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Week of February 5, 2017

The car comes with a sleek exterior design, rear spoiler with integrated high-mount stop lamp and a chrome package that adds to the car’s visual appeal.
Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Limited launched its first...
The Cabriolet shines with an expressive...
The Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) took centre stage at Sri Lanka’s largest automotive event, the CMTA MOTORSHOW 2017. Reinforcing the brand’s commitment to product development, Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium vehicles showcased its breakthrough Jaguar F Pace and Land Rover Range Rover Sport model.
The F-Pace was unveiled at the Motor Show by the...
The newly built Kamal Sri Buddhist Education and...
So we all know who won the Miss Universe crown....
Anniversary Day Australian style was celebrated...
The High Commissioner for India Taranjit Singh...
 The mascot Lion “ Cougar”
After gaining Independence in 1948, the...
Dr. Faraz Hameed, Deputy GM - Fashion Bug (2nd from left) shake hands with W C Sarath Kumara, Station Master- Coastal Line. Fashion Bug Operations Manager Dinesh Ekanayaka and Snr Marketing Executive Ishan Godamanna, and Champika Nanayakkara from Sri Lanka Railways are in the picture.
Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail...
Menswear brand, Le Bond opened its first-ever Le...
  Among the many, S. Asia can be proud...
Your View...Dear reader, the Sunday Observer...
A light has gone out without as much as a flicker...
The ‘Summer Collection Runway’ fashion show was...
Jetwing Hotels opened their newest city five star...
Parasites could play a role in a range of illnesses, including dementia                                       iStock
From losing inhibitions and anger to...
Jetwing Hotels has added to its portfolio its...
‘THE THINNAI’ is a brand-new initiative up North...
Sri Lankan history is embellished with our love...
Udayasiri Wickremaratne has a penchant for wit...
Ashok Ferrey moderating a session between Indian authors Tabish Khair and Manju Kapur
Ashok Ferrey is an author who has, over the...
PremayataIdak Etha by contemporary poet Supun...
Living is an art, skill and technique, that needs...
The Country Music Foundation, the organiser of...
Nowadays, we keep hearing criticisms from...
Patients from wards wait at the Dengue Unit for ultrasound scans at night, due to lack of beds inside
As dengue cases leap skywards in another full...
it is alleged that the principals of popular schools are continuing the racket and demanding hundreds of thousands of rupees to admit children living in distant places. The money, it is learnt, is being taken in the name of school development but no receipts are given to parents. Principals’ unions claim that some school principals, in collaboration with Past Pupils’ Associations (PPAs), are carrying out the fraud
Grade One admissions have become a controversial...
The land ownership of Plantation Community is a...
Republican Donald Trump has won victory in the...
Cyber crime will soon be a billion rupee business...
At noon on the 4th of February 1948, Sri Lanka...
Darus Salam Ahadiyyah School at Zaras Garden,...
The 110th Commemoration of Col. Henry Steel...
President Maithripala Sirisena stands to attention while the students recite Jayamangala Gatha during the 69th Independence Anniversary celebrations at the Galle Face Green.         (Pic Sudath Malaweera)
The foremost freedom one must focus on today is...
The Ministry of Education will recruit 2,753...
Confusion reigned over the Appeal Court ruling on...
Sri Lanka looks forward to further strengthening...
Dr. Sameera Senaratne, CEO of the SAITM and Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital
The judgment given by the Appeal Court on January...
A recorded public talk on ‘What is the future of...
The Higher Education Ministry is working out a...
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II issued the...
Korean Ambassador, Chang Won-sam, staff members of the Embassy, KOICA, library representatives and Korean language class students.
The third anniversary celebration of the...
The 69th Independence Day celebrations kicked off...
Two arrested for murderMirihana Police Special...
The Parliament has developed a new concept called...
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 4 — The existing relations...
An Indian national was arrested yesterday in the...
Over 300 students from across the country pledged...
Asanga Marasinghe, Country Director IFS Bangladesh handing over the agreement to Mohammed Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, Managing Director LankaBangla Finance Limited (LBFL) as Shiraz Lye, Director Sales & Marketing, IFS South-Asia, Zahid Khan, Head of Operations, IFS Bangladesh, Sheik Mohammad Fuad, Head of IT/LBFL, Khwaja Shahriar, Deputy Managing Director of LBFL, Shamim Al Mamun, Chief Financial Officer of LBFL, A. K. M. Kamruzzaman, Head of Operations of LBFL and other officials looks on
LankaBangla Finance Limited to deploy IFS...
