Government insists strike a flop; Unions say a success

Published : 12:20 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  643 views  |  

Colombo Gazette: While trade unions claimed yesterday’s strike against the increase in electricity tariffs was a success the Government insisted it was a flop. The Government information department said that according to statistics obtained by the Government, attendance to duties by employees at public enterprises yesterday exceeded 93.5% which is 3.5% more than daily attendance.  Read More →


Cleveland Bridge lands £ 35 m order from Sri Lanka

Published : 12:19 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  992 views  |  

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk: A world famous bridge building company has won a £ 35m contract that will help transform lives on a tropical island and secure the firm’s future for years.  Read More →


Japanese Naval ships here

Published : 12:18 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  912 views  |  

‘Suzunami’ and ‘Kirisame,’ two Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, have arrived on a goodwill and supply visit.  Read More →


US says Muslims in Lanka discriminated

Published : 12:18 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: News  |  1 Comment  |  883 views  |  

The US State Department says intolerance of, and discrimination against, Muslims by some Buddhists saw an increase in Sri Lanka last year.  Read More →


Sri Lanka generally respects religious freedom: US report

Published : 12:17 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  718 views  |  

Sri Lankan Government generally respected religious freedom last year, although in some instances, local authorities were not effective in responding to attacks on members of minority religious groups, the United States said in a report.  Read More →


Cinnamon Grand unveils eco-friendly Environmental Wisdom Cards

Published : 12:14 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  461 views  |  

Purchase a unique box of Environmental Wisdom Cards from the Cinnamon Grand and pass on the wisdom. On offer are twelve inspiring cards, with stunning images of the 200 year old Banyan tree at the village in the city, Nuga Gama, as a tribute to environmental wisdom passed down through the years. Captured by the world renowned Los Angeles photographer Steve Cohn, the images are accompanied with thought provoking and informative environmental quotes that establish an understanding of our symbiotic relationship with nature.  Read More →


Tea auctions this week

Published : 12:14 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  516 views  |  

Yet another sale which had on offer a total of 8M/kgs was concluded this week.  There was less demand and consequently most tea on offer sold at regularly easier rates.     Read More →


Induction of CMA Sri Lanka’s first elected President today

Published : 12:13 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  775 views  |  

The induction of the first elected President of CMA Sri Lanka and the new council will be held today at 6.30 p.m. at the Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo 7. The Founder President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala has been elected uncontested as the first President of CMA Sri Lanka. The members have realised the importance of having an experienced leader in the accounting field for their institute.  Read More →


Seminar on ‘Exchange Control Regulations, New Policy Measures’

Published : 12:12 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  647 views  |  

A Seminar on ‘Exchange Control Regulations’ has been organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, to explain the new policy measures and practical aspects of exchange control regulations currently in force.  Read More →


German-Sri Lankan maritime specialists amalgamate as Mercmarine Group of Companies

Published : 12:07 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,396 views  |  

Four pioneering organisations specialising in ship owning, crew management and crew training, frames the newly appointed Mercmarine Group of Companies.  Read More →