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Week of August 2, 2020

News

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which...
The number of Sri Lankans injured in the Beirut...
The Police had received 116 complaints from the...
The United States extends its wishes to Sri Lanka...
The General Election 2020 held in Sri Lanka will...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday...
Public meetings and parades are banned until a...
Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa,...
One person had tested positive for the...
The counting of votes has been started at 7.00 am...
Windy condition over the island and the showery...
A massive fire broke out in a fruits and...
The voting of general election 2020 was...
Four persons had tested positive for the...
Voter turnout as of 2pm has been reported as...
Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya...
Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa,...
Hundreds of people have been wounded in a huge...
The Supreme Court (SC) will not function on 5th...
About 1,044 persons have died in 944 road...
The Health Ministry has deployed around 8,000...
The Kandy Esela festival will end today with the...
The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections...
A cat nabbed at Welikada prison last...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has summoned the new...
Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa,...
The Education Ministry will issue Identity Cards...
Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama...
The Agriculture Ministry has decided to halt...
One more person had tested positive for the...
Two American astronauts have splashed down, as...
Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa,...
One more person had tested positive for the...
One more person had tested positive for the...
The World Health Organization warned the COVID-19...
Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa,...
Eid-ul-Azha prayers organised by the Memon...
The first Randoli Perahera took to the streets on...
Pradeep Chanaka    Pic: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) would...
The European Council on July 30 decided to renew...
The Sri Lanka Police has denied that it was...
The final rallies and election campaigns of all...
President Gotabaya  Rajapaksa greets crowds at an election rally
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reiterated that...
The feast of St Anne’s Shrine, Thalawila will be...
As-sheikh F.M.A.Ansar Moulana conducting prayers at Maruthamunai Masjidhul Hudha  in Maruthaminai. (Picture by M.A.Phakurdeen – Addalaichenai Group Correspondent)
Muslims in the Ampara district celebrated Eidul...
Sugath Hewapathirana
There is a conspiracy hatched by the fragmented...
Western Province Governor Marshal of the Air...
The Kalmunai Reconciliation Forum (KRF) opened a...
The United National Party (UNP) Pottuvil...
The 98th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka...
Irrigation Department officer Subashana...
M. S. Sellasamy (95), a former Minister and...
The Government has decided to increase the import...
H. Dhanushka Cyril Nayar (36) of No. 79/7,...
NEW YORK (AFP) Aug 1 -  Former  21st...
Mrs. D.K.K. de Silva of 233/5, Cotta Road,...
Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil...

Feature

Eewose Ultimate Dance School
In a spool back the popular dance moves then were...
Making a sincere attempt to bring an unimagined...
Pem Yuwalak
A feature series of Q&A interviews with Sri...

Features

For over a half a century, the study of English...
‘Hatred does not ceasethrough hatredAnywhere at...
Sunil Sarath Perera is a veteran Sinhala lyricist...
String of Archaeological sites on the East...

News Features

The great US five-star General Douglas MacArthur...
Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Presidency is nine months...
Government lawmakers are of the firm opinion that...
“An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff...

Business

Capitol TwinPeaks, the flagship, 50-storey, twin...
The Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka is...
Staying connected to each other was vital to ensure business continuity
As the pandemic continues to change the way we do...
From left: Janaka Abeysinghe (Chief Enterprise & Wholesale Officer/SLT), Kiththi Perera (CEO/SLT), Gen. Daya Ratnayake (Chairman /SLPA), W.S. Weeraman (MD/SLPA).
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the National ICT...
Baby Cheramy is a proud 100% Sri Lankan brand...
 From left - Rajiv Gunawardena (Director), Rajitha Basnayake (Chairman) and Lahiru Wickramasinghe (CEO/Director)
Entertainment brand, Evoke International (Pvt)...
Managing Director and CEO, A. Baur & Co.,  Rolf Blaser (left) greets  Country Manager, Sanofi Lanka, Mario Alphael.
Sanofi India Limited (SIL), Sanofi-Aventis...
Janashakthi Insurance PLC held its 27th Annual...
The SLAVO committee: From left - Ms. Asmara Hamin, Saliya Senanayake, Stuart Zhu, Capt. Mohit Chaturvedi, Shamal Perera (President, SLAVO),  Arjuna Hettiarachchi, Mevan Peiris and Marius Gomez.
The Sri Lanka Association of Vessel Operators (...
The Hayleys Plantations Sector set a new...
The Sri Lanka Association for Software Services...
Good selling is a noble profession, honourably...
DIMO elevates the customer experience
DIMO recently implemented several projects to...
Fifty-five percent of containerised cargo is...
Prof. Janaka Ruwanpura of the University of...
DFCC Bank CEO Lakshman Silva
Moving with the Central Bank’s initiative to help...
Medical staff and front-line workers displayed immense courage throughout the pandemic.
The past few months has seen a whirlwind scenario...
People’s Leasing Group completed one of its most...
Director of Isobar & Response at Dentsu Aegis...
A dictionary is a symbol of classiness to any...
Time theft may be a relatively new management...
Delegation is the assignment of any...
MiHCM, a technology company specialising in human...
The 19th SLIM Brand Excellence Awards, which...
Reshad Mohideen
Newton Lanka, an extension of Newton TAC Malaysia...
The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (...
Voters elect those fielded by political parties. (File pic)
Everyone blames politicians for the state the...
Business prospects across the spectrum, globally...
Relief packages provided by the Government are...
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has approved...
In the Forex market, USD/LKR rate on spot...
The new government that will be formed this week...
EFFEXPO is a Sri Lankan consulting practice that...

