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Week of August 30, 2020

News

36,326 individuals have been released from...
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has...
The National Operation Centre for Prevention of...
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF...
During special naval operations conducted in the...
Showers will occur at several places in Western,...
Parliament will convene from September 8 to 11,...
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved to appoint...
8,239 persons were undergoing quarantine at 74...
One more had tested positive for the Coronavirus...
Two persons were killed and one injured following...
The draft of 20th Amendment to the Constitution,...
The National Operation Centre for Prevention of...
Four individuals have been arrested while in...
Moragahahena Police officials seized 500 grams of...
Several spells of showers will occur in Western,...
Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of...
The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO...
Geological experts have began investigations on a...
Tissamaharama Police arrested two persons were in...
The case filed against former Minister Patali...
Four more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
The United States Agency for International...
A suspect allegedly involved in a murder and...
The National Operation Centre for Prevention of...
Offering a rare opportunity, the Navy got 161...
The World Health Organization (WHO) today...
Facebook yesterday announced that it would update...
The 69th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom...
The Meteorology Department said the showery...
 Nineteen more persons had tested positive...
2020 PCR tests have been conducted in Sri Lanka...
7, 576 persons were undergoing quarantine at 71...
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board...
Showery condition over the island is likely to...
Attorney General Dappula De Livera has informed...
The Government has decided to grant Presidential...
Three more persons had tested positive for the...
Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India and...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed today...
Veteran singer Morris Wijesinghe, passed away. He...
Interdicted Superintendent of Negombo Prison...
Eight more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
Three persons had tested positive for the...
The two Police Narcotics Bureau officers, who...
Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath...
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and...
The Police arrested a close associate of the Drug...
Three Nigerians have been arrested for staying in...
The showery condition is likely to enhance to...
Justice Minister, President’s Counsel Ali Sabry...
The minor earth tremor that was reported in parts...
Three persons had tested positive for the...
Eleven more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
The showery condition is likely to enhance to...
Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal...
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (...
The parents of Indian counsel D. Sivakami Sundari...
Several parliamentarians elected to Parliament...
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha...
The Government will introduce a new tax on all...
Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that...
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution which will...
The Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) will launch a...
The Standard Chartered Bank donated Rs. 92.5...
Want Want Group donated Slightly Acidic Hypochlorous Acid Water generators, which dispense a chlorine-based solution proven to be an effective disinfectant against the Covid-19 virus, to the Health Ministry recently. Here National Olympic Committee Secretary General Maxwell de Silva, who coordinated with Want Want Group, presents the donation to Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
The Dambulla centre of the National Institute of...
Major and minor irrigation networks will be...
The first pain unit in Sri Lanka run by a...
Snr. DIG Roshan Fernando
Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police, Roshan...
Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka Trine Jøranli Eskedal and her delegation meet  Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
The fisheries sector has been an important part...
There are abandoned gem and graphite mines worth...
The new ward complex, operation theatre and...
The Agriculture Department trained the people in...
The understaffed Department of Wildlife...
Irrigation Department officials removed...
The Government is exploring the possibility of...
Three flyovers will be constructed in Slave...
The 113th annual feast of Our Lady of Matara will...
Several Australian supplied hand-held chemical...

Feature

Kaushalya Fernando is a well known face of the...
Making a sincere attempt to bring an unimagined...

Features

A broadview best-seller for this third edition of...
Fear and Tears is Dharanee Upeka Weerasekara’s...
Rohita Munasinghe is an expatriate Sinhala writer...
Every year from January to April, the...
The European Union (EU) awards 13 scholarships...
Nuwan Nalaka, Sansāra 01, 2020, Watercolour on Fabriano Paper
A painting exhibition titled Sansāra by artist...
The end of terrorism in the North is a happy...
Scientists have found a silent and secret...

Health

Children who missed vaccinations should be...

News Features

While we are now preoccupied with Covid-19 and...
Of all the oddities displayed at the opening of...
The controversial speech by Jaffna District...
Sri Lanka’s General Election dawned at a crucial...
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You...

People

Visakesa Chandrasekaram’s second cinematic...

