson and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.



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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