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Week of July 14, 2019

Last Tuesday was celebration day for the staff of...
Designer Ruchira Karunaratne has an eye for...
SDB bank and Soala Commercial Equipment (Pvt) Ltd...
Abans Finance at ‘BB+(lka)’; Outlook StableFitch...
Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy
The macroeconomic fundamentals of the economy are...
No country has ever developed without export...
Minister Mangala Samaraweera
The government has placed emphasis on maintaining...
Eighteen Australian travel and tour operators...
The head table at the media briefing. Pic: Sudath Malaweera
The Asian Regional Training and Development...
The Colombo Bourse gained throughout the week...
Illustrating the company’s inspiring and...
On the outside, managers have to be resolute and strong while often their hearts are broken knowing that good people lose their jobs, incomes are reduced, and promises made are put on the back burner. Pic: Courtesy cio.com
The managers’ role has become more critical in...
e-Swabhimani, the digital social impact awards,...
At the signing of the agreement.
Wakana Jpn (Pvt) Ltd. signed an investment...
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will hold an...
A young woman who completed the train-the-trainer course receives her certificate.
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in...
Manager, Sales (SAARC), SISA, Abhijeet Singh presents the PCI DSS certificate to Chairman of NSB, Jayaraja Chandrasekara. Looking on (from left) are: Balaji EM, Senior Executive Business Development, SISA India; Information Security Engineer, TechCERT, Priyankara Bandara; Lead Security Engineer, TechCERT, Nalinda Herath; CEO, TechCERT, Dileepa Lathsara; General Manager/CEO, NSB, S. D. N. Perera; CIO Amal Illesinghe; CISO Pramith de Zoysa and CM of NSB, Chandana Dissanayake.
The National Savings Bank (NSB) has received the...
Mitra Innovation opened an office at Parkview...
Director/Group CEO Dimantha Seneviratne presenting a certificate to a teacher who completed the course.
NDB (National Development Bank) and the British...
All housing units of the International...
The Business World International Conference and...
Softlogic Glomark, Sri Lanka’s first...
Commercial Bank Chief Operating Officer Sanath Manatunge (sixth from right) and Head of General Administration and Banking Department of Bank of China Limited – Colombo Branch,  Xin Tang, exchange the MoU. Representatives of the corporate and senior management of the two banks look on.
The Colombo Branch of the Bank of China Limited...
Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL), the makers of...
The industry has been impacted by tepid consumer demand due to the economic slowdown. Pic: Lake House Media Library
The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) is to...
SLAAR Executive Committee 2019/2020 : Seated (from left): Parveen Dassanaike, Dumindu Ameratunga, Thanuja Lankathilake (Dep. Chairperson), Gerard Victoria (Chairman), Dushy Jayaweera (Imm. Past Chairperson), Sureeka Fernando and Eustace Silva. Standing (from left): Shamith Wijethilaka, Shaminda Fernando, Radhini Fernando, Sudeshinie Jayawardena, Gayan Amerasinghe, Srimath Fernando, Danukh Amerasinghe, Tuan Kitchilan, Ravi Widyalankara and Sunethra Blok.
The 26th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka...
Nation Lanka Finance PLC recorded an impressive...
Channa de Silva
Sarvodaya Development Finance (SDF) as a socially...
Spa Ceylon, an ayurveda wellness chain, bagged...
Director/CEO of Seylan Bank, Kapila Ariyaratne opens the branch. Bank officials look on.
Seylan Bank opened a full-fledged branch at Union...
Founder and Chairperson Women In Management, Soluchana Sigera
Gender disparity in economic activities will not...
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has again been...
From left: Sales Manager, N-Joy, Nalaka Jayasekara, N-Joy Brand Ambassador Pooja Umashankar and Marketing Manager,   Suren Fernando at the relaunch.
Coconut oil brand, N-joy relaunched its range of...
As short-term (3-10 day) weather forecasts has...
Finance & Leasing Services - VehiclesLowest...
Business OpportunitiesInvestment available for on...
Business Premises - To Let or LeaseBambalapitiya...
Estates - For SaleAcres 1,​1/​4 (200P) close to...
In Sri Lanka, the authorities of law and order...
Balathuduwa on the left and Gommolliya on the right
Sri Lanka is a famous hiking destination, with...
