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Sunday, 25 August 2013


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Samantha Power arrives in Lanka

[November 22 2015]

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrived in the country last evening, on a visit which Washington termed, ‘Underscored the US support for Sri Lanka’s post war struggle for lasting peace’.


‘Galle Dialogue 2015’ begins tomorrow

[November 22 2015]

The International Maritime Conference, ‘Galle Dialogue 2015’, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, will get underway in the port city of Galle on November 23 for the sixth consecutive year.


Health Ministry warns food industry on sugar content in beverages

[November 22 2015]

Following the instructions of Director General of Health Services, Dr P. G. Mahipala, the Food Unit of the Health Ministry,


'Ban unethical food advertising'

[November 15 2015]

In an effort to create awareness of the adverse effect of unhealthy food, the Sri Lanka Diabetes Federation, the Diabetes Research Unit of the University of Colombo and NCD Unit of the Health Ministry reiterated the importance of eating food with less sugar,


Met dept issues bad weather warning

[November 15 2015]

The Department of Meteorology has forecast heavy rainfall and strong winds over the country today (November 15).The forecast said that showers or thundershowers will be experienced over the most parts of the island while heavy rain (about 150mm) are also likely at some places.


No-fly zone, no fishing on Nov 13

[November 08 2015]

Sri Lanka is expected to impose a fishing ban in the Southern waters and a no-fly zone over the southern sky in preparation for the fall of mysterious space object WT 1190F near its Southern coast on Friday (13).


Tropical Cyclone threat to Sri Lanka

[November 08 2015]

While Tropical Cyclone Megh is moving away from India, a new tropical concern threatens to cause flooding in southeastern India and Sri Lanka later this weekend and early next week.


Pakistan's Commerce Minister on official visit

[November 08 2015]

The Federal Commerce Minister of Pakistan Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official three-day visit to boost bilateral investment and trade between the two countries.


170,000 fully equipped houses for estate workers

[November 08 2015]

The UNF Government, in keeping with its pledge to do away with the plantation workers' line-room housing, will construct 170,000 more houses, compact with all facilities, phased over the next five years,


New Zealand Bag World Cup

[November 01 2015]

New Zealand’s powerful All Blacks rugby team beat arch rival Australia to win the World Cup for a record third time at Twickenham yesterday.


Russian plane crashes in Egypt with 224 passengers

[November 01 2015]

Family members of Russian passengers believed to have been on board a plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula arrived at Pulkovo airport,


India revises e-tourist visa fees from Nov 3

[November 01 2015]

Government of India has decided to revise the e-tourist visa fee in four slabs of 0, US$25, US $48, and US$60 from November 3.



President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at Temple Trees, Colombo yesterday. Pic: President’s Media Unit



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Under pretext of Provincial Council system:

Extreme political elements in North can spell disaster

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said if any extreme political elements in the North attempt to realise their political dreams under the pretext of the Provincial Council system, the whole country will suffer again. Those elected should have a proper understanding about their responsibilities. If they try to use the mandate given to them by the people to destabilise the country,

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New regulations soon to prevent Indian fishermen encroaching

Special regulations will be introduced to prevent Indian fishing vessels encroaching into Sri Lankan waters, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. He said that the fishing vessels will be detained after releasing the Indian fishermen. The advice of the Attorney General will also be sought in this regard,

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Prof. Vitharana takes TNA to task

Leftist leader and Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs Prof. Tissa Vitharana vehemently criticised the TNA’s confrontational role which is detrimental to the interests of the Tamils. As leader of the LSSP which had always stood for the genuine cause of the Tamils, the TNA has failed in its duty by the Tamils in not helping the Government to find a solution,

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Livelihood project loans for ex-combatants

Nearly 4,700 applications from rehabilitated ex-combatants are now being processed to provide loans to them to start livelihood projects. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has allocated Rs. 525 million to assist the rehabilitated cadres and those affected by terrorism, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Jagath Wijetilleke told the Sunday Observer.

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Woman shows up alive after her funeral

 A Philadelphia woman turned up alive nearly two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial for her. The woman, 50-year-old Sharolyn Jackson, showed up at a mental health centre last week. A body found on July 20 on a Philadelphia street had been identified as Ms Jackson.

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Woman settles $ 4,470 parking ticket bill

A Chicago woman who racked up more than $105,000 in parking ticket fines has reached a settlement with the city, officials said. Jennifer Fitzgerald’s lawsuit against the city alleged her ex-boyfriend registered the offending vehicle in her name without permission before abandoning it at an O’Hare International Airport parking lot,

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