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Week of February 3, 2019

An in-depth study of Lankan Muslim Women writers...
  A still from the film
The much-hyped Hindi and Tamil versions of India’...
Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre and the High...
Written and directed by Sri Lankan filmmaker...
“Nothing is made up; everything is just real” may...
The Global Gallery & Café on Marine Drive...
Customer engagement is about encouraging customers to interact and  share in the experiences you create for them as a business and brand. Pic: Courtesy dmnews.com
Humans connect to, relate to, and trust other...
Gamer.LK, an Esports and digital entertainment...
Political transformative changes witnessed in...
The Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has introduced a gift...
Central Bank Governor, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy and senior bank officials observe the system   Pix: Chaminda Niroshan
NDB becomes one of the first banks in Sri Lanka...
(Left): Maliban Biscuit Managing Director Kumudika Fernando. (Right): Maliban Group CEO Ravi Jayawardena
Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd., won an...
The Bank of Ceylon’s (BOC) ‘Aaradhana’ classical...
Left: Bank of Ceylon’s CEO and General Manager Senarath Bandara opens the ‘Branch on Wheel’ mobile vehicle.     Right: The Bank’s DGM Retail Banking Range 1 and Range 2 – D.M.L.B. Dassanayaka, DGM Product and Banking Development, M.J.P. Salgado, DGM Sales and Channel Management. C. Amarasinghe and CEO and General Manager Senarath Bandara with the Bank’s Assistant General Managers of the Provinces who received mobile branch vehicles.
The Bank of Ceylon’s mobile banking services were...
A supportive regulatory framework is necessary to...
LB Finance relocated its Manipay and Maradana...
A student receives a gift
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), held a Thai Pongal...
Some of the customers who received ‘Gratitude’ Loyalty Card with Deputy Chairman Pradeep Amirthanayagam and Directors of PLC at the ‘Gratitude’ Loyalty Card launch.
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC), a...
Rumours are circulating of a fraud at Sampath...
The BOC’s CEO and General Manager Senarath Bandara opens the Milagiriya branch. Deputy General Manager Retail Banking Range 1 and Range 2 - D.M.L.B. Dassanayake and Deputy General Manager Support Services W.I. Hettihewa look on.
The Bank of Ceylon’s (BOC) Milagiriya branch was...
 Students with the slippers they received
DSI Beat, in partnership with Manusath Derana,...
A customer applying for a loan through the Digital Loan system of the People’s Bank.
The Maharagama branch of the People’s Bank was...
JICA Supports the Completion of “Pollution...
Mobitel CEO Nalin Perera (middle) exchanges the partnership agreement with Multi Finance CEO/Director Pushpike Jayasundera. Mobitel, General Manager, Mobile Financial Services, Kalhara Gamage and Multi Finance, Director, Legal, Champika Atapattu look on.
Multi Finance PLC (MFPLC) has partnered with...
Doc990 operated by Digital Health (Pvt) Ltd, a...
HDFC Bank General Manager and CEO Palitha Gamage presents a gift to a ‘Smart Goals’ customer.
‘Smart Goals’, the new savings product launched...
Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima Group Sri Lanka) General Manager Shun Tien Shing, Ceylon Agro Industries Deputy General Manager Sajith Gunaratne and Senior Business Manager, Ceylon Agro Industries Donavan Ondaatje at the annual National Sales Conference.
Ceylon Agro Industries Limited – Pima Group Sri...
The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM)...
The Modera branch of the National Savings Bank (...
A dance item at the Sri Lanka pavilion
Sri Lanka showcased the best it has to offer from...
Huawei Consumer Business Group Sri Lanka Country Head Peter Liu, Singer Sri Lanka PLC Marketing Director Kumar Samarasinghe, Singer Sri Lanka Group CEO Mahesh Wijewardene and Huawei Consumer Business Group Sri Lanka General Manager Kalpa Perera experiencing the Huawei Y Series 2019.
