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Week of August 23, 2020

News

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has announced his...
A Quintuplets birth was reported from De Soysa...
The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to...
The National Operation Centre for Prevention of...
2110 PCR tests have been conducted in Sri Lanka...
The government plans to reduce the prices of many...
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today, ordered...
SriLankan Airlines told customers that the...
67 civilians who were quarantined at the SLAF...
Havana’s governor announced an overnight curfew,...
The GCE Ordinary Level Examination will be held...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...
Matale Mayor Daljith Aluvihare has been...
The ongoing process to repatriate stranded Sri...
The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA)...
A herd of wild elephants invades the coastal...
Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner of India to Sri...
One more person had tested positive for the...
The Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal made...
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved to appoint...
Fourteen foreign nationals have been arrested for...
Eleven more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced the...
A series of coordinated search operations...
New Zealand court has sentenced a man who killed...
The Ministry of Education has decided to extend...
More than 300 new lawyers are being giving their...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
Eleven persons had tested positive for the...
The Public Gallery of Parliament of Sri Lanka...
Three more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
Children 5 and under should not be made to wear...
Classes for students of Grade 10,11,12 and 13 in...
Australia has allocated a further $800,000 in...
The report of the committee appointed to probe...
Officers of the Army Intelligence Unit and the...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
Plans are being made to install CCTV cameras at...
Twelve persons had tested positive for the...
Five more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
A group of officers of the Police Special Task...
Police Narcotics Bureau officer, who was arrested...
The Court of Appeal today issued an Interim Order...
A two-day workshop will be held for...
State Minister of Aviation and Export Zone...
New Secretaries have been appointed to 35 State...
Prison officials recovered 19 mobile phones which...
The UNP Working Committee meeting is scheduled to...
Train services on the main railway line are...
Showers or thundershowers may occur at several...
The report of the Committee on the recent...
The government has taken steps to provide...
Olympic legend Usain Bolt has reportedly been...
Kellyanne Conway has announced that she is...
1,610 PCR tests have been conducted in Sri Lanka...
Six more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
The Committee appointed to investigate into...
Prisons Commissioner General Thushara Upuldeniya...
Jaffna police arrested five for possession of...
Following corporate, individual donations and...
A pair of gold-plated spectacles believed to have...
Two women were arrested by Mannar Police in Delft...
Another leopard was found dead caught in a wire...
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued...
Two more persons had tested positive for the...
A Chinese national was arrested by the police for...
The Health Ministry confirmed the 12th death due...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his way to...
Eight people died in two accidents yesterday (22...
Women and Child Affairs and Social Security...
Headline inflation decreased to 6.1 percent in...
Gampaha district MP, Minister of Tourism Prasanna...
Minister of Justice Ali Sabry PC said if...
Veteran media personality Rohan Weliwita has been...
Co-cabinet Spokesman and Energy Minister Udaya...
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha and Ministers perusing the project report. - PMD
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the...
The Central Bank (CB) has given Covid-19 hit...
Skills Development, Vocational Education,...
Head, Corporate Affairs, Shanaka Waduge handing over the gift to Prof. Neelika Malavige, Director, for Centre for Dengue Research, of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
World Vision and Citi Foundation formed a...
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi with the Russian Ambassador Yury B. Materiy.
Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yury B.Materiy...
The Advocata Institute has commended the decision...
Graduates whose applications under the special...
Sri Lanka Tourism will seek advice from the...
Wild elephants invade border villages of the...
Ramanna Maha Nikaya Chief Sangha Nayaka Ven. Dr....

Feature

Making a sincere attempt to bring an unimagined...
Beginning his entry into Sri Lanka’s English...

Features

On August 8 2020, the Association of South-East...
Anula De Silva is a veteran writer, translator...
The artistes performing Arise Sri Lanka, which has been specially composed for the event
“Arise Sri Lanka”, a Telethon aiming to portray...
Gratification simply means satisfying a desire or...
Religion, has and always will be, intrinsically...

