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Ten years embraced glory and arts obtained all excellence and manliness

Views - 10 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 01:09

The National Day Celebrations Organizing Committee announced the motto of Qatar National Day 2019 “Ten years embraced glory and arts Obtained all excellence and manliness” a verse from a poem by the Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, a

Global recognition for Maliban

Views - 19 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:27

Maliban Gold Marie, the all-time children’s favourite, recently bagged a Superior Taste Award by International Taste Institute (ITI) in Brussels, in recognition of the biscuit’s milky and sweet taste that appeals to many. Headquartered in Belgium

PickMe Food introduces ‘Self PickUp’

Views - 55 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:25

In yet another revolutionary move, the award-winning smartphone app PickMe’s food arm ‘PickMe Food’ introduced an all new feature titled ‘Self-Pickup’ aimed at furthering the company’s goal to provide greater convenience to Sri Lankan lif

Airbnb partners with the IOC to provide Olympic accommodation

Views - 23 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc on Monday said it was becoming a worldwide Olympic partner in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as the games’ organisers bid to cut the costs associated with hosting the event. Airbnb sa

Airbnb signs Olympics deal up to 2028

Views - 16 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Airbnb has struck a deal to support the Olympic Games up to 2028, the short-term home rental company announced on Monday. Airbnb said it had signed the partnership with the International Olympics Committee, making it an official Olym

Sri Lanka participates at Grocery Innovation Canada (GIC) 2019

Views - 21 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an export promotional mission to Toronto, Canada, from 20 to 23 October 2019, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Toronto. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka partnered with the Econo

Share-A-Coke Campaign brings friends together to reminisce on shared good times

Views - 24 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

The taste of Coca-Cola continues to refresh and delight consumers across generations, evoking a mood of togetherness and oneness. Coca-Cola’s new ‘Share-A-Coke’ campaign once again highlights the great taste of Coca-Cola, sending out a bubbly m

Pelwatte Dairy Gold Sponsor for Culinary Art and Food Expo 2019

Views - 24 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd. extended its support to the Culinary Art and Food Expo 2019 (CAFÉ 2019) for the second consecutive year as Gold Sponsor of the event. CAFÉ 2019 was held from the 21-23 Octob

Serendib Flour Mills celebrates Gold Medal in international milling technology

Views - 18 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

Serendib Flour Mills, one of the most trusted wheat flour manufacturers in Sri Lanka, celebrated its success on the global stage as one of its team members won international acclaim in milling technology training. Assistant Miller Sanjeewa Dharmaratn

Waters Edge grabs 59 medals and championship trophy at Culinary Art Food Expo 2019

Views - 11 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

A name synonymous with its heritage of culinary excellence, Waters Edge yet again won glory when it cinched the ‘Culinary Team Championship 2019’ trophy at the recently-concluded Culinary Arts Food Expo 2019. The overall championship status was

Is this gender equality?

Views - 40 Monday, 11 November 2019 00:00

I have been intentional about reducing my posts during my time on sabbatical. However when the news broke that the EY US firm had training that instructed women on how to act, dress and behave (around their male counterparts) I couldn’t hold my sil

MAS celebrates its fearless women at Abhimani Awards 2019

Views - 29 Monday, 11 November 2019 00:00

MAS’ globally benchmarked women’s empowerment program Women Go Beyond (WGB) recognised a total of 154 inspirational women for their exceptional achievements at the 13th Abhimani Empowered Women of the Year Awards 2019, held on 7 November at the B

Women as Quazis: A national issue for Sri Lanka

Views - 21 Monday, 11 November 2019 00:00

The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (1951) of Sri Lanka contains multiple provisions that discriminate against women. One serious discriminatory statement includes explicitly stating that only males can hold the positions of judges in Quazi courts, m

A question of leadership

Views - 102 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka recently kicked off the ‘Ara Wade, A Vote For Children’ campaign to encourage all presidential candidates to publicly commit to tackling six key issues that affect six million children.

