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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.

 

 

Sri Lanka emerged champions of the Asian Five Nations qualifying rugby tournament concluded at Havelock Park yesterday. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa presenting the Asian Division 1 Challenge Trophy to the captain of the Sri Lanka team, Yoshitha Rajapaksa. Others in the picture from left: CEO of Dialog Axiata PLC, Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, Asian RFU Vice President, Trevor Gregory, Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage and CEO of HSBC, Nick Nicolaou. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera.

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Emerge champions at Asian Five Nations Tournament :

Sri Lanka bags Asian rugby title

A new chapter in Sri Lanka rugby was opened when the national team, led by flanker Yoshitha Rajapaksa, emerged champions at the Asian Five Nations Tournament concluded in Colombo yesterday. This is the first time that Sri Lanka had beaten Kazakhstan in an Asian rugby tournament. Sri Lanka made a clean sweep winning all three matches in style.

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President congratulates Sri Lanka rugby team

President Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated the Sri Lanka rugby team on its remarkable performance to secure the Asian Five Nations qualifying round tournament with three successive wins. “You have made Sri Lanka proud. The Sri Lanka team has now proved that they are good enough to play with the Asian rugby giants.

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Rehabilitated with Korean assistance:

President to open Padeniya-A’pura road

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open tomorrow, the Padeniya-Anuradhapura road which has been rehabilitated at a cost of Rs.7 billion with Korean assistance enabling people to have easy access to Anuradhapura and other destinations in the Northern and North Central Provinces. The opening ceremony will take place at Padeniya junction at 10 am.

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Avoid sports after flu - Health Ministry

The National Hospital authorities have warned students against participating in sports, especially those needing strenuous activity such as a marathon, while running a temperature or after a viral flu. Deputy Director, Accident Service, Dr. Cyril Silva said, “There’s a viral flu running around now. After a viral flu attack,

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Pass system abolished – fishermen relieved

The pass system for fishermen that was in practice for over two decades in the North, East and North Western provinces, restricting fishing activities was abolished last week. Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told the Sunday Observer that this was a great relief and victory for the fishermen who had staged protests and agitations demanding the abolition of the Navy’s pass system.

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