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Week of January 19, 2020

Group Chairman, Richard Pieris and Company, Dr. Sena Yaddehige presents a bag containing school books to a student. Manager, Group Human Resource Operations and Industrial Relations, Richard Pieris and Company, Sydney Gunawardana looks on.
Richard Pieris & Company’s ‘Shilpa Labannata...
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated 21...
The activities on mega scale renewable energy generation is on going. File pic: Lake House Media Library
* Electricity demand grows at an annual rate of 5...
Cemex HRM recently tied up with The House of...
Tuli Cooray
An attractive insurance policy that has been...
The total value of merchandise exports of the...
A leader and pioneer in the Sri Lankan software...
A blood donation camp in progress.
Ceylinco Life was instrumental in the collection...
Sanjiwani school
Nepal is still recovering from a magnitude 7.8...
Ananda Wimalaweera
CIPM Sri Lanka has organised a half-day panel...
IMO2020 grade Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO)...
Ceyline on behalf of Ceylon Shipping Corporation...
Technical auditing helps launch investigations and curbs all kinds of technically corrupt means. Pic: Sulochana Gamage
The construction industry is a major contributor...
Virtually, every entrepreneur knows the...
Nadun Guruge    Pic: Sulochana Gamage
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the...
The Northern Province looks forward with renewed...
The deficit in the trade account contracted...
 Minister of Transportation, Power and Energy, Mahinda Amaraweera presents the E- trikes to Director/Chief Executive, BMICH Sunil Dissanayake. Director General, Sustainable Energy Authority, Dr. Asanka Rodrigo and Minjae Kang representing Korea Energy Agency look on.
A fleet of four electric three-wheelers powered...
CSE Chairman Ray Abeywardena presents a token to CIMA President Amal Ratnayake to symbolise the partnership between the two organisations. CSE CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike and CIMA officials look on.
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) will record some...
NDB Leasing has taken additional steps to provide...
Visitors at the Sri Lanka pavilion.
Located in a picturesque location of the French...
Guests at the draw
Encouraging Sri Lankan expatriates to remit their...
Vinod Moonasinghe
The Ceylon German Technical Training Institute (...
Ceylinco Life was declared the ‘Best Life Insurer...
Each day, we make countless choices. Life is full...
B2B meetings in progress.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB)...
The MoU was signed by Samurdhi Director General Saman Bandara and Managing Director / Country Head of Daraz Sri Lanka, Rakhil Fernando.  Minister of Women and Child Affairs and Social Security and Minister of Healthcare and Indigenous Medical Services, Pavithra Wanniarachchi and State Minister of Social Security, Tharaka Balasuriya were also present.
Daraz.lk, owned by the multinational conglomerate...
WCIC officials being welcomed by a student and staff of Hurigaswewa Primary School, Migalewa, Tambuttegama in the North Central Province.
Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC)...
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), is...
In a fiercely competitive market, it is...
An electric power system should consist of a group of generators that fulfil, to the best possible extent, the objectives of stability and affordability. File pic: Lake House Media Library
The ‘correct’ mix should finally run a stable...
The Munchee team at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards
Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits...
Domestic Aides - ServicesAAAAA We have good...
Businesss Premises for SaleWeligama Kapparatota...
Birds, Pets & FishNormal pups male/​female (...
Estates for SaleChilaw - Galmuruwa 10 acres...
Luxury Vehicles for SaleKia Sorento 2012,​1-8...
We all know what a university students’ protest...
On January 13, a venomous surprise awaited...
Sri Lanka may be the only country where one could...
All over the world we see how the majority are...
Dog needing care.
Sensing danger, the dog started whimpering and...
The accident which took the life of three young...
Sri Lanka once called the ‘granary of the East’...
The onus on the authorities is to recreate confidence in the people of the judiciary.
Almost every sign of every domain in the country...
The Colombo Port City. A sketch of the project when completed
With the opening of the Colombo Port City for...
The baby’s first cry at the time it takes its...
New research suggests that our regular body temperature has dropped over time.
A recent analysis of temperature trends suggests...
Beware of fabricated messages regarding new type...
Alzheimer’s disease affects millions around the...
My home is in Pathiragoda. It is close to a paddy...
My school is Prince of Wales College, It is in...
Bharti Airtel Lanka hosted its Annual Kiddies...
Old Colombo Lighthouse
 Lighthouses are towers or buildings with...
Bright Beginners’ Preschool, Minuwangoda held its...
The Annual Concert and Prize-giving of the House...
Two Grade 5 students of Zainab Infant School,...
This rafflesia flower in a West Sumatran forest...
The Donkey on the Sands and other stories by Enid...
The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the...
 The cage complex was open. Four children...
Technology hasn’t fully taken over books. So it...
English is a local and global language. We all...
I am a teenager. I study hard. My parents,...
My brother is a student. His name is Chamindu...
Newspapers are important as a basic tool to...
My favourite sport is cricket. It is a team sport...
Able G/B respectable parents Maharagama seek NS/...
Academically and professionally qualified and...
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced that...
A woman was killed and two were injured ...
Several spells of showers will occur in Uva,...
The Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Ananda...