The past pupils of Chandralekha Maha Vidyalaya,...
The authorities are continuing to take action...
An Islamic religious observances was held at the...
The 150th celebrations of St. Mary’s College,...
Audi Q2
The Audi Q2, the latest addition to the German...
The People’s Bank has taken steps to grant Isuru...
Ahadiyya School, Borella has organised the 69th...
The Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Samudura...
The first safari park at Ridiyagama, Ambalantota...
Conference of Sri Lankan Malays (COSLAM) will...
Chief Inspector Sanjaya Attygalle
Chief Inspector Sanjaya Attygalle of the Police...
The Batticaloa District Secretariat marked Sri...
175 unemployed housewives from low-income groups...
Since 2011 Etisalat has been part of activities...
Simplex Delivery Co-Founders  Thilina Fonseka and Inas Jenabdeen
Simplex Delivery has expanded its network to...
Abans PLC, recently unveiled the newest...
Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd (EFL) received the...
Micromax Informatics launched two new phones;...
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (...
The Private Sector Engineers’ Society (PSES) held...
Wimukthi Galahitiyawa receives the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Entering the commercial world at a very young age...
Dr. Manjula Karunaratne speaks at the press briefing. PICTURE BY VIPULA AMERASINGHE
Asiri Central Hospital announced breakthrough...
It is with pleasure that I pen my first column as...
DPL Group turnover for the nine months of the...
 Ravindi Sandini and Hakeem Halwan with their awards. President of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), Hans Hoogervorst, President of CA Sri Lanka, Lasantha Wickremasinghe and Vice President Jagath Perera look on.
Two students of the Institute of Chartered...
A ceremony to mark the 50-year long standing...
 LOLC Group Managing Director and CEO Kapila Jayawardena presents a memento to Pak Oman Microfinance Bank Limited Chairman Yahiya Al-Jabri.
The LOLC Group entered into a joint venture with...
JAT Holdings has introduced a new product, ‘...
Exporters are paying a high price for lengthy...
The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA)...
An annual, country-wide campaign to widen the...
Footwear and leather - A girl tries out a pair of sandals at the Footwear and Leather Fair ’17 which opened at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition concludes today. PICTURE BY VIPULA AMERASINGHE
The ninth National Footwear and Leather...
The high dependency rate in Sri Lanka is a major...
Minister of Development Strategies and...
A workshop to disseminate knowledge on new...
Mr Sarath Jayasuriya - DGM International, Treasury and Investments
Being the No. 1 Bank in Sri Lanka, Bank of Ceylon...
Despite major apprehensions over the partial...
RN Group of Companies Chairman and Managing Director Ruwan Edirisinghe, Directors and officials at the press conference.PICTURE BY VIPULA AMERASINGHE
The government’s regulatory framework is not...
In a bid to meet the rapidly increasing demand...
Despite the dramatic evolution in the business...
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) launched its...
Berocca Performance, an orange flavoured...
Union Assurance General the official insurance partner of the Road Safety Awareness Program. From left: OIC Education, Traffic Police Headquarters, Senaka Gamage, Assistant Manager, Marketing Operations UAG, Supun Kotuwegoda, Marketing Manager, UAG, Sasith Bambaradeniya, ASP W.D.A Dhananjaya and Director Traffic A. M. Upul Chanadana.
Union Assurance General Limited (UAG) has...
Marking its fifth year as a CarbonConscious...
CO, Maj. Manoj Weerawardhana presented a token of appreciation to the COO and Group HR Manager of Crysbro
Completes project for SL Army Rifle Corps Camp,...
From left: Group Manager Legal, Asiri Group of Hospitals, Nadeeka Wimalathunga, Director Operations, Asiri Group of Hospitals, Dr. Samanthi de Silva, CEO, Asiri Group of Hospitals, Dr. Manjula Karunarathne, COO, National Insurance Trust Fund, Sanath C. de Silva, Chairman, National Insurance Trust Fund, Manjula de Silva and Asst Manager, Agrahara, Anura Samarakoon at the signing of the MoU.
Beneficiaries of the National Insurance Trust...
A group of officials of the Panyapiwat Institute...
Red Bull Levels returns to Sri Lanka for its...
