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Week of April 11, 2021

News

Veteran Indian comedian Vivek passed away in...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) has appreciated to Rs.201....
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
758 persons arrested for drunk driving yesterday...
A traffic congestion has been reported along the...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
226 COVID-19 positive cases reported today,...
151 more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
04 Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka,...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) has introduced 1971...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...
The Natural Hazards Early Warning Center issued...
Jaffna Mayor V. Manivannan who was taken into...
Geneva (AFP): The World Health Organization on...
Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardana said the...
The National Election Commission has issued an...
State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy,...
On behalf of the government and the people of the...
Deegadanthu Eka returns from the deadKALAWEWA: A...
CMA Chairman Attorney-at-Law Sarana Karunaratne and General Manager Dr. Indunil Liyanage opened the first Zonal Office of the Condominium Management Authority
The first zonal office of the Condominium...
YESS Academy Kalubowila, Dehiwala won an award at...
April 9 marks the opening of our new campus as...
The High Commission of Sri Lanka (SLHC) in the...
SJB Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who lost...
The Sri Lanka tourism industry stake holders are...

Feature

A bhikkhu’s kuti built under a drip-ledge cave
It had been our cherished dream to visit Dambana...
The Sri LankaNZ, a free bi-lingual community...
Reviewed by Nandasiri (Nandi) Jasentuliyana,...
Veteran writer A.M.P. Padeniya’s autobiography in...

Features

You may have heard some people saying that they...
Sarah and Nicolas, the soon-to-wed couple bring...
Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (...
The Thalakolawewa rural water supply scheme
The world over, water is under extreme threat...
When reading the series of Gunadasa Amarasekara’s...
Animals lurk everywhere in the English language....
The world has never been in dire need of the...
The shortlist for the Gratiaen Prize 2020 was...

Health

News Features

Parliament sittings were adjourned for several...
Fifteen years ago, it would have been unthinkable...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa presents a gift to an elderly woman
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last Sunday vested...
Pic courtesy of public domain
The education system is one of the most important...
“United we stand divided we fall” is a quote that...

Business

Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) is the...
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (...
Fishermen in India’s southern state of Kerala were paid to recycle the plastic bags, straws, flip-flops, and other plastic detritus caught in their nets.
It is the oceans that engendered life. The lives...
From left: Ashani Abayasekara, Kithmina Hewage, Harini Weerasekera,  Chaturga Karunanayake and Tharindu Udayanga.
What are some of the challenges women in Sri...
A Bitulink official receives one of the awards.
Bitulink Emulsion (Pvt) Limited, a bulk supplier...
The panel discussion in progress.
The two-part series of online forums themed ‘...
Royce Delpechitra receives solar panel policy from Director, People’s Insurance and CEO and GM People’s Bank, Ranjith Kodithuwakku. From left: Royce Delpechithra,   Director People’s Insurance and CEO and GM People’s Leasing, Shamindra Marcellin,  Director, People’s Insurance and CEO and GM People’s Bank, Ranjith Kodithuwakku, CEO, People’s Insurance, Deepal Abeysekera and Head of Operations, Mrs. Jeewani Kariyawasam.
People’s Insurance PLC, has launched an insurance...
This year NDB Wealth Management celebrates...
Hilton inked a partnership with the Sri Lanka...
Most of us have heard the catchy phrase ‘The...
Workplaces are no more places where you can have...
With a few more days for the Sinhala and Tamil...
The head of the World Bank (WB) has warned world...
Governments should consider raising taxes on the...
Vidullanka Group commissioned its second roof-top...
Advocata’s latest policy product tracks the...
Sri Lanka’s IT industry export revenue could go...
The Ministry of Tourism and Sri Lanka Tourism...
A recent IMF report states that gains in...
Sri Lanka will have positive news on contingency...
The LG Ambassador Challenge – commenced its four...
S-lonLanka (Pvt) Ltd, recently obtained the SLS...
Seylan Bank recently installed a new off-site ATM...
Midea an air treatment company has introduced an...
Brandix team members handing over PPE to Dr. (Ms.) V. W. Mihiri  Priyangani – Director of the Kegalle Teaching Hospital
As a gesture of gratitude, Associates from...
The winning team
AIA Insurance Lanka Limited are the winners of...
Never before in our 80 years of existence have we...
As a socially responsible corporate citizen,...
The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS...
In Forex markets, the Rupee was seen depreciating...
The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) and Youth...
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has approved an...
DFCC Bank has made a commitment to offer credit...
The MarCom Collective, an association that came...
This festive season vivo brings wide options in...
The secondary bond market yield curve recorded an...
Context is important in any consideration of...

