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Week of March 19, 2017

Kumar Sangakkara, Chef Dharshan Munidasa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, his wife Prof. Maithri Wickremesinghe and Mahela Jayawardena.
Quite naturally it was an occasion for...
Today’s youth are as keen as their mothers in...
A colourful range of fashions that are...
Opposition to private medical colleges: A...
 From Right : Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, S.B Navinna, Program Manager, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka, Shriyananda Rathnayake Director, Department of National Museums, Ms. Sanuja Kasthuriarachchi, Secretary, Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, D. Swarnapala, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs,  Palitha Thewarapperuma
Heritage tourism has emerged as one of the most...
Rev. Fr. Sarath Hettiarachchi
‘Conflict Resolution’ is a popular subject of...
Continued from last weekExcerpts of the interview...
Ramboda Ella
The busy lifestyle in the city, makes us desire...
The newest addition to the city’s dining scene,...
Nestled in the busy heart of Colombo, is a...
A training session by Dharmajith Punarjeewa. Pix: Mahinda Vithanachchi
March 27, the day dramatists all around the world...
Namel Malini Punchi Theatre, at Borella showcases...
March will be the month of the Colombo...
Join The Old Joes Choir, Sri Lanka’s award...
Recently, I watched on DVD the three part mini...
(From left): Anjali De Zoysa, Senior Consultant –VirtusaPolaris; Anjali Thalayasingam, Associate Director – VirtusaPolaris; Chinthi Weerasinghe, Vice President – VirtusaPolaris; Chandi Dharmaratne, Senior Director – VirtusaPolaris; Yohann De Zoysa, Director – Associated Motorways (AMW); Shehani Seneviratne, Chief Operating Officer – 99x Technology; Sanjeev Palihawadana, Vice President – VirtusaPolaris; and Sharmila Bandara, Marketing Director - Personal Care at Unilever Sri Lanka.
Virtusa Polaris organized a panel discussion on ‘...
Woman has been part of the world, with the human...
The majestic Somawathie Chaitiya seen surrounded by shrub jungle in the Somawathie Sanctuary.
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to the...
Udumbara Jayasiri
The elegantly dressed woman in a brown and green...
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks as he meets university and college rectors in the government headquarters in Moscow, on February 14, 2012. After serving two consecutive presidential terms between 2000 and 2008 and a term as prime minister, Putin is seeking a third term. AFP PHOTO
As Sri Lanka and Russia enter the seventh decade...
Shirin Merchant, dog trainer and behaviorist. Pic: Shan Rambukwella
The Kennel Club was formed in 1899 in the house...
If they see the dress of the Somali pirates, the...
In the past week, daily travellers passing...
While much of the government and Sri Lankan...
Three people died when a private bus collided...
Peradeniya University which will celebrate its...
W.N.M.P. Ariyadasa, husband of Naiwala, Lakehouse...
Harcourts Pre-School will hold its Annual Sports...
The US Navy Ship ‘Fall River’ belonging to the US...
A one-day workshop for media personnel...
Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene
The inordinate delay in presenting the National...
The Girls’ Friendly Society will hold its its...
Cyclist killed in NegomboA cyclist and his...
The fourth Annual General Meeting of the Group of...
Sanda Madala, the musical concert will be held on...
On his arrival Southern Province Governor, Dr. Hema Kumara Nanayakkara, is received by Ms. Sri Widowathi, Country Director, Sri Lanka Mission of Asian Development Bank in association with Juliano Fernando Senior Finance and Administration Officer of ADB Sri Lanka Mission. Pic: Mahinda P.Liyanage – Galle Central Spl Cor.
A Photo Exhibition to mark the golden jubilee of...
A multi million US dollar tender has been awarded...
The Annual General Meeting of the Alumni...
The Sunday Observer received this exclusive picture of the Sri Lankan crew after their release by the Somali pirates (Pic courtesy ARIS 13 crew)
The Sri Lankan crew of the UAE-managed oil tanker...
World of Outdoor, a leading furniture brand top-...
