Browse by Week | Sunday Observer

Browse by Week

Select Date

Week of August 19, 2018

From Left:  Jeewani Sugunadasa, General Secretary; Thilaka Perera, President and Swarna Premaratne, Project Committee Chairperson of Lanka Mahila Samiti at the media briefing
Women of the world, will gather in Sri Lanka soon...
The Sinhala film “28” won awards for best picture...
‘Beyond the Water Margin’ an exhibition of...
Well done Royal College Choir! You proved that...
‘Shailee’, is the name that young Lakna Kithmini...
The Old Boys Association (OBA) of Sri...
 ‘Brief Encounter’
‘Romance’ is a theme that has been explored and...
 The first ever Fashion Business Management...
After thirteen years, the Blue Elephant came...
The first Business Psychology Association in Sri...
The Masters in Fashion Business Management...
A team at the Dept of Pharmacology of the Colombo...
“Unwanted stress predisposes development of panic...
Executive Chef Robert Mujagic
Hilton Colombo has consolidated itself as a...
Bakamuna collaborated with the Center of Hope on...
Hilton Colombo’s Japanese restaurant Ikoi Tei...
For the busy housewife who visits the Jathika...
The offender, who has been nicknamed Karl-Friedrich. Pic: Karlsruhe police/EPA
German police have rescued a man after he called...
 The pig was taken away by the RSPCA and the man was taken away by the police
Norwich, UK: A man has been charged with...
Locals nicknamed the source of the loud music “the Opera House.”
A woman who has been driving her neighbours crazy...
 The Winnipeg Police Service arrested a 34-...
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, author of “Crime...
“If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter, the...
KIRI MUHUDA: A view of the Kandy Lake from the mouth of  the Sangaraja Mawatha
The magnificent man-made Kandy Lake, the ‘Milky...
Ajith Gunawardena (left) and Patrick Alwis
Announcing yet another unique benefit for all its...
UAL reported steady progress in the life...
One hundred and fifty eight new houses were built...
Pathmanatha Poddiwala & Dr. Prathap Ramanujam
Panasian Power PLC, a green energy solutions...
The 10th edition of Effie Awards is gathering...
Simon Kimani, a 73 year-old avocado farmer, tends to his crop in Kandara, Kenya. AFP
THIKA, Kenya-It may be loved and derided as the...
Opening of the branch
Vallibel Finance moved its branch in Ratnapura to...
Among the recipients of awards recognised for...
The Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry...
The launch of Pick Me trucks
PickMe recently rolled out its newest service...
  The Mac vs PC debate has been raging...
China is expanding its presence in the Indian...
A top performer receives an award
Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) held its ‘Annual...
A new entrant in the Sri Lankan e-Commerce space...
Commercial High Court Judge Ratnapriya Gurusinghe...
Dharma Dheerasinghe
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has continued...
The Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (...
Seylan Bank Head of Sales and Marketing, Gamika de Silva  (centre) flanked by Seylan Bank Marketing and Cards Team at the awards  ceremony.
Seylan Bank received five accolades at the Golden...
At the Nana Mihira workshop
Plenty Foods, the manufacturers of Samaposha, a...
Jonathan Alles
HNB Group recorded Rs. 14.1 bn in Profit Before...
Six Lankan apparel manufacturers and two...
The Mobitel Cash Bonanza carnival for the month...
Riu Sri Lanka, an all-inclusive resort with a...
Ten beneficiaries receive offers
The Export Development Board (EDB) presented...
Teejay Lanka’s Deputy General Manager – Internal Audit Hemantha Mannaperuma and Manager Operations – HR & Admin Tharindu Dissanayaka (second right and extreme right) receive the Silver Award in the Extra Large Category of the Manufacturing Sector from State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva
Teejay Lanka PLC, a multinational textile mill,...
Nishantha Gunasekara
The strategic direction introduced by the new...
Nine most outstanding Sri Lankan business leaders...
Chairman, CCC, Rajendra Theagarajah with an OGB official at the signing of the MoU.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has signed a...
LSEG Technology, a division of the London Stock...
The Dart Global Group team.
Dart Global Logistics marked its 35th milestone...
Steven Enderby
Hemas Holdings PLC (HHL) recorded a consolidated...
Samsung opened pre-bookings for its flagship...
The 20th edition of Lanka Pack exhibition will be...
Swiss made Leister hot-air guns and industrial...
SriLankan Airlines has introduced a series of...
When professional jealousy exists at work, gossip...
The demand for organic food production is rising...
SLTDA Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka exchanges the MoU with UDA Chairman Dr. Jagath Munasinghe
Sri Lanka Tourism targets around 5,000 hotel...
Connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC has been...
PIC: LAKE HOUSE MEDIA LIBRARY
Sri Lanka was black balled and lost its GSP+...
Glyphosate, which is currently a subject of...
