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Week of January 12, 2020

Kia Motors (Lanka) Executive Director /Chief Operating Officer  Andrew Perera (extreme right) presents the keys to the first customer for the Kia Stonic at the company’s Malabe complex.
Kia Motors (Lanka) has introduced Kia ‘Stonic’ in...
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka-based People...
The Government will introduce a debt relief...
Exports and FDI are two key components of the economy.
Top priority should be given to address the debt...
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced the...
She is cute in traditional fashion but clever in...
Prof. Rohana U. Kuruppu
Sri Lanka should create a new policy for textile...
SLT Regional Manager, Puttalam, M. A. M. Ziyam presents gifts to students.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), conducted a corporate...
Dr. Palitha Kohona
The latest escalation of tensions in the Middle...
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Emirates has awoken the travel bug in Sri Lankans...
Managing Director Shanil Dayawansa presents the first Minor passbook to Ms Kiyasha Sahanmi Purasinghe. Looking on from left:  Chamila Upulani, CEO Chandrin  Fernando, MD Shanil Dayawansa, DGM Geethika Wickramasinghe and COO Dinesh Perera.
Arpico Finance Company PLC (AFC) introduced their...
There will be many challenges in the agriculture sector within the next 10 years and one key challenge is people’s changing food habits. Pic: Lake House Media Library
Sri Lanka needs 196,000 mt of rice per month for...
Gamika de Silva
Marking another organisational milestone, Seylan...
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently conducted...
 At the opening of the HNBA Chavakachcheri branch.
HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) opened its 62nd Branch...
If you regularly leave your comfort zone, you’ll find it expands, so that  things that would once have scared you, you can now take in your stride.
Coaching is a constant active process of...
Keells made a bold commitment in July last year,...
HDFC Bank relocated its Ambalangoda branch to a...
Moving towards a production economy to accelerate...
The Peace Expo and Colombo Food Fest 2019 was...
The UA team receives the Bronze Award (Service Sector - Moneragala district) from Chairman/CEO of the Raigam Group, Ravi Liyanage.
Union Assurance PLC (UA) clinched several awards...
Bearing the vision of being the ‘Best in Class’,...
HNB and Bureau Veritas Lanka officials at the presentation of the ISO certification.
HNB has bolstered its Information Systems to...
Mobitel has come forward to support Social Media...
One of the new branches.
DFCC Bank opened 20 branches in key locations,...
 Deputy General Manager U. H. Rodrigo and Manager Thushara Amaranath receive the award.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) was recognised again at...
The Dipped  Products stall at Intersec 2018
Dipped Products PLC (DPL) will participate in the...
Google’s local partner in Sri Lanka since 2010,...
Mohan Pandithage
For the third consecutive year, Hayleys PLC was...
Finance & Leasing Services - VehiclesLowest...
Positions Vacant - MedicalWanted SLMC registered...
Business Premises to Let or LeaseTwo office...
Lifts/TransportsOffice transport available from...
As the media and the wider society continue to...
The Sunday Observer annual get together was...
Brainwashing: Signs that you are being brainwashed (without  even realising it)
Brainwashing is not something new to Sri Lanka....
 IUSF representatives meet officials
Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) took...
A video, just before former State Minister Ranjan...
The sand dunes at the mouth of the harbour
The Rs. 10 billion Oluvil Fisheries and...
Pic: Rukmal Gamage
The leaking of telephone conversations recorded...
On Monday, January 6, four students were sexually...
Philip Gunawardena
The 119th Birth Anniversary of a political leader...
The Sri Lankan Leopard or the panthera pardus...
Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest, such as along this footpath. (Pic: Karen Anderson/University Of Exeter The Guardian Uk)
Shrubs and grasses are springing up around Mount...
With the dawn of the New Year and the sound of...
More evidence suggests that mindfulness may help us stay free of unhelpful fears.
Throughout evolutionary history, fear has helped...
Starting from January 1 2020, all tea shops,...
In a developed world, reading is the best option...
The violin is known as a bowed, stringed...
Man’s best friend is the dog. There are different...
