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Kandy Esala perahera from Aug 15 to 29

[June 28 2015]

The Kandy-Senkadagala annual Esala Perahera will commence on August 15, the final night Randoli Perahera on Aug. 29 and the water-cutting ceremony at the Gatambe Mahaweli River in the morning hours of August 30.

 

Sangakkara to retire during India series in August

[June 27 2015]

Sri Lanka’s batting great Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday ended speculation about his future, saying he will retire during the home series against India in August. “This is my time to call it a day,” Sangakkara, 37, told reporters,

 

Heavy showers forecast

[June 27 2015]

Heavy showers are forecast for Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura and Kegalle districts today, with more than 150 millimetres of rain expected in these areas. Cloudy conditions and intermittent rains are also expected in the Western,

 

Viral flu cases top 500 mark: Government hospitals geared for emergencies

[June 21 2015]

Around 500 lab confirmed cases of viral influenza and 24 deaths have been reported from January to the 2nd week of June, Acting Chief Epidemiologist Dr Ananda Amarasinghe told the Sunday Observer.

 

Call for Double ballot system to ensure equitable representation

[June 21 2015]

Prominent constitutional reform activist Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera supports the call by the alliance of smaller political parties for a double ballot system to be included in the electoral reforms provided in the proposed 20th Amendment, the Sunday Observer learns.

 

20A – not a ploy to delay elections

[June 21 2015]

The unending debate over establishing a new electoral system through the 20th Amendment should not be used as a ploy to delay elections, said UNP General Secretary and Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion, Kabir Hashim.

 

Minor and minority parties meet today

[June 14 2015]

In the wake of yesterday’s cabinet approval to the latest electoral reform providing for the election of 237 parliamentarians,

 

3 Youth drown in Kalu Ganga

[June 14 2015]

Three youth aged between 18 to 19, from Ukgalboda, Kalutara drowned yesterday when they were bathing in the Kaluganga at Galtotupola in Ukgaboda in Kalutara North,

 

NPC urge: Cancel liqour licences contravening excise laws

[June 14 2015]

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) adopted a resolution last Monday to request the Finance Minister and other authorities to cancel licences issued in contravention of Excise laws in the country.

 

Indo-Lanka understanding needed

[June 07 2015]

Sri Lanka envoy to India, Sudharshan Seneviratne, who has been asked to return to the country following the decision taken by the Ministry of External Affairs to recall all politically appointed envoys,

 

Basil’s bail appeal tomorrow

[June 07 2015]

The bail application submitted by former Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa, is scheduled to be taken up for re-consideration at the Colombo High Court tomorrow (June 8) following its first hearing on June 1.

 

Environmental organisations handover Wilpattu report to President

[June 07 2015]

A report by environmental organisations on settlements in the Wiplattu Reserve was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday.

 

SLFP youth front urge political parties to extend support

[May 30 2015]

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front has urged all political parties represented in parliament to extend support for the 20th Amendment.

 

 

It was a dream come true for these disadvantaged and underprivileged children from Kandy when the visiting Australian cricket team took time off to play a cricket match with them at Pallekele. At the end of the friendly encounter, the Aussie team presented signed T-shirts to the children. Here Australian captain Michael Clarke poses with some of the children.

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Following Delhi High Court blast:

India heightens surveillance on LTTE

India has intensified intelligence gathering on terrorist groups in India and the region including the LTTE following the deadly blast outside the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The Indian Home Ministry had advised all States to watch out for terror groups including the LTTE in the wake of the Delhi blast which claimed 13 lives. In the wake of the blast outside the Delhi High Court,

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Substandard petrol issue:

Vehicle owners given time till Sept 30

Vehicle owners who made claims over the telephone will be given time till September 30 to submit written claims, said Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha. He said that reimbursement for vehicle owners whose vehicles were damaged due to the substandard petrol will be made next week. Over 1,800 claims have been received by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) in this regard, the Minister said.

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UPFA victory at LG polls, a certainty

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the Government would definitely win all Municipal Councils including the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) at the forthcoming Local Government polls due to the vast development carried out by the Government in the cities and the utmost confidence reposed by the people on President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Hambantota, a blueprint for other C’wealth nations - CGF

The five-member Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission that conducted inspections on the Hambantota and Gold Coast for the 2018 Games has concluded that there are huge benefits of bringing the Commonwealth Games to Sri Lanka.

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