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Govt will run full term - President

[July 31 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena said the Yahapalana Government was well-established and will continue its full tenure despite the political conspiracies to topple the government.

 

Yala National Park closed

[July 31 2016]

Yala National Park will be closed for visitors from September 1 to October 15, the Wild Life Conservation Department said. The authorities close the national park every year during this period,

 

Rio 2016 Olympics

[July 31 2016]

The 2016 Summer Olympics, commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event due to kick off in the host city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-21, 2016. There will be 10,500 athletes from 206 countries,

 

Vehicle permits reintroduced

[July 31 2016]

Government permits to import vehicles concessions tax schemes issued to government servants has been reintroduced by the Ministry of finance, with amendments following strong lobbying by different trade union groups.

 

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,

 

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.'

 

 

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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