Business

From left: Vice President, Huawei, Indika de Zoysa, Program Manager, ICTA, Indumini Kodikara, CEO, Huawei Sri Lanka, Liang Yi, Chairman, ICTA, Jayantha de Silva, CEO, ICT Mahinda B. Herath, CTO, ICTA, Hiranya Samarasekera and  Deputy CEO, Huawei, Xiao Hua Ricardo.
Huawei are the co-sponsors of the e-Swabhimani...
The new HNB Finance premises in Puttalam
HNB Finance relocated its Puttalam branch to a...
Harsha Amarasekera
Harsha Amarasekera PC has been appointed Chairman...
AIA Group Limited (AIA) has achieved the largest...
As the pandemic continues to send shockwaves through the global economy, the IFC supported 13 companies in the region — over 190,000 employees in the manufacturing, agriculture, services and energy sectors
Colombo, Sri Lanka —Thousands of micro, small,...
Head of Manufacturing, Ceylon Cold Stores, Assistant Vice President JKH, Duminda Gunawardena  Manager Marketing Planning and Strategy, Frozen Confectionery, Ceylon Cold Stores, Archchana Vekneswaran and Manager, Human Resources, Ceylon Cold Stores, Tharanga Dilhan were presented  ‘Great Managers Awards’ at the Colombo Leadership Academy Great Manager Awards 2020.
Ceylon Cold Stores PLC was awarded the ‘A Company...
Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC (CLC)...
The Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI)...
Elephant House  partnered the Voice Teens...
Pelwatte butter is considered natural due to many...
Three new appointments have been made to the...
Ashish Chandra
Airtel Lanka appointed Ashish Chandra as its...
The world had various types of shoppers. The...
Sales forecasting is easy to calculate, simple...
Acting General Manager D. P. K. Gunasekera
The Bank of Ceylon (BOC) concluded the first half...
The MBA has always been a sought-after...
We see many weak leaders trying to compare his or...
In the Forex market, the Rupee on spot contacts...
Sri Lanka has been known for its handicrafts for...
Gehan Rajapakse
The insurance industry which is yet at its early...
The revival of tourism, a top agenda of the...
The Central Bank (CB) has identified several...
OPPO has launched the OPPO Quick Repair service...
Rosh Jalagge
The Honorary Consulate of Sri Lanka in Western...
Seylan Bank, The bank with a heart, took measures...
Colombo : Eric Rajapakse Opticians, Sri Lanka’s...
From left: Nipunika Ruhunage – Manager-Corporate Partnerships, Kapila Gunwardhana – Director-National Youth Care, Gayantha Dalpadado– Assistant Director-Head of Fund Development and Communication, Divakar Ratnadurai- National Director- SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka, Gany Subramaniam – Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited, Mangala Bandara, Chief Marketing Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited, Rienzie De Silva – Assistant Manager, Market Management, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited
Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited (Allianz Lanka)...
Owing to the superior quality of Misumi and...
As AIA Insurance consolidates its position in Sri...
HNB PLC reopened its newly relocated Piliyandala...
Shield, the anti-bacterial and germ killing...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister...
Frostaire Industries (Pvt) Ltd., is celebrating...
The Federal Reserve has signalled a major shift...
LOLC’s first quarter results for 2020/21,...
Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) unveiled its new...
The Chamber Academy of the Ceylon Chamber of...