US forces in India during the annual bilateral training exercise called Yudh Abhyas, designed to promote cooperation between the two armies while sharing training, cultural exchanges, and building joint operating skills
Through a review of official records spanning...
A  woman digging for Lotus yams in the dried up Bogamuwa tank in  Arachchikattuwa, in a bid to fend for the children of her drought hit  farming family.                   Pix: Prasad Purnamal
The Agriculture Department warned that the harsh...
 Mothers waiting at a primary medical care facility to vaccinate children
Sri Lanka passed another milestone of progress in...
Schools need to encourage acceptance of differences
The Ministry of Education has called for an...
Hemasiri Fernando and Pujith Jayasundara
“I must express my concern over magistrates...
The Kurunegala forcible sterilization scandal now...
Lakmini Indika Bamunusinghe
The four ceiling fans, at full speed, didn’t cool...
At the annual memorial on the beach, for the Trinco Five
The dismissal of 13 security forces personnel by...
The intensity of the Joint Opposition propaganda...
 Dr. Sreemali Herath, President PPA Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy (Colombo Branch) handing over the medical equipment to Prof Rohan Siriwardana
The greatness of humanity is not in being human,...
Iraj  wants ‘white vans’ back
Popular singer, Iraj Weeraratne, following the...
The panel in session
Sri Lanka currently faces multiple challenges in...
Crime scene, Upananda Primary school, Manawila, Galle .  Pix: Dushmantha Mayadunne
Andanna Epa Amma (Do not cry mother) little...
The rise of work related accidents has posed a...
July 6: Scientists have compared fat samples from...
New food safety regulations will be introduced...
Veggie lovers can head over to Ramada Colombo...
Hotel Topaz – Where warm hospitality and lavish comforts await you! Nestled amidst lush tropical greenery, surrounded by the distinctive Knuckles Mountain range and Bible Rock, enveloped in the cool winds blowing through the mountains, Hotel Topaz offers something for everyone.
I was thrilled when I won a voucher for a day’s...
Café Kai at Hilton Colombo will feature unique...
Taking steps to initiate green practice and...
The Esala Poya is in the month of Esala according...
 The All-Island Schools under-12 Boys and...
There may be a fascinating new species of a fox-...
3 Digit Telephone numbers 110 – Ambulance 111 –...
The Enchanted Table and other stories by Enid...
Friend of the Wise ! and Teacher of the Good !...
Would you rather be a fish? Dive in and treat...
Everyone likes to listen to music. I love it too...
My mother’s name is Sakunthala. She works in a...
Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising,...
My country is Sri Lanka, it is called the ‘Pearl...
Nicholas James Vujicic was born on December 4,...
Trees are very useful. People and animals cannot...
The planet Earth in the solar system is spherical...
There was a boy called Will. He was a small child...
Every individual’s life is designed by the most...
Academically and professionally qualified pretty...
About our daughter,​who brought up with Sinhala...
Village Biz Festival - COEXIST is a gathering of...
The New York based travel magazine Travel +...
A Cabinet paper on the Millennium Challenge...
Former Minister A H M Fowzie, Spokesperson of the...
 Long distance express trains should not...
Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake is set to take...
Reforms to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (...
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday granted...
Thirty nine dengue victims have been reported so...
State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne...
Despite the JVP’s sound and fury to muster the...
Sangeeth Samraajyam-North to South, a Carnatic...
A protest and demonstration to seek the...
R.S. Dhanushkhan (15 years) of 24, Ainwatta,...
Dr. H. Shirley Perera: A pioneering surgeon...
The ‘Pindapatha charika’ organised annually by...
The panellists at the discussion
UNFPA brings international policymakers to...
Spotlight on Peace 2019 conducted by the...
Dr. Asha de Vos
The monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature...
Attorney-at-Law M.T. Bandara Ekanayaka who...
In the wake of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s...
After much fire and fury over the summons,...
Last week saw vicious misogynistic bullying of a...
REV. FATHER JAMES PATHINATHAN. Safe in the arms...
Red Indian Chief, Seattle, in his speech known as...
In a week, it will be three months since the...
Anti-Muslim riots at Digana, March 2018  file photo
The recent Easter attacks targeting a number of...
