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Sunday, 27 May 2012


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Samantha Power arrives in Lanka

[November 22 2015]

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrived in the country last evening, on a visit which Washington termed, ‘Underscored the US support for Sri Lanka’s post war struggle for lasting peace’.


‘Galle Dialogue 2015’ begins tomorrow

[November 22 2015]

The International Maritime Conference, ‘Galle Dialogue 2015’, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, will get underway in the port city of Galle on November 23 for the sixth consecutive year.


Health Ministry warns food industry on sugar content in beverages

[November 22 2015]

Following the instructions of Director General of Health Services, Dr P. G. Mahipala, the Food Unit of the Health Ministry,


'Ban unethical food advertising'

[November 15 2015]

In an effort to create awareness of the adverse effect of unhealthy food, the Sri Lanka Diabetes Federation, the Diabetes Research Unit of the University of Colombo and NCD Unit of the Health Ministry reiterated the importance of eating food with less sugar,


Met dept issues bad weather warning

[November 15 2015]

The Department of Meteorology has forecast heavy rainfall and strong winds over the country today (November 15).The forecast said that showers or thundershowers will be experienced over the most parts of the island while heavy rain (about 150mm) are also likely at some places.


No-fly zone, no fishing on Nov 13

[November 08 2015]

Sri Lanka is expected to impose a fishing ban in the Southern waters and a no-fly zone over the southern sky in preparation for the fall of mysterious space object WT 1190F near its Southern coast on Friday (13).


Tropical Cyclone threat to Sri Lanka

[November 08 2015]

While Tropical Cyclone Megh is moving away from India, a new tropical concern threatens to cause flooding in southeastern India and Sri Lanka later this weekend and early next week.


Pakistan's Commerce Minister on official visit

[November 08 2015]

The Federal Commerce Minister of Pakistan Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official three-day visit to boost bilateral investment and trade between the two countries.


170,000 fully equipped houses for estate workers

[November 08 2015]

The UNF Government, in keeping with its pledge to do away with the plantation workers' line-room housing, will construct 170,000 more houses, compact with all facilities, phased over the next five years,


New Zealand Bag World Cup

[November 01 2015]

New Zealand’s powerful All Blacks rugby team beat arch rival Australia to win the World Cup for a record third time at Twickenham yesterday.


Russian plane crashes in Egypt with 224 passengers

[November 01 2015]

Family members of Russian passengers believed to have been on board a plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula arrived at Pulkovo airport,


India revises e-tourist visa fees from Nov 3

[November 01 2015]

Government of India has decided to revise the e-tourist visa fee in four slabs of 0, US$25, US $48, and US$60 from November 3.



Sri Lanka last week celebrated the third anniversary of the defeat of LTTE terrorism, which ravaged the country for nearly 30 years. The country was literally drenched in blood during these dark years. However, with the dawn of peace, Sri Lanka is on course to rapid development and prosperity. This “Blooming Sri Lanka” is the title of a photographic exhibition now being held in Oslo, Norway to educate the Norwegian public on the brutality of LTTE terrorism and the Government’s efforts to achieve reconciliation and development since terror was eradicated. Here Sri Lankan Ambassador in Norway Rodney Perera and Norwegian guests view the photographs. Pic: Sudath Silva

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‘Tamils against military withdrawal’:

Dismantling camps will give rise to terrorism - Expert

If military camps are dismantled in the North and the East, extremism and terrorism will return, international anti-terrorism expert Prof. Rohan Gunaratna warned yesterday. Responding to comments by Sarath Fonseka on military camps in the North and the East should be reduced,

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US silent over its human rights situation - China

Criticising the US government’s report on human rights, China said that ‘the United States has turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation and remained silent about it,” Xinhua news agency reported. The “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011” was released by the Information Office of the State Council,

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President celebrates 42 years in politics

Today is the 42nd anniversary of President Mahinda Rajapaksa having first entered Parliament as its youngest MP in 1970. It was at the general election held on May 27, 1970 that President Rajapaksa was elected Member of Parliament for the Beliatta electorate. Contesting under the SLFP ticket,

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Need for TNA to join PSC stressed

The TNA should join the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to work out a political solution to the problems of those in the North and the East since it will serve as a basis for suitable constitutional amendments for power sharing, Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs Prof. Tissa Vitharana told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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Fonny dances to Western tunes again

Sarath Fonseka has again attempted to undermine the supreme sacrifices made by soldiers of the same Army he once commanded. Exploiting the special Presidential pardon that enabled him to leave prison with more than three years of his full five-and-a-half-year jail term left, Fonseka is now attempting to play the role of a traitor, political analysts said yesterday.

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