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PM for World Islamic Economic Forum

[May 29 2016]

For the first time, Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (wiEF), scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

 

Norwegian State Secretary here this week

[May 29 2016]

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from May 31 - June 2, 2016. He will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera on May 31,

 

Health Ministry in emergency plan for flood victims

[May 22 2016]

An emergency plan to assist flood victims facing health challenges due to the prevailing weather is now under way in 84 districts, Director General of Health Services, Dr P.G. Maheepala told the media at a special conference at the Health Education Bureau to address issues such as food safety, sanitation and accident prevention during the Vesak season.

 

Jayanthi conquers Mt. Everest

[May 22 2016]

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to climb Mount Everest. She left Camp 4 around 9 pm the previous day, with climbing partner, Johann Peries. She continued with her Sherpa to the Death Zone, the region above 26,000ft where climbing is extremely difficult.

 

Police come down hard on looters in flood-hit areas

[May 22 2016]

Police apprehended 15 persons from various flood-affected areas in the country for suspected looting and stealing valuables from houses evacuated by victims of the recent floods.

 

National Vesak Festival 2016

[May 15 2016]

The National Vesak Festival 2016, will be held at the Naigala Raja Maha Vihara, Hambantota district from May 19 to 26.Among the important events are ordaining 25 children at the Kasagala Raja Maha Vihara, workshop on novices and offering robes, display of Vesak lanterns in police stations, cultural display by the Police, Army, Air Force and the National Youth Services Council, Bodhi poojas, Bhakthi Gee, exposition of relics and holding dansalas.

 

Met Dept issues bad weather warning

[May 15 2016]

The Meteorology Department issued a bad weather warning yesterday that the atmospheric disturbance in the South East of Sri Lanka is likely to intensify and develop into a depression and move closer to Sri Lanka, affecting the weather in the country and the surrounding sea areas.

 

Vesak dansalas in Colombo to be registered

[May 15 2016]

As Colombo readies for the upcoming Vesak, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has called upon food dansal organisers, to first register with it.

 

President at Kumbh Mela, Sanchi

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India from May 13-14 to attend the Simhasth Kumbh Mela, a popular Hindu festival in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Chandrika to address UN special session in New York

[May 08 2016]

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations

 

President tells police: Raid illegal sand mining

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed a special police team to be deployed directly under the IGP to raid illegal mining across the country which harms the environment.

 

 

A sterling achievement: Lance Corporal Pradeep Sanjaya of the Sri Lanka Army who brought honour to Sri Lanka by winning the bronze medal in the 400 m T46 event at the London Paralympics met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. The President presented him a cash reward of Rs.4.5 million. Here the President holds Sanjaya’s new born baby while Sanjaya, his mother, wife and Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage look on. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya was also present. Pic. Sudath Silva

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Scanners find high concentration of Cobalt 60 :

Container of radioactive goods seized at Colombo Port

Sri Lanka Customs has detained a container load of highly radioactive stainless steel and aluminium household articles imported from India. Tests conducted by the Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka have determined that the goods (125 items) unloaded at the Colombo Port on Thursday contained high concentrations of Cobalt 60, a radioactive substance usually used to treat cancer.

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Fleet of ships deployed:

Navy steps up patrolling in coastal areas

The Sri Lanka Navy has deployed its fleet of ships and its resources to patrol all 'vulnerable' coastal areas that could be used by illegal immigrants as the illegal immigrants bound for Australia were reported from many coastal areas in the country during the past few weeks, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told the Sunday Observer.

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Caught hiding in luxury apartment with mistress:

Wanted drug kingpin in police net

The second most wanted drug dealer who had been evading arrest for several years was apprehended on Friday night by a team of policemen led by the OIC, Inspector Duminda Balasuriya of the Walana Vice Squad at Panadura, On the direction of SSP, Walana Vice Squad, Palitha Fernando, the Vice Squad surrounded his house on Friday evening, police sources told the Sunday Observer.

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Envoys free to witness country’s development

The Government maintains cordial relations with the US and other Western countries and welcomes visits of any of their envoys or representatives as observers of the development under way, but would not heed to pressure from any of them on what and how soon the Government should act on any of those issues, Media Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told the Sunday Observer.

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Niroshan crowned

Niroshan Dickwella of Trinity College was crowned Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year at the 34th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer mega awards ceremony at the Galadari Hotel Brand Ballroom last week. He received his glittering trophy from former Sri Lanka captain and current batting coach of the Sri Lanka national team Marvan Atapattu.

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