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Polls monitors call for restraint

[August 02 2015]

Following Friday’s shooting incident, election monitors have called for restraint from all political parties. They said the incident should not be a reason to unleash violence by those who seek revenge and party leaders,

 

Customs nabs man smuggling gold worth Rs 12 mn

[August 02 2015]

A Sri Lankan was arrested by Customs officials yesterday morning (1) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth Rs.12 million into the country.

 

Schoolboy Cricketer show on Tuesday

[July 26 2015]

The 37th Sunday Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year show will be held on July 28 (Tuesday) at the Galadari Main Ball Room commencing at 5.30 pm. Former Sri Lanka south paw batsman and well known commentator Russel Arnold will be the chief guest. Forty six awards are at stake

 

340 long-term observers in each DS Division - PAFFREL

[July 26 2015]

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) hopes to deploy around 15,000 election monitors to observe the elections and has appointed its 340 long-term observers in each Divisional Secretariat Division, Executive Director,

 

Police very co-operative - CaFFE

[July 26 2015]

The Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) has been observing and monitoring all elections in Sri Lanka since April 2008 and has deployed its monitors at the grassroots level to monitor next month's Parliamentary elections from the date of nomination.

 

UNFGG, JVP manifestos focus on five areas

[July 26 2015]

The United National Party (UNP) s pearheading the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) released their different manifesto last week, focusing on five areas of importance.

 

Pre-poll observers here this week

[July 19 2015]

The pre-poll observers of the international election observer missions will start arriving in the country by this week, a spokesperson for the Elections Department said.

 

Polls chief to discuss election laws with candidates

[July 19 2015]

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will meet the leaders of political parties and independent groups contesting the August 17 parliamentary elections for the first time after nominations tomorrow 20.

 

ICC chief in Sri Lanka

[July 19 2015]

Former Pakistan great and current International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday at the invitation of Sri Lanka Cricket chairman Sidath Wettimuny.

 

Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer contest:

[July 19 2015]

Lakshina Rodrigo (St.Peter's), Randev Pathirana (Royal College,Colombo) and Shanaka Sampath (SiriPiyaratana MV, Padukka) were voted as the Sunday Observer/MobitelMost Popular Schoolboy Cricketers of the year 2015 at the end o the final weeks's counting.

 

Gas, rice prices down

[July 12 2015]

The price of LP gas will be reduced by Rs 100 per 12.5 kg domestic cylinder, Samba rice to Rs. 69 and Nadu rice to Rs 60 per kilogram with effect from July 15, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced yesterday.

 

Red alert for illegal drugs

[July 12 2015]

The Consumer Affairs Authority ( CAA) has asked all officers manning entry points to the country to be extra vigilant for possible illegal imports of drugs posing health risks to consumers.

 

Nayaka Thera passes away

[July 11 2015]

Dimbulagala Aranya Senasanadhipathi Ven. Maldeniye Jinalankara Nayaka Thera (87) passed away at his Senasana. He was ailing for some time. A well known social worker, the Ven. Thera took a keen interest to develop the Dimbulagala area.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened the Anura Bandaranaike Memorial Clinic Building and Blood Bank in Nittambuwa yesterday. Here
President Rajapaksa and Ms Sunethra Bandaranaike lend a helping hand to former Health Minister Mrs. Siva Obeysekera. Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa is on exterme right.
Pic: Chaminda Hittatiya

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Attempt to influence UNHRC delegates :

Expatriate LTTE cadres hell bent on revenge

Many expatriate LTTE cadres, including an NGO activist are in Geneva canvassing support for the US-backed resolution on Sri Lanka and are holding meetings and hosting lavish parties in an effort to influence delegates at the UNHRC sessions, Deputy Minister of Child Development and Women’s Affairs M.L.A.M. Hisbullah told the Sunday Observer.

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Namal calls for stronger bilateral ties with Japan

Namal Rajapaksa, MP and Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is now in Tokyo to attend the Annual Sri Lanka Tea and Trade Promotion seminar and also hold bilateral discussions with key Japanese dignitaries including the Special Representative of the Government of Japan for Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi. MP Rajapaksa during discussions on Thursday, March 8 informed Akashi of the ongoing progress in the country and the rapid development in the North and the East.

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Fuel subsidy – 130,000 fisher families to benefit

The Government’s fuel subsidy for fishermen following their week-long protest in mid February is now being provided and nearly 130,000 families will benefit, Secretary to the Ministry of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr. Damitha de Soyza, told the Sunday Observer. The subsidy is Rs.12 per litre for diesel and Rs. 25 per litre for kerosene. It will be augmented with an additional subsidy of 100 litres of diesel and 125 litres of kerosene for all mechanised fishing vessels as assured by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, she said.

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City Traffic Police to ‘silence’ errant motorists

The City Traffic Police will take stern action against motorists and motor cyclists who fix specially manufactured silencers that release unusual noises while driving. According to a spokesman for the Motor Traffic Department, no motorists or motor cyclists could use silencers that release unbearable noises as it violates the Noise Pollution Act. City Traffic Police, SSP Chula de Silva told the Sunday Observer that vehicles with such silencers are not permitted to ply on roads or highways on the ground that they cause severe inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians.

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Drug abuse at big matches

The Health Ministry has focused attention on the use of Corex-D syrup and Tramadol tablets by certain schoolboys during the current big match season. The Health Ministry has warned parents of young schoolboys who go to cricket grounds to be vigilant over the behaviour of their children as they too could use such drugs.

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