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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.

 

 

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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