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Week of August 9, 2020

News

A new gazette notice was issued on Thursday...
All universities will open on August 17 for all...
China’s civil aviation regulator has announced...
Scientists have discovered what they believe to...
India is planning to develop a transhipment port...
Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage (PhD) assumed...
Twelve more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
Three suspects allegedly distributing drugs in...
A maritime security person from Egypt who...
Worldwide coronavirus cases have surpassed 20.7...
Water supply to certain areas in Colombo will be...
Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure...
Several spells of light showers may occur in...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over letters...
The Police had arrested 119,742 suspects over...
One person had tested positive for the...
Minister Dullas Alahapperuma assumed duty as...
The Samagi Jana Balawegeya today announced the...
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella assumed duty as...
Eight more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
New Zealand has reported 14 new Covid-19 cases a...
Several spells of light showers may occur in...
One person had tested positive for the...
Former minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva,...
Prisons will be open for visitors from August 15...
16 more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
Russia on Tuesday claimed to be the first country...
Thirty one former Parliamentarians not elected to...
Professor Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake (62)...
A new Cabinet consisting of a total of 28...
Prevailing showery condition over the south-...
Former minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva...
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that...
Wearing a face mask will be compulsory in busy...
29 more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
The Prisons Department to allow visitors to meet...
SOUTH KOREA, GREECE: Landslides and flooding...
The Fisheries and Aquatic Development Ministry...
Mahinda Rajapaksa has assumed duties as the newly...
Several spells of showers will occur in...
27 persons had tested positive for the...
One more person had tested positive for the...
Former Presidential Chief of Staff Gamini S....
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has...
Fourteen more individuals recovered from COVID-19...
The Colombo High Court today issued summons on...
The overall number of global coronavirus cases...
Gampaha District Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’ (...
Several spells of showers will occur in...
In keeping with the regulations issued by the...
Investigators have found the so-called "black...
Three persons who had tested positive for the...
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in...
The leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (...
The foundation stone for an Early Childhood...
 A newly constructed screw type compost...
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday...
The new Government has a fresh look: new faces,...
The Malaysian High Court will deliver a decision...
The Lake House branch of the Pragathasheeli...
Leader of the National People’s Power (NPP) led...
Former Minister and UNP Galle District candidate...
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 recovery rate recorded 90.74...
Two leading politicians of the Tamil National...
Leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Sajith...
After almost 60 years, the Sri Lanka Freedom...
The burnt out car
SF LokkaAnother underworld figure Eron Ranasinghe...
The stronghold and the fortress  of the...
Former Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi
The former Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi...
PUTTALAM: Kalpitiya voters on their way to cast their ballots at the Mohoththuwarama polling station. Pic by Prasad Poornimal, Puttalam Correspondent
The General Election 2020 held on August 5 has...
Herbs grown in the Southern province will be used...
The Institute of Western Music and Speech, Sri...
Parties of the opposition have commenced planning...
New office-bearers for 2020/2021: President -...
The names for the SLPP National List have been...
The number of dengue cases is expected to...
Nineteen Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) stores...

Feature

Making a sincere attempt to bring an unimagined...

Features

Titile: What the Buddha discoveredAuthor:...
Soma Jayakody, the veteran Sinhala writer who...
During these years living in Sri Lanka, I have...
The Sitawaka Ganga flows through Talduwa
Visiting the ruins of the Sitawaka Kingdom...

News Features

Many familiar faces will not be present when the...
The overwhelming victory of the Sri Lanka...
Last week Sri Lanka’s political landscape...
The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)...
Amid numerous adverse surroundings, finally, the...
As Wednesday, August 5 morning dawned to grey...
“An electoral system is rarely the ultimate or...
The house, Angoda Lokka, was living in, in Coimbatore.
The Crime Branch of the Criminal Investigations...

Business

NDB and Maersk officials after signing the MoU....
Waste of man-hours and fuel due to badly managed...
The dependency of the elderly workforce of the...
Fisheries trade union representatives, calling...
The e-commerce industry in Sri Lanka recorded...
The new scooter
Associated Motorways (Pvt) Limited gives riders...
Sri Lanka Telecom - the national ICT service...
Standard Chartered Sri Lanka headquarters
Standard Chartered Sri Lanka won big at the ‘The...
Rohan Edrisinha
The APIIT Law School (APIIT) in collaboration...
Consumer sector of Sunshine Holdings has...
Deputy Director of the Telecom Regulatory Commission Mrs. Menaka Pathirana conducts the session in Sinhala for students of Central College, Kotahena.
Sisu Dirimaga, the sustainability arm of fashion...
Managing Director of Daraz Sri Lanka,  Rakhil Fernando and Post Master General  Ranjith Ariyaratne after signing of MoU.
Daraz, an online marketplace platform, has...
Improving the performance of a sales team is one...
Rubber plants with good ground cover.
Natural rubber is a commodity in which the...
CEO, Asiri Health, Dr. Manjula Karunaratne receives the Certificate of Accreditation for four Asiri Group Hospitals, from  CEO of ACHSI,  Dr. Karen Luxford.
Asiri Surgical and Medical Hospitals in Colombo...
‘Gearing Up for the Post-Covid Economic Rev Up’
Women Empowered Global (WEG), an organisation...
  Kanchana  Ratwatte  &   D.P.K.  Gunasekera
The Bank of Ceylon (BOC) marked its 81st...
Nadeepa, my late son (on right) with his centennial friends
The schools have commenced after a long lock down...
 The job description outlines the duties and...
Lahiru Maduranga
A Regional Manager at Softlogic Life, Lahiru...
Suren Goonewardene
Lankem Ceylon PLC has appointed Suren...
Inflation increased to 4.2 per cent in July 2020...
DirectFNDirector and Chief Technical Officer Ruwan Aluthgedara, Director, Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa, Dr. Priyanth Karunarathne, Deputy Director, Dr. Muditha Perera and Dr. Kasun Withana at the opening.
The waiting area of the Colombo East Base...
Metropolitan PhotoHub has relocated its Canon...
Is thinking less important than action? Do not...
Soon after the first case of Covid-19 occurred in...
In the Forex market, USD/LKR rate on spot...
The Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing...