Huawei recently launched Huawei Y series 2019 at...
Stihl Senior Sales Manager for Middle East, India and Sri Lanka, Peter Wesner explains product features to DIMO Chairman and Managing Director Ranjith Pandithage and DIMO Group CEO Gahanath Pandithage. DIMO Assistant General Manager of Power Tools Division, Kumar Rodrigo looks on.
Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) entered...
An artist’s impression of the apartments.
John Keells Properties celebrated the beginning...
Serenia Residences under construction.
Colombo-based real estate development firm,...
Senior DGM, PLC, Sanjeewa Bandaranayake receives the award for financial performance.
People’s Leasing and Finance PLC affiliated to...
Green banking: solar panels powering Commercial Bank’s Kollupitiya branch, one of 35 branches already converted.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been awarded a...
Stax launched its proprietary digital customer...
The rupee appreciation during the past week will...
The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (...
Minister Ravi Karunanayake and  German Ambassador Jörn Rohde  Pix: Chaminda Niroshana
The German Federal Foreign Office is...
Rohith Dissanayake
At the close of 2018, as Sri Lanka continued to...
TW Corporate Training will present a dual topic...
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka Telecom PLC’...
Proposals were made over the past 20 years to...
Chairman Krishan Balendra
John Keells Holdings in a media release last week...
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will sign an...
The Law Enforcement Authorities have already...
MTI’s Bangalore based Director of MTI Sri Lanka, Subash Bidare and MTI’s Dubai based Associate and Financial Services Specialist, Naush Beg
Given the recent CSE announcement that REITs will...
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, a past Chairman of the...
Ambassador Hanspeter Mock and Minister Harin Fernando  Pix: Chaminda Niroshana
The Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign...
The progress of the National Export Strategy (NES...
Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC reported that for the...
Dr. K. Kanag-Isvaran, PC will deliver the key...
Lanka Transformers Ltd (LTL) in a letter to the...
NDB’s first Next Generation Banking Branch was...
The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT)...
MACHINERY / TOOLS FOR SALEBrand new ANYSORT...
CARS FOR SALEPerodua. VIVA Elite. Doctor owned....
EMPLOYMENT SERVICESDevasiri Consultant Associates...
BUSINESS PREMISES FOR SALEVery valuable...
It goes without saying that the long dress,...
The De Lanerolle Brothers are all geared to take...
It’s a never ending thirst for females to have a...
Tomorrow, the modern Sri Lankan nation completes...
Horses in mounted formation
Columns of horses marching in formation, are a...
Clamour for justice
The word ‘Freedom’ seems to be illusive. It is...
In spite of the pro-Rajapaksa opposition making...
It has been a decade in to their displacement and...
Panellists (from left) Amantha Perera , Shan Wijetunge, Amal Jayasinghe and Hana Ibrahim				 (Pix: Malan Karunaratne)
The past month January, was full of activities...
The former President’s youngest son Rohitha Rajapaksa’s wedding at St Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya
After political polarisation reached fever pitch...
From the Stone Age to the Agricultural Era and...
Rampaging mob in Kinniya
Over the years the Mahaweli river has faced the...
The 60th Annual General Meeting of the National...
In the works for three years, the proposed...
LB Finance PLC relocated its Maradana Branch to...
It was meant to be a fun-filled gathering. Seven...
The William Angliss Institute at SLIIT - the...
File photo
The committee report on the Parliament brawl...
Sarath Silva at the JO meeting in December
History will be made this week, when Sarath Nanda...
The controversial ‘MiG Deal’ remains in the...
Hypothyrodism is a growing health concern in Sri...
The roundabout adjacent to the Old Town Hall,...
Don Stephen Senanayake (DS)
Don Stephen Senanayake (D S) was the first Prime...
 I have a small beautiful garden at home....
National flag
Independence Day in Sri Lanka is celebrated...
A hobby can be defined as a pursuit which one...
Last Term at Malory Towers is the sixth and final...
