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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.

 

 

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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