Sports

The Mercantile Football Association conducted its...
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive...
Mohamed Anver Ameer
Former captain of the Sri Lanka soccer team in...
Sachini Ranasinghe
Former National women’s chess champion WIM...
Mahesh Sabaratnam
He never did any sport at his obscure school but...
Yury Ganus
MOSCOW AFP: The outspoken head of Russia’s anti-...
WELLINGTON AFP: Gymnastics New Zealand apologised...
Steve Smith
SYDNEY AFP: Winning the Ashes in England and...
Whether it’s Heads or Tails what’s important is...
Ranjan Madugalle
The Covid-19 impact on Sri Lanka has been greatly...
Thilan Walallavita
Thilan Walallavita, a 22 year old Sri Lankan made...
Lt. Gen. Denzil Kobbekaduwa
A religious ceremony will be held in Kandy today...
Dasun Shanaka plays a shot in this file photo of...
The Sri Lanka chess team is set to participate in...
TOKYO AFP: A giant set of Olympic rings installed...
Schools sports associations have drawn up plans...
Maduranga de Silva from Ethimale Cricket Club was...
Golf is the only sport that has been active even...
The second oldest golf meet in the world, the Sri...
The Basketball Federation is awaiting the...
Lalith Helambage was unanimously re-elected...

Editorial

The victory of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (...

Opinion

Former UNP MP, Prof.Ashu Marasinghe, a candidate...
The National People’s Power (NPP) led by the...
General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...
This takes time to sink in. The people have...

Youth Observer

Posh Spice has built a strong reputation for her...
Although she is a cricketer she can be easily...
Well worth the critical acclaim it has received,...
The Third Man and The Fallen Idol comprises one...
Ramya Jirasinghe
Ramya Jirasinghe is an author, a poet in English...
Amitabh Bachchan with Abhishek Bachchan after the press conference at their residence.
Amitabh Bachchan  Amitabh Bachchan wrote in...
Besides Raksha Bandhan, Akshay Kumar has Laxmmi...
Lakmali Maladugala is a willowy beauty who won...
Luckily, changing your breathing habits isn’t all...
All of us breathe quite unconsciously, but do we...
Holidays are often a reflection of a country’s...
An undergraduate of the University of Moratuwa,...
Andrew Fidel Fernando, this year’s Gratiaen Award...

Health

Lung cancer 2nd most common in Sri LankaHealth...

Junior

Sybil Wettasinghe was a great author in Sri Lanka...
I have two sisters. They are Akithra and Onaya....
The temperature of the Earth is rising daily due...
Imaduwa is my home town. It is a big town. It has...
The environment is a valuable gift by Nature and...
My favourite TV program is Garfield. And it is...
My pet is a dog. Its name is Blacky. It is three...
Fire is a good servant, but a bad master’Fire was...
My motherland is Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful...
Corona is a deadly epidemic that arose in Wuhan...
My school is Sri Dharmaloka College, Kelaniya. It...
Clever and Cute Montessori, Malabe held its...
Along the road, on a Sunday drive On a road along...
Moon shines bright Up in the sky Smiling at us In...
One day in Ireland, a ship was boarding, The...
The most beautiful relationship Out of all the...
Kangaroos are amazing creatures and like the...
As the country went into lockdown, children found...

Marriage Proposals

Academically and professionally qualified well...
Academically and professionally compatible...

Obituaries

JOHN - HANNAH MERCY - Dearly beloved wife of the...

World

UN agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis...
Port Louis, Aug 8 (AFP) - The Prime Minister of...

Montage

When a State Official demands money or a favour...
Inspired by the exemplary methods deployed by the...

Spectrum

On July 7, 1915, which eventually became a phrase...

Impact

The death toll from the ammonium nitrate blast...
KDA intake 3 in 1982
On August 3, 1982, a batch of 14 from various...
The elections are over and the dust is settling...

Classifieds

MiscellaneousCD DVD records sewing machines...
Business Premises for SaleColombo-10 - 3.20...
Business OpportunitiesInvestment opportunity for...

Week of August 9, 2020