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Week of December 17, 2017

The rejection of nominations to 23 local bodies...
Air pollution, got a lot of attention in Sri...
Referring to the write up in the Sunday Observer...
Walagamba-Tusker at Kalawewa Pic: Rajiv Welikala
The sight of a tusker is a thing of beauty. It is...
Central Environmental Authority officials and...
UNP Deputy General Secretary and Education...
Sri Lankan commuters, particularly, of the...
Sri Lanka has formally handed over its southern...
Can a society wield tough powers to forcefully...
The Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau of the Department...
Chief Bakamuna Rochelle Bibile helping students with art-therapy
MTI idea2fund’s Bakamuna collaborated with the...
Officials of the Department of Railways blame the...
Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib...
‘It’s Christmas time in the city’: With just a...
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) last week...
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announces the...
Mobitel will sponsor the Observer Mobitel...
Refuting media reports to the effect that the...
The Carols being sung last year
Sri Lanka Customs “Christmas Carols 2017” will be...
The Christmas and New Year programs of Union...
The annual Christmas Carols of Hendala...
Electric wire stolen from the flyover in the...
Lake House, General Manager Abhaya Amaradasa, Deputy General Manager, (Human Capital) Narada Sumanaratne and members of the Human Capital team of Lake House with the SLTAD People’s Award.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Training and...
The wild animal population is rapidly increasing...
The inflow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to...
Police have received six election-related...
Responding to the brutal killings of several...
Following a news report last week, about an...
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of...
UNP Deputy General Secretary and Education...
The dubbing unit of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini...
A recorded public talk on ‘The Nature OF The Mind...
In reply to the allegations levelled by the...
Robert Frost, America’s most popular 20th century...
Drum Circle showcase their talents with the participation of spectators.
The ‘Bera Fest 2017’ held recently at...
Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (...
Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will hold a Sitar...
The Bank of Ceylon team with the award
The Bank of Ceylon BOC won two awards at the Best...
Huawei has launched the Huawei nova2i Aurora Blue...
Softlogic Information Technologies Pvt Ltd, one...
Abans, the Authorized Reseller and Service...
Youth Ambassadors at the three-day adventure camp in Kitulgala
The United States Agency for International...
Dhananjaya Samaraweera
HNB has been recognised by Asiamoney as the ‘Best...
A model of the Sky Villa living room
Serenia Limited, with a vision of being an ultra-...
 Recycled Christmas décor
In keeping with its much-loved tradition to make...
Dusit Thani Sri Lanka, the beachfront property in...
The ‘Siddhalepa on Duty’ team in action
With the commencement of the Sri Pada season on...
Harsha Wanigatunga
As digitalization grows at a very fast pace,...
Richard Pieris Finance Ltd, the only finance...
K. B. Rajapakse
As a customer centric bank, the People’s Bank is...
A new report from UK-based Changing Markets Foundation reveals how formula milk manufacturers add unnecessary ingredients with no proven benefits – all to ramp up the prices.
A new international investigation has revealed a...
Nadeeka Kumarihami
Trumps Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., joins VLT, a...
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, a global chain of...
Disney’s long-standing chief executive Bob Iger (l) struck the deal with Rupert Murdoch
Dec 14: Walt Disney has agreed to buy the bulk of...
In addition to its complimentary inflight service...
Singer Sri Lanka, the national distributor for...
 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at the GES opening ceremony.
The Global Entrepreneur Summit (GES) 2017 in...
ICANN and local panel of expertise at the media briefing.
‘IDNs are domain names represented by letters or...
FilePic: Lake House Media Library
Minister of Plantation Industries, Navin...
Sladana Mladenovic
Young Slovenian, Sladana Mladenovic is the Vice...
Julian Bolling and Yasas Hewage introduce the multi-sport brand Ironman.
Sri Lanka Tourism and Pro-Am Serendib (Pvt) Ltd...
Sri Lanka entered into three loan agreements...
Jasna Rokegem
Meet Jasna Rokegem of Belgium, a young and...
Commercial Bank DGM Marketing Hasrath Munasinghe, Mastercard Country Manager Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Santhosh Kumar, and CH17 CEO Jumar Preena (3rd, 4th and 5th from right) and Captain of the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Firaz Hameed (3rd from left) at the launch of the co-branded credit card with representatives of the Bank and the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon is teeing off with...
Implementing one of the several national...
Rohanthi Wijewickrama
Young entrepreneur Rohanthi Wijewickrama, the...
WWW.INSTITUTE4SE.COM
Most of you in the business world are busy,...
The WiLAT team
Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri...
Corporate governance is essentially thought of as...
The importance for a country to have reliable...