Director General of Health Services, Dr....
SLI representatives, with Chief Incumbent of the Gangarama temple  Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thera
The Sri Lanka Insurance (SLI) took another step...
Jayamaga Sevana, a housing scheme constructed in...
Vocational Training and Skills Development...
The Traffic Police will deploy officers in...
The inauguration ceremony of the Masters’...
Following the success of the trial priority bus...
Edward Chandrasiri receives a memento from chief guest
“It is high time that all the Malay organisations...
A Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) tender for the...
An interactive discussion organised by the Sri...
Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya located...
The annual Sports Meet of Visakha Nursery School...
A recorded public talk on ‘Is there a way of...
With the formation of inter-monsoon rains in the...
The government last week denied allegations of...
Sri Lanka’s first Prime Minister and ‘Father of...
The latest CSR initiatives of Kanrich Finance Ltd...
Executive Director of George Steuart Health, Eran Ranasinghe presents the sponsorship package to President of Brumbies - 2017, Surath Silva in support of the Brumbies enclosure.
George Steuart Health, the distributor for...
CEO Nandana Ekanayake
Advertising and media consultants, AM Kreations...
Small-scale importers are on the brink of closing...
The 99X Technology Quiz Team
The 99X Technology Quiz Team emerged category...
Having greater territory on sea than on land, all...
The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) and...
CEO of Kantar LMRB, Himalee Madurasinghe receives the ‘Women Super Achiever’ Award, at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.
The CEO of Kantar LMRB, Himalee Madurasinghe was...
It is mind boggling to even think of what ICT (...
A half-day workshop on ‘Online Submission of Tax...
The Government has adopted a ‘waste-to-energy’...
Keells Super receive first consignment of mangoes from Omaragolla farmers.
The Institute of Post Harvest Technology (IPHT)...
WWW.HEADSTRIKE.CO.UK  Being proactive means thinking and acting ahead of anticipated events.
It’s a leader’s dream to see all employees...
From left: Priya Jayawardane, Chamath de Silva, Enoj Muthukumarana, Rohan Fernandopulle, Zhang Hong and Harendra Rodrigo at the hotel.
Bringing to life an initiative to become an all-...
Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications...
The proprietor of Thiloka Art and Craft, Thiloka...
Casons Rent-A-Car recently opened a travel...
Chairperson – Food Studio, Lim Tai Toon Rusi Pestonjee – Director, Abans Group.
Colombo City Centre (CCC), a progressive mixed-...
Madu Ratnayake
Executive vice president, CIO and head of...
Huweai is also engaging in a dialogue with industry partners.
At the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017)...
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), with the...
Lanka Hospitals, the most accredited healthcare...
Sri Lanka’s apex entrepreneurship developer...
To contribute to social advancement of Sri Lanka’...
Group Managing Director/CEO of the LOLC Group, Kapila Jayawardena (right) receives the award from Director, Marketing, Singer (Sri Lanka), Kumar Samarasinghe, the main sponsor of the event. Chief Officer, Marketing Communications, LOLC Group, Susaan Bandara looks on.
LOLC was crowned ‘Financial Services Provider of...
Harsha Guneratne, Managing Director, Hela Clothing and Thilina Samarasinghe, Group Head, IT, Hela Clothing
Hela Clothing, an apparel manufacturer, has...
Chief Minister of the Western Province, Isura Devapriya, Minister Champika Ranawaka and Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna with Fairway Waste Management official at the signing of the agreement.
Given the rapidly escalating problems surrounding...
The Sustainability Reporting Awards 2016...
Advantis Warehousing, a subsidiary of Hayleys PLC...
Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC this week...
Stuart Elson of LifeSaver UK demonstrates the purification method
BRJW Enterprises in collaboration with LifeSaver...
Ideal Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd team members along with Aravinda De Silva (Deputy Chairman –Ideal Automobiles), Nalin J. Welgama (chairman – Ideal Automobiles), Mayura Fernando (CEO of Orient Finance PLC), NilanthaJayanetti (Snr. AGM of Orient Finance PLC), and rest of the Orient Finance PLC Team.
