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Week of May 19, 2019

In a musical backdrop of hip-hop, funk, rap,...
She starred in 1959’s Pillow Talk
Doris Day, who died this week, had the image of...
Natya Kala Mandhir founded in 1976 by Kalasuri...
Sri Lanka could be taken off the Financial Action...
Over 100 aspiring Chartered Accountants who...
Incoming Chairperson Gayathri Karunanayake addressing the gathering
The sixth Annual General Meeting of the Women in...
The recent terrorist attack and its negative...
The Russian tour operators at Sigiriya
A group of 12 tour operators from St. Petersburg...
Diluni Jayasekera (on right) receives her award.
Sri Lanka needs more entrepreneurs to facilitate...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed...
During the first quarter of 2019, the Group...
* Total assets grow to Rs. 390,560 million* Core...
Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC recorded a Group...
Haycarb PLC reported a revenue of Rs. 20.9...
Sri Lanka Telecom launched its Voice App last...
Dialog Axiata PLC released its consolidated...
The medical camp in progress
People’s Merchant Finance PLC (PMF) conducted a...
The Singer Group reported revenue of Rs 58.5...
The National Development Bank PLC recorded a pre-...
Manik Amirthanayagam
Manik Amirthanayagam has been appointed as the...
The Commercial Bank Group has reported gross...
The Bank’s performance during the quarter ending...
Security products offered by Cenmetrix include security access control,  automated vehicle gate barriers, turnstiles, parking bollards, vehicle  identification and metal detectors.
In light of the recent terrorist attacks, the...
Sri Lanka’s multinational textile manufacturer,...
Janashakthi Insurance PLC delivered significant...
The KTM Duke 125
The Austrian motorcycle brand KTM Duke 125 was...
In the aftermath of the recent tragic terrorist...
Andreas Hergenröther and Dr. Clemens Schuette at the press conference. Pic: Wimal Karunathilaka
A visiting German business delegation reiterated...
Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Kavan Rathnayake (on right) and CICT CEO Jack Huang open CICT’s Dangerous Goods Storage Facility.
One of Sri Lanka’s first, and advanced, Dangerous...
AquaVault and Flexsafe are now available in Sri...
CEO, London Stock Exchange Nikhil Rathi exchanges the agreement with CEO, CSE, Rajeeva Bandaranaike. Standing (from left): Chairman, CSE, Ray Abeywardena; Chairman, SEC, Ranel T. Wijesinha;  Governor, Central Bank Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy; UK Minister of State for Asia  and the Pacific, Mark Field;  High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in  the UK, Manisha Gunasekara;  Group Head of Shared Services Centres and Head  of LSEG Technology Sri Lanka, Dee Liyanwela.
* Establishes framework for LSEG and CSE to...
Manuela Goretti
The Sri Lankan authorities have made progress to...
 Sanjay Wijemanne
Hatton National Bank PLC has launched its own...
The Essential Food and Commodity Importers and...
Prima Ceylon Limited, part of Singapore’s Prima...
Ajith Gunawardena
Ceylinco Insurance PLC, announced a dividend of...
Ceylinco Life Chairman R. Renganathan (second from left) receives the Brand Finance award from Brand Finance Lanka Managing Director Ruchi Gunewardene in the presence of Ceylinco Life Managing Director/CEO Thushara Ranasinghe (extreme left) and General Manager, Marketing, Samitha Hemachandra.
Ceylinco Life has been ranked the most valuable...
Exporters are working towards achieving set...
Granting of the first personal loan.
DFCC Bank opened its newest full-fledged branch...
Softlogic Restaurants (Pvt) Ltd., part of the...
The Sri Lanka Retailers Association (SLRA) will...
Cars for SaleDatsun Redigo. CAU-xxxx Grey Doctor...
Domestic Aides ServicesAAAAA Aaaba domestic - We...
Business Premises to Let or LeaseBambalapitiya,​...
Furniture for SaleForeign client is selling house...
Ten years ago, Sri Lanka finally ended a bloody...
Members of the Parliamentary Subcommittee on...
The reconstruction of the churches hit by the...
It was a calm afternoon months before the...
An anti terrorism rally in Colombo
A few weeks after the Easter Sunday brutal...
The bond between Vesak and the Buddhist community...
Ransacked Muslim business places
Three weeks after the April 26 attacks mobs...
Army Intelligence Major Prabath Bulathwatte has...
After the horrific events of Easter Sunday, the...
Weather wise, the rays of the sun are not climate...
June brides are legendary in our social world....
The Church of Saint Paul, located at Kynsey Road...
The sandy soil which marks my foot print Just as...
I am an ice cream I am so cold When I see the sun...
The environment is an essential part of human...
Equality and unity are two simple words that...
Birds are some of the beautiful creatures in the...
 There are many hobbies, and my hobby is...
Trees are very useful. They are in different...
Almost all of us are thinking about one common...
 My best friend is Himansa. He lives in...
 Johann Sebastian Bach is considered to be...
 My country is Sri Lanka. It is an island in...
The period of validity of the school uniform...
The Vesak festival is held on the full moon Poya...
My favourite cartoon is Jungle Book. The main...
A leadership training program for the prefects of...
A new royal baby is here, and it’s a boy!The Duke...
 My name is Amandi Wickramaarachchi. I am...
A Russian TV news broadcast has introduced a...
Early in the morning A beautiful lady comes from...
Oh! how could you people do this? Look at the...
A little girl is given the MMR vaccine
While the local transmission of measles ceased in...
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has...
