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Week of February 24, 2019

The intimate gallery and café located at its...
Dura Aetha Dam PolovaTranslator: Amritha...
Wesley College - a leading, Christian Boys’...
Ishwarya Chaitanya
The High Commission of India, Colombo will...
For decades the learned members of the legal...
Children playing cricket In front of others’...
My Dearest Mahakanadarawa,What a joy toHave a...
Being you is the best in you; That smile on your...
Tikira screams..., “Sooty Maame, Ãchchi wants you...
Nowadays, I must confess that most of the time I...
One who kills another person in a brawl,...
Whatever the occasion the oriental salwar kameez...
Administrative and Professional Secretaries met...
Golf–is a magic word to the sport orientedwho...
One of the iconic landmarks of Bambalapitiya is...
Mothers can be infected with various organisms which they can transmit to the unborn baby through the placenta
Like all adults and children, pregnant women are...
The Health Minister Dr Rajitha Seneratne has...
The 2019 edition of the Thai International Travel...
SriLankan Airlines team together with Cargills Bank team after signing the agreement.
SriLankan Airlines and Cargills Bank signed an...
(from left) Mubarak Gaffoor,Resident Manager, Galle Face Hotel; Narelle McDougall,Head of Sales & Marketing, Galle Face Hotel and Ceylon Hotel Corporation (CHC); Chef Saman Jayawardene,Corporate Chef of Sri Lankan Cuisine, Ceylon Hotel Group and EKHO Hotels; Nalaka Dissanayake,Cluster Director of Human Resources, Galle Face Hotel and Ceylon Hotel Corporation; and Jay Kay Govind, Executive Chef, Galle Face Hotel.
The Galle Face Hotel, opened in 1864 and as one...
Anantaya Resort & Spa Passikudah has again...
 Hello Readers,Today we bring you two...
ARRESTING SIGHT: The exterior view of the Rakkiththakanda cave temple
A Buddhist temple with a tinge of British flavour...
An e-book
The weekends and holidays are great times to...
As most people believe meditation is not an...
World Bank Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Dr. Fernando Im, Finance and Mass Media State Minister Eran Wickramaratne, former Central Bank Deputy Governor Dr. W. A. Wijewardana, former Colombo University Demography Prof. Indralal de Silva and Colombo University Economics Department Prof. Amala de Silva at the panel discussion on ‘Demographic Change in Sri Lanka’ moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka of International Centre for Ethnic Studies.
* Sri Lanka must reduce fiscal deficits to create...
Hutch and BOI officials after signing the MoU.
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) signed...
HNB and its CEO and Managing Director, Jonathan...
 Asela de Livera
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (...
Over 200 leading academics, policymakers and...
Capital Trust wins multiple accolades at the Asian Business and Social Forum
Capital Trust Holdings Limited won the ‘Asia’s...
From left: Lanka Hospitals Chairman Dr. Sarath Paranavitane and Group CEO Dr. Prasad Medawatte being welcomed at the Lanka Hospitals’ Staff Awards ceremony.
Lanka Hospitals PLC concluded its sixth edition...
Expanding coconut cultivation to non-traditional areas is another important strategy in increasing yield by expanding land area, but it has to be done with great care. File pix: Lake House Media Library
Coconut was at one time, the edible vegetable oil...
The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service...
Rohan Masakorala
The country’s logistics industry is working hard...
The Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium...
Minister Ratnayake at the launch of the SLPA website
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) held...
Activities at the training academy for cinnamon technicians in Kosgoda is picking up. File pic: Lake House Media Library
The term ‘cinnamon peeler’ will be changed to ‘...
Alex Puregger and Kiththi Perera
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Fon, a wi-fi provider...
An SLT official receives the award.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) was recognised again at...
The Bank of Ceylon (BOC) provided scholarships...
PBSS Managing Director Madura Gamanayake receives the ‘Gold Award’ in the medium category at the ‘Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year 2018’
Perfect Business Solution Services (Pvt) Ltd. (...
