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Colombo's air pollution,cause of wheezing in children

[July 24 2016]

Air pollution in Colombo city has become so bad that it is triggering or aggravating wheezing in children, top child health expert Prof. Manouri Senanayake warned yesterday. Delivering the 26th Susan George Pulimoood Oration at Visakha Vidyalaya on Friday evening, Professor Senanayake, Senior Professor in Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, pointed out that research data had linked city traffic pollutants and wheezing episodes.

 

Mangala Moonesinghe passes away

[July 24 2016]

Veteran politician and senior diplomat Mangala Moonesinghe passed away last morning after a brief illness. He was 84-years-old.Moonesinghe was Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2002 and High Commissioner to India from 1995 to 2000.

 

Kataragama Esala festival

[July 17 2016]

The annual Esala Festival of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devale held to pay homage to Lord Skandha, began with the flag hoisting at the auspicious time on July 5, 2016 and will continue for 15 days.

 

200 investigation officers deployed to conduct raids

[July 17 2016]

Two hundred Investigation Officers have been deployed to raid business establishments and traders which sell goods above the controlled price.

 

Dengue surge poses admission problems to hospitals

[July 10 2016]

At least three hospitals in the highly congested Colombo district have said they had seen an unexpected rise in the number of suspected dengue cases visiting their OPD's and being admitted to their in - patient wards.

 

PM to attend the third SADC in Singapore

[July 10 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian Diaspora Convention-2016 (SADC) in Singapore organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies to be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore from July18 -19.

 

Sri Lanka, key shipping hub

[July 10 2016]

Beijing promised to groom Sri Lanka into becoming a key shipping centre in the Indian Ocean in turn for the country’s contribution in China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative.

 

President condemns attack

[July 03 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena, condemning the terrorist act and taking of hostages in the Diplomatic conclave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, expressed his condolence to the Government and the people of Bangladesh over the incident.

 

Lanka importing fewer used cars

[July 03 2016]

Exports of used Japanese automobiles to Sri Lanka could fall by roughly half in unit terms because of import duty hikes implemented since October, the head of the auto Importers' Association told 'The Nikkei.'

 

Annual Paada Yaathraa

[June 26 2016]

One of Sri Lanka's oldest traditions is the Paada Yaathraa foot pilgrimage from Jaffna to Kataragama along the East Coast through Kumana and Yala jungles which take place annually in the months of June-July.

 

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.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa waves to the crowds after opening the new housing complex at Ratnapura for war heroes. The Maha Sangha led by Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera and members of the clergy, Ministers W. D. J. Seneviratne, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sabaragamuwa Chief Minister Mahipala Herath, Governor W. J. M. Lokubandara, Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, IGP N. K. Illangakoon, Heads of the three Armed Forces and Senior Defence officials were present. Pic: by Sudath Silva.

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Minister outlines progress at length:

Lankan delegation makes impact at UNHRC sessions

A member of the Sri Lankan delegation in Geneva said that if a minister had not been present at the current UN Human Rights Council sessions, Sri Lanka would have missed the opportunity to speak at length on its impressive progress so far. He said the time slot for an official delegation to address the session would have been a mere two minutes whereas the speech by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe,

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Channel 4 theatrics bares magnitude of conspiracy

Leader of the House and Irrigation and Water Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said the latest British Channel 4 theatrics which coincides with the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva bares the magnitude of the international conspiracy hatched against Sri Lanka and the UPFA Government. Channel 4 has churned out another video footage to coincide with the ongoing UNHRC sessions.

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‘There should be no disparity in internal or external degrees’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is now reviewing the progress of Ministries held extensive discussions on Friday with Higher Education Ministry officials on their Mid Term National Higher Education Strategic Management Plan 2013-2015. The vision of the Higher Education Ministry is to make Sri Lanka an international hub of excellence in higher education by 2020.

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Demarcation of boundaries:

Committees to compile reports on wards by March 31

The National Delimitation Committee and the District Level Delimitation Committees appointed to demarcate the wards in the Local Government areas across the country will compile their reports according to the number of wards in the LG areas and their boundaries by March 31, Secretary to the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry R.A.A.K. Ranawaka said.

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