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Rohitha transferred to general ward

[June 26 2016]

UPFA Kalutara District Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardena who was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Colombo on Friday (June 24) due to injuries sustained during a Joint Opposition's protest held in Colombo Fort was transferred to a general ward on Saturday (June 25) apparently due to his condition not being serious.

 

Media veteran Athaudahetti ITN chair

[June 26 2016]

Media veteran and long-time Media Secretary to UNP Leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Saman Athaudahetti, has been appointed as Acting Chairman of the Government-owned Independent Television Network (ITN).

 

Annual Paada Yaathraa

[June 26 2016]

One of Sri Lanka's oldest traditions is the Paada Yaathraa foot pilgrimage from Jaffna to Kataragama along the East Coast through Kumana and Yala jungles which take place annually in the months of June-July.

 

Don’t pollute sacred city during Poson - Media Minister

[June 19 2016]

The Government has taken steps to extend food, water, health and sanitary facilities to devotees who come to Mihintale and Anuradhapura for Poson.

 

POSON AT MIHINTALE ALOKA POOJA

[June 19 2016]

Poson Poya is the day Sri Lankan Buddhists commemorate the formal introduction of the Sasana to the island - in the 3rd century BC. The day marks the first meeting between King Devanampiyatissa and Missionary monk Arahat Mahinda on Missaka Pabbatha hill or Mihintale near Anuradhapura.

 

Special train service

[June 19 2016]

Special train services will be in effect to Anuradhapura from June 18 and 19 for the Posson season. Additional trains and compartments will also be added

 

Crowds throng President’s House

[June 12 2016]

A throng of visitors continued to queue up outside President’s House, which was opened for public viewing, for the first time in its history. At the time this edition went to press,

 

Government tight-lipped over Mihin Lanka closure

[June 12 2016]

The Government yesterday was tight-lipped on speculation in airline industry circles that Sri Lanka’s loss-ridden budget airline Mihin Lanka is to wind up. Public Enterprise Development Minister Eran Wickramaratne

 

Turkey Foreign Minister to visit Lanka

[June 12 2016]

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from June 14 to 15, a release from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey stated.

 

President to make second official visit to China

[June 05 2016]

Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told a recent media conference that President Maithripala Sirisena had accepted an invitation by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit China and the tour will take place soon.

 

Ramazan fast

[June 05 2016]

Ramazan, the month of fasting for Muslims the world over will be observed from tomorrow. Fasting during the month of Ramazan is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. Families gather at sunset for Iftar (break fast).

 

Victims of Aranayaka landslide move out: Army in rebuilding effort

[June 05 2016]

Landslide- affected victims in Aranayaka in the Kegalle district yesterday(June 4) began moving out from schools and government buildings making room for schools to function on Monday,

 

 

A special exposition of the Sacred Relics of the Buddha sent from the Taxila Museum, Gandhara, Pakistan, commenced yesterday at the Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda. The Government of Pakistan made this gesture following a request by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari in the backdrop of the Sambuddhatva Jayanthi 2600. Here President Rajapaksa takes a closer view of the Sacred Relics yesterday morning in the presence of Viharadhipati of the Vidyodaya Pirivena Ven. Balangoda Sobhitha Thera and Advisor to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Minority Affairs Dr. Paul Bhatti. Pic: Nalin Hewapathirana

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Move to clear heavy backlog:

New Commission to clear 3,000 bribery cases

The newly appointed members of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption are in the process of clearing a staggering 3,000 bribery cases which had piled up during the 13 months of its inaction, Chairman Justice D. J. de S. Balapatabendi told the Sunday Observer.

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UNP MP’s son held over assault on policeman

Kollupitiya police took in for questioning Dinuk Bandara Kiriella, a son of UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella for allegedly assaulting a police officer on duty at the Kollupitiya junction when a policemen intervened to save the driver from being assaulted, Police Media Spokesman SP, Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.

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Rs 30.8m tome on Ferrari with 1,500 diamonds:

Lankan buys world’s most expensive book

A Sri Lankan has become the first in the world to buy the world’s most expensive book currently in print - an astounding Rs.30.8 million (US$ 275,000) worth tome on carmaker Ferrari encrusted with 1,500 diamonds. In comparison, a Ferrari 458 Italia car costs only around US$ 225,000.

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Workers’ collective agreement to be signed soon

Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) President and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Muthu Sivalingam told the Sunday Observer that their fifth round of talks with the Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) on Tuesday made considerable headway towards signing a fresh Collective Agreement over the wage increase for workers and added that they were optimistic of striking a deal at the next round of talks.

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Govt’s policies open to constructive criticism

Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem said that the Government always welcomes any constructive criticism of its policies so that it can implement what is best in a very consensual way. The Minister said a proper democracy could function only if the Government responds positively to constructive criticism.

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