Chairman Dharma Dheerasinghe and CEO S. Renganathan
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has reported an...
President, AMCHAM Sri Lanka, Michael Koest
The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Sri...
A well-studied economic development framework for...
Officials of the Canned Fish Manufacturers Association at the media briefing. Pic: Shan Rambukwella
With an ambitious expansion plan to scale up...
Chinese companies operating in Sri Lanka held a ‘...
Dhashma Karunaratne
Commercial and Marketing Manager at South Asia...
Chairman Ravi Dias and CEO Kapila Ariyaratne
In the backdrop of a challenging external...
Standard Chartered Bank launched Global Research...
Wurth officials present the sponsorship package to Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peries.
Wurth supports Sri Lanka’s first ‘Everest Stars...
The economic growth rate for 2019 will be four...
From left: Head of Marketing, HNB Chammika Weerasinghe, Chief Human Resource Officer/ Deputy General Manager, Human Resources, HNB, Chiranthi Cooray, Johann Peries, Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala, Managing Director/CEO, HNB Jonathan Alles and Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking, HNB, Sanjay Wijemanne.
Celebrity mountaineers Johann Peries and Jayanthi...
The head table at the press briefing. Pic: Chaminda Niroshana
The Sanasa Movement is seeking Government support...
TAD Group founding Directors (from left): Dhanuka Samarasinghe, Atheeq Ansar and Toshiaki Tanaka.
Japan’s Odakyu Group and its partners Stacia...
The Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA)...
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) released its...
The UTE Lanka Italian Education Centre was...
Chinthi Weerasinghe
Mitra Innovation has appointed Chinthi...
The newest in the Mi 8 series sports a stunning...
In the new era of rapid changes and the...
Dialog Axiata recently partnered with ZEE5, one...
From left: EVP Sales at Serenia Residences, Latika Alok, President, Colombo Fashion Week, Ajay Vir Singh, Executive Director, Serenia Residences, Sabina Karunanayake and Colombo Fashion Week Director and CEO Fazeena Rajabdeen.
Serenia Residencies will sponsor Colombo Fashion...
Director of Milroy Perera Associates and Lead Architect for Clearpoint Residencies, Arosha Perera.
Milroy Perera Associates (Pvt.) Ltd. and Maga...
SAGT General Manager Operations, Upul Jinadasa  receives the award.
South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) won the title...
Anura de Alwis
Enterprise technology solutions provider, Pyxle,...
DFCC Bank is one of the first banks in the...
ESTATES FOR SALETea Estate 70 acres in extent,​...
FINANCE & LEASING SERVICES VEHICLESLowest...
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCY SERVICESAssignments...
BUSINESS PREMISES TO LET OR LEASEOffice space...
OFFICE EQUIPMENT FOR SALEOffice furniture for...
A sport as central to our national fecundity as...
In the wake of the recent bio theft attempt (the...
President Maithripala Sirisena again took to task...
(Pic  Future Earth)
In the past century, crude oil aka ‘black gold’...
It is no secret that suicide is a major issue in...
Ayesha Sewwandi
For 21-year-old Ayesha Sewwandi, military service...
Friday’s protest in Ratgama. Pic: Sirangika Lokukarawita
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) last...
It seems that Sri Lanka’s skyline is going...
The Controller General of Immigration and...
Launch of Kotte MC website
The RTI Act of 2016 provides a mechanism to...
What is the life of a news reader like? To say...
A boy who was lost in the woods says a bear kept...
My ambition is to become a doctor. I like to cure...
David Aguilar, a 19-year-old student in Spain,...
My name is Natasha Vidushani. I’m ten years old....
The Magic Clock and other stories by Enid Blyton...
I’m a bird. I have colourful feathers and a crest...
 I recently read The Secret of Moon Castle...
My favourite hobby is fish rearing. My father...
 Beast Quest is a book series written by...
The Mahaweli river is the main river in Sri Lanka...
 IThou hast made me endless, such is thy...
