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Kandy Esala perahera from Aug 15 to 29

[June 28 2015]

The Kandy-Senkadagala annual Esala Perahera will commence on August 15, the final night Randoli Perahera on Aug. 29 and the water-cutting ceremony at the Gatambe Mahaweli River in the morning hours of August 30.

 

Sangakkara to retire during India series in August

[June 27 2015]

Sri Lanka’s batting great Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday ended speculation about his future, saying he will retire during the home series against India in August. “This is my time to call it a day,” Sangakkara, 37, told reporters,

 

Heavy showers forecast

[June 27 2015]

Heavy showers are forecast for Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura and Kegalle districts today, with more than 150 millimetres of rain expected in these areas. Cloudy conditions and intermittent rains are also expected in the Western,

 

Viral flu cases top 500 mark: Government hospitals geared for emergencies

[June 21 2015]

Around 500 lab confirmed cases of viral influenza and 24 deaths have been reported from January to the 2nd week of June, Acting Chief Epidemiologist Dr Ananda Amarasinghe told the Sunday Observer.

 

Call for Double ballot system to ensure equitable representation

[June 21 2015]

Prominent constitutional reform activist Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera supports the call by the alliance of smaller political parties for a double ballot system to be included in the electoral reforms provided in the proposed 20th Amendment, the Sunday Observer learns.

 

20A – not a ploy to delay elections

[June 21 2015]

The unending debate over establishing a new electoral system through the 20th Amendment should not be used as a ploy to delay elections, said UNP General Secretary and Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion, Kabir Hashim.

 

Minor and minority parties meet today

[June 14 2015]

In the wake of yesterday’s cabinet approval to the latest electoral reform providing for the election of 237 parliamentarians,

 

3 Youth drown in Kalu Ganga

[June 14 2015]

Three youth aged between 18 to 19, from Ukgalboda, Kalutara drowned yesterday when they were bathing in the Kaluganga at Galtotupola in Ukgaboda in Kalutara North,

 

NPC urge: Cancel liqour licences contravening excise laws

[June 14 2015]

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) adopted a resolution last Monday to request the Finance Minister and other authorities to cancel licences issued in contravention of Excise laws in the country.

 

Indo-Lanka understanding needed

[June 07 2015]

Sri Lanka envoy to India, Sudharshan Seneviratne, who has been asked to return to the country following the decision taken by the Ministry of External Affairs to recall all politically appointed envoys,

 

Basil’s bail appeal tomorrow

[June 07 2015]

The bail application submitted by former Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa, is scheduled to be taken up for re-consideration at the Colombo High Court tomorrow (June 8) following its first hearing on June 1.

 

Environmental organisations handover Wilpattu report to President

[June 07 2015]

A report by environmental organisations on settlements in the Wiplattu Reserve was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday.

 

SLFP youth front urge political parties to extend support

[May 30 2015]

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front has urged all political parties represented in parliament to extend support for the 20th Amendment.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened the Wetland Park last week at Nawala Road, Nugegoda constructed by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. Several ministers, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Senior Defence officials and other Ministry Secretaries, Service Commanders, IGP, several diplomats and foreign delegations were also present. Pic: Sudath Silva.

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Financial scam at card centre:

CID grills 14 bank employees

Fourteen employees of a card centre of a reputed private bank in Colombo were taken in for questioning by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) following a Rs. 263 million loss, Police Media Spokesman SSP Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.

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Great strides under Mahinda Chinthana :

Govt targets $10,000 per capita income in 10 years

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said if President Mahinda Rajapaksa governs Sri Lanka for another 10 years, it would reach the standard of a developed country exceeding the per capita income of US$ 10,000.

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Cabinet paper soon to revise Labour Migration policy

Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera will present a cabinet paper shortly to revise the Government Labour Migration policy, in the backdrop of Rizana’s case and other labour related issues of Sri Lankans in the Middle East.

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Most popular awards under three divisions

Voting for the 35th Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contests is in full swing with the reopening of schools for the first term.

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CMC gets tough with food handlers

The Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council will get tough with food handlers in eateries, restaurants and other hotels in the city this year by making it compulsory for them to receive training in food handling and register with the CMC, Chief Medical Officer Pradeep Kariyawasam said.

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