My country is Sri Lanka. It is situated in the...
FITIS (Federation of Information Technology...
 My pet is a dog. Its name is Micky. It is...
HopeScope Foundation, a charitable endeavour...
 Sri Lanka is an agricultural country and...
Abdul Umar Sahan Nethmina, a student in the...
The Annual Concert of the ‘Kiddies World’...
I am a little snowman Short and fat Here is my...
York International School Kadawatha, Sapugaskanda...
Christmas is in December We decorate Christmas...
Good day Oh Mr. Crocodile Why don't we sit and...
One little star on the top of the tree Two little...
It was their dream come true for three preschool...
Water is necessary for the existence of life on...
My grandmother’s name is D.M.A.M. Dissanayaka....
My favourite movie series is the Harry Potter...
There are more than ten nationalities in our...
 My teddy bear is Freddy. It wears a red hat...
Able academically & professionally qualified...
Able well established professional 44 y young...
Jayalath Manoratne, the award-winning actor and...
Three top officials from China, Russia and the US...
Garbage bin shaped like a fish at Galle Face Green
The Galle Face Green and the beach area which is...
The Railways Department has appointed an...
Jayantha Weerasinghe PC, an old boy of Royal...
In our Motherland, freedom is provided by law for...
Lake House Thinakaran journalist Paul Wilson, 59...
 Dr. T.B. Jayah: A national heroJanuary 1,...
The Cabinet proposal to shift the Ministry of...
Reaching a final solution on the party leadership...
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) of...
Measures are under way to sell products of self-...
Port City Colombo, a world-class city for South...
The Sunday Observer wishes its readers a happy...
Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa addressing the Youth...
Steps will be taken to prevent the brain drain to...
An art exhibition displaying the work of seven...
The Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust...
Over 360 elephant deaths were reported in the...
Recently, doctors in the UK surgically removed a...
The woman was treated for frostbite after she was...
BARTLETT - DR. ALFRED NAVARATNAM - Beloved...
‘And justice for all,’ is the title of a film...
Theodore Roosevelt, the 63rd President of the...
Toyota Woven City
If all the science fiction predictions of the...
Commenting on the controversial ‘revelations’ by...
QUAINT CHARM: The Purana Pattini Devale at Koththalena inside the growing rock boulder
I the past few years, I have been blessed to...
Darren Lehmann
SYDNEY AFP: Former Australia cricket coach Darren...
LONDON AFP: Two Manchester City supporters have...
Police Sports Club became the first team to...
Shane Warne
SYDNEY AFP Cricket star Shane Warne’s “baggy...
The MCA Premier League the T/20 championship will...
The Sri Lanka football team has reached a very...
Novak Djokovic
SYDNEY AFP Novak Djokovic was at his battling...
The Vantage FA Cup, the most prestigious football...
WELLINGTON AFP: Top New Zealand referee Glen...
Blue Eagles beat Renown 2-1Blue Eagles (Air Force...
President of the Sri Lanka Badminton Association Rohan de Silva addressing the media regarding the Senior and Junior National Championship 2019 which is to commence tomorrow. Picture by Rukmal Gamage
Cash prizes totalling rupees one million and...
Chris Gayle
DHAKA AFP West Indies batting star Chris Gayle...
Nipun Dhananjay
Sri Lanka’s Under 19 cricket team left the island...
Chris Green
SYDNEY AFP: Sydney Thunder off-spinner Chris...
SHANGHAI AFP: Two-time Grand Slam champion...
The 19th annual over-40 soccer tournament...
Sheldon Cottrell
BRIDGETOWN AFP: Sheldon Cottrell blasted a six...
Dr. CDL Fernando’
Former S. Thomas’ College and Royal College all-...
Laia Sanz
JEDDAH AFP: They may be few in number but the...
Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka’s cricketers return to the island not...
Police Centre Emoci Vunivosa makes a break hotly pursued by two Air Force defenders in their Dialog ‘A’ Division League Rugby match played at Ratmalana yesterday which Police won 36 – 15. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage
Police Sports Club’s three quarters turned in a...