Cabinet approval has been granted to set a...
Rifkhan Bathiudeen, the brother of former MP...
The airport in Australia's capital city of...
UN human rights experts have demanded an...
The water level of the Moragahakanda reservoir...
Former CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekara appeared...
Former Governor of the Western Province Azath...
A person has been arrested with nine counterfeit...
Boris Johnson has said the UK has "crossed the...
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO...
In terms of air quality, As at 8am today, Colombo...
Several spells of showers will occur at times in...
A female medical student was a stabbed to death...
In a bid to promote the moral and spiritual...
The former CID Director Shani Abeysekara has been...
The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika...
Five Uzbekistan females were arrested who were...
Habbegamuwa Police had raided ganja plantations...
The Registrar General's Department has decided to...
The US Senate has rejected repeated Democratic...
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and...
North Korea has shut its borders to foreign...
Showery condition is expected to enhance to some...
A German court convicted a Sri Lankan man Monday...
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to provide...
Passenger Transport, Power and Energy Minister...
The senior health official investigating an...
The Colombo High Court on Friday fixed today to...
A final decision is to be taken today regarding...
The Parliamentary Selection Committee under the...
Showery condition is expected to enhance to some...
A professorial ward will be given to Ratnapura...
A Chinese company has expressed its willingness...
Minister Dinesh Gunawardhana met Bangladesh high...
Four new ambassadors along with a new High...
Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and...
Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and...
Power, Energy and Business Development Ministry...
Two persons were killed when a bus and a three-...
The Department of Wildlife has retraced the Sri...
India has successfully fired 3500 kilometer...
Chinese authorities have reported 139 new cases...
Four persons were killed and 20 others were...
Small and Medium Business and Enterprise Development, Industries and Supply Chain Management Minister Wimal Weeravansa, former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan and other officials visiting the Valaichchenai National Paper Mill
The neglected Valaichchenai National Paper Mill...
‘Territorial anxieties and the impossibility of...
Focused on English writing that was launched in...
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi with UNICEF Country Representative Emma Brigham and officials
Visiting UNICEF Deputy Representative Emma...
The Sajith faction of the United National Party (...
The State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing...
In a bid to forgo inefficiency, delays and...
The former Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan...
The committee appointed by the Government to...
The rise in the number of dengue patients in the...
The Government, which lifted the ban on civilian...
The Government has decided to set up South Asia’s...
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has...
A new school building
Five Northern province schools received new...
A Buddha statue that has been passed down for...
Nine regulations under the Fisheries and Aquatic...
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) deployed four...
People planning to go abroad need not restrict...
Sri Lankan Sharks ; their identification and...
The Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and...
ALFRED - M.R. (Retired Lake House). Beloved...
So much malice has seeped into the innards of the...
The UNP has had its share of internal  problems, but never as intense as right now.
Truth be told, the better question would be, ‘...
A just society is generally described as one...
UNP MPs at a press conference at Opposition Leader’s Office  on Friday, aired their anger at leader Ranil Wickremesighe for not  heeding calls to step down before the next election after a crucial round of discussions failed at Sirikotha Headquarters on Thursday.
The meeting that was to be the final to resolve...
In the 1980s when television was still a nascent...
HABITAT: A Grey Hornbill, an endemic resident of the Dobagaskanda forest reserve at Ingiriya
“Listen, hornbills are striking!” shouted my son...
A man walks on fallen leaves under gingko trees as autumn arrives in the Chinese capital, Beijing
Scientists have discovered the secret of how the...
In July, I had an opportunity of taking a drive...
Junior Golf Championship winners with their awards: Gold division boys winner Nirekh Tejwani, Copper division winner Thejas Rathis Kanth, Bronze division winner Reshan Algama, Silver division winner K. Danushan and girls winner Taniya Balasuriya pose for a picture with Captain Royal Colombo Golf Club, Shiran Fernando, President SLG, Rtd. Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema and General Manager Ceylon Agro Industries, Shun Tien Shing
Taniya Balasuriya and Nirekh Tejwani emerged...
Wanuja Kumara of St. Peter’s College made an...
Niluka Karunaratne and Dilmi Dias with their trophies
Niluka Karunaratne and 19-year year old Dilmi...
Priyanga Hapugalle the captain of the Invitational Sri Lanka team receiving the NEGC Mastercard Trophy from Santosh Kumar, Country Manager, Mastercard, Sri Lanka & Maldives and Maj Gen Srinath Rajapakse, President NEGC
The second edition of the NEGC Master Card Inter...
Nalanda College beat Devapathiraja College on...
 LPI Udaya
Lake House Sports Club’s bodybuilder LPI Udaya...
Chalitha Ranjana (left) receiving the sponsorship from AW Anura Lal
Four times national table tennis champion and the...
Chilaw Marians will meet CCC while NCC will take...
S Aluvihare of Srimithraaratchy House was first,...
Jun Nishikawa
Japan youth international Jun Nishikawa said...
MUMBAI AFP: India’s most economic bowler Bapu...
St. Mary’s College Hatton and Ginigathena MV...