Health

The UN last week, sent a global red signal to its...

News Features

Illegal firearms storage in Pitipana, Homagama
The Police Special Task Force (STF) seized the...
Marking another milestone in Sri Lanka’s...
According to a World Bank report published in...
“Ask not what your country can do for you.....ask...

People

Seated (L/R) – Ms. Gwendoline Kuhatheva (Director...

Business

Ideamart, a global award-winning platform for...
The cultivation of oil palm in the country will...
Sri Lanka’s largest online market, Daraz, will...
An official speaks at the launch of Sisumaga+
Union Assurance unveiled Sisumaga+, a protection-...
G.M.A. de Silva - Founder-G.M.S. de Silva – Past Managing Director-Chavinka Sumanatilleke - Managing Director
G.M.A. de Silva, one of the most trusted...
The Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka (FHA...
Priyantha Fernando-Krishan Thilakaratne  
Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC (CLC)...
The Central Bank (CB) set up the Financial...
Charitha Subasinghe President Retail, John Keells Group (third from left) receives the  Certificate from Dr. Siddhika G. Senaratne, Director General,   Sri Lanka Standard Institution (fourth from left).
The Keells Supermarket Chain has been awarded the...
Western Union will collaborate with Seylan Bank,...
Nalaka Hewage
Research shows that people spend between two to...
Union Assurance premiered its TV commercial for...
NDB Investment Bank was adjudged as ‘Sri Lanka’s...
During recent times, people of Sri Lanka faced...
Dharma Dheerasinghe-S. Renganathan
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon Group has reported...
Jonathan Alles
HNB posted resilient financial results during 1H...
Mohan Pandithage
The Hayleys Group remained resilient amidst...
Customer engagement is an essential element in...
Prof. Ranjith Premalal De Silva speaking at  the workshop.
The European Union-funded ‘Technical Assistance...
Much was talked about online learning during the...
The ongoing novel coronavirus has created an...
From left: Ramlee Abdhulla, Sales Director of OMESTI Group, Harsha Purasinghe, Founder/ CEO of MiHCM, Eddy Anthony, President and Director of PT. Mastersystem Infotama, Cecilia Tan, Business Development Manager of PT. Mastersystem Infotama, Thio Eng Hok, Sales Director of PT. Mastersystem Infotama after signing the MoU.
MIHCM, a Cloud HR solution provider, has secured...
Uga Chena Huts
Travel platform TripAdvisor has picked a ...
NCE and Bureau Veritas officials after signing the MoU.
The NCE has partnered with Bureau Veritas Lanka (...
You might find a stage in your career where another journey or destination becomes your new goal. Resetting your approach can be a part of the journey of life
The environment has dramatically changed since...
Work on mega development projects resume emerging...
Astoria, Colombo provides a mix of residential,...
Sri Lanka has felt the impact of invasive alien...
Dr. Vipula  Wanigasekera
‘Spiritual tourism is an area that the tourism...
The trade deficit declined in June 2020 (year-on-...
The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (...
Laugfs Holdings Limited celebrates 25 years in...
Uber has relaunched its on-trip 24x7 Safety...
DFCC launched the enhanced version of the Virtual...
The financial year of Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC...
JAT Holdings has launched ‘Sayerlack Sathkaraya...
Abbas Kamrudeen was re-elected as the Chairman of...