Nations Trust Bank (NTB) American Express Card...
HNB PLC launched a prepaid visa card, Wally-E,...
From left – Nuwanthi Gunewardena – Manager Legal, Lanka Hospitals PLC,  Thanujaya Gunasekara - Assistant Manager Marketing, Lanka Hospitals PLC, Nimal Rathnayake - Chief Marketing Officer, Lanka Hospitals PLC , Dr. Prasad Medawatte - Group Chief  Executive Officer, Lanka Hospitals PLC, Lanka Hospitals & Diagnostics, Sanath C De Silva - Chief Executive Officer, NITF, Manjula De Silva - Chairman NITF, Anura Samarakoon- Assistant Manager, Agrahara, Nimali Perera - Manager (Branch Supervision) & Udari Ranhotiga
Lanka Hospitals and the National Insurance Trust...
As Donald Trump rages against the world he...
Airlines are now allowing people to enter the US...
Japan, Feb 4: China has accused the US of putting...
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar of India and ICC chief executive Dave   Richardson.
LONDON, Saturday (AFP) – The International...
Former South Africa captain Joost van der...
M N Samsudeen
The death of Radley Classen in Adelaide Australia...
Pakistan’s women cricket  captain Sana Mir
With pl­en­ty of energy and high hopes, the...
The athletics world is hoping to cash in on the...
The annual St. Benedict’s College Inter- House...
Players lay low as a swarm of bees storm the field during the third One Day International (ODI) match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Wanderers cricket ground on Saturday.  AFP PHOTO
JOHANNESBURG AFP Feb4, 2017 : A swarm of bees...
AVIC International Hotels Lanka Limited, a...
2016 Olympic site in Rio
Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest delivered their...
Malik Samarawickrema tagged ‘Mr. Rugby’ who has...
Test match and one-day international cricket is...
Sydney, Australia | 3-2-17 Australia’s batsmen...
Argentina endured a traumatic start to their...
The much anticipated Premier National Basketball...
Johannesburg, Saturday- South Africa on Saturday...
Pakistan on Friday qualified for the semifinal of...
South Africa won the three-match Under 19 one-day...
Virat Kohli has been unveiled as the latest cover...
Four matches of the Premier League Tier ‘A’ inter...
Novak Djokovic
Serbia, Saturday- Novak Djokovic survived an...
HANOI, Saturday (AFP) - Punters in gambling-mad...
The Bhikku at the temple stands near the entrance to the image house (Budu Ge) on the upper floor.
When we visited Maduwanwela Sri Mudalindaramaya...
“We Can, I Can”
We all know someone who has died of, or is...
Hambantota deep sea port
 The Sri Lankan government’s agreement with...
Three cheers! Hallelujah! Deviyange pihitai!...
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BUSINESS PREMISES FOR SALEMinuwangoda Yakatuwa...
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MACHINERY/TOOLS FOR SALEEuropean made woodwork...
My favourite story book is Amelia Jane is Naughty...
 My doll's name is Barbie. She is very...
The Junior Observer launches 'Junior Readers’...
The Earth is the most beautiful planet. The Earth...
Sri Lanka celebrated the 69th Independence Day at...
Gardens by the bay
If you are thinking of going on an overseas tour...
My name is Shenaz Zawahir. I am 11 years old. I...
My name is Budmi Janithi Senethma. I am 12 years...
I am Dinuthi Thilokya Hettiarachchi. I study in...
I am Wajira Jayanath. I am 13 years old. I study...
There are several places of religious importance...
What is Venus like? Venus can be best...
Kataragama Devalaya is the holy place located on...
The world’s oldest known killer whale, known as...
The arrival of the New Year is a pleasure for...
A.E. Gunesinghe Vidyalaya, Colombo 12 was opened...
My name is Bihanga Thathnide. I’m seven years old...
Experts in the USA believe  that in the...
My new class is Grade 5. There are 24 students in...
The All- Island Environment Oratorical Contest...
My grandfather is very old. He is 81. His hair is...
Six Tales from Shakespeare by E.F. Dodd is a...
“Reading maketh a full man.” The saying is true,...
I have read many books in my leisure time. Among...
We started our Yala trip at 6.00 a.m. We made...
About our daughter: A professional son is sought...
Absolutely pretty educated daughter sought by...

Week of February 5, 2017