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Week of December 5, 2021

News

Minister of Justice Ali Sabry speaking at the World Law Congress
Minister of Justice Ali Sabry, President’s...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Abu Dhabi...
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation(CPC) has called...
The Ministry of Education on Friday, December 3...
Former two-time winner of the Sunday Observer...
Disruptions to the electricity supply are...
The Bank accounts of those who receive and send...
Public health and social measures remain key to...
The Junior Observer’s Cookery Corner will be...
Chairman and Managing Director of the ESOFT Group Dr. Dayan Rajapakse presents a certificate to a graduate
The Annual Graduation Ceremony of ESOFT Metro...
Ships carrying LP gas have docked at the Colombo...
A former Superintendent of Posts, Audit Officer,...
In the Forex market, the USD/LKR rate on spot...
Himani Vithanage of the University of Colombo has...

Feature

This weekend, Kandy will see the launch of a...
From today, December 5 on galleryscapes.lk and...

Features

Removal of solid waste to river
History narrates that all human civilisations in...
A coral reef in Mafia Island Marine Park in Tanzania. The study has helped conservationists target resources on the reefs most likely to survive the climate crisis
A Nobel prize-winning economic theory used by...
Having had our fill of Namal Pokuna in...
A tourist journeyed by camel to see the great...
Beauty pageants today have become a much talked...
A landmark study has found one in six Australian...
Sampur
WNPS December Lecture When Marine Mammals Come...
Have you seen heaps of garbage piled up on the...
Rice has been the staple food of Sri Lankans...

News Features

It is now a commonly known fact that Covid-19 has...
Mental health issues are a significant unforeseen...
Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa ended his first...
Thinakaran News Editor Ashok Kumar receives the insurance cover from Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, while Mass Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and Media Ministry Secretary Jagath P. Wijeweera look on
Various forces are active to manipulate the...
Heeding a long-drawn out call for a solution to...
“The administration must be at all points...

Business

Chairperson Keasila Jayawardane
NSB recorded a sensational performance beating...
Chairman and Managing Director of Global Group of Companies, Dasun Wickramarathne plants a tree. 
Global Housing and Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd (GHR), a...
Keeping abreast with the very latest digitisation...
Ceylon Cold Stores has acquired the water...
CEO, MAS Intimates,  Rajiv Dharmendra...
The businesses in the world are largely driven by...
Hosting rights of the World HR Congress was awarded to Sri Lanka during the previous congress held in Chicago in 2018, where Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, then President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) made the acceptance speech.
The world’s most prestigious HR event hosted this...
No matter what – life has to go on and we need to...
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka...
Washington (CNN Business) - Commerce Secretary...
The Monetary Board of the Central Bank will pay...
Health authorities have advised shoppers to avoid...
HDDES, a manufacturer and exporter of organic and...
Commending the Government’s decision to allow the...
From left: MD of Galactic Holdings, Imran Cader, Director of OSM Holdings Group and Global Park, Onella Karunanayake, CEO of Fly Lankan, Dr. Arosha Fernando,  Ambassador of the Maldives to Sri Lanka, Omar Razak, Chairman of Fly Lankan, S. Nathan and Consultant of Fly Lankan, Udaya Thuduwewatte
The new start-up airline, Sri Lanka’s third...
Sysco Labs Sri Lanka, the innovation arm of Sysco...
The Saturday Good Market at the Nuga Tree car park, Racecourse, Colombo 7.
Starting today, Sunday, December 5, the Good...
In celebration of its 82nd anniversary in...
Horizon Campus Malabe recently renewed its...
DPL TruckBuddy Team
DP Logistics (Pvt) Ltd launched TruckBuddy a web...
People’s Bank has announced amazing discounts and...
Litro Gas Lanka, the national LPG provider,...
Ceylinco VIP On The Spot paid Rs. 437 million for...
The secondary bond market yield curve recorded a...

