Minuki Group wins SLCSMI and FCCISL awards

Views - 78 Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

  Minuki Group of Companies, a pioneer in trusted total solution providers with the noble and diligent service to the footwear industry in Sri Lanka, was presented the National Silver Award by President Mithripala Sirisena at

MyDoctor Senehasa: Motherly care to moms to be

Views - 658 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

  Introducing yet another amenity to Sri Lanka My Doctor launches its pregnancy support service under the flag MyDoctor ‘Senehasa’ a supportive service for ‘moms-to-be’ which goes on for a period of tw

Sri Lankasports.com to hold Inter Company Netball Championship in January

Views - 65 Thursday, 22 December 2016 00:00

  Sri Lankasports.com, Sri Lanka’s first sports website, is once again making arrangement to conduct the annual Sri Lankasports.com Intercompany Netball Championship on 21 January at the St. Joseph’s College Indoo

Raw sugar sinks to 6-week low, coffee and cocoa also fall

Views - 279 Wednesday, 2 November 2016 00:00


Miss Intercontinental 2016

Views - 1483 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:10

Miss Puerto Rico Heilymar Rosario was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2016 at the pageant at Stein Studios in Ratmalana recently. Miss Sri Lanka Tracy Ann De Zilva emerged first runner-up while the second runner-up was Miss Ghana Silvia Commodore. T

Wawrinka beats Del Potro to reach US Open semis

Views - 282 Friday, 9 September 2016 00:02

Reuters: Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka outlasted tiring former champion Juan Martin del Potro in four sets to advance to the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland gr

Kanrich Finance’s unique CSR project targets reduction of plastic and polythene usage at Kandy Perah

Views - 165 Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:00

Central Environmental Authority Project Director (Pilisaru) Bandula Sarath Kumara being handed over a token contribution of recycled garbage collection bags for the Urumaya CSR project by Kanrich Finance Manager, Savings Hiranya Warnakula

Fitch Rates Commercial Bank’s Rs. 7 b debenture ‘AA- (EXP)’

Views - 355 Thursday, 4 August 2016 00:19

Fitch Ratings has assigned Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC’s (CB; AA(lka)/Stable) proposed subordinated debentures of up to Rs. 7bn an expected National Long Term Rating of ‘AA-(lka)(EXP)’. The debentures, which are to have teno

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

Views - 159 Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

REUTERS: The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro. Nearly half a million people are expected

Opening of Chance Sports new showroom

Views - 320 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:03

The new showroom of renowned sportswear selling company Chance Sports will be declared open by Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera at 10 a.m. on 1 August in the Shopping Complex of YMBA Borella. The Chairman of Chance Sports confirms that sever

President concerned over Jaffna Uni. incident

Views - 750 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:05

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday expressed concern over the incident which occurred last week at the University of Jaffna. He said all educational institutions should be reformed to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future. “

Consumer rights activists demand direct line for consumer complaints

Views - 588 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:04

The National Movement for Consumer Rights’ Protection (NMCRP) yesterday requested the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to convert its 1977 hotline number to a direct line to facilitate consumer complaints.  NMCRP President Ranjith Vit

Injuries cast shadow over SL ahead of Aussie tour

Views - 172 Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:16

Australia Team Head Coach Darren Lehmann, Australia Team Captain Steven Smith, Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva, Sri Lanka Team Captain Angelo Mathews and Sri Lanka Cricket Team Head Coach Graham Ford    

Mahendran no show at COPE

Views - 195 Friday, 8 July 2016 13:07

  Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran yesterday failed to appear before the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) though his successor and other Central Bank officials were present.  The Auditor General&rsqu

test01 Intel looks to bring more power

Views - 155 Friday, 24 June 2016 15:59

“We have identified 2-in-1s as a significant business category and I highly believe that this category would bring more revenue throughout this restructuring process. It’s a market that has shown a significant growth since 2013 and it&

tes2 Sri Lankan anti-corruption activists take part in

Views - 149 Friday, 24 June 2016 15:59

Sri Lankan anti-corruption activists take part in a protest against the head of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arjuna Mahendran in Colombo on 23 June. Activists accuse Mahendran of corruption, an allegation he has denied, and demand he sho

test 01 150 Lankan AL students get Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2015-16

Views - 160 Friday, 24 June 2016 15:30

The prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2015-16 were awarded to 150 Advanced Level school students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka by Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education, and Y. K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, at a

test 02 Mathews a doubt after hamstring strain

Views - 130 Friday, 24 June 2016 15:30

Sri Lanka may also have benefited from Mathews’ experience as captain as England chased down 286 to draw level with Sri Lanka - particularly in the final two overs when Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett plundered 30 runs, culminating in Plunket

SELECTRO takes Sri Lanka to Tomorrowland

Views - 888 Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

For the first time in the 11 year history of one of the biggest electronic music festivals held in the world, a Sri Lankan duo will spin their brand of magic on a Tomorrowland stage. Gerard Fonseka (Blake Stryder) and Dilshan Perera (Dee J Dilu),

ICT innovations in agriculture: Innovation where?

Views - 249 Sunday, 12 June 2016 07:00

Introduction  ICT innovations allow farmers to achieve comparative advantage. With comparative advantage, they are in a better position to compete and attract better prices.  Innovation is not cheap. Therefore many farmers a

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Elephant House wins SLFPA third annual six-a-side softball championship

Views - 157 Monday, 6 June 2016 06:00

Twenty-six teams came together to compete in the six-a-side softball cricket tournament organised by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association (SLFPA) which was played on 14 May at the Colombo Colts Cricket Club ground. Teams arrived fr

Winning with geographic vantage

Views - 249 Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:43

  Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama addresses the Daily FT-Colombo University MBA Alumni organised forum “Reforms: The Way Forward” yesterday. Keynote speaker LIRNEasia  Chair Prof. Rohan S

SLT Mobitel ‘Cash Bonanza’ 2016 awards March winner with Montero

Views - 743 Saturday, 30 April 2016 00:00

SLT Mobitel Chief Operating Officer Nalin Perera (left) awarding Cash Bonanza 2016 March winner R. M. Roshan Priyadarshana from Badalkumbura the Montero Cash Bonanza 2016 March Montero winner R. M. Roshan Priyadarshana fr

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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