Spa Ceylon, a large luxury ayurveda chain, has...
In terms of the provisions of the Financial...
At 23, Frank Solorzano is the co-founder and CEO...
PIC: LAKE HOUSE MEDIA LIBRARY
The government has taken a judicious decision to...
eChannelling PLC, the pioneer and largest doctor...
Virtusa, a leading IT company in Sri Lanka,...
The Bank of Ceylon’s Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman Ranel T. Wijesinha (left) and the Deputy General Manager Treasury,  Investment and International/ Chief Financial Officer Russel Fonseka  (middle) receive the award from Vice President of CA Sri Lanka,    Jagath Perera.
The Bank of Ceylon’s (BOC) 2016 Annual Report won...
 The top participants of the research conference
The collapse of exports coupled with the foreign...
Margaret Curran, International Regional Manager, South Asia SQA, Mahinda Galagedara, Chairman EDEX, Athula Munasinghe, Secretary, Royal College Union, Nishan Jayalath, Director Sponsorships EDEX at the sponsorship awarding ceremony.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), a...
S&P Global Ratings has revised its credit...
Hybrid vehicle owners in discussion with Edirisinghe Brothers’ Hybrid Hub team members.
Hybrid vehicle owners got an opportunity to get...
From left: Amila Kulatunga – Chief Operating Officer/General  Manager - IMC, Nishantha Jayasundara - General Manager /Chief Marketing  Officer –IMC- AIC, Dr. DharanganBakthaseelan - Executive Director/  Director Finance - AIC-IMC , Dr. GishanSumanasiri - Executive Director/  Chief Executive Officer - AIC-IMC, Mahinda Galagedara – Chairman –  EDEX, SudheeraSenaratne –  Secretary EDEX, Tharaka Dadagamuwa – Director  Sales.
IMC-AIC Education Consortium is the Gold Sponsor...
 The Central Bank will announce its 2018...
MTI’s International HR Consultant Darshan Singh engaging with the  European Audience in Marbella, Spain.
MTI’s HR Thought Leadership Team, led by Darshan...
Mohamed Kalim - Senior Sales Executive, M. Ali Azhar - Business Head, Brands and Distribution, GehanThangappan - Business Development Manager, Manjula Jayasinghe - Country Business Manager HP Inc, Fahmy Ismail – Managing Director and Christian Edman Reyes - Managing Director, Asian Emerging Countries HP Inc.with the award
The Technocity Pvt Ltd an HP Distributor in Sri...
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura says the Syrian government delegation refused to engage at the Geneva peace talks.  Pic: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
Dec 14: UN-sponsored talks in Geneva designed to...
The Panama Papers revealed how offshore firms hide assets and wealth through tax evasion and money laundering. Pic: Action Press/Rex Features
Anti-corruption campaigners welcome move but...
The Schwyz-Stoos funicular in the Alpine resort of Stoos.  Pic: Urs Flueeler/EPA
Dec 15: Swiss engineering and technology have...
Saudi women attending a short film competition the King Fahad culture centre in Riyadh in October.  Pic: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images
Saudi Arabia is to allow cinemas to open for the...
Six carol singers have been arrested in the...
Aaron Gunawardenahas clinched an unprecedented...
SriLankan Airlines, Manager Australia Sanjeeva Jayatileke with Sir Ian Botham and the team members.
SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri...
The ‘Royal Rugby Rally’ to support of Royal Rugby...
The Sri Lanka Navy netball team displayed their...
Colombo Masters Cricket Assocaition (CMCA) over...
Y.C. Chang
Y. C. Chang’s contribution to rugby is immense....
Athual Wijawickrema made Kandy and the country...
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s fight in North America.
LOS ANGELES, Friday - Floyd Mayweather and Conor...
A tussle for the ball in the Dialog ‘A’ division rugby match between defending champs Kandy SC and Havelocks SC at Havelock Park under lights yesterday. (Pic by Sudam Gunasinghe)
It was anybody’s game in the first half and...
Mobitel will be the sponsor for the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer contest for the 11th consecutive year. Mobitel Chief Executive Officer Nalin Perera handing over the media sponsorship to Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd General Manager Abhaya Amaradasa. Also in the picture are DGM  ANCL Advertising Waruna Mallawaarachchi, Mobitel Channel Communication Senior Manager Jude Silva, Sunday Observer Editor Chandani Jayatilleke, Sub-Editor Sunday Observer  Bernard Perera and ANCL Channel Manager Chanaka
Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider SLT...
Mobitel Chief Executive Officer, Nalin Perera...
Rumesh Buddhika, left hand batsman of BRC made a...
