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Week of January 15, 2017

S.H. Sarath’s paintings exhibition will be held...
Veteran photographer Mahinda Vithanachchi will...
New research shows they shared many behaviors...
Prison The window with iron bars, beam of light...
The rush all around me is nothing but a blur in...
Baroness Thatcher has entered the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
In a long and proud history, Britain has...
The cynosure of all eyes were on the Hollywood...
Billed as a milestone that reflects Sri Lanka’s...
Familiar faces came together in Colombo to bid...
Your View...Dear reader, the Sunday Observer...
 The 24 winners with their families and Vidhushi Rambukwella at the awards ceremony
Living in a tropical country our skin is...
Martin Luther King Jr
Equality is a word used often today. However, it...
Creating a buzz in the country’s rapidly evolving...
GFlock Collection 2016 from the unisex clothing...
Bridgestone Tyre Dealers had their annual...
Next time you visit a classroom full of students...
A church is the last place you would find a...
If I live long enough, I might have to consider...
Love has the remarkable ability to blossom at...
A media conference was held at the Duke’s Court,...
A lacuna in Colombo’s cultural landscape is set...
Popular novelist Mohan Raj Madawala’s latest...
Saying that you’ve never once cursed your boss...
Labour and consumer protections may be undermined
The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a new...
‘Halal food,’ ‘Halal ingredients,’ ‘Halal...
It seems a veritable birthday gift - and one...
A Pilgrim’s camera lens recently captured these...
A blood donation campaign organised by the 2008...
The country’s foreign reserves are on a solid...
The Southern Province Media Centre's third...
 The European Union Commission’s proposal...
President Maithripala Sirisena will release the...
The Department of Pensions has informed all...
Ambassador Kariyawasam is presented with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his commitment to global education and international affairs, by the Chair of the Board of Directors of the WAC-DC,Dr. Doug Shaw.
The World Affairs Council, Washington DC (WAC-DC...
Both, SLFP and UNP factions in the National Unity...
Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, the leading school...
The annual Kelani Duruthu Perahera began parading...
Former Foreign Minister, Rohitha Bogollagama...
The Department of Examinations has withheld the...
 All government departments and authorities...
The 50th Annual Cursillo Convention of the Sri...
Sixty five dengue patients have been reported in...
Minister of City Planning and Water Supply and...
Veteran photographers Sandun Gamage and Athula...
The foundation stone-laying ceremony for a third...
A recorded public talk on ‘Intellect and...
‘Senehase Gee’, a musical extravaganza organised...
Kivipathi, Kala Bhushana Saulias Karunamuni (86...
A group of children sing the peace song at the ‘...
 The new gazette by the Ministry of...
Man commits suicideA man was knocked down and...
In spite of differences of opinion between the...
The number of unemployed people in India is...
The following is the message from President, MICH...
Deepal Silva, aka ‘Podi Lamaya’, a popular singer...
Following three deaths due to the (A) HINI...
The National Thai Pongal festival will be held at...
Speed matters a lot in sports and business....
Part 2 (The first part appeared on page 28...
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been...
At the Colombo Tea Auctions conducted on January...
MullenLowe Sri Lanka’s Executive Committee. From left –  Director, Client Service, Sean Pompeus; Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Dilshara Jayamanna;  Chief Executive Officer Thayalan Bartlett and Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Chandu Rajapreyar.
MullenLowe Sri Lanka, the local office of the...
Vallibel Finance, the trend-setting financial...
Ogilvy Group, a marketing and communications...
Union Assurance would like to express its...
From left: Cadet Randika Jayasekara, Head of Business Development, Mercmarine Training, Lalindra Fernando, Director, Training, Mercmarine Training, Michael McEvoy, CEO, Mercmarine Group, Thomas Kriwat, COO, Mercmarine Group, Captain Rohan Codipilly, Head of Academics, Mercmarine Training, Captain L.K. Jayasuriya, and Cadet Chamod Rajaguru at the launch of the scholarship program.
Mercmarine Training, a maritime training...
The Colombo District Court and the Colombo...
Minister John Amaratunga at the BIA.
The initial congestion caused as a result of the...
Nippon Paint, a hosted the award ceremony to...
SriLankan Airlines has taken measures to minimize...
Minodh de Sylva won the prestigious Young...
The ceremonial ground-breaking for Park Inn by Radisson by the Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga, President, Asia Pacific of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Thorsten Kirschke, Chairman Anil Amarasuriya and Managing Director of Sofia Hospitality (Pvt) Ltd., S.R. Gnanam.
A US$ 25.5 million hotel project, Park Inn by...
Sethsuwa Pranaj is the essence of Ayurveda, known...
Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja
Changing trade patterns have given a different...
In line with the Company’s commitment to create...
Two companies with foreign collaboration and...
Laugfs became the first company to register a...
Sri Lanka which depends heavily on imports, needs...
Imalka Maduwanthi of the third batch of the Italian Language Course receives her certificate from Dr. Giandomenico Milano.
The Sri Lanka–Italy Business Council of the...
In a bid to expand the retail merchant network...
‘Apparel industry stands to benefit’ By...
On January 6 Abans chairperson Mrs. Aban...
Minister for Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media...
The importance of mentoring as part of an...
Post-harvest loss of fresh fruits and vegetables...
Tea production is expected to be much lower in...
The United States government recently launched an...
Paddy cultivation and home gardening, using...
Dr. Indrajit  Coomaraswamy
Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr....
The Counter Terrorism Service used bulldozers to smash through a wall into the university’s campus
Iraqi forces have regained two of the city’s main...
This handout photograph released by Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations on December 11, 2015, shows a Shaheen III surface-to-surface ballistic missile being launched from an undisclosed location in the country.    Pic: AFP
Shaheen-III of particular concern; Trump to...
US President-elect Donald Trump said the decades-...
Where the others have failed this season, can the...
MELBOURNE, Saturday - Cricket’s shortest Twenty20...
A CH&FC forward is tackled by CR flanker Sasanka Ariyaratne while CR number  8 Tariq Saleih is about to grab the loose ball in the Dialog ‘A’ division  second round rugby match played at Longden Place yesterday. (Pic by Thilak Perera)
CR & FC virtually thrashed a hapless CH and...
Wellington:  New  Zealand’s Tom Latham (right) and teammate Henry Nicholls walk from the field  at the end of the days’ play. - AFP
A patient Tom Latham carved out his sixth century...
As it was highlighted in the Daily News last...
Maris Stella College - Negombo From Left: Front Row: Boniface Perera(Assist Coach), Sugath Perera (Coach), Praneeth Shaminda, Shanan Charuka, LarenPeter, Anjana Gunawardena, Isuru Madushan, Deshan Vishmitha, Nisal Tharindu.   From Left rear row: Mohamed Sajid, Kemal S.Fonseka, Chrishal Fernando, Kanshka Silva, Umesh Sanjaya, Thathsara Fernando, Amith Priyankara, Lahiru Dilshan, Bro. Ranjith Perera (Master In charge), AmilaClement (Master In charge)
The Hameed Al Husseinie College Colombo Group 80’...
Frenchman Jan Vlanskamp a Havelock SC life member...
Roger Federer said he was “clearly an underdog”...
Japanese star Kei Nishikori said he’s become more...
Serena Williams said she’s so focused on trying...
DARRYL - SELLIAH - (Retired Manager Bank of...
The breathtaking view of sunrise over Urusitana Wewa.
It was dawn and we were in the Mahagama Wewa (...
Wimal Weerawansa arrested by the FCID
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and UPFA...
Could this be the year of the Hyperloop? Wait,...
LUXURY APARTMENTS/HOUSES/CONDOMINIUMS - TO LET /...
FURNITURE - FOR SALEHousehold Furniture for sale...
FINANCE & LEASING SERVICES - VEHICLESFor...
PROVESSIONAL CONSULTANCY SERVICESAble to consult...
Fireworks lit up the night sky, as over 60...
My best friend is Rayaan. He is ten years. Rayaan...
Once upon a time there was a fox in a jungle. The...
The annual prize-giving of Zahira College,...
Christians celebrate Christmas on the 25th of...
The plot of the novel The Count of Monte Cristo...
About three months ago, a female puppy was found...
First PrizeI have read many books since...
Sripa Samaya is a holy word that we hear in the...
 Second Prize  One of my favourite...
Due to modern technology, people use computers...
 The Junior Observer launches 'Junior...
Every living being, human or animal has the right...
(Continued from last week) Typical symptoms...
A tiny water particle,Its floating all around,A...
One day when we were going to the town, there was...
We have friendsYou must know who a friend is,I...
A frog starts its life in an egg, Then becomes a...
 It was a fascinating and a colourful day at...
Start spreading the news, We're leaving today...
My name is Tishini Ruwindya Rathnayaka and I am...
My name is H.T. Sithmi Rashmika Wijesuriya. I...
My name is Rusin Thathsara. I study at Sivali...
I am Woshad Priyan. I study in Grade Seven at...
Dilena Tharu is the newest society in our village...
AB Vishva family in Colombo seeks a qualified...
Above 5’3’’fair pretty able educated daughter is...

Week of January 15, 2017