Friday 25th April 2014

Police report to court on BBS Chief

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  268 views  |  
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The Police yesterday filed a report to court on the recent Nippon Hotel incident involving the Bodu Bala Sena and its General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara thero. Gnanasara thero and a group of people had recently prevented a press conference led by the Venerable Watarekke Vijitha thero from taking place and verbally abused the Buddhist monk when he was about to brief the media at the Nippon hotel. The Venerable Watarekke Vijitha thero had later complained to the police that some of his files had been taken by Gnanasara thero when he stormed the venue of the press conference. The police had told court that according to Gnanasara thero, he had taken the files by mistake thinking they... 


CSSL delegation meets Jayarathne

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  65 views  |  

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Talk and Surf made easier with Zigo and Etisalat

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  59 views  |  

Zigo Mobiles, the only mobile phone manufacturer and distributer with ISO Certification in the country with over 16 years of expertise, partnered with Etisalat Lanka to bring the ultimate mobile experience to Sri Lankans. Zigo, together with Etisalat has introduced three exclusive mobile packages which perfectly suit the needs of Zigo mobile phone, Android tablets and smartphones users’. Namely the packages are TALK 100, TALK 100 + SURF 100 and TALK 300 + SURF 100. For a monthly rental of just Rs. 100, the Talk 100 package gives Zigo users the freedom to make free local calls worth Rs. 100 to any network on per second and per minute hybrid billing system. The deal which is another first in... 


A group of Railway workers protested and launched a fasting campaign in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  39 views  |  
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A group of Railway workers protested and launched a fasting campaign in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station yesterday amidst several demands including slashing down the number of Technician Assistants – Pix by Upul Abayasekara  Read More →


Yields increase marginally in thin trade ahead of monetary policy announcement

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

By Wealth Trust Securities Secondary market bond yield increased marginally yesterday on the back of thin trades ahead of today’s monitory policy announcement for the month of April. Activity centered the liquid two 2018 maturities (i.e. 1 April 2018 and 15 August 2018), the 1 July 2019 and 1 May 2021 maturity to hit intraday highs of 8.75%, 8.84%, 9.08% and 9.90% respectively against its days opening lows of 8.68/70, 8.80/84, 8.98/03 and 9.77/85. In addition, the 364 day bill was quoted at 7.00/04 while the one and a half year maturity of 01.11.2015 was quoted at 7.36/40. Overnight call money and repo rates remained steady to average 6.95% and 6.52% respectively as surplus liquidity remained... 


SLT completes forum for business customers in Colombo, Metro North

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  63 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) successfully completed yet another customer forum under the theme ‘Beyond Borders’ for the company’s valued Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) customers in the Metro North area, Colombo. The forum was held at Galadari Hotel, in the presence of VIP, Deputy Director/BOI Ananda Gunawardana, chief officers and other top officials of SLT. The evening comprised of presentations of SLT’s product offerings for SME customers, live product demonstrations of SME products including Voice, Networking, DATA hosting, Managed Services as well as Mobitel products and services and a guest lecture on ‘Triple I’s for turbulent times’ conducted by Dr. Ajantha Dharmasiri. This... 


ACCA Council Members meet SLASSCOM to discuss developments in BPM sector

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  41 views  |  

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Council during their recent visit to Sri Lanka met with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) with the aim of having a better understanding of how the accountancy profession can support the growing BPM sector in Sri Lanka. Those present at the meeting were Deputy President ACCA Global Council Anthony Harbinson, ACCA Global Council members Lynne Hunt and Hemraz Hoolash, Regional Director ACCA Stuart Dunlop, Head of ACCA Sri Lanka Nilusha Ranasinghe, Business Development Manager Employers ACCA Sri Lanka Ruchera Jayawardena, Chairman SLASSCOM Madu  Ratnayake, Chairman Emeritus SLASSCOM and Executive Vice President/Head... 


New ADB Country Head keen to support Govt. development agenda

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: Front Page  |  Leave a Comment  |  248 views  |  
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Sri Widowati as the new Country Director for its Sri Lanka Resident Mission. “Sri Lanka, a middle-income country, is an important client for ADB. I’m looking forward to continuing our partnership in supporting the government’s development agenda,” Widowati said. Sri Widowati succeeds Rita O’Sullivan who returned to ADB’s headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Widowati is expected to assume her new position on 25 April. Sri Lanka has been a member country of ADB since 1966. Since then, ADB has provided Sri Lanka with $ 6.04 billion in loans and grants, including $ 363 million in 2013 alone. ADB’s priority areas for support in the country... 


Mother of Rajiv Gandhi’s killer urges not to impede release of her son

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  18 views  |  
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REUTERS:  Arputhammal, mother of one of the killers of late Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, on Sunday (20) urged political leaders not to impede the release of her son, A.G. Perarivalan. Earlier, the Chief of India’s regional Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Muthuvel Karunanidhi, said that the Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam’s indication would have a “political fallout” in southern Tamil Nadu due to the ongoing parliament polls. Sathasivam had indicated that the court would pronounce its verdict on a petition for the release of all seven convicts serving life sentence before 25 April. “We have been making all arrangements with regard to the release of my son and at this time... 


JAT’s product range backed by state of the art tech centres

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  56 views  |  

JAT Holdings, now a household name with their range of superior products which are widely in use both in corporate premises as well as households, have decided to further enhance their product range by establishing a series of tech centres, the latest one having opened in Moratuwa recently, taking the number of JAT Tech Centres up to six. “That’s not all, we hope to shortly open five more tech centres in Galle, Kurunegala, two in Colombo and Jaffna as well,” said JAT Managing Director Aelian Gunawardene. Gunawardene who believes in “getting the right finish first”, believes intrinsically in the power of after sales service. “You can have the best product in the world, but if you don’t... 


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