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PM for World Islamic Economic Forum

[May 29 2016]

For the first time, Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (wiEF), scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

 

Norwegian State Secretary here this week

[May 29 2016]

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from May 31 - June 2, 2016. He will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera on May 31,

 

Health Ministry in emergency plan for flood victims

[May 22 2016]

An emergency plan to assist flood victims facing health challenges due to the prevailing weather is now under way in 84 districts, Director General of Health Services, Dr P.G. Maheepala told the media at a special conference at the Health Education Bureau to address issues such as food safety, sanitation and accident prevention during the Vesak season.

 

Jayanthi conquers Mt. Everest

[May 22 2016]

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to climb Mount Everest. She left Camp 4 around 9 pm the previous day, with climbing partner, Johann Peries. She continued with her Sherpa to the Death Zone, the region above 26,000ft where climbing is extremely difficult.

 

Police come down hard on looters in flood-hit areas

[May 22 2016]

Police apprehended 15 persons from various flood-affected areas in the country for suspected looting and stealing valuables from houses evacuated by victims of the recent floods.

 

National Vesak Festival 2016

[May 15 2016]

The National Vesak Festival 2016, will be held at the Naigala Raja Maha Vihara, Hambantota district from May 19 to 26.Among the important events are ordaining 25 children at the Kasagala Raja Maha Vihara, workshop on novices and offering robes, display of Vesak lanterns in police stations, cultural display by the Police, Army, Air Force and the National Youth Services Council, Bodhi poojas, Bhakthi Gee, exposition of relics and holding dansalas.

 

Met Dept issues bad weather warning

[May 15 2016]

The Meteorology Department issued a bad weather warning yesterday that the atmospheric disturbance in the South East of Sri Lanka is likely to intensify and develop into a depression and move closer to Sri Lanka, affecting the weather in the country and the surrounding sea areas.

 

Vesak dansalas in Colombo to be registered

[May 15 2016]

As Colombo readies for the upcoming Vesak, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has called upon food dansal organisers, to first register with it.

 

President at Kumbh Mela, Sanchi

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India from May 13-14 to attend the Simhasth Kumbh Mela, a popular Hindu festival in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Chandrika to address UN special session in New York

[May 08 2016]

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations

 

President tells police: Raid illegal sand mining

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed a special police team to be deployed directly under the IGP to raid illegal mining across the country which harms the environment.

 

 

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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