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PM cracks the whip on foreign jaunts

Posted on 23 April 2017

  April 24, 2017. by Piiyasena Dissnayake in The Island.   Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has banned all UNP MPs and ministers from leaving the country more than thrice a year. If any MP or a minister needs to leave the country then he or she will have to meet him and obtain his written permission, […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lankan doctor killed in road mishap in London

Posted on 22 April 2017

  By Sujeeva Nivunhella in London – Courtesy: Daily News. Vice President of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK, Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana was killed by a double-decker bus in Oxford Street in Central London around 2 am on Sunday, April 9. His body, lying in a morgue in London, will be flown to […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

IMF expects global economy to perform better this year

Posted on 12 April 2017

  Apr 11, 2017 (LBO) – The International Monetary Fund expects the global economy to perform better this year and next year compared with 2016, but it has concerns beyond the near-term, said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. “Our forecast for 2017 and 2018 is certainly more favourable than what we have seen in 2016, […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

The Sunday Island Preview of “According to Matthew”

Posted on 09 April 2017

  Seeing the praiseworthy film produced and directed by Chandran Rutnam on Fr Matthew Peiris convicted of two homicides, I wondered how on earth the man sailed through two murders in the vicarage of St Paul’s Church on Kynsey Road, Colombo 8, by using the same method of causing hypoglycemia in the husband of his […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

‘According to Matthew’ awaits its public jury

Posted on 08 April 2017

Courtesy" Sunday Times". With the much-awaited silver screen version of a true to life tale of love/lust, trust, treachery and murder that premiered on Monday soon to be released, Kumudini Hettiarachchi recaps the making of the film A word from Director Chandran Ratnam to Mathew (Alston) and Daphne (Jacqueline)  Clad in a black cassock with […] Continue Reading

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Obituary

Ravi Jayawardene – son of President J.R. Jayawardene and his wife Elina

Posted on 05 April 2017

Ravi Jayawardene, the son of  late Sri Lankan President, J. R. Jayawardene, has passed away aged 80. Ravi Jayawardene who was the founder of the Police Special Task Force, was also a specialist in defence. Late Ravi Jayawardene worked as the Security Advisor to President J. R. Jayawardene, during the UNP regime of 1980 and […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

83rd Battle of the Saints – This can be a nailbiter – no quarter given or asked

Posted on 25 February 2017

  By M. Shamil Amit – Courtesy: Sunday Times. As it happens every year during the month of March the saints are ready to march on the cricket field for their annual “Battle of the Saints”.  This is the 83rd in the series to be played on March 3 and 4 at the P. Sara […] Continue Reading

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Harpo’s Pizza and Pasta opens in Mount Lavinia

Posted on 23 February 2017

As part of its long term expansion plan, Harpo's Pizza and Pasta, launched its second pizza parlour in Mount Lavinia. Conveniently located and easily accessible on Galle Road in a prime position of Mount Lavinia, Harpo's Pizza and Pasta offers a range of woodfired, thin crust pizzas and fresh homemade pastas for customers to dine […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Canada welcomes entry into force of WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation

Posted on 22 February 2017

February 22, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Canada welcomed today’s announcement by the World Trade Organization that the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) has entered into force. The TFA is important for Canadians because it will lower trade costs globally by modernizing and simplifying the customs and border procedures of WTO members. […] Continue Reading

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Travel & Hotels

Malayali family brings back to life a slice of colonial Colombo

Posted on 22 February 2017

  Courtesy of  PK Balachandran  |  Express News Service  |   Published: 22nd February 2017. Vishnu Vethody | EPS COLOMBO: The Vethodys, a family of Malayali entrepreneurs with roots in Kerala and Sri Lanka, have brought back to life a slice of Colombo’s colonial past with the re-launch of their extensively renovated 135-year-old iconic Hotel Nippon situated in the heart […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Trinity-Antonian ‘Big Match’ celebrates ‘A Century of Friendly Rivalry’

Posted on 19 February 2017

  Andrew Fowler-Watt the principal of Trinity College Kandy, Rev Fr. Henry Bernard Wijeratne – Principal/Rector of St. Anthony’s College Kandy holding the ‘John Halangoda Trophy’ of the Trinity-Antonian Big Match with Asela Herath – President Old Antonians Cricket Wing and President of Trinity College Cricket Foundation, Nilantha Ratnayake The much awaited Centenary Cricket encounter […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

