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Sunday, 1 July 2012


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Ranil in Japan

[October 04 2015]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday (3) on his first official visit to the country after assuming office. He was accompanied by Minister of Technology, Technology Education and Employment, Susil Premajayntha,


Lithuania opens Consulate in Sri Lanka

[October 04 2015]

Republic of Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka with R. M. Manivannan, Chairman of SupremeSAT and Owner of Supreme Global Holdings as the Honorary Consul. Manivannan, known as a big time private investor in emerging markets,


Seya murder: CID arrests Kondaya’s brother

[October 04 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the murder of Seya Sadewmi, the five-year –old girl from Kotadeniyawa , took into custody the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’, on Friday.


Outbreak of vector borne disease likely

[September 27 2015]

The onset of the North East monsoon rains causing floods could result in an outbreak of several food, water and vector borne diseases, heath authorities warn.


Seven killed in landslides

[September 27 2015]

At least seven people were killed and nearly 200 persons marooned due to heavy rains that slashed several parts of the country, causing landslides in the Central Province.


Beach cleaning begins

[September 20 2015]

A Clean-up Week has been declared to mark the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) 2015 on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. A national program which began yesterday (19) will continue till September 23 with the participation of schoolchildren,


CID arrests two over Seya’s murder

[September 20 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested two persons in connection with the harrowing rape and murder of the five- year- old girl, Seya Sadewmi, in Kotadeniyawa.


Dengue cases could soar with new breeding sites

[September 20 2015]

Dengue Fever (DF) cases which up to September 2015 tumbled by ten- thousand compared to figures last year, could soar, resulting in another dengue epidemic,


Rajiva out of Liberal Party

[September 20 2015]

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who had filed a case (DSP/108/2015) against the Liberal Party and its party officials at the District Court of Colombo on August 4, 2015 withdrew the case on September 17, 2015 before Colombo District Judge, T.D.Gunasekara.


SL issues travel advisory on Nepal

[September 13 2015]

As violence in Nepal over a proposed new Federal Constitution continued, Sri Lanka issued a travel advisory on Friday (11) urging pilgrims to postpone their visits to the Buddhist religious site Lumbini,


Rosy appointed PM’s Media Spokesperson

[September 13 2015]

Former State Minister for Child Affairs, Rosy Senanayake has been appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wikcremesinghe’s Media Spokesperson and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.



Trinity skipper Kaneel Seneviratne receiving the Bradby Shield from Prisident Mahinda Rajapaksa after Trinity College beat Royal College by 36-20 in the second leg at Pallekele yesterday. Aloso in the picture are Central Province Governer Tikiri Kobbekaduwa and Trinity College Principal Brig. Udaya Ariyaratne. Pic Kavindra Perera.

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Severe punishment for offenders:

Tough laws soon to check human trafficking

Sri Lanka will strengthen its laws by bringing in new amendments to the Immigration and Emigration Act to prevent the country being used as a safe haven for human smuggling, Controller of Immigration and Emigration Chulananda Perera told the Sunday Observer. Sri Lanka will take steps to put a stop to human smuggling by introducing severe punishment for the offenders under the proposed amendments to be presented in Parliament soon,

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Foreign national, Kattadiya quizzed:

Treasure hunters in the net

Several people including a foreign national who joined the bandwagon of illicit treasure hunters in the past few months along with the Kattadias have been taken in for questioning by the police and their implements seized while excavating treasures in various parts of the country,

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Reconciliation, a Lankan issue, says Menon

India’s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said that reconciliation is entirely a “Sri Lankan issue” and India was willing to provide all possible assistance to achieve that goal. In a media interaction following a series of meetings in Colombo including talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa,

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Drought won’t hit paddy cultivation adversely

Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said he is confident that the total paddy production will not be adversely affected due to the prevailing drought. Farmers in certain areas have already shifted to other subsidiary crops. The harvest from maize and other subsidiary crops will be higher this time.

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Japanese investors go for ayurvedic medicine

The first Japanese delegation comprising 10 top investors will arrive in Sri Lanka on July 4 following the setting up of the Japan-Sri Lanka Centre for Friendship, Culture and Trade, Commissioner of the Centre Zenjiro Kaneko told the Sunday Observer.

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