 Since my hobby is reading books, I have...
The British School in Colombo held its annual...
 Among the books I have read, Heidi is the...
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close...
My best friend is Suvini. She is seven-years-old...
My family has three members. They are my father,...
What is the life of a news reader like? To say...
Everyone has an ambition in life. It is their...
My hobby is gardening. It is a useful and...
 I went on a trip to Diyathalawa with my...
I’m Nawinma Keerthisena. I study at Maliyadeva...
My best friend is Theekshana. We have known each...
Brain drain is the departure of educated,...
Academically and professionally qualified caring...
About our son B/​G 1991 August 5’11” fair,​...
Some SLFP MPs would join if the proposal to form...
Following a recommendation by President...
President Maithripala Sirisena condoles with the...
Members of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Western...
The authorities are testing a virus brought down...
Army, navy, air force, police and civil defence...
Top Muslim organisations in a letter issued on...
Following discussions that the government ally,...
According to The Alliance of Journalists for...
Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry welcomed the...
Following the success of the Enterprise Sri Lanka...
Three more fundamental rights petitions were...
The work-to-rule launched by Sri Lanka Customs...
President Maithripala Sirisena’s Cabinet paper...
 President Maithripala Sirisena cuts the ribbon to flag the train off while Minister Arjuna Ranatunge and Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh look on
Uttara Devi, the new self-propelled Diesel...
The government has banned the use of plastics in...
Sixteen Sri Lankan refugee families will return...
The first meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative...
A recorded public talk on ‘What is Right Action...
Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the US and...
The Socio Economic and Planning Centre of the...
The Hajiar Appa Dharga Welfare Association,...
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) alleged that...
The Inter-House Sports Meet of Harcourts...
The age determination results of the sample...
Reiterating the party’s stand, SLFP National...
REV. SR. HELEN MARIE PERERA. Called to eternal...
Dr. Suren Raghawan
In an interview with the Sunday Observer Dr.Suren...
With satellite technology, farmers will be able to get a better idea of climatic conditions that impact on their cultivation.
Imagine you are driving to a destination that you...
Clever people often get trapped in their own...
Elections are a necessary evil in a democracy....
The government is struggling to accelerate...
The final three months of 2018 were challenging...
ARCHITECTURAL SHOWPIECE: The Independence Memorial Hall at Independence Square
The imposing edifice of the Independence Memorial...
“There is no easy walk to freedom, anywhere. For...
Chulanda Perera
A high ranking sports ministry official has...
Southern Motor Sports Club, Matara which is one...
Fr Trevor Martin presents a memento to distinguish old boy of St. Peter’s College and former All Ceylon cricketer Dr HIK  Fernando (left)
St. Peter’s College which has produced several...
The Nidahas Udana Flying Wheel Standard Papedi...
Dimuth Karunaratne falls to the ground after being hit by a ball from Australia’s Pat Cummins on the second day of the second cricket Test at the Manuka Oval in Canberra yesterday (Photo by ISHARA S.  KODIKARA -AFP)
CANBERRA AFP: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was...
Army SC stormed past Air Force SC by 27 points to...
Reshan Bandaranayake will lead the Trinity...
An imposing unbeaten 151 from Shalin de Mel put S...
LONDON AFP: Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is...
It has now being proved beyond doubt that the Sri...
Roshan Mahanama
Former Sri Lanka captain and ex-ICC Match Referee...
St.Benedict’s College and St. Sebastian’s College...
A crowd invasion at a Premier League match between Red Star and Blue Star in Kalutara
As many as ten players and officials from Super...
Head of Fund Management D.M. Danasena and Senior Associate Editor Sunday Observer Dudley Jansz selecting the readers’ Coupon No.11 winners of the Observer-Mobitel School Cricketer 2019 contest at Lake House (Pic by Siripala Halwala)
Sukitha Manoj of St. Sebastian’s College is...