Sports

Oshadi Kuruppu
Sri Lanka badminton player Oshadi Kuruppu who won...
Kusal Mendis celebrates his feat
Kusal Mendis hammered an unbeaten double century...
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa comes ashore after surfing the waves in sunny Hambantota (Pic by Sulochana Gamage)
Sri Lanka’s latest Minister of Sports Namal...
Michael Johnson-Marie-Jose Perec-Cathy Freeman-Alberto Juantorena
World Records - Wayde van Niekerk and Marita Koch...
Dear Minister NamalI’ve been a sports journalist...
Roshan Mahanama
The heat is on for the 42nd Observer-Mobitel...
Gamini Fernando
There have been many greats in rugby from Kandy...
Saabir Cader flanked by Guy Thompson of the Leicester  Tigers (left) and Tom Varndell (England, Leicester and Wasps)
Sri Lanka rugby commentator Saabir Cader is in...
The Yachting Association is faced with indecision...
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa wants a Sri...
Athletes in Sri Lanka will get a rare opportunity...
Three former Cycling Federation officials are in...
Gold-medal winning swimmer Julian Bolling and...
Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) is to experiment a return...
Anti doping tests on sportsmen have been delayed...
The quarter finals of the Vantage FFSL President’...
Following the entry of a new Sports Minister...
Several past Sri Lanka cricketers are taking part...
Army SC and Ragama CC drew their Super League...

Editorial

In a landmark speech delivered in Parliament on...

Opinion

Sri Lanka has offered a mandate that no other...
BASL President, Kalinga Indatissa, PC
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is...
Co-cabinet Spokesman and Power Minister Udaya...
Why should there be great prospects for an...

Youth Observer

The Scandi cool crowd have been the first to...
The international olympic committee (ioc), the...
The Olympic Games can be considered as the jewel...
Since the recent focus on the Black Lives Matter...
Okay, I legit do not know how to feel about The...
Just when you thought that Midnight Sun might be...
A mother’s love is unconditional and that is why...
Synopsis:Francois Truffaut’s loving homage to...
K-pop commonly refers to the pop music scene in...
“I’ve just finished a fabulous workout,” comes a...
Devika Brendon is an educator, reviewer,...
"Just my good luck,” a close friend told me...
Versatility is Nalaka Kahagalla’s middle name for...
We have a new Parliament with familiar and...

Junior

Friendship is one of the most important things in...
English is an international language. It is a...
The first jet engines were built in 1930 by Hans...
My name is Aqmal Faiz . I am six years old. I...
Gardening makes you feel comfortable. It is a...
The coconut tree is my favourite tree. We use...
My school is Zahira College, Colombo 10. It is a...
S.N. Sasrutha Nayanathul Dias is ten-years-old...
Lockdown is a new word for me. City is lockeddown...
What do I call the Asian Pearl Of course, my...
Air, air, air, air is here, Air is in the...
The Golden Sun sinks in to the mountains At last...
The tobacco flowers emitted the most light (Credit: Planta/ MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences)
Over the years, there have been numerous attempts...
The Great Blue Hole, located near Ambergris Caye, Belize (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey /Public domain)
Scattered across the ocean bed, and often hidden...
The Prince George sparrows are now singing a new variation of their viral song (Credit: M. Ramsay)
Male birds typically sing the same tunes as the...
The butterfly is an insect. It drinks nectar....
Some structures in the world are outstandingly...
My friend is Isum. He is in Grade 3. His school...

Marriage Proposals

Academically qualified pleasant kind-hearted...
Above 5’8” tall academically professionally...

Obituaries

ABEYSEKERA - WALIMUNI MARY PREETHI DAYANISIA...

World

West Africa was deposed in a military coup last...
Nine people have reportedly died after a fire...
A Canadian man is facing human smuggling charges...

Montage

Two Interact Art Plays will be staged at the...
Chairman of Tower hall foundation Douglas...

Spectrum

Impact

Handing over personal protective equipment
As thousands of children returned to school in...
Sri Lanka is today akin to a paradise of...
The ceremonial opening of the Ninth Parliament of...
The way UN’s constitution (The Charter) is...
A leading Consultant Psychiatrist and former...

Classifieds

Food & CateringDelicious Gulab Jamun Rs. 35...
Business Premises for SaleColombo 10 - 3.20...
Professional Consultancy ServicesAccounts,​Audits...
Toyota Cars for SalePrius 2009 3rd Gen Doctor...

Week of August 23, 2020