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Rohitha transferred to general ward

[June 26 2016]

UPFA Kalutara District Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardena who was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Colombo on Friday (June 24) due to injuries sustained during a Joint Opposition's protest held in Colombo Fort was transferred to a general ward on Saturday (June 25) apparently due to his condition not being serious.

 

Media veteran Athaudahetti ITN chair

[June 26 2016]

Media veteran and long-time Media Secretary to UNP Leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Saman Athaudahetti, has been appointed as Acting Chairman of the Government-owned Independent Television Network (ITN).

 

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

 

Turkey Foreign Minister to visit Lanka

[June 12 2016]

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from June 14 to 15, a release from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey stated.

 

President to make second official visit to China

[June 05 2016]

Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told a recent media conference that President Maithripala Sirisena had accepted an invitation by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit China and the tour will take place soon.

 

Ramazan fast

[June 05 2016]

Ramazan, the month of fasting for Muslims the world over will be observed from tomorrow. Fasting during the month of Ramazan is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. Families gather at sunset for Iftar (break fast).

 

Victims of Aranayaka landslide move out: Army in rebuilding effort

[June 05 2016]

Landslide- affected victims in Aranayaka in the Kegalle district yesterday(June 4) began moving out from schools and government buildings making room for schools to function on Monday,

 

 

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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