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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.

 

 

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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