First-placed for the auto category JCW X-RAID Team Spain’s driver Carlos Sainz (C), celebrates as he is congratulated by second-placed Toyota’s team Qatar’s driver Nasser Al-Attiyah (R) and by third-placed JCW X-RAID Team France’s Stephane Peterhansel on the finish area in Qiddiya at the end of the stage 12 of the Dakar 2020 between Haradh and Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia, on January 17, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
QIDDIYA AFP: Veteran Spanish driver Carlos Sainz...
PORT ELIZABETH AFP: Off-spinner Dom Bess claimed...
Standing from left: Ruven Weerasinghe, Ishika de Silva, Sandesh Bartlett, Shehan Muthugala, Sajin de Livera. Seated from left: Arjun Wickramanayake, Hashen Hettigoda, Swarnamali Wijesinghe and Samaakhya Gajanayake. Absent: Coaches Anuradha Nataraja and Kaveen Rajapakse
Sri Lankan rowers continuing from where they left...
The Asgiriya Stadium
An indoor sports complex at Trinity College...
 Ambassador of CeyEndurance, Khalid Oshman, speaking on overcoming his fears as a visually impaired triathlete to become Sri Lanka’s first differently-able person to complete three triathlons and three marathons
The first International and National Triathlon...
Nimal Lewke
Rugby fans in Kandy and even in other rival...
It is time that Lasith Malinga bows out...
YK Kularatne
Veteran YK Kularatne has been appointed as the...
Charulata Patel meets Virat Kohli in this file photo
NEW DELHI AFP: India’s cricket bosses led...
Eight teams have qualified for the quarter-finals...
Dilshy Kumarasinghe who won gold medals in the 400, 800 and 4X400 metres at last month’s South Asian Games receives her financial reward of Rs.1.5 million from Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presence of Sports Minister Dullas Allahapperuma (Pix Sulochana Gamage)
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he...
 Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena at the trophy launch
The 42nd annual cricket encounter between Trinity...
Royal College beat Ananda College after 11 years...
When this columnist was in school eons ago and...
St. Anthony’s College Katugastota beat Kingswood...
Director Legal ANCL Rakitha Abeygunewardena (fourth from left) receiving the sponsorship for the 42nd Observer Mobitel School Cricketer from Chief Executive Officer Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Nalin Perera. Also in the picture is Editor in Chief of the Sunday Observer Dinesh Weerawansa (second from left), General Manager ANCL Abaya Amaradasa (second from right), Chanaka Liyanage (left-Manager Publicity) and Waruna Mallawaarachchi (right-DGM Advertising)
The 42nd edition of the most looked forward to by...
The second edition of the soccer encounter...
Dunith Jayatunge of St. Sebastian’s College made...
Kandy SC player Dansha Dayan is held by a Havelocks defender’  Pic by Shan Rambukwella
Kandy SC maintained their unbeaten run in the...
The British School in Colombo (BSC) brought life...
The match between Trinity College and St. Joseph’...
Janidu Dilshan of CR makes a break against Navy  (Pic by Shan Rambukwella)
A gift of a try by Navy SC saw them go down...
The Sri Lanka netball pool:  Tharjini Sivalingam, Imasha Sankapani, Deepika Darshini, Dharshika Abeywickrama, Nauchalee Rajapakse, Gayani Dissanayake, Dushani Bandara, Hasitha Mendis, Dulanga Dhananji, Gayathri Kaushalya, Thilini Wattegedara, Dulangi Wannithilake, Samuddi Abeygoonewardene, Mandira Charuni, Sureka Kumari, Shanika Madhushani, Tekla Priyadarshani, Dilani Perera, Elilenthini Sethukavalar, Gayanjali Amarawansa, Thisala Algama, Rukshala Hapuarachchi.
The Sri Lanka Netball Federation (SLNF) has...
S Thomas’ College beat Wesley College on first...
Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews is most likely to come under...
The Quran reciting (Quirath) competition and...
The 2010s have been nothing short of monumental....
When 20-year-old Boyan Slat accepted the United...
The Zahirianz Club of Zahira College Colombo...
She may hail from Lankan cinema’s first family,...
December 20, 2019 was a remarkable day for all...
Troubled detective Aaron Eckhart is forced to...
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), successfully conducted a...
Over the past decade, the Sri Lanka Navy has...
On the first of January this year, I received a...
There are several social media networks that are...
After the glamour of Golden Globes, stars took a...
We live in an age where there is an ever-...
The Local Govt. and Tourist Ministry of the...
The Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological...
THE RADH has completed one year since its opening...
Beautiful fragrant flowers bloom. Tuneful...
The speedy rise above the common gives man Power...
Gallows! Gallows! Demanding corporal punishment...
She is not the Darling on the floor And she will...
Author: Surath de MelPublishers: Sarasavi...
It was in the mid-20th century that ballpoint...
Anno Domini
A first glance at Mangala Weerasekera as he...
The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards...
A scene from Tanhaji
Hindi cinema loves revisiting India’s glorious...
Ask any urban Sri Lankan housewife what their...
Charlie Chaplin
Most of us know Charlie Chaplin as a comedian who...
Kala Suri Kala Keerthi Dr Jayalath Manoratne (71...

Week of January 19, 2020