Sports

Dimuth Gunawardena
Dimuth Gunawardena was elected as the new...
Anika Seneviratne in full flight
Yasitha de Silva and Anika Seneviratne emerged...
Lahiru Igalagamage
A relatively unheard of batsman Lahiru...
Outgoing rugby chief Lasitha Gunaratne (left) and Rizly Illyas share a moment
Hundreds of well-wishers swooped in and swarmed...
The new Sports Council, high powered as it is,...
Dinesh Chandimal hits career-best unbeaten 354
Yet another former Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy...
Hafeez Marso
On October 29, 1956 one of the finest of Sri...
Tharanga Dhammika
Colombo Cricket Club (CCC) emerged Premier league...
Colombo FC
Teams:Colombo FC: Raumi Mohideen, BMCB Ratnayake...
Aaron Finch
SOUTHAMPTON AFP: Australia limited-overs captain...
Pictured here is Gunawardena (left), presenting the first copy of the book to former National shot put champion and senior  athletics coach of the Sports Ministry, AJ Rodrigo (Sr)
Veteran author, Lalith Gunawardanae launched...
Young girls come together at a football camp
With football quite appropriately being the first...
Life-savers to the fore! From left Nethmi Jayawardena, Navidula Nethmini, Amandi Jayawardena, Piyasarani Samaraweera, Thulani Perera and Nisini Wijekoon from the Life Saving Association who became the cynosure of all eyes (Pic by Ranjith Asanka)
Safety equipment donated by the United States of...
NEW YORK AFP: Japan’s Naomi Osaka withdrew from...
As many as 14 national sports associations that...
The newly appointed National Sports Council has...
After a break of six months the Sri Lanka Table...
KUALA LUMPUR AFP: Asian Cup defending champions...
MIAMI AFP: Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas will...
The annual general meeting of the Athletics...
The much looked forward to oldest cricket big...

Editorial

Every MP has to take an oath that he or she would...

Opinion

Education Minister Professor G.L. Peiris in an...
The 16th-century Florentine philosopher, Niccolo...
Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage...
It’s the end of history for Tamil politics, they...

Youth Observer

Words: Yashna Chopra
Ever since the coronavirus crisis set in,...
The number 1 misconception among female athletes...
With the concept of gender equality taking root...
If your nails are looking worse for wear, it...
The line between what ingredients are lightening...
From maximalist denim-on-denim looks to roomy...
The underclass is coming to destroy us, and we...
The year 2019 foreshadowed major shifts in music...
Image: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
When Pushpika Sandamali de Silva was crowned...
 Child abuse is serious problem in the...
When you grow up to be young men and women some...
Rakuten Viber, one of the world’s leading apps...
It is an unassailable truth that culture has a...
Far corner of ma empty roomLies a long and dusty...
Nisansala Jayaweera, a graduate of the University...
How good is betting on a South Asian startup...
Hate him or love him, Iraj Weeraratne over the...

Junior

Flap your wings little bird – make our Movable...
My Maths teacher Anjalika Tharukanganee is very...
My favourite tennis player is Rafael Nadal Parera...
My ambition is to be a physician one day. I hope...
My name is Nethmi and I am nine-years-old. I go...
My favourite hobby is reading books. I have read...
My pet is a cat. Its name is Sudu Patiya. It is...
My favourite book is Matilda. It is translated by...
I like to look at the rainbow. It has seven...
The Corona virus pandemic has already created a...
The best cartoon movie is, How to train your...
Some structures in the world are outstandingly...
“Just know it Just know it You betrayed me” I...
When the sun shines, There are dew drops Left on...
I need a house Said the little mouse In that wall...
i Soft Campus, Puttalam signed a Memorandum of...
Students of Gateway College Shaheen Abdul Gani...
The foundation stone was laid for the Early...

Marriage Proposals

About Matugama 5’6” Bodu Govi 1992/​09 educated A...
Able G/​B respectable parents Maharagama seek NS...

Obituaries

PERERA - ROHAN - The death is announced on 16th...

World

STOCKHOLM, Aug 29 (AFP) - At least 10 people were...

Montage

Yugathra by Channa Perera
Scope Cinemas will host the Scope-Sarasaviya Film...
Recommencement of classes at SVCCThe Swami...

Spectrum

To go back in time- to 2007- the event – Sirasa...

Impact

In Sri Lanka, the Jaffna peninsula is famous for...
Three decades of the nation’s drawback due to the...
It is amazing; it is history as well as humanity...
The author, from Sri Lanka has lived in the US...
The Engineering Council of Sri Lanka was set up...

Classifieds

Estates for SaleCoconut estate for sale,​Uhumeya...
Food & CateringDelicious Gulab Jamun Rs. 35...
Business Premises for SaleKotikawatta -...
Business OpportunitiesGrow your own Agarwood...

Week of August 30, 2020