UNP MP Harsha’s free medical clinic attracts over 350 in Obesekarapura

Published : 12:00 am  April 6, 2013  |  Category: CSR / Events  |  Leave a Comment  |  639 views  |  

A medical clinic organised by Member of Parliament and Kotte UNP Chief Organiser Harsha de Silva was held free of charge in Obesekarapura recently. The clinic attracted over 150 children and 200 adults, where special medical needs of the low-income community were served.  Read More →


Colombo Ahadiyya School prize giving on Sunday

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Colombo Ahadiyya School has organised its 31st anniversary celebration and prize giving ceremony for Sunday 7 April at 9 a.m. at the A.A.M. Marleen Hall (MICH) Wellawatte, Colombo. Gampaha District High Court Judge M.M.A. Gaffoor will be the Chief Guest, while old boy of the school Moulavi Hafiz Mohamed Shafraz Iqbal will be the Guest Speaker.  Read More →


Oil hits five-month low

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LONDON (Reuters) – Brent crude oil fell to a five-month low near $105 per barrel on Friday as bleak U.S. jobs data and bulging inventories dimmed the outlook for economic growth and fuel demand. U.S. employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, jobs data showed, a sign that Washington’s austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy.  Read More →


Lak Sathosa introduces Divi Neguma budget packs for Avurudu season

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Under the guidance of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Government has introduced a special budget pack of essential items to provide maximum relief to consumers, while keeping the prices of essential items under control during the forthcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year season.  Read More →


Sri Lanka resorts to rare fuel oil export as utility demand falls, output rises

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State-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corp., the country’s sole importer of fuel oil, has made a rare export offer of the product due to falling demand from power stations as well as higher domestic output, company sources said Friday. “We have had a lot of rainfall over the last few months and power stations have now switched to hydropower instead of burning fuel oil,” said Ceypetco Commercial Manager C.P. Samaraweera.  Read More →


Numbness gives way to anger in Cyprus over bailout

Published : 12:00 am  April 6, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,007 views  |  
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REUTERS: Public shock in Cyprus about the tough terms of an international bailout is turning into anger as millions of Euros remain locked in the country’s banks. Cypriots were stunned by last month’s collapse of its second-biggest lender, Popular Bank, and a decision to slap losses on large deposits at the Bank of Cyprus in return for financial aid from the European Union and IMF.  Read More →


Facebook unveils ‘Home,’ aims to take centre-stage on Android phones

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Reuters: Facebook Inc on Thursday unveiled its most ambitious attempt yet to enter mobile computing without a phone of its own, introducing a new app that replaces the home screen on some Android smartphones. Called ‘Home,’ the new software lets users comprehensively modify Android, the popular mobile operating system developed by Google, to prominently display their Facebook newsfeed and messages on the home screens of a wide range of devices – while hiding other apps.  Read More →


Sixth India-funded Vocational Training Centre inaugurated in Nuwara Eliya

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India’s High Commissioner in Colombo Ashok K. Kantha inaugurated a Vocational Training Centre set up with Indian grant assistance at Helboda in the Nuwara Eliya district on 2 April.  Read More →


Avurudu traditions and celebrations with Arpico Supercentre

Published : 12:00 am  April 6, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  742 views  |  

In the festive backdrop of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Arpico Supercentre; the largest hyper-market in Sri Lanka takes pleasure in celebrating the festivities together with its patrons.  Read More →


Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree to enhance level of cooperation and friendship

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Pakistan and Sri Lanka held Foreign Secretary-level Bilateral Political Consultations in Colombo on Thursday. Foreign Secretary Jalil Abass Jilani led the Pakistan side, while Sri Lanka was represented by Foreign Secretary Tilakaratne Amunugama during the talks.  Read More →