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BOC soars with 1H pre-tax profit up 20% to Rs. 8.6 b

In a fitting tribute to its 75th anniversary in August, the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has boosted its first half pre-tax profit by 20% to a record Rs. 8.6 billion. BoC said yesterday it has reported an after tax profit of Rs. 6.2 billion for 1H2014 which is a 23% growth over 1H of the [...]

Sri Lanka can be a breakthrough nation in sustainability: Triple Bottom Line guru

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By Shabiya Ali Ahlam The father of the world-famous Triple Bottom Line strategy, John Elkington yesterday suggested Sri Lanka can be a “breakthrough” nation in sustainability, provided the private sector leads the effort sincerely. “The CEOs must own sustainability. At present they don’t. They think it is someone else’s responsibility. Firms must make sustainability mainstream [...]

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Miss China for Miss Universe contestants in Sri Lanka

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Contestants for the Miss China for Miss Universe 2014 competition were in the country in the run up to the final competition. The contestants modelled a range of outfits designed by Sri Lankan labels at a fashion show organised as part of the pre-competition... 

Legends and dreams of Hantana

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By D.C. Ranatunga “The first public holiday after my arrival in Ceylon in March 1941 was Good Friday, and I seized the opportunity to pay my first visit to Peradeniya. I went alone and told nobody I was going, lest the newspaper reporters picked up my trail. I had no wish to reopen the ‘Battle of the Sites’ which had been fought so bitterly for... 


5 ‘happiest hours’ in Colombo

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By Terooka de Zylva Everybody loves to indulge in a good happy hour, whether it is to avoid rush hour traffic after work, to catch up with friends or co-workers... 

Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee

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By Thulasi Muttulingam A kilogram of these beans can cost up to $ 400 or more. It’s not for the faint-hearted, either of purse or palate. The average... 

A glimpse of the 1956 election

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be 63 years old next week. The party was formed on 2 September 1951. Founder S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike quit the UNP... 

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