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Dengue Prevention Week

[September 25 2016]

To avert a possible dengue outbreak in the next three months, when the number of mosquito breeding sites are likely to surge with the monsoon rains, the Dengue Control Unit of the Health Ministry will launch an island-wide Dengue Control Week starting on Tuesday, September 27 to Monday, October 3.

 

Sir Richard Jolly to visit Sri Lanka

[September 25 2016]

Sir Richard Jolly, former Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, and Special Adviser to the Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (1996 to 2000), and Principal Coordinator of the widely-acclaimed Human Development Report will deliver a lecture on, “Development: Can Sri Lanka be a model for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)?” on September 28 at 5 pm at the BMICH Committee Room D, on the invitation of the Gamani Corea Foundation.

 

Charith joins elite band

[September 25 2016]

Richmondite Charith Asalanka joined the elite band of school cricketers by winning the coveted Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year 2016 title for the second year in succession emulating the feats of former Sri Lankan greats Arjuna Ranatunga, 1980/82' ( Ananda) Roshan Mahanama, 1983/84'(Nalanda) Thilan Samaraweera 1994/95' ( Ananda) 'Lahiru Peiris 2004/2005 (St.Peter's) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa 2010'2011 (Royal) who had also won the award twice .

 

Errant sugar traders warned

[September 18 2016]

Stern action will be taken against traders who sell sugar above the controlled price of Rs. 95. Instructions have been given to the relevant authorities to launch island-wide search operations, a press communique from the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said.

 

No immediate power cuts

[September 18 2016]

Refuting speculations, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said, no decision has been taken to impose power cuts on account of the current dry spell in the country.

 

President to attend NAM Summit and UN Assembly

[September 11 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit Venezuela ahead of his trip to New York to take part in the 71st United Nations (UN) General Assembly. President will be taking part in the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Caracas, Venezuela which will be held on Sept.17 and 18, 2016.

 

SLFP marks 65 anniversary today

[September 04 2016]

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka will celebrate its 65th Anniversary in Kurunegala today. The Late Prime Minister, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, formed the SLFP on the September 2, 1951 at a meeting held at the Colombo Town Hall.

 

Desks for Zika screening at BIA

[September 04 2016]

All passengers are to undergo voluntary screening and testing for Zika at the Bandaranaike International Airport ( BIA) Katunayake. Disembarking passengers will also be given leaflets on symptoms of Zika,

 

Minister Samaraweera to visit Slovenia

[September 04 2016]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was due to leave today for the Republic of Slovenia on an invitation extended by the Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karl Erjavec.

 

Dilshan’s farewell today

[August 28 2016]

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan walks with his batting equipment during a final practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket stadium in Dambulla yesterday.

 

‘Painting of Brotherhood’ : Leftist political party JVP celebrated ‘Day of Brotherhood’ to mark the July ‘83 riots with a series of functions spread across the country. The function held in Colombo on July 28, at the Viharamaha Devi Park featured a painting titled ‘multi colours - one country’, where the public was invited to colour a map of Sri Lanka to showcase a ‘Painting of brotherhood’. (JVP Media)

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Following attempts to smuggle in cocaine consignments:

Customs step up: Brazil cargo scrutiny


Following two botched attempts to smuggle in cocaine in sugar containers from Brazil by two different companies, Sri Lanka Customs have decided to carry out detailed inspections of all cargo from Brazilian ports.

 

Norochcholai Power Plant:

Spot tenders to avert coal shortage


The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy will call for five spot tenders starting next week to avert a possible shortage of coal for the Norochcholai Power Plant, due to the ongoing rift over the controversial coal tender deal,

 

‘National List, Executive Presidency out’


The parliamentary Steering Committee on the new constitution, will begin discussions on the alternative option for the executive presidency shortly. In the backdrop of President Maithripala Sirisena reiterating his stance that the Executive Presidency must be abolished during his term in office,

 

‘Paada Yathras can’t topple govt’


SLFP General Secretary and Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said the Joint Opposition (JO)’s contention of toppling a democratically elected government by engaging in a Paada Yathra, was a futile exercise that will come a cropper.

 

500,000 jobs on the cards

Chinese delegation to discuss Hambantota SEZ:


The Chinese government has requested 15,000 acres of land in Hambantota for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), as part of its ‘one belt one road’ network for which a delegation from China will be in Sri Lanka,

 

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