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Colombo's air pollution,cause of wheezing in children

[July 24 2016]

Air pollution in Colombo city has become so bad that it is triggering or aggravating wheezing in children, top child health expert Prof. Manouri Senanayake warned yesterday. Delivering the 26th Susan George Pulimoood Oration at Visakha Vidyalaya on Friday evening, Professor Senanayake, Senior Professor in Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, pointed out that research data had linked city traffic pollutants and wheezing episodes.

 

Mangala Moonesinghe passes away

[July 24 2016]

Veteran politician and senior diplomat Mangala Moonesinghe passed away last morning after a brief illness. He was 84-years-old.Moonesinghe was Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2002 and High Commissioner to India from 1995 to 2000.

 

Kataragama Esala festival

[July 17 2016]

The annual Esala Festival of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devale held to pay homage to Lord Skandha, began with the flag hoisting at the auspicious time on July 5, 2016 and will continue for 15 days.

 

200 investigation officers deployed to conduct raids

[July 17 2016]

Two hundred Investigation Officers have been deployed to raid business establishments and traders which sell goods above the controlled price.

 

Dengue surge poses admission problems to hospitals

[July 10 2016]

At least three hospitals in the highly congested Colombo district have said they had seen an unexpected rise in the number of suspected dengue cases visiting their OPD's and being admitted to their in - patient wards.

 

PM to attend the third SADC in Singapore

[July 10 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian Diaspora Convention-2016 (SADC) in Singapore organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies to be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore from July18 -19.

 

Sri Lanka, key shipping hub

[July 10 2016]

Beijing promised to groom Sri Lanka into becoming a key shipping centre in the Indian Ocean in turn for the country’s contribution in China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative.

 

President condemns attack

[July 03 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena, condemning the terrorist act and taking of hostages in the Diplomatic conclave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, expressed his condolence to the Government and the people of Bangladesh over the incident.

 

Lanka importing fewer used cars

[July 03 2016]

Exports of used Japanese automobiles to Sri Lanka could fall by roughly half in unit terms because of import duty hikes implemented since October, the head of the auto Importers' Association told 'The Nikkei.'

 

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.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina during their meeting on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. President Rajapaksa was on an official visit to Russia. Sri Lanka had been invited to the Forum as an observer. Pic: AFP

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Russia, China reaffirm solidarity with Lanka

The two-veto wielding superpowers, Russia and China reiterated their goodwill and solidarity with Sri Lanka when their Heads of State met President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the 15th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.

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Gazprom to support Lanka’s oil quest

Russia’s biggest energy company Gazprom, one of the world’s largest natural gas extractors, has agreed to support Sri Lanka in oil exploration off the Mannar coast and also to enhance facilities in oil refineries.

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UN, IC should help Lanka – Spanish PM

The Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during a meeting at St. Petersburg, that the international community and international organisations such as the UN should help Sri Lanka.

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Action against those exploiting Lankan workers

Minister of Foreign Employment and Welfare Dilan Perera dismissed reports from certain media organisations that Sri Lankan women employed in a Jordanian factory were being repeatedly raped. The Minister made the statement at a press briefing held in Colombo.

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Lanka not perturbed by Tiger sympathisers’ moves

Sri Lanka is not perturbed by the fact that the EU Court has agreed to take up a petition by a group of LTTE sympathisers seeking a revision of the outfit being labelling as a terrorist group. A senior official at the Foreign Ministry said the Sri Lankan mission in the EU was closely monitoring the developments in the EU court,

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