The Sri Lanka youth team comprising Radinka Dissanayake (Bishop’s College), Hasali Ratnayake (Girls HS, Kandy), Kalpana Seneviratne (Sacred Heart Convent, Galle), Raguparan Ilanpoornan, S. Thomas’ College), Janul de Silva (captain) and Qays Sangani (Royal College), Vignesh Pirapaharan (Lyceum International, Panadura), Sarindu Willadarage and Nimuthu Witharana (Richmond College), Adheesha Dissanayake (Gateway College)
Janul de Silva of Royal College won recognition...
Sixteen teams advanced to the pre-quarter final...
Madushan Fernando the opening batsman of David...
India’s players celebrate after winning the third T20 cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune on January 10 AFP
PUNE AFP: Skipper Virat Kohli Friday hailed India...
Hashan Tillekeratne
Sri Lanka Under-19 cricket coach Hashan...
With the dawn of the year 2020 came the T20...
Serena Williams
AUCKLAND AFP: A signed dress worn by Serena...
PERTH AFP: Rafael Nadal said a bright future...
CH and FC scrum half Avishka Lee faces opposition from Kandy SC centre Tarinda Ratwatte as his team mate Samuel Maduwantha joins in for  support (Pic by Shan Rambukwella)
Despite a good start by CH & FC who took the...
Pete Dye
LOS ANGELES AFP: Influential golf course...
In this picture taken on September 24, 2019  beds made of cardboards for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village are displayed in Tokyo. - Randy athletes worried that eco-friendly cardboard beds could curtail their sex life at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics can breathe easy -- they’re sturdy enough, say manufacturers. (AFP)
TOKYO AFP Randy athletes worried that eco-...
The Under-10 inter-academy cricket championship...
Colts CC, NCC, Chilaw Marians CC and CCC are...
Winners and runners up pose for a picture after receiving their awards. (from left): S. Pathum Kumara (1st runner-up), Sarinda Lakshitha (winner) and Chathura Madushan (2nd runner-up)
Sarindu Lakshitha of the Army won the Open cycle...
CR centre Dinuk Amarasinghe makes a break as his team mate Omalka Gunaratne falls to the ground along with  Havelocks defender Dinushan Ariyapala (Pic Shan Rambukwella)
Havelocks produced a fiery brand of rugby to...
The Meelad-Un Nabi Events and Prize giving of...
Sri Lankan student of Girls Birrong High School...
The Kanthasaviya women’s organisation distributed...
The Graduation Ceremony 2019 of the International...
VASA VARNA (Living Colours) is an exhibition of...
The Akkaraipattu Municipal Council held its...
The Akkaraipattu Municipal Council held its...
A seminar ‘Awareness program on Water...
Imagine a world where we don’t have to worry...
Rediscover India anew at Sri Lanka’s very first...
We are different and we want to maintain our...
 LAS VEGAS,  Co-host Luke Bryan (L) and Caroline Boyer
Country star Luke Bryan looks like he has it all...
Country singer Kelsea Ballerini issued an...
This year's Golden Globes featured climate change...
The daughter of the Crocodile Hunter has devoted...
The ninth edition of EAT Street CMB kicked off at...
Despite Shivaharan Arumugam’s initial shot at...
Recently a schoolboy made his dream of building a...
I’m so grateful that my parents have given me so...
As King Arthur, you were King, Richard; You moved...
Social Media is fun But they are unforgiving too...
Why are you so proud To pretend, not to heed When...
The drought held sway. The sun cast its rays...
Chinese state media reported that scientists have...
In a statement issued today, Dubai Airport...
Gale force winds and dry conditions exacerbated...
Sultan Qaboos, the longest-reigning leader of the...
An investigation found that “missiles fired due...
Sir Elton John is now 135 dates into a 241-show...
Sarathchandra Jayawardana needs no introduction....
The High Commission of Bangladesh in Colombo in...
At the Lionel Wendt theatreJanuary 12 - Gini...
The mystical serpentress wakes up from her...
Twelve days have passed since the dawn of the New...
Daydreams are pleasant thoughts you have while...

Week of January 12, 2020