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By Binoy Suriyaarachchi
It would be a timely decision to acquire excess supplies and money of the temples which have a high income and allocate it for the benefit of temples in rural areas, a senior monk said Sunday.

Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League donated a package of drinking bottles for the victims affected by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.

The terms and conditions that the government is about to impose on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be gazetted, Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon said. In a statement on Sunday, Abeykoon stated that it have also temporally been halted to enroll new students to the SAITM and to award degrees until the relevant gazette is issued.

Due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected during next few days in the south western part of the country and the possibility of continuing rain in the Kegalle, Rathnapura and Kalutara districts is high, the Met. Department said.

By Binoy Suriyaarachchi
The control prices imposed on 17 essential items will remain unchanged, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

A group of War Hero families and disable War Heroes were granted interest free housing loans yesterday (21st June) at the Ministry of Defense. The event organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry was held under the patronage of State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene and Secretary Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi.

President Maithripala Sirisena is to take a decisive decision on the SriLankan Airlines board of management, sources said. The move comes following several allegations being raised against some board members, including the Chairman Ajith Dias.

‘Ambalama’ is a Sinhala word for a wayside rest-house. I first saw one when I was trekking to Sri Pada, (Adam’s Peak) with my grandmother in the latter part of the 1970s. I saw several buildings along the trek up to the peak where weary pilgrims stop over to take a respite from their long journey.

Sunday, 25 June 2017 09:40


What was termed as “a unique concert” of the “mysterious Russian soul” turned out to be exactly that, when the 60th Anniversary of Russia - Sri Lanka Diplomatic Relationship was celebrated at the Russian Cultural Centre on June 6, 2017. The musical ensemble Ornament from the Russian Northern capital of St. Petersburg comprised Mikhayil Dzyudze on balalaika double bass, Oleg Gulevsky played the button accordion-bayan, Denis Penyugin the balalaika and Sergei Nikulin - guitar.

Sunday, 25 June 2017 09:34

'Mom': Reasons to watch the film

Sridevi, who marked her return to Bollywood with the critically acclaimed 2012 film 'English Vinglish', is all set to rule the silver screen once again. This time around, the star will be seen in the thriller title 'Mom'. The film written and directed by Ravi Udyawar, follows the story of a mother who has to make tough choices in order to save her teenage daughter. With the film set to release on 7 July 2017, we give you few reasons to watch the movie.

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