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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.

 

 

Smoke billows from a building in central Oslo, following a massive bomb explosion that killed seven people. Norway, one of the most peace-ful countries and a proponent of negotiations to resolve conflicts arising from terrorism, experienced the devastating effects of terrorism with twin terror attacks that claimed 91 lives on Friday. Many countries including Sri Lanka which suffered for 30 years due to LTTE terror-ism, condemned the two terrorist acts. Pic Xinhua

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Significant turnout in North for local polls:

UPFA gains early lead

Early results pointed to another comfortable win for the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at elections to 65 local bodies held in several districts yesterday. The UPFA won the March 19 local polls elections with 55.69 per cent of the votes cast. According to the first result released last night, the UPFA won the Talawekele-Lindula Urban Council with 1,988 votes, gaining seven seats.

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Ninety-two dead in Oslo twin terrorist attacks

At least 92 people died in the twin terrorist attacks in Norway on Friday, Norwegian police said yesterday. Both attacks are believed to have been carried out by a 32-year-old Norwegian identified as Anders Behring Breivik who was later arrested.

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Govt condemns Oslo terror attacks

The Government yesterday condemned the terror attacks in Norway and extended its condolences to those affected by the dastardly acts. A statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry said there is no other country which could understand the pain and suffering of the Norwegian people at this devastating time,

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Solheim feels ‘enormous shock’

Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim, who was the face of peace efforts in Sri Lanka, Saturday said the “horrible” massacre of 91 people was an attack on Norway’s “democratic values”. “This is the most horrible attack on Norway in peace time,” the minister of environment and international development told IANS in a telephonic interview from London, while on his way to Oslo.

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Police warn motorists:

Don’t drive too close to ambulances, ministerial convoys

The City Traffic Police (CTP) yesterday warned motorists to refrain from driving close behind ambulances and ministerial convoys since it could cause accidents. According to the CTP, some motorists and motor-cyclists were in the habit of driving their vehicles close behind ambulances and ministerial convoys thereby violating repeated police warnings.

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