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Prince Zeid's first visit to SL

[February 07 2016]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera briefed the UN Human rights High Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the progress the government had made in setting up the domestic apparatus to investigate war crimes charges against Sri Lanka.

 

Only India can check poaching and illegal fishing

[February 07 2016]

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera is expected to undertake a visit to India shortly, in an effort to look at an 'innovative solution' to the fisheries issue between the two countries.

 

Minister Hakeem off to Turkey as PM's emissary

[February 07 2016]

Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of City Planning and Water Supply is on a week-long official visit to Turkey as part of the government's initiative to expand the market for Sri Lankan tea.

 

Sicille Kotelawala must appear before Colombo MC

[February 07 2016]

The Golden Key All Depositors' Association, the victimised depositors of the Golden Key money scam yesterday emphasised that Sicille Kotelawala must appear before the Colombo Magistrate Court without sending the lawyers representing her.

 

No evidence of ship strike risk to whales

[January 31 2016]

A research belt dedicated to study whales will be set up soon in the seas off Mirissa in Southern Sri Lanka, said Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-operation (IOMAC) Dr. Hiran Jayawardene.

 

‘No screening at BIA for visitors from Latin American, African countries’

[January 31 2016]

Health officials rejected claims of an active screening program for symptoms of the Zika virus currently spreading in Latin American and African countries for passengers arriving from these countries at the Bandaranaike International airport.

 

Virusara card for war heroes

[January 24 2016]

Virusara a privilege card for war heroes, which grants them tangible discounts on medicines, food and other essentials will be launched tomorrow, January 25 on the initiative of the State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardena.

 

More land in North to be released- PM

[January 17 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a national event to mark Thai Pongal in Jaffna that 4,600 acres of land in the North were still under the Sri Lanka Army and will be released in two months.

 

Is this the world’s biggest Sapphire?

[January 17 2016]

Less than a fortnight after the discovery of the world’s largest Star Sapphire in Sri Lanka, a gem merchant from Beruwala is claiming to have found a 2,476 karat Blue Sapphire, making it the world’s largest Sapphire discovered so far.

 

Diesel leak contaminates Nilwala River

[January 17 2016]

Water supply to Akuressa, Malimbada, Matara, Mirissa, Dondra, Gandara, Kottagoda and Dickwella have been suspended temporarily after 15,000 litres of diesel leaked to the river from an underground tank of a fuel station.

 

 

World renowned Shangri-La Hotels plans to construct two hotels in Sri Lanka, in Colombo and Hambantota, adding a new dimension to the local hospitality industry. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, MP Namal Rajapaksa, Chairman of the Hambantota District Development Committee and Shangri-La Asia Chairman Kuok Khoon Ean laid the foundation stone for the Shangri-La Resort and Spa Hambantota yesterday. Executive Director, Shangri-La, Asia Madhu Ramachandra Rao and Director - Shangri-La Hotels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Sajad Maw-zoon were also present. Pic: Wasitha Patabendige

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Western conspiracy to thwart reconciliation process:

‘Rally round President to protect Motherland’

All Sri Lankans irrespective of religious, political or racial differences should express their displeasure over the resolution to be moved tomorrow by the USA against Sri Lanka at the UNHCR sessions in Geneva, said the Most Ven. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri, Anunayaka Thera, Malwatta Chapter and the Most Ven. Galagama Atthadassi Anunayaka Thera, Asgiriya Chapter.

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931 ex-LTTE cadres to be reunited soon

The rehabilitation authorities hope to implement a comprehensive post monitoring system to help former ex-LTTE cadres who were reintegrated into the mainstream society, newly appointed Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brig. Dharshana Hettiarachchi said. He told the Sunday Observer that there were only 931 ex-LTTE cadres still undergoing rehabilitation and they would be reunited with their families before the end of this year.

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Protecting Lanka from foreign interference:

People pledge solidarity

People should rally round the Government as they did during the height of the humanitarian operation, Petroleum Industries Minister and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha said. He said that people in the country should unite to protect the country from foreign interference at this crucial hour irrespective of party politics,

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Lanka ready to face UNHRC resolution

As Sri Lanka braces itself to face a possible resolution at the 19th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions starting tomorrow in Geneva, major powers have already assured their support to shoot it down in view of the country’s domestic reconciliation process. Minister and President’s Special Envoy on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe told the Sunday Observer from Geneva late Friday,

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