A down-to-earth personOur dear colleague, Ranjan...
ZURICH, Friday - Brazilian soccer chief Marco...
PERTH, Saturday - An epic and unbeaten 301-run...
St. Benedict’s College Kotahena won on first...
DE SILVA - SRIKANTHA - Dearly beloved husband of...
The annual festive frenzy is once again engulfing...
The buzz for a while was the meeting and co-...
They say that a government is in trouble when its...
A double-amputee in a wheelchair was among the...
Wherever we live, we are all migrants. In fact,...
HEAVY VEHICLES SERVICES To the lowest monthly...
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESBusiness partner needed for...
BUSINESS PREMISES TO LET OR LEASEColombo 3-4-5, 6...
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALEUsed /​ Unused electric...
I am Nazhath Hudha. I am twelve-years-old. I...
My name is Noora Zainab. I am six-years-old. I...
I am Menuka Thulmeth Serasinghe Pathirana. I...
My name is Ginuri Gunawardana. I study at S.K.K....
My home garden is very beautiful with many trees...
   Maria Tallchief was America’s...
You may have heard the word ‘waves’ a thousand...
People make friends wherever they go. But only a...
Where did they come from?  The first Persian...
Life is sometimes described as a beautiful...
Project Eden - organised by the Interact Clubs of...
 My parrot is green. It can fly. It can talk...
With the rumbling of the engines, roaring of the...
As civilised people we should show kindness to...
Rita was so engrossed looking at the statue of...
Christmas is the festival that celebrates the...
Purity of ChristmasSara took her eyes off from...
The gifts I’d leave beneath your tree, Aren’t...
My sister's name is Rasodi Dilhara. She was born...
S stands for stockings we hang up so high. A is...
Out of the snowy lawn The snowman grew Wearing...
Faya Montessori and Preschool in Kirulapona held...
Turn your eyes this Christmas To the Child who...
In the beautiful southern hill country, the lofty...
Hamish Finlayson and  Reyhan Camalova
When the world leaders and successful...
Some exciting tips how to make this work.1....
Oh no! How can I go to the party looking like...
After indulging in an assortment of food and...
Care for you!Dear Dr. MMy friend is 15, and she...
Yes, it’s important that you’re physically...
1. What’s yourfashion sense like?Dresses, heals,...
1. Money or Budgeting Skills· Make a budget and...
Nilushi Pawanya
Photograph by Shan Rupassara / Make-up by Iyan...
December is often a month to remember. It is a...
‘Tis the season to connect with family members —...
Conservative people think it is disrespectful to...
The 24-year-old was up for best new artiste, and...
Pop music continues to dominate the chart with...
About our daughter 33 5’6” educated at a leading...
AAA UK qualified good looking professional 44 y....
 The latest in feminine attraction was...
Creativity was a key factor in the saree designs...
A well patronised evening of invitees were seen...
On the occasion of the National Day of Romania, a...
The Peace Expo and Colombo Food Festival 2017 was...
This is the time of year when many people make “...
The annual productivity exhibition jointly...
The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Kandy...
The Chariot festival of the Sri Anjaneyar Temple...
As usual the need to have one’s name registered...
Sunil RodrigoAlways sided with the underdog“The...
Pick N Go, a new transport service App was...
Fashion Hub opened an outlet at Piliyandala where...
Dankotuwa Porcelain opened its signature showroom...
Pharmaceutical drugs sold by unscrupulous vendors...
Dr Sue argues that research points towards men having a weaker immune response to common viral respiratory infections and the flu.  Pic: Alan Thornton/Getty Images
The fight against the ridicule of “man flu” has...
Peter has Huntington’s disease and his siblings Sandy and Frank also have the gene
The defect that causes the neurodegenerative...
Cinnamon Grand’s yuletide market returns for the...
For more than a century the Galle Face Hotel has...
The first Swiss hospitality chain in town has...
Mixing of the traditional Christmas Cake at...
Waters Edge Hotel in Battaramulla will have a...
Loon Tao is celebrating NewYear’s Eve in style...
Dec 11: Modern medicine can be a truly amazing...
Murweh Shire Council: Local authorities will make plans for an alternative  celebration
Dec 12: Plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary...
A box filled with dirty diapers and a note for a package thief
HILLSBORO, Ore. - A package thief got a stinky...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri woman said a man...
The father claimed that the first husband had divorced his wife but forgot to apply for divorce papers (AFP/File)
Dec 11: A man who gave his daughter in marriage...
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Uber charged a Toronto man more...
There are travellers and tourists. Tourists see...
Human behaviour has a close connection with the...

Week of December 17, 2017