Sports

Ajaz Patel
New Zealand’s Indian born spinner Ajaz Patel...
Doug Walters
My first-ever cricket picture scrapbook shows...
Peng Shuai
One of China’s top tennis players, Peng Shuai,...
Virat Kohli
The Decision Review System (DRS) may have been...
Ramesh Mendis claimed 18 wickets in two Tests
Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis who bowled Sri Lanka to...
Sri Lanka Cricket vice president Ravin Wickremaratne (right) makes a query from the master rights holder of the LPL Anil Mohan at a question-filled launch of the tournament’s second season at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo (Picture by Hirantha Gunathilaka)
Cricket influenced and orchestrated by...
Ayantha Savinda (right) the captain of the Sarasavi SC team receiving trophy from Madura Vithanage, Member of Parliament
Sarasavi SC defeated Obeysekarapura United SC 1-0...
As the final week approaches, St. Joseph’s...
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton says he is not comfortable racing...
Abdul Iqbal Mohammed Adhali practising his kicks-Iron Martial Arts Association Sri Lanka coach MHM Fahid (left) is proud of his student
A former student of D.S. Senanayake College,...
Moses on his way to winning the Olympic Gold in Los Angeles in 1984
He may be commonly regarded as the greatest 400m...
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc emerged unscathed from...
Naveed Raheem bronze medal swimmer and gold medalist Galina Basnayake pose for a ceremonial picture after the medal-awarding ceremony
Sri Lanka’s Galina Basnayake created history by...
"Ticketless, drunken and drugged-up thugs" could...
Anjalika Kurera
Anjalika Kurera crowned herself as the women’s...
Sanjeewa Ranatunga - the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 1988, receives his cherished award from chief guest, former Sri Lanka captain Michael Tissera
Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning captain Arjuna...
Dialog President’s Cup Volleyball Championship...
Fifa has ruled an appeal from South Africa...
Vivian Fowler Watt emerged the winner of the...
Unbeaten Vidyaloka College Galle emerged champion...
One of the most unforgettable shocks in the field...
For the third time Channa Pathirana was elected...

Editorial

The much-dreaded Omicron variant was detected in...

Opinion

Jaffna burst into history under violent and...
Public servants could do an evening job — a...
Dr. Ramesh Pathirana
Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Plantation...

Youth Observer

No doubt that our bookshelves are adorned with...
Former archer Sunethra Senevirathna is today an...
If you happen to walk past clusters or a group of...
Our popular culture began to flourish in Maradana...
Mission Impossible is a 1996 American action spy...
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, born on July 3, 1962...
Dilan Gauthamadasa, an amateur lyricist being...
There has dawned a vibrant era for Sri Lankan...
Dr. Seema Anand
We all know about Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra...
Title: State of TerrorAuthor: Hillary Rodham...
Esports is most commonly described as organized...
“I am somewhere between giving up and seeing how...
Jerry Fleishman once asked a dear old Quaker lady...
Despite the scary uncertainties surrounding every...

Health

Two days ago on International Day of Persons with...
In 2019, the Department of Census and Statistics...

Junior

Many years ago, there lived a farmer who...
Mince pies Ingredients*  360g (2 cups)...
Once upon a time there,were three Billy Goats who...
My name is Isuri Wijekoon. I live in Kandy. My...
I have heard that “Reading makes a full man”....
The coronavirus started in Wuhan, China. Then it...
The person that I admire the most in my life is...
What Is the course of a river?It is the route or...
I have soft paws and sharp claws. I also have...
Hello Everyone, This is the story of my own life...
The Nutcracker is an 1892 two-act ballet...
Sasmi Sithumsa is only nine years but she can...
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius was born to Henke...
A synonym is a word that means something similar...
English has borrowed a large number of words and...
Phrasal verbs are an important feature of the...
Some English words appear to be similar but they...
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes....
Walt Disney World's 18-month-long party to...
There was a shramadana campaign in our village....

Marriage Proposals

About our son: B/​G/​K respectable retired...
Able Matara,​B/​G respectable family is seeking...

Obituaries

RAMBUKPOTA - NALINI (Nee ELLEPOLA). Beloved wife...

Montage

Adam’s passion by Robert Wilson
Part 1The main challenge faced by anyone who...
“No matter how much a work of art is sweet, if it...

Spectrum

They all have different problems, but have opted...

Impact

Scientists believe they have found “the trigger”...
Ethnic minority students will be encouraged to apply for postgraduate courses and then supported with mentoring and networking opportunities
Universities have launched schemes to attract...
It has long been established that the environment...
Figure 1. Recent statistics for E-waste generated in South-Asia GEG: Gross e-waste generated (kt); EGPC: e-waste generated per capita (kg/capita) (Source: The Global e-waste Statistics Partnership-2021).
We live in an age where technology devices are...
Water resources-based heritage in Sri Lanka
The article below is a follow-up to the talk on...
Among the wonderful locations which are filled...

Classifieds

Estates for Sale35 acres of well maintained...
Seeds & Plants for SaleAgarwood (Aquilaria)...
Business Premises for SaleFacing Colombo - Kandy...
Positions Vacant - Accounts/FinanceObtain TIN,​...
Vans for Sale1982 Toyota Hiace 900,​000/​- or...

Week of December 5, 2021