Taking another stride towards realizing its...
Commercial Bank Managing Director/CEO Jegan Durairatnam (fourth from right) exchanges the agreement with Tilak Dias Gunasekara, Managing Director of Sathosa Motors. Senior executives of the two institutions look on.
Buyers of Isuzu vehicles from Sathosa Motors will...
LB Finance PLC has been a solid and a trustworthy...
RIL Property Limited (RIL), a developer, owner...
Hayleys Kelani Valley Plantations’ Senior Manager...
Caltex, a lubricant has company, is launched...
How Sri Lankan businesses can latch on to the...
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce made submissions...
Amendments to the Electronic Transactions Act of...
Strong growth in new business and noteworthy...
In recent years, the integration of digital...
Ravi Karunanayake addressing Summit in Hong Kong
Sri Lanka has ideal investment opportunities and...
The National Savings Bank (NSB) re-launched its...
CEO Nandana Ekanayake
Chairman, Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd., (earlier...
Safety is of utmost importance when you are...
An Archbishop in Sicily has moved to reclaim the...
The annual Inter House Athletic Meet of Greenhill...
The winning S. Thomas’ College team celebrate their victory over Royal at the SSC grounds yesterday. Pic by Sulochana Gamage
S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia retained the...
Even exchanges were witnessed at the 65th Big...
Roger Federer
Jack Sock thinks Roger Federer is the best tennis...
St.Anne’s college deputy skipper Randeer...
Trinity College overpowered St. Anthony’s College...
Svetlana Kuznetsova toppled world number three...
St Peter’s College produced a superb second half...
Australia batsman Travis Head will return to...
Zahira College thrashed Prince of Wales by 64...
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins claimed four...
The 21st Battle of Jayawardenepura between Ananda...
West Indies squad announced Saturday for the...
Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell Saturday...
Sri Lanka’s most senior “A” grade panel referee...
Keshav Maharaj career best 6 for 40
Wellington, New Zealand | AFP | Saturday : Keshav...
Picking the winners. From left. Chandani Jayatileka ( Associate Editor Sunday Observer), Narada Sumanaratne ( DGM Human Capital ,ANCL ), and Waruna Mallawarachchi ( DGM Advertising) picking the winning coupons.
There were two changes at the top in division 1...
The fourth annual cricket encounter between...
JOSEPH - BERNARD S.H. - Licensed Surveyor, Valuer...
We reached Dambakolapatuna, Sri Lanka Navy...
Oh dearie me! What a brouhaha about a man in love...
BUSINESS OPPOTUNITIESJoint Venture partner /...
BUSINESS PREMISES TO LET OR LEASEAvailable office...
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & ELECT. APPLIANCESBargain...
FINANCE& LEASING SERVICES -  VEHICLESAt...
Birds fly away, and we are on the way. Early in...
What a life, life which you can’t guess. Life...
Sports are my true friend, With my friends I...
I have a loving mother, To look after me, I...
My mother is good. My mother is pretty, My mother...
My name is Thinu Shehara Abeygunawardena. I study...
My name is Tehara de Silva. I study in Grade Six...
What is Neptune like?Neptune is the eighth and...
My name is Thevni Thesanya Bandara. I study in...
 I am I. Nujla and I live in Kandy. My dream...
Sailan International School, Negombo organised...
 Riding the bicycle is my favourite hobby. I...
A new record has been broken by a Mako Shark that...
My hobby is collecting stamps. I have a...
Hansel and Gretel is a fairytale of German origin...
My name is Ravish. I am six-years-old. I am in...
First PrizeAngels and Demons is written by Dan...
 There are lots of food items in this world...
second PrizeThe book I like most from the Tintin...
“Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.” A...
The Junior Observer launches 'Junior Readers’...
Highly respectable Sinhalese Buddhist/Catholic...
Able academically professionally qualified fair...

Week of March 19, 2017