Quebee Den’s Founder and CEO Rohanthi Wijewickrama receives the Gold Award for best Female Entrepreneur for small industries at the Women Entrepreneur Awards from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Quebee Den Founder/CEO Rohanthi Wijewickrama has...
Chief People Officer of the Brandix Group, Ishan Dantanarayana (left) and Vice President of the CINEC Campus, Prof. Nalaka Jayakody, exchange the agreement for the setting up of the BCCE. Representatives of the two organisations look on.
Brandix, with an employee base of 60,000 globally...
Two financial literacy Programs were conducted by...
PIC: SALIYA RUPASINGHE
Alumex PLC, a subsidiary of Hayleys PLC will...
The National Chamber of Commerce in collaboration...
 Prakash Schaffter, Managing Director &  Jude Fernando, Director / Chief Executive Officer
Janashakthi Insurance PLC (Janashakthi) reported...
Minister John Amaratunga launches the website of Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018.  Pic: Vipula Amarasinghe
The sixth annual Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018...
Finance & Leasing Services - VehiclesMinimum...
Professional Consultancy ServicesAccounting,​...
Business Premises for SaleColombo 09 facing...
Householdd Items & Elect. Appliances for...
The judges of the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal...
Harindra, a mother of two, settled down in Sri...
For Muslims, Hajj is the fifth and final pillar...
Sri Lanka’s aviation sector analysts last week...
Pic: Chaminda Niroshana
The Criminal Investigation Department’s manhunt...
Light machine used by migrant fishermen
One day after the Fisheries Minister promised to...
Consultations with stakeholders on contentious...
Railway  trade union leader Indika Dodangoda, one of the main  protagonists of the recent lightning train strike, pictured here with  SLPP strongman and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa
Controversy and confusion raged around the...
Serious shortage of medical officers and poor...
Pic: Tilak Perera
The Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr...
BY DIMUTHU ATTANAYAKE
With Colombo’s waterways and marshes being home...
In a bid to promote peace and reconciliation...
Once the Ethics Committee inquiry report on the...
On and off we come across articles in the...
Way back in August 1982, when none of you were...
Red-faced malkohaThe red-faced malkoha (...
The 2018 GCE Advanced Level examination commenced...
Seylan Tikiri Junior under 10-12 Rugby Carnival...
Orca mother falling behind family as she carries dead calf during week of ‘deep grieving' Killer whale balances dead calf on her forehead or pushes it to the surface of the water. The mother pushes the baby orca after it was born off the coast of Canada near Victoria, British Columbia.
A grieving mother Orca whale is falling behind...
The world’s largest king penguin colony has...
Theo, a cat from Worcestershire in the United...
France has introduced a new law banning...
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy is set...
Demon Dentist by David Walliams is one of my...
The Hunger Games is written by Suzanne Collins...
They opened their doors in 2012 and now they’re...
We must keep our environment neat and tidy. When...
     During the August...
Floods are a natural disaster which affects Sri...
An announcement was made on the radio to register...
Eating green leaves is good for the health...
About our son 28 yrs.,​5’11” handsome studied in...
Above 5’4” academically and professionally...
The speech of Ambassador of the Republic of...
Railways unions may embark on another strike if a...
The Independent Audit Commission and the...
Dr. Chanaka Talpahera, Head of Office, UN-Habitat Sri Lanka, Ms. Libuse Soukapova, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives presenting the book to Velayuthan Sivagnansothy, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism Development
The European Union (EU) and UN-Habitat today...
Cabinet Minister and Leader of the House Lakshman...
Picture of Kofi Annan at a makeshift camp for those affected by the  tsunami in Trincomalee on January 8, 2005.
Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN...
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Minister of Higher...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...
Saliya Peiris
The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) will release...
Prosecutors are mulling leading evidence from...
Thirty two sportsmen and women of the Sri Lanka...
SOS Children’s Village in Piliyandala organised a...
Tensions that were mounting in the Nayaru fishing...
There is no lacuna or provision in the 19th...
The 2nd Integrated Consular Mobile Service (ICMS...
Theentha Nadiya, the Sinhala translation of River...
The Delimitation Committee Report on Provincial...
 Politicians are hired representives of the...
Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas providers are...
It is learnt that the Joint Opposition (JO)...
‘Determination and Patriotism drive military...
Prashan De Visser with British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka James Dauris and Minister for Southern Development and Youth Affairs Sagala Ratnayake.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has recognised...
Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala...
Three-year-old Dhashmi Neha, daughter of N.D.L.B...
A bird’s eye view of the 65-kilometre long...
FERNANDO - RITA - Beloved daughter of late...
The synchronic rise of China and India has...
A presidential witness?When the pair met last...
The General Secretary and de facto head of the...
Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, President , GMOA and former Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa
“There hasn’t been any non-evidence yet…”A Donald...
Tourism is one of the biggest foreign exchange...
Political discussions in the country at present...
Over 1.5 million people make the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for Hajj
Eid Mubarak!Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate Hajj...
 Taniela Tupou
SYDNEY AFP: Australia reportedly suffered a late...
Left picture GI Thushara Nandana (below knee...
Kylian Mbappe
PARIS AFP: World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has...
With less than a month to go for the Asia Cup...
St. Joseph’s College advanced to the quarter...
Nasir Jamshed
LAHORE AFP: Pakistan cricket banned former Test...
LONDON AFP: German tennis player Luca Gelhardt...
New Zealand’s Aaron Smith scores a try against...
England are considering leaving James Anderson...
The third Sir Richard Aluvihare Memorial...
 The many moods of professional sportsmen as well as administrators can also vary from situation to situation on the field as well as off it. Here Sri Lanka’s cricketers, officials and coach sport contrasting moods at a Press conference to mark the end of the South Africa-Sri Lanka home series. From left: Chandika Hathurusinghe (coach), Angelo Mathews (captain), Ashley de Silva (CEO), Suranga Lakmal (vice captain), Gamini Wickremasinghe (selector) and Charith Senanayake (manager)
They may be silently or openly arrogant on the...
NOTTINGHAM: India were 189 for three after losing...
Football tourney in KandyA football tournament...
Dinesh Chandimal marked his return to the Sri Lanka team with an unbeaten 36 to steer the side to a three-wicket win over South Africa in their lowing scoring one-off T20 International at the Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo last Tuesday. He was adjudged what was called the Commercial Bank Power Bonus Player of the Match and received an award from Hasrath Munasinghe the bank’s Deputy General Manager for Marketing
Sri Lanka cricketer Dinesh Chandimal had used the...
The 23rd Travel Trade Sports Club Badminton...
Pradeep Moraes - Director Altair (left) and Avancka Herat - Captain RCGC talk to the Press
The best of Sri Lanka’s amateur and professional...
Before the start
Round II of the Mobitel Drag Racing Championship...
Junior cricketers from the CCC School of Cricket...
Michael Phelps
LOS ANGELES AFP: Olympic swimming great Michael...
File photo of Akalanka Peiris doing the Butterfly event
St. Peter’s College’s nine-As student Akalanka...
Usain Bolts arrives at the Sydney airport on Saturday to play for a football club (Photo courtesy AAP)
SYDNEY AFP: Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious...
Chinese runners handover the torch during the last torch relay in Jakarta on August 18, 2018, ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games. (AFP)
JAKARTA AFP: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)...
Major Tanesh Dias
Kandy Sports Club, the country’s number one force...
The first ever Asia Challenge Cup with the...
LONDON AFP: Disgraced Australian cricketer...
Royal College’s Laser team won the Ray...
Captains all. From left: Thisara Perera (Dambulla), Angelo Mathews (Kandy), Suranga Lakmal (Galle) and Dinesh Chandimal (Colombo) pose with the lesser SLC T20 trophy they’ll play for
Politics, jealousy, back-stabbing, legal...
Indonesians arrive to welcome the torch runners during the last relay in Jakarta on August 18, 2018, ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games. ( AFP)
JAKARTA AFP: It is a scoreline so audacious even...
Chandrika (left) and Kumara with their trophies
Jeewan Kumara from Air Force and L.G.Chandirika...
Nipuni Chandrasekera the captain of the winning Mahamaya Golds team receiving the trophy from Indra Withanachchi
A farewell cricket match for the former principal...
Prince of Wales College, St. Peter’s College and...
Crystal Allen saying thank you to Ivan Crisostomo
 Hero postal worker saves young girl from...
Several Sri Lankan beauties from Europe took part...
Remember the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Most of us...
You may think I fall too much. But the truth is I...
Your dreams of seeing Meghan Markle and Prince...
Gracing the September cover of Vogue, Beyoncé —...
He always encourages the youth to better their...
The Sri Lanka Scout Association Colombo District...
Driving out into this massive area we were able...
The railroad slithered through open fields and...
Today’s generation including me are always trying...
Going to college was 18-year-old Seth Owen’s...
Post your poetry toYoung Voice,Sunday Observer,...
It is true that we are enjoying the bliss of...

Week of August 19, 2018