My name is Kaveetha Bhashini Perera. I’m fifteen...
Oh motionless Grim Reaper, With gloomy eyes and...
The vocabulary of a blind man is similar to that...
The love sans the lust Is a cordial charm The...
Books are away, gain knowledge From facebook...
Daniels AMI Montessori and Primary School,...
I love my mother not because she's the greatest...
My hobby is reading books. It is a good leisure...
Sri Lanka’s Independence Day falls on February 4...
My school is Prince of Wales College in Moratuwa...
My favourite author is Janaki Sooriyaarachchi. I...
Ballade - Greatest solo Piano works - Ballade in G Minor
Frederic Chopin was born on March 1, 1810 in...
My favourite book is Samantha the Swimming Fairy...
Grade Eight students of Sri Jayewardenapura Boys...
My favourite book is Samantha the Swimming Fairy...
The Annual Inter-House Sports Meet of the Primary...
Able G/B respectable family Maharagama. Our...
Absolutely pretty academically and professionally...
Former Navy Chief Wasantha Karannagoda’s passport...
Students standing next to letters in Sinhala, English and Tamil forming the word amma
The Bangladesh High Commission in keeping with...
Several roads in Colombo will be closed today for...
Former Economic Development Minister and UPFA...
INTERPOL has rejected a request by Sri Lanka’s...
Dr. H. N. S. Karunatilake:Visionary on rural...
A major rift has emerged regarding the...
High Commissioner Girihagama  presenting letter of appointment to Secretary General Liu
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Canada, M.A.K....
The Government’s proposed legislation to replace...
The Sacred Bo Sapling prior to its departure from Sri Lanka
The enshrinement of the Bo Sapling of the Sacred...
An Adivasi hands a pumpkin to an excited buyer on...
Signing of the MoU by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Secretary, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, S. T. Kodikara at Temple Trees while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrema look on.
India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of...
The decision to replace all 10 lifts in the...
The blessings of nature   The creature...
State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said he was...
President Maithripala Sirisena during an...
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake
Leading shipping professional Dr. Parakrama...
The Constitutional Council has approved Mt....
Colombo Commercial High Court has issued an...
 Send political professionals to Parliament...
Jaffna-based DAN TV journalist Nadarajah Kugaraj...
Shavindra Fernando and Shani Abeysekera
Former Additional Solicitor General Shavindra...
The Presidential Secretariat has filed a case in...
Information relating to the luxurious villa next...
The US Embassy’s Head of Political Affairs, Anthony Renzulli at the  ceremony in Nintavur
Building educational opportunities for the...
An extradition order on former Sri Lanka’s...
BOTEJUE - W. PETER MALCOLM (UK) - Laid to rest in...
I was just a toddler when a little-known militant...
Gotabaya Rajapaksa
“If they harm me, it is the country they harm...
What is all this fuss about the Constitutional...
It is vital to learn each other’s languages
The ability to speak is generally recognized as...
Fort Hammenhiel
Being an island nation Ceylon had many fortified...
Shammi Silva
Newly elected president of Sri Lanka Cricket...
St Peter’s College cricket skipper Ranmith...
Angalika Kurera with the runner-up trophy in the ITF doubles  in Pakistan
Sri Lanka’s tennis player Anjalika Kurera who is...
Shammi Silva
Arjuna Ranatunga lost contesting the vice...
Kandy Sports Club are well placed to retain the...
Old Bens SC veterans’ soccer team will look...
The fastest driver Asahn Silva (32.61) receiving the coveted trophy from chief guest Prabath Dahanayake Chief Marketing Officer SLT
The Southern Motor Sports Club’s (SMSC)...
Rookamanie Fernando (centre), General Manager of...
JOHANNESBURG AFP: South Africa Rugby announced a...
Man of the match Kusal Mendis (left), captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera the Man of the Series genuflect with their trophies
Sri Lanka’s cricket pundits including the current...
Ammaar Amanuz (right) who is a green belt sixth...
