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Sunday, 3 June 2012


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Ranil in Japan

[October 04 2015]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday (3) on his first official visit to the country after assuming office. He was accompanied by Minister of Technology, Technology Education and Employment, Susil Premajayntha,


Lithuania opens Consulate in Sri Lanka

[October 04 2015]

Republic of Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka with R. M. Manivannan, Chairman of SupremeSAT and Owner of Supreme Global Holdings as the Honorary Consul. Manivannan, known as a big time private investor in emerging markets,


Seya murder: CID arrests Kondaya’s brother

[October 04 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the murder of Seya Sadewmi, the five-year –old girl from Kotadeniyawa , took into custody the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’, on Friday.


Outbreak of vector borne disease likely

[September 27 2015]

The onset of the North East monsoon rains causing floods could result in an outbreak of several food, water and vector borne diseases, heath authorities warn.


Seven killed in landslides

[September 27 2015]

At least seven people were killed and nearly 200 persons marooned due to heavy rains that slashed several parts of the country, causing landslides in the Central Province.


Beach cleaning begins

[September 20 2015]

A Clean-up Week has been declared to mark the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) 2015 on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. A national program which began yesterday (19) will continue till September 23 with the participation of schoolchildren,


CID arrests two over Seya’s murder

[September 20 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested two persons in connection with the harrowing rape and murder of the five- year- old girl, Seya Sadewmi, in Kotadeniyawa.


Dengue cases could soar with new breeding sites

[September 20 2015]

Dengue Fever (DF) cases which up to September 2015 tumbled by ten- thousand compared to figures last year, could soar, resulting in another dengue epidemic,


Rajiva out of Liberal Party

[September 20 2015]

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who had filed a case (DSP/108/2015) against the Liberal Party and its party officials at the District Court of Colombo on August 4, 2015 withdrew the case on September 17, 2015 before Colombo District Judge, T.D.Gunasekara.


SL issues travel advisory on Nepal

[September 13 2015]

As violence in Nepal over a proposed new Federal Constitution continued, Sri Lanka issued a travel advisory on Friday (11) urging pilgrims to postpone their visits to the Buddhist religious site Lumbini,


Rosy appointed PM’s Media Spokesperson

[September 13 2015]

Former State Minister for Child Affairs, Rosy Senanayake has been appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wikcremesinghe’s Media Spokesperson and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.



Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, is now a sea of heads with thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the country converging on the sacred grounds where Arahat Mahinda arrived from India with the message of Buddhism on a Poson Poya Day. Here devotees climb the steps to the top of the Mihintale Rock, the very place that King Devanampiyatissa and his retinue embraced Buddhism, giving rise to a heritage and civilisation based on Buddhist principles and values. Pic: Wimal Karunatilaka

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‘Disseminating misleading and false information’:

Govt decries UNP, JVP attempts to destabilise economy

The Government yesterday deplored attempts by the UNP and the JVP to destabilise the economy through disseminating misleading and false information. In a special statement released to the media, the Government said it has been in the forefront of protecting the entire financial system,

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Buddha’s teachings can resolve today’s conflicts too – President

The teachings of the Buddha are relevant even today as they were 26 centuries ago. If the leaders of our modern world embrace this advice, many of today’s domestic and international conflicts could be resolved, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was addressing the United Nations Day Vesak celebrations in Bangkok yesterday.

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50th anniversary of ANCL Mihintale Aloka pooja

The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) will conduct the Mihintale sacred area Aloka pooja for the 50th consecutive year from today till June 5. Abans Limited will sponsor the Mihintale Aloka pooja for the seventh consecutive year. The Ceylon Electricity Board has extended its fullest cooperation to this noble cause.

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Ideal forum to find solution:

TNA’s participation in PSC vital for Tamils

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said if the TNA has a genuine interest in the plight of the Tamil community, it should participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which is the ideal forum to find a solution to the problems of those in the North and the East. The TNA will have to definitely come to the PSC due to international pressure, the Minister told the Sunday Observer.

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Move to curb incidence of violence:

Police gets tough over abuse of women and children

The Police Department has launched a program to curb the incidence of violence against women and children by setting up 43 branches of the Women and Children’s Bureau at police divisions and a single unit at every police station to investigate complaints of abuse against women and children,

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