Sports

Carl Lewis emulated Jesse Owens’ historical feat of four Olympic Golds-
Crowned Sportsman of the 20th Century by the IOC...
Flashback: Muttiaih Muralidaran of St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota receiving the glittering Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Trophy 1991 title from the chief guest, the late Minister of Housing Sirisena Cooray while the then Chief Editor of the Sunday Observer Mahindapala looks on
None thought or expected some three decades ago...
The revival of football from a forgotten past is...
Lalith Priyantha
Veteran table tennis player Lalith Priyantha...
Akila Upamal (third from left) his coach Priyantha Kumara (left) and master in charge Priyadharshana Cooray (right) pose for a picture at the Sri Lanka Schools Taekwondo Championship held in Ratnapura
Akila Upamal, a product of St. Peter’s College...
Jude Pillai
Former Sri Lanka centre Jude Pillai will be...
Deshantha Silva was unanimously elected president...
Kandy SC finished a highly successful inter club...
Zhao Liang emerged winner of the Pin Fernando...
Hema Kumari Wijetunga who introduced hockey to...

Editorial

The Wednesday General Election will be a...

Opinion

My aim is to introduce at least three more...
National People’s Power (NPP) Colombo district...
Sri Lanka needs more women representatives in...
The real UNP and its support-base are with the...
Roads and Highways, Ports and Shipping Minister...
At present there is a trend in global politics to...
Having the right Government in place will ensure...
Kanishka Senanayake, the son of Colombo’s Mayor...
The 2020 General Election will be held at a...
The campaign season now having drawn to a close,...

Youth Observer

SRK’s Daughter, Suhana, on the Vogue India Cover
Suhana Khan, daughter of the 'Badshah of...
 1. First Touch (Trapping)Your first touch...
“In his day he was a good team leader, a positive...
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is an artistic triumph...
Gia Giudice has a new look and a new man.........
On Sunday, July 26, Tori Roloff and Zach Roloff...
Britney Spears has been in the news a lot these...
As Vladimir Nabokov  says of Franz Kafka, “...
Sulochana Dissanayake is a children’s artist and...
Sushant Singh Rajput was one of the most loved...
Dushyanth Weeraman and Stephanie Siriwardhana are...
We all grow older. It’s the one thing that every...
Most young people are unaware of the fact that...
Travelling, at its core, is a very personal...
With the General Election just a few days from...
Dismissed when first released, later heralded as...

Health

Sri Lanka verified as Rubella free – WHOSri Lanka...

Junior

Musaeus College, Colombo 7 held its 94th death...
Personality differs from person to person. It is...
My favourite book series is the Diary of the...
My pet is a fish. It is very colourful. I keep it...
The National Zoo of Sri Lanka is at Dehiwela. I...
My best friend is Azka. She is six years old. She...
My hobby is reading. It is an interesting hobby....
Who is Nelson Mandela? Nelson Mandela is a...
My favourite author is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He...
This is the most important time of the day. It is...
Mahatma Gandhi was a political leader who led a...
 The Sinhala and Hindu New Year is an...
James looked up at the dark star-covered sky and...
Cinnamon sticks and powder
CinnamonCinnamon is a spice. We all love food...
Do bats benefit from wildfires? Did you know that...
As the country went into lockdown, children found...

Marriage Proposals

Able B/​G Colombo Lawyer parents seek...
Absolutely beautiful Lecturer daughter MSc. IT...

Obituaries

ABEYNAYAKE - JOHN ERNEST ROHAN MENDIS (Rohan Aiya...

World

HONG KONG, Aug. 1 – (BBC) - Police in Hong Kong...
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 1 – (BBC) - Mexico has become...
LONDON, Aug. 1 (BBC) - People shielding against...
SEOUL, Aug. 1  (BBC) - South Korea has...
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (BBC) - President Donald Trump...
Cheng and Nathan Law are among those reportedly...
A street protest in Bangkok
Thailand’s youth were among thousands on the...
Dr. Anthony Fauci in conversation with US President Donald Trump
(CNN) The “diversity of response” by US states...
DUBAI, Aug. 1 - The United Arab Emirates has...

Montage

Looks like it’s time for Sri Lanka to howl along...
Visakesa Chandrasekaram’s second cinematic...
Annesley Malawana is an iconic musician in Sri...

Spectrum

The sense of smell is especially effective in...
In Ehetuwewa, a village in Galgamuwa, nearly 150...

Impact

We feature below an interview with former...
Two news items published in the prestigious New...

Classifieds

ESTATES WANTEDWanted - Looking for a 15P to 120P...
SEEDS & PLANTS FOR SALEWell grown red...
BUSINESS PREMISES FOR SALEColombo 10 - 3.20...
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES  We...
VANS FOR SALENissan Clipper Minivan registered...

Week of August 2, 2020