The Thurstan College squad comprising Sandaru Dias (captain), Ayesh Harshana (vice-captain), Bavantha Jayasinghe, Yohan Liyanage, Ranesh Silva, Jayavihan Mahavithana, Shalaka Bandara, Pruthuvi Tharukshaya, Sanath Nandina, Avishka Kaushalya, Anju Karunanayake, Prasanna Pushpakumara, Nimesh Perera, Rashika Hiripitiya, Udith Wickramaarachchi, Dhasun Jayawardena, and Nulaksha Malith pose with their trophy after beating Isipathana College
Isipathana College batsman Ravindu Ratnayake...
As a gesture of goodwill and support to up and...
CR and FC winger Reza Refaideen breaks through a tackle against Havelocks in their Dialog Super Round rugby match at Havelock Park yesterday. Havelocks won the match 21-14 (Picture by Saman Mendis)
It had to be another Mithun Hapugoda magic...
Sports Minister Harin Fernando (centre) with the Airtel hunting party
The Buffer Free Data Network; Bharti Airtel Lanka...
Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan needs no introduction. He is...
Gratien Dhananjaya of Army SC established a new...
Vidyartha College, Kandy will be looking forward...
Sunday Observer Advertising  Manager Sudath Rajasinghe and Sub Editor Sunday Observer Benzie Roche selecting the readers’ coupon No.14 winners of the Observer - Mobitel School Cricketer 2019 voting contest at Lake House. Picture by Saman Mendis
St. Anthony’s College cricketer managed to hold...
Rev. Marc Billimoria the Warden, S.Thomas’ College (left), Amali Nanayakkara Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata and BA Abeyratne the Principal of Royal College at the sponsorship launch of the 140th Battle of the Blues cricket encounter to be played on March 7, 8 and 9 at the SSC ground
Dialog Axiata this week extended its sponsorship...
Moors SC, NCC, CCC and Army advanced to the semi...
Tony Williams
He was one of the pioneer swimmers and one of the...
Iron-Kids Sri Lanka concluded last morning with...
Pakistan captain Kishar Ali (left) and his Sri...
The captains from left: Lahiru Udayanga (Air Force SC), Kavindu Perera (CR and FC), Richard Dharmapala (Kandy SC), Thilina Weerasinghe (Navy SC), Niroshan Fernando (Havelock SC), Udara Sooriyapperuma (Police SC), Upul Abeyratne (Army SC). Absent: Yoshitha Rajapaksa (CH and FC)
The stage is set for the final two weeks of the...
Afghanistan hammered the highest total in T20...
Solid SC routed Negombo Youth FC by eight goals...
The golf course in Hambantota
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort and Spa will...
The mini Battle of the Saints match between St....
Are the West Indies readying to regain their lost...
Nalanda College’s under 13 cricketers after...
Jag Chima, Kris Gethin and Abhinav Mahajan at their well attended fitness class
Some 250 fitness addicts attended a seminar held...
Sports Minister Harin Fernando inspects a cricket...
In an age when nearly everyone, group or...
The British School in Colombo (BSC) emerged...
Gordon Banks, England’s goalkeeper when they won...
A presentation  conducted by the Training Branch at NCC HQ
Cadets participating on foreign tours are...
Prof. Ramani Arsecularatne
February is a special month for all of us. It is...
Franco Zeffirelli’s film adaptation of William...
The Sri Lankan film industry is defined by its...
Alicia Keys took us to Club Keys as host of the...
In 2008, Miley Cyrus, then Disney star of Hannah...
Can you sing? Can you try to sing? Can you...
She was featured in some of the most outstanding...
A four day health camp was organised by the St....
The Gustav Mahler Society of Colombo (GMSC) will...
In the midst of a red carpet season dominated by...
Drummers at practice
The police force is often associated with crime...
Matt Damon does a lot of work behind and in front...
Last week the Youth Observer spoke to a leading...
 Continued from last weekYou can bring up...

Week of February 24, 2019