FAO Director-General highlights need of innovative, joint actions for progress towards zero hunger

Views - 23 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:36

Rome: Innovative collaboration and actions are needed to reverse rising food insecurity rates and resume progress towards the eradication of hunger by 2030, Director-General Qu Dongyu told delegates gathered at FAO on Monday in the opening of the 46t

Serendib Flour Mills celebrates World Food Day with sustainable and nutritious wheat-flour products

Views - 27 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:35

Serendib Flour Mills proudly upholds its mission to nourish the nation as the preferred supplier of nutritious and wholesome wheat products on the occasion of World Food Day which is celebrated on 16 October every year. Manufacturing the finest wheat

Major step forward in reducing food loss and waste critical to achieve SDGs

Views - 14 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:34

Rome: A new FAO report launched recently by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation provides insights into how much food is lost – as well as where and why – at different stages of the food supply chain, calls for informed decisions for an effec

Our actions are our future: Healthy diets for a #zerohunger world

Views - 19 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:34

In recent decades, we have dramatically changed our diets and eating habits as a result of globalisation, urbanisation and income growth. We have moved from seasonal, mainly plant-based and fibre-rich dishes to diets that are high in refined starches

Feeding people and protecting our planet should go hand in hand

Views - 13 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:31

Moscow: Green agriculture has a vast potential to transform the agricultural sector in a way that enables access for everyone to nutritious food and at the same time ensures conservation of crucial natural resources, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu sa

FAO Food Price Index holds steady

Views - 13 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:29

Rome: Global food prices were steady in September, as lower sugar prices were offset by increased quotations for vegetable oils and meat. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food comm

FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for food

Views - 8 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:28

Rome: Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affe

Healthy foods are clear priority for Small Island Developing States

Views - 9 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:27

New York: Food security and nutrition must be a priority in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which can count on FAO’s support in taking ‘better coordinated and more coherent actions’ towards that goal, Director-General Qu Dongyu said on F

John Sea Foods award winner in NCE and President’s Awards

Views - 11 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

John Sea Foods Ltd., a leading company in the seafood export sector, became the proud winner of a couple of coveted Best Exporters Awards in fish and fisheries products sector from two prestigious awards ceremonies recently. The awards ceremonies we

Bairaha’s mutual bond with outgrower broiler farms

Views - 22 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

Bairaha Farms PLC is the pioneer, large scale and quality poultry meat producing company in the country, having started its operations more than four decades ago. The Bairaha brand has already become a household name in Sri Lanka. Recently the compan

George Steuart launches ‘James Coffee’ to delight coffee lovers

Views - 39 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

George Steuart Consumer recently launched its latest addition to the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) basket ‘James Coffee’ in 20 g and 50 g packaging. James Coffee will be made available across the island initially in general trade outlets and

‘Sri Lanka Week at Carrefour Oman’ ceremonially opened at Muscat City Centre

Views - 39 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

‘Sri Lanka Week at Carrefour Oman’, an in-store Sri Lankan food promotion organised by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board, was ceremonially opened at Carrefour Hypermarket in Muscat City Centre

Keells Food Products inaugurates state-of-the-art factory for Keells Krest Ezy Rice

Views - 225 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

Keells Food Products Plc, the pioneer in processed meat manufacturing, ceremoniously opened its newest state-of-the-art factory located within the Makandura Industrial Zone premises in Pannala. Deployed with modern customised machinery, the factory

Hilton Colombo Kids Club celebrates Children’s Day with Mega Robotics Competition

Views - 19 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

With “Gen Z” entering the world of technology, Hilton Colombo Kids Club, together with the Gateway School of Computing organised a Mega Robotics Championship to celebrate International Children’s Day. The event, which was on 6 October at the h

Wickramarachchi Opticians & Hearing Care celebrates World Children’s Day

Views - 16 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneering sight and hearing care service provider Wickramarachchi Opticians & Hearing Care recently celebrated World Children’s Day with a series of activities at its branches. The events and activities were centred on the company’

Wellawatte Nithyakalyani Jewellery helps Apeksha Hospital

Views - 21 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Wellawatte Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a leading jeweller in Sri Lanka that has earned a glittering name for quality and innovation, celebrated International Children’s Day in collaboration with the Lions Club District 306 B1 in a special program at A

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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur

Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o

Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper

Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri

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