Sports

Nilani Ratnayake performs at her pet event
Blundering officials at the national athletic...
Gehansa Methnadi plays a forehand
Gehansa Methnadi powered her way into the semi-...
Mahoshode Fernando of Ananda College plays a stroke in their inter-school cricket encounter against Royal College at Ananda Mawatha yesterday (Pic by Hirantha Gunathillake)
A complete and commanding performance by Royal...
Prof Arjuna de Silva
An intellectual anti-doping crusader in Sri Lanka...
Ragama CC squad: Ishan Jayaratne (Captain),...
The HNB squad comprising Dharshika Abeywickrama (...
The Old Nalandians Sports Club felicitated one of...
File photo of Hassen Khalid (left) presenting the black belt to T. Rangatharan
Hassen Khalid, the Grandmaster of Fei Quando...
St. Benedict’s College captain Kaviru Perera (right) and Wesley College skipper Thenuka Perera shake hands ahead of the Cup and Shield they will play for
Hooliganism, rowdyism, drunken behaviour and...
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa and his wife Limini set off at the inaugural Family Run Saturday from the Race Course ground yesterday morning
‘Family Run Saturday’ organised by the Sports...
Faf du Plessis-Lungi Ngidi
Many of South Africa’s best cricketers will be...
Novak Djokovic and father Srdjan Djokovic
Novak Djokovic’s father has made an extraordinary...
Rizwan Badoordeen
Rizwan Badoordeen was elected the president of...
Yehani Kuruppu and Ilham Osmone receiving the champions trophy from the chief guest Rajith Thushantha
Yehani Kuruppu (Visakha) and Ilham Osmone (DS...
H.L Krishantha
Former National cycling champion H.L Krishantha...
Champion shooter Rishan Dias flanked by Muditha Samaranayake (L) and Ambrith Samaranayake (R)
Negombo Rifle Shooting Club (NRC) dominated the...
Jim Thorpe of the US won gold medals in pentathlon and decathlon-Hannes Kolehmainen of Finland was the most successful athlete
The 1912 Summer Olympic Games, officially known...
Tiger Wood
Tiger Woods has released a statement following...
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa briefs the media on the ‘Family Run Saturday’
A new concept was introduced from yesterday (...
Ranjan Madugalle-Arjuna Ranatunga-Roshan Mahanama
The glittering array of eye catching trophies on...
When the Sri Lanka cricketers came out unscathed...
La Liga said Friday it had found no evidence that...
Hatton National Bank (HNB) emerged overall...
Kylian Mbappe is not distracted by rumours of a...
Danal Hemananda took a five-wicket haul to help...
Zillione Systems and Orient Finance registered...
Bangladesh named a 21-member squad for the...
Left hand opening batsman, Johanne Peiris (59...
Pasan Suwahas hit an unbeaten century for St....
Kingfisher Cricket Academy emerged the title...
The Galaxy Cup under 25 Men’s and Women’s...
The inter-school Under-19 two-day traditional...

Editorial

Around 12 months ago, the entire country – and...

Opinion

You have probably heard about the chilling...
The Sinhala and Hindu Aluth Avurudda - New Year...
The President knows that tax cuts have have led...

Youth Observer

Former archer Sunethra Senevirathna is today an...
Olivia Rodrigo, Deja vuOlivia Rodrigo’s new...
When you’re in the public eye, you have no choice...
Battleship Potemkin sometimes rendered as...
The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is one of the most...
Title: Let’s Go SomewhereAuthor: Carmini...
A witty woman who used to write novels was asked...
“He does all this and he stays anonymous. I think...
After the historically difficult and tragic past...

Junior

The Old Year or Parana Avuruddha has several...
½ measure country or raw riceTwo cups of thick...
The hath maaluwa (seven vegetable curry) is a...
Everyone has an ambition or a dream about the...
My school is the Asian Grammar School, Matara. It...
I am an orange tree. My trunk is big and I have...
Martin Wickramasinghe was a great Sri Lankan...
April (Sinhala Bak) is when the flowers bloom and...
The Sinhala and Tamil New Year also known as the...
Proverbs are popular, short and wise sayings with...
Phrasal verbs are an important feature of the...
Some words in the English language look similar...
The bee is a clever insect. It is not lazy. It...
My favourite is ice cream. Both children and...
My pet is a little puppy. Its name is Tommy. It...

Marriage Proposals

About pretty daughter,​1987/​3 born,​5’3’’ State...
A well-mannered,​educated & pleasant,​working...

Obituaries

FERNANDO - A.T.P (TERENCE) - Retired (D.T.I - Sri...

World

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the Palace of Westminster after the state opening of Parliament on May 8, 2013 in London.
Funeral preparations are under way for Prince...
The world’s biggest online retailer - China’s...
Black America ‘exhausted’ by deaths and trials
WASHINTON, April 10. (BBC) - George Floyd died...
A second explosion   caused a large vertical column of ash. - BBC
A volcanic eruption has blanketed the Caribbean...
NEW YORK, April 10. (BBC) - US rapper and actor...
Israel has said it will not co-operate with an...
NEW DELHI, April 10. (BBC) - Myanmar nationals...
A popular South Korean cosmetics brand has...

Montage

Hindu Tamils in Sri Lanka are mostly connected to...
In my essay in the Sunday Observer on March 28,...

Spectrum

State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation Dr. Seetha Arambepola inaugurate the 60th anniversary celebrations of Yuri Gagarin’s Space Flight and visit to Sri Lanka.
The inauguration ceremony of the 60th anniversary...
Sri Lanka, enriched by its multi-ethnicity is a...

Impact

These are two patients suffering from chronic...
Technical and vocational education and training (...
Sri Lankan railway, one of the oldest in Asia was...
My name is Maximin Indrajith Perera, an Associate...
Between the mid-twenties and mid-thirties, Jaffna...

Classifieds

Lifts / TransportsTransport available from...
Business Premises for SaleColombo 03,​ 5 1/​2...
Positions Vacant ProfessionalEngineering...
Toyota Cars for SaleToyota Rush KL-xxxx lady...

Week of April 11, 2021