Special Report,Sports

Yasas says IRONMAN has potential to peddle Lanka as premier Sports Tourism spot

Views - 161 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

A force to be reckoned with, Yasas Hewage, the Director of Pro Am Serendib, which is the organiser of the Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia IRONMAN


NDB Araliya provides life insurance

Views - 12 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

NDB Araliya is a unique financial proposition that will focus on developing a woman’s life not only in terms of financial wellbeing but also in developing her skills, health and intellectuality whilst giving her the strength, security and confidenc


Saudi women to start own business without male permission

Views - 68 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

RIYADH, AFP: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday,


Ceylon Guardian leads skills development program for women in South

Views - 42 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

The Youth to Nation Foundation (YNF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Ceylon Guardian, conducted a workshop in Hambantota on Monday 12 February to impart training on manufacturing footwear. The program was attended by 32 women from t


SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council launches ‘By the women, for the women, to the women’

Views - 52 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Throughout the centuries, a plethora of cultural and social taboos have been associated with menstruating girls and women, as well as menstrual health. In many parts of the world, women are still not allowed to leave the confines of their homes while


Envisioning a path to more inclusive, affordable Sri Lankan healthcare system

Views - 166 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:03

Sri Lanka has witnessed unprecedented growth and development over the recent past as evidenced by rising income levels which stood at $ 3,759.20 by the end of 2017. While the economic impacts of this remarkable growth trajectory are clearly defined,


China’s car giant promotes new electric vehicle in UAE

Views - 14 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

ABU DHABI, (Xinhua) -- China’s ICONIQ Motors is promoting its latest electric vehicle (EV) model ’’SEVEN’’ in the ongoing Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week


Jordan, China ink deal to boost aviation cooperation

Views - 9 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

AMMAN, (Xinhua) -- Jordan and China signed a deal on Monday for cooperation in the field of aviation services.


Chinese recycling company sees opportunities in circular economy

Views - 10 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

BEIJING, (Xinhua) -- China’s green development path has provided opportunities for its recycling industries, with some enterprises making achievements in the circular economy.


Beijing to close 500 manufacturing companies this year

Views - 6 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

BEIJING, (Xinhua) -- Beijing will shut down 500 manufacturing companies this year, to further move its non-capital functions out of the city


Nepal to introduce aeronautics engineering in cooperation with Chinese university

Views - 68 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

KATHMANDU, (Xinhua) -- Nepal is soon introducing aeronautics and astronautics engineering program at the universities for the first time in cooperation


Shanghai aspires to construct free trade port: mayor

Views - 135 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

SHANGHAI, (Xinhua) -- Shanghai will explore the construction of a free trade port in an effort to facilitate trade and investment, Mayor Ying Yong said Tuesday.


Across China: ’’Cinema for the blind’’ brightens lives of disabled in China

Views - 92 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

WUHAN, (Xinhua) -- In a theater in Jiangjiadun Residential District, Du Chengcheng carefully tells the story of a successful


New dinosaur species with colorful feathers discovered in China

Views - 179 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

SHENYANG, (Xinhua) -- Researchers have discovered a new dinosaur species with iridescent and asymmetrical feathers in China, according to a study published in Nature Communications on Monday.


Phoenix Gaming successfully defends title at Sri Lanka Cyber Games 2017

Views - 44 Monday, 5 February 2018 00:00

For the third consecutive year, team Phoenix Gaming became champions at the Sri Lanka Cyber Games (SLCG) 2017 powered by Dialog Gaming at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre.


Team XYZ emerge champions at Virtusa LAN Challenge 2018

Views - 45 Monday, 5 February 2018 00:00

Team XYZ from General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU) beat team In Toxic from Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) to emerge as the champions of Virtusa LAN Challenge 2018.


Sri Lanka’s first Digital Entertainment & Technology Expo – Play Expo powered by Dialog Gaming concl

Views - 83 Monday, 5 February 2018 00:00

Showcasing the latest technology and experiences available for digital entertainment enthusiasts, Play Expo Sri Lanka; the first Digital Entertainment & Technology expo in Sri Lanka, was held successfully at the SLECC.


Geek Fam takes home Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 title

Views - 42 Monday, 5 February 2018 00:00

In one of the most exciting and nail biting finals, the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 DOTA 2 championships was concluded in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 28 January.


Key findings of MTI Corporate Finance 2018 Business Outlook

Views - 341 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

For the seventh consecutive year, MTI Consulting, via their Corporate Finance practice, in partnership with Daily FT, Daily Mirror and Sunday Times, has concluded the MTI Business Outlook Study, collectively outlining the Sri Lankan business communit


Chinese-made electric buses join Chile’s public transit fleet

Views - 14 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Chile’s Transport Minister Paola Tapia on Tuesday greeted the incorporation of the first batch of Chinese-made electric buses into the capital’s public transit fleet.


China-based German companies upbeat on 2018 business outlook: Survey

Views - 6 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

German companies in China are generally upbeat about the outlook for next year, a survey showed Friday. German companies evaluate the economic


New Zealand Customs opens eGates to Chinese tourists

Views - 6 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

“It has been an absolute pleasure to be here to open this,” New Zealand Minister of Customs Meka Whaitiri said during an official opening of the Customs e-Gates to Chinese e-passport holders on Friday.


Volkswagen to spend heavily on China NEVs

Views - 10 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Volkswagen will invest more than 10 billion euros along with its Chinese partners by 2025 to develop and manufacture new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China


New record of Finnish exports to China possible in 2017

Views - 5 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

There is viable potential for growth in Finnish-Chinese economic relations despite a slight decline in the Chinese economy,


Towards Exascale computing, Chinese company achieves 1st OPA-based Torus switch

Views - 58 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

As the flops of a supercomputer arrived Petascale and will reach Exascale, the efficient communication among thousands of nodes becomes a million


New record year

Views - 51 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Although Chinese economic growth has slowed down compared to previous years, the two researchers both point out that the level of growth


Environmental industries growing in China: Analysts

Views - 63 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Environmental industries are growing fast in China as the government attaches great importance to environmental protection, managers and analysts said.


Ceiling of imports

Views - 133 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Despite the brisk Chinese economic growth in last decade, Chinese exports to Finland seem to have reached their ceiling


Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings opens office in Sri Lanka

Views - 559 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

In a development that is set to boost bilateral private sector collaboration, Japan’s financial giant SBI Holdings Inc. yesterday opened a Liaison Office in Colombo to tap growing interest and prospects in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan office, Strategi


SLAMERP Chief lists key factors to achieve $ 3 b rubber industry by 2020

Views - 252 Monday, 22 January 2018 00:49

It is with great pleasure, as the Chairman of SLAMERP, that I welcome you allfor the SLAMERP AnnualGeneral Meeting 2017. I take this opportunity to thank the Minister of Finance and Mass MediaMangala Samaraweera and Minister of Plantation IndustriesN


Today's Columnists

Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people


Sri Lanka needs sensible and sound leadership

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Asia section of the print edition of the Economist, under the headline ‘Beasts and Monsters’, said: “To critics of Mahinda Rajapaksa


Something happened out there, but what’s going on in here right now?

Friday, 23 February 2018

I have a confession to make. Yours truly has really lost track of what’s happening in the arena we call national politics.


Putting ‘Yaha’ into ‘Palanaya’ – could standards be the trick?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

I will from the outset indicate that this is not about politics, even though popular terminology cannot be resisted if one is to get the message across. We are driven by emotions and the media is only adding fuel to the fire. If one takes a step back


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