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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.

 

Special train service

[June 19 2016]

Special train services will be in effect to Anuradhapura from June 18 and 19 for the Posson season. Additional trains and compartments will also be added

 

Crowds throng President’s House

[June 12 2016]

A throng of visitors continued to queue up outside President’s House, which was opened for public viewing, for the first time in its history. At the time this edition went to press,

 

Government tight-lipped over Mihin Lanka closure

[June 12 2016]

The Government yesterday was tight-lipped on speculation in airline industry circles that Sri Lanka’s loss-ridden budget airline Mihin Lanka is to wind up. Public Enterprise Development Minister Eran Wickramaratne

 

 

A workshop titled Apey Gamana (Our Mission) is being held at the Diyatalawa Defence College for UPFA parliamentarians and constituent party leaders. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses the inaugural session of the workshop. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne is at right. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Dr. Suren Batagama, Prof. Ranjith Bandara, SLRC Chairman Mohan Samaranayake and Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal also made presentations at the first session. Pic: Sudath Silva

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‘Hypocrisy and double standards will undermine UNHRC’s legitimacy’:

Lankan envoy takes US under Secretary to task

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam strongly objected to US Under Secretary Maria Otero’s comments at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday that Sri Lanka had failed to show progress on HR issues, warning that the hypocrisy and double standards of the US would undermine gravely the legitimacy of the Council.

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Double standards of USA, Western bloc exposed

Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said had the USA had a genuine desire to safeguard human rights, they should have moved a resolution against the then UNP Government which was held responsible for the loss of 66,000 lives during the 1987-1989 terror.

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ICA consultant lauds Lanka’s Co-op Movement

Senior Consultant of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Rangan Dutta has commended the Government’s moves to promote the country’s Co-operative Movement at the ninth Asia Pacific Co-operative Ministers’ Conference at the UN Centre, Thailand.

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Kachchathivu feast :

IMBL patrolling intensified

Fishermen from Sri Lanka and India have thronged the Kachchathivu Island to attend the annual feast of St. Anthony’s Church and the authorities from both countries said that they had intensified patrolling on the International Martime Boundary Line (IMBL) to ensure the safety and security of the devotees attending the feast, officials of the two countries said.

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‘West’s bogus concern - Sri Lanka owes explanation to none’

Almost three years after the Government inflicted a crushing defeat on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - Sri Lanka is the only country that has to date been able to defeat and destroy a terrorist organisation - a section of the international community’s ad nauseam criticism of the manner in which President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration has handled the crisis is becoming a major irritant bordering on bullying,

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