Academically and professionally qualified...
Able,​affluent,​Kandyan G/​B professional family...
The Education Ministry requests parents to send...
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL)...
Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake (AFP)
As Sri Lanka marks a decade of peace on May 19,...
The Subcommittee on Education, an extension of...
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen
The No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Minister...
High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka, Taranjit...
Issuing a statement following a plenary meeting...
United States has offered to continue to expand...
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in conversation with victims of the attack in Minuwangoda
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya called upon everyone to...
A presidential pardon was granted to 762...
A 34-year-old resident of Wattala died yesterday...
Cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara and chef...
Despite the prevailing security situation in the...
The shock of the bombings was followed by weeks...
The recent anti-Muslim attacks in the Gampaha and...
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa says that the...
Passing away of Ishvari Corea, widely respected...
Nutrition packs were donated to pregnant mothers...
Refuting allegations of his involvement in the...
Sri Lankan research scientist Dr. Gamini Piyadasa...
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has...
REV. SISTER PASCHEL FERNANDO of St. Joseph’s...
Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts has been awarded the...
Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, politics and...
President Maithripala Sirisena confided in his...
Easter, the greatest and the most solemn of all...
It is a well-worn cliché that, a disaster...
Why is this age worse than earlier ages?In a...
Preparing for an event or party is always a...
Our last week’s Spectrum lead story, written by...
BETHPAGE AFP: Tiger Woods faces a lawsuit from...
Kandy Sports Club has refuted the charge made by...
Sahan Wijeratne - first ever Cambrian to win the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 2002
The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the...
Leaders are made, they are not born, according to...
He is set to lead India’s pace attack at the...
Senior Executive IT Department ANCL, RAI Dinusha...
The sports fraternity has made a profound appeal...
When Pakistan cricketer SHAHID AFRIDI hit a 37-...
Gayanthika Abeyratna and Nimali Liyanarachchi two 800m athletes not up to expectations at the Asian Championships
Nine Sri Lanka athletes are expected to take part...
The only public playground in Kandy is the famous...
The Sinhalese Sports Club, one of the most...
The 23rd Junior National Athletic Championship...
Hyacinth Wijesinghe
Former Sri Lanka netball captain Hyacinth...
The Champion Kandy District Under 16 Girls Basketball team. Genuflecting from left: Sanjanie Kathiravel, Tharuni Kulatunge, Dinithi Chandrasekera, Shehani Egodagedara, Janithri  Lekamge, Enupama Gunawardena. Standing from left: Sajeera Gunaratne (Coach) DS Pingamage (Coach) Nadula Herath, K.Kirubakaran,Charunie Gunawardena, Koshila Weerakoon, Nimuth Lawangi, Amavi Dodanwela, Sewmini Ranaraja (Captain) Amina Fazeel, Aruni Hemakumari (Manager)
The Champion Kandy District Under 16 Boys...
England’s Jason Roy celebrates his century which he said came out of the blues
NOTTINGHAM AFP: Jason Roy was at a loss to...
Panchali in action
Panchali Janodya Adikari, a 16-year old student...
Flashback: Supporters of Royal College frolic after their team won the league title some years ago on their home ground. They’ll be able to do the same this year at the Bradby while supporters of other teams will be locked in at the Sugathadasa Stadium in a blatant case of discrimination
Royal College fans to witness Bradby match in...
Trinity College will host Royal College in the...
KARACHI AFP: Fast-rising Shadab Khan was Tuesday...
The Ceylon Masters Badminton Association (CMBA)...
Sri Lanka announced its 12 member squad for the...
Fairfirst Insurance and Cash Wagon made winning...
The Sri Lanka badminton team posses with the Sudirman Cup. From left: Buwaneka Gunatillleka, Kavidi Sirimannage, Dilmi Dias, Sachin Dias, Mahinda Dadampe Gamage (Manager), Thilini Hendahewa, Tony Wahyudi (coach) and Dinuka Karunaratne
A six member Sri Lanka badminton team will take...
The “Blue Gold and Blue Western Province Schools...
Rain delayed the start of Sri Lanka’s first ODI...
Firstly let me thank the Sunday Observer for...
Three disciplines connected with the National...
SEOUL AFP: South Korea have abandoned their bid...
Lasith Malinga finished the 2019 IPL by conceding...
She was born and raised in Sri Lanka . The oldest...
All young folk have an active life, especially...
Parenting teenage boys involves much frivolity...
Robert Downey Jr. is one of the highest-earning...
Look what you made Taylor Swift do, Arya Stark....
Jennnifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney celebrated...
The existence and relevance of truth in art is an...
The fashion set is Down Under in Sydney this week...
Sugar Rush by Shavi is a result of the delightful...
Whether you wish upon a star or wish on an eye...
Though you likely haven’t thought about those New...
Breakfast is the must-have start to the day for...
Punch and excitement are major ingredients which...
Celebrated Psychologists like Carl Jung, William...
From my childhood I have been fascinated by...
In this image, a mosaic composed of many images taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), and released by NASA on May 13, 2019, show wrinkle ridges in a region of the Moon called Mare Frigoris.   | Pic: AFP
The Moon is shrinking as its interior cools -...
Soon after sun-set on the Vesak Poya Day Dressed...
Concluded the chain of birth Never affiliate with...
 “Vesak”, the blissful festivity Sweep away...
We are groping blindly in darkness Like a pack of...
A ‘dark-cloud’ was engulfed! Suddenly - On the...
Hundreds of millions of people, throughout the...

Week of May 19, 2019