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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,

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opens the ultra-modern Grand Uda Walawe Safari Resort Hotel yesterday. This is the first such luxury hotel in Uda Walawe, located close to the Uda Walawe National Park. Economic Development Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena is also in the picture. Pic: Nalin Hewapathirana

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Fishing boat hijacking:

Australia repatriates 14 illegal immigrants

Fourteen Sri Lankan asylum seekers who travelled to Australia on board a hijacked fishing trawler were deported by the Australian Immigration Department yesterday. They were arrested by the Sri Lankan Police on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last afternoon and handed over to a special police team in Matara for questioning,

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Rizana case: AG to visit Saudi Arabia

Foreign Employment and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera said Attorney-General Palitha Fernando will visit Saudi Arabia soon to meet Saudi Arabian authorities to see what more can be done to obtain a pardon for Rizana Nafeek. ”When President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Kuwait for an international conference recently, he spoke to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

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Issuing disaster warnings :

Changing weather patterns to be considered

With sudden changes in weather patterns during the inter-monsoon season, long-term warnings on natural disasters cannot be issued, authorities say. “The intensity of rain largely varies in this climate. So it is difficult to give a long-term prediction,”

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CBSL reserve management profits highest in world for 2011

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) realised a massive profit of US$430 million from its reserve management activities last year, CBSL financial statements reveal. This profit on its portfolio had been made, even after providing for the losses that it has suffered in the investment in Greek Government Bonds.

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‘Mano Ganeshan may be daydreaming’

Cabinet spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Government has no intention of re-demarcating provincial boundaries to have five provinces, as alleged by DPF leader Mano Ganeshan. “Ganeshan may be ‘daydreaming’,” the Minister said adding that even the people whom he claims to represent will not believe him on this issue because they know that the Government is committed towards the rights and political representation of the minority communities”.

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