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Health Ministry in emergency plan for flood victims

[May 22 2016]

An emergency plan to assist flood victims facing health challenges due to the prevailing weather is now under way in 84 districts, Director General of Health Services, Dr P.G. Maheepala told the media at a special conference at the Health Education Bureau to address issues such as food safety, sanitation and accident prevention during the Vesak season.

 

Jayanthi conquers Mt. Everest

[May 22 2016]

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to climb Mount Everest. She left Camp 4 around 9 pm the previous day, with climbing partner, Johann Peries. She continued with her Sherpa to the Death Zone, the region above 26,000ft where climbing is extremely difficult.

 

Police come down hard on looters in flood-hit areas

[May 22 2016]

Police apprehended 15 persons from various flood-affected areas in the country for suspected looting and stealing valuables from houses evacuated by victims of the recent floods.

 

National Vesak Festival 2016

[May 15 2016]

The National Vesak Festival 2016, will be held at the Naigala Raja Maha Vihara, Hambantota district from May 19 to 26.Among the important events are ordaining 25 children at the Kasagala Raja Maha Vihara, workshop on novices and offering robes, display of Vesak lanterns in police stations, cultural display by the Police, Army, Air Force and the National Youth Services Council, Bodhi poojas, Bhakthi Gee, exposition of relics and holding dansalas.

 

Met Dept issues bad weather warning

[May 15 2016]

The Meteorology Department issued a bad weather warning yesterday that the atmospheric disturbance in the South East of Sri Lanka is likely to intensify and develop into a depression and move closer to Sri Lanka, affecting the weather in the country and the surrounding sea areas.

 

Vesak dansalas in Colombo to be registered

[May 15 2016]

As Colombo readies for the upcoming Vesak, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has called upon food dansal organisers, to first register with it.

 

President at Kumbh Mela, Sanchi

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India from May 13-14 to attend the Simhasth Kumbh Mela, a popular Hindu festival in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Chandrika to address UN special session in New York

[May 08 2016]

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations

 

President tells police: Raid illegal sand mining

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed a special police team to be deployed directly under the IGP to raid illegal mining across the country which harms the environment.

 

President to attend G7 Summit

[April 24 2016]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to invite President Maithripala Sirisena as a guest at the G7 summit next month is a further recognition of Sri Lanka’s renewed global credibility.

 

Temporary ban on Yala safari operators

[April 24 2016]

Many safari jeep private operators are temporarily banned from entering the Yala National Park, as directed by the Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation Sumith Pilapitiya.

 

 

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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