Australia v Sri Lanka: Asela Gunaratne powers tourists to final-ball victory to take T20 Series 2-0

Posted on 19 February 2017

ASELA GUNARATNE – remember that name. A one-man Sri Lankan rescue effort turned Australia in to Twenty20 also-rans as Asela Gunarate smashed 37 runs in the final two overs to hand his team a miraculous victory in Geelong on Sunday. The right-hander, who was also the hero at the MCG on Friday night, took 22 […] Continue Reading

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Strategic Partnership Agreement approved

Posted on 18 February 2017

Prime Minister Trudeau welcomes the European Parliament’s approval of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Strategic Partnership Agreement. February 15, 2017 Ottawa (Ontario)   Today, the European Parliament voted to approve the implementation of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). CETA sets a new bar for […] Continue Reading

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Travel & Hotels

JETWING COLOMBO SEVEN

Posted on 17 February 2017

Juliet Coombe checks out the cities most exciting hospitality newcomer Jetwing Colombo Seven – Courtesy of Daily News. Remember the scene in ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ where the Devil, played brilliantly by Al Pacino, takes the Attorney, Kevin, played by Keanu Reaves, onto the rooftop of his high rise building with an amazing infinity pool and […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka beat Australia in first T20I by five wickets: As it Happened

Posted on 17 February 2017

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, MelbourneFebruary 17, 2017 Sri Lanka sneak through after Gunaratne fifty. Sri Lanka 5 for 172 (Gunaratne 52, Munaweera 44) beat Australia 6 for 168 (Finch 43, Malinga 2-29) by five wickets Australia's "best of the Big Bash League" took Sri Lanka to the final ball. The hosts and their three debutants fought […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Adelyn Rae enters Canadian market

Posted on 17 February 2017

Women's fashion brand from Los Angeles partners with SCI for launch in Canada.   TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2017 /CNW/ – Los Angeles based women's clothing retailer, Adelyn Rae, has partnered with SCI to launch their wholesale distribution operations in Canada. The popular women's dress designer now offers their fashion collections to Canadians through retailers such […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

SriLankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia

Posted on 16 February 2017

Colombo, February 16 2017: SriLankan Airlines added yet another accolade when China’s Top Travel magazine named it the Best Airline in South Asia at the 10th Annual Top Travel Awards, recognizing SriLankan’s continuous efforts at expanding travel between China and Sri Lanka. This is the latest in a string of awards for Sri Lanka’s National […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines bags a gold at the Golden City Gate Awards 2017

Posted on 26 April 2017

  Colombo April26, 2017: Sri Lanka’s National Carrier and oneworld member airline, SriLankan Airlines won a Gold Award for its destination video “Epic Journey of Sri Lanka on SriLankan Airlines” at the Golden City Gate Awards Ceremony at ITB Berlin recently.  The video captures the cultural vibrancy and the ecological beauty of the country through […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines further enhances service excellence for passengers of all airlines at BIA

Posted on 21 April 2017

            Colombo, April 21 2017: SriLankan Airlines further enhanced its customer service capabilities with more specialized training for its airport service staff at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to serve passengers of all airlines even better. SriLankan Airlines (www.srilankan.com) is the sole airport ground handler for all airlines that operate to […] Continue Reading

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Colombo’s seafront makes way for China-backed financial city

Posted on 21 April 2017

Project developer hopes investments to the tune of $13 billion will start coming in from 2018; targets major investors from south Asia, particularly India. It is hard to miss the blue-lettered boards lining the northern end of Galle Face, Colombo’s iconic seafront. “A new Central Park in Colombo”, “A new world class city in South […] Continue Reading

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Aitken Spence Travels records landmark 150,000 happy visitors to destination Sri Lanka

Posted on 15 April 2017

  April 12, 2017. Courtesy: The Island. Aitken Spence Travels, the largest inbound operator of the country closed the 2016/17 financial year with a total inbound volume exceeding 150,000 visitors to Destination Sri Lanka. The year’s performance builds on the previous year’s record high 129,000 visitors, signalling continued growth for the country. Commenting on this […] Continue Reading

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