CR player Reeza Raffaideen makes a break against Navy
CR and FC registered a narrow 23-20 win over Navy...
Will Pucovski
CANBERRA AFP: Cricket Australia chief executive...
Winner of the Serendib International Cricket Academy award Sahas Nuiminda receiving his prize from former Sri Lanka players Nuwan Kulasekara and Sachitra Senanayake.
A cricket academy in Gampaha called the Serendib...
If only the grass in Brisbane could weep and the...
Spinner Nimnaka Jayatilleke grabbed a match haul...
Sumathipala camp heavyweights Shammi Silva (left) and Mohan de Silva throw down the gauntlet as election fever hots up
Sri Lanka’s preparations for the high stakes...
Ranmith Jayasena the skipper of St. Peter’s...
Anthony Martial has signed a new contract that...
With rugby referees in Sri Lanka coming under...
Chilaw Marians beat CCC by 14 runs in their match...
Representatives of Police rugby suffered a...
Bernard Tomic
ADELAIDE AFP: Tennis Australia accused firebrand...
President of the Sri Lanka Golf Union Air Marshal Harsha Abeywardene (centre) receiving the sponsorship payment for the LECTRA Grand Prix Golf Championship from Raj Sunderaraj director of Apparel Technologies in the presence of Nadeesha de Silva the Business Development Manager Apparel Group
Many enthusiastic young golfers are expected to...
  Anoma Ratnayake
A sports promoter and lecturer at the Kelaniya...
Qatar’s players celebrate their victory during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football final against Japan in Abu Dhabi on February 1, 2019 (AFP)
ABU DHABI AFP: Qatar stunned Japan 3-1 to win...
Kalana Madhusanka
Kalana Madhusanka skipper of Seethawaka Central...
In this file photo Police player Rasith Silva is held by two defenders of CR and FC during their rugby match at Longden Place in Colombo. Police will field a foreign player in their remaining three League matches starting with the first match against Havelocks today at Havelock Park (Picture by Thilak Perera)
Following a Supreme Court ruling three sports...
CANBERRA AFP: Australia skipper Tim Paine warned...
Chandika Hathurusinha
A sports promoter and lecturer at the Kelaniya...
Reshan Bandaranayake
Tharindu Samaranayake is a village student from...
The winning team comprising Sheron Fernando (left), Sachin De Silva and Anusha Senadheera receive their prize from Rizwan Sahabdeen, Managing Director of Sifani Jewellers
A team with a gross score of 58 and a nett score...
CH player Sajith Saranga collects a pass from his team mate Sudharshana Muthuthantri (Pic by Thilak Perera)
Charged with determination and ambition CH and FC...
The film The Name of the Rose is directed by Jean...
Jason Momoa is one of Hollywood’s hottest action...
Fashion and fitness morph in ODEL’s versatile new...
The first Lego Movie is so good there’s a chance...
The British School in Colombo conducted its...
The job market is vast. No matter what the job,...
Sinhala folk music is considered as a dying art...
All Sri Lankans will be celebrating Independence...
“Harry Potter” novels author J.K. Rowling poses for a photo at an appearance at The David H. Koch Theater in New York.
To say that J.K. Rowling had a rough life before...
Ridwan Ousman, Murshard Huvais and Shenal Maddumage
How did the three of you get attracted to music?...
Anne Hathaway is on board for Princess Diaries 3....
For decades the Navy has been synonymous with the...
Actress Anne Hathaway is a person just like any...
Research has shown that most of the information...
An  exercise in shooting at a training camp
As outlined in earlier episodes, today we will...
The historic city of Kandy was gaining a...
Leotard and satin pointeesShe sheds on the river...
Independence Day InvocationNow I am in three...
My searching eye through a casement surveysA...
Paul Cezanne
Except for a few leading local artists such as,...
Tomorrow, Sri Lankans will celebrate the 71st...
I first met Sir Christopher Ondaatje in 2004 when...

Week of February 3, 2019