Employed youth will also not turn to drugs, vice and crime
Young people around the world will celebrate...
The hidden agenda of the far-right and extremist...
The devotees offer Pooja Vatti (baskets) with fruits and sweetmeats to God Skanda at Kebilitta shrin
The Kataragama Esala Festival, set around the...
Dutch Fort
There are two major towns in the Eastern Province...
Sri Lanka Soccer Maters Association held its...
The All-Island Inter-Schools Under-15 Badminton...
Director Corporate HR MAS Holdings Kolitha Gunetilleke hands over the Platinum sponsorship for the Mercantile Volleyball Championship to the president of the Mercantile Volleyball Association Lakmal Jayasinghe at the press briefing held at the NOC Auditorium on Tuesday. Pic by Vipula Amerasinghe
The Mercantile Volleyball Association announced...
Navin Pieris (right) Head of Business Broadband & Fixed Telecom Dialog handing over the sponsorship cheque to Maj. Gen. Srinath Rajapakse (president – NEGC) (Pic: Sulochana Gamage)
One of Asia’s oldest golf clubs the Nuwara Eliya...
A 12-member strong U-23 women’s volleyball team...
Sports in Kandy play a significant role in the...
Bhanuka Rajapakse, who won the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the   Year twice, has a message for the selectors
Sri Lanka, at a time looking for radical changes...
The Nuwara Eliya golf course
A much looked forward to golfing event in their...
Spectators cheer during the 2019 Cricket World Cup second semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham (AFP)
The two semi finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019...
PARIS AFP: FIFA wants teams to automatically...
Jason Roy has been fined 30% of his match fee for...
NEW YORK AFP: Former FIFA vice president and...
The commotion that followed the violence
Just when many rugby followers thought Isipathana...
Listening to the many television cricket...
New Zealand’s players celebrate victory into the final (AFP)
WELLINGTON AFP: Red-faced New Zealanders who had...
WELLINGTON AFP: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen...
Australia’s Mitchell Starc celebrates (AFP)
BIRMINGHAM AFP: Australia fast bowler Mitchell...
Isipathana player Yohan Ratnaweera is stalled by the Peterite defence  (Pic: Saman Mendis)
Two tries by winger Ishan Fernando steered St....
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Megan Rapinoe the captain of...
Serena Williams
LONDON AFP: Seven-time champion Serena Williams...
Following revelations in the Sunday Observer last...
Police pugilists upstaged Army and Navy boxers on...
Umpires Kumara Dharmasena (right) and Marias Erasmus talk to Roy
World Cup umpire Kumara Dharmasena caused the...
The Sri Lanka youth netball team comprising Tharushi Illangaratne (Captain Melani Wijesinghe, Dilani Perera, Vishmika Ratnayake, Aneesha Perera, Kavindi Randima Perera, Imasha Perera, Dimithri Guniyangoda, Ganya Senanayake, Dewana Randeni, Sajini Ratnayake and Kushalika Aluvihare along with coach Kumari Gamage
Sri Lanka’s youth netball team once again...
Dinesh Chandimal
There has been growing public calls for an...
The captains with the trophy. Kamil Mishara (Colombo), Abishek Kahatuduarachchie (Galle), Ruvin Peiris (Kandy) and Nipun Dhanaraja (Dambulla)
Sri Lanka Cricket announced the following four...
Five weeks ago when the Cricket World Cup began,...
Standing from left:Gayan Ruberu, Nuwan Chandana, Dhanushka Samaraweera, Dinusha  Chathuranga, Tharindu Gunatunge, Hashan Gunasekara, Eran Deshan (Captain), Jayen Costa, Duminda Gamage, Ruchira Randeepa and Priyantha Herath. Squatting from left: Dilan Dhanushka and Saman Kumarasinghe
Nestlé’s softball cricket team cinched the B-...
Simona Halep
LONDON AFP: Simona Halep torpedoed Serena...
The Sri Lanka Badminton Association felicitated...
Army: Hard at work
Children are always a source of joy, with their...
Having a pet means the life and well-being of...
They worked hard amidst neglect and abuse to earn...
Two years ago a group of likeminded friends...
The film On Chesil Beach is based on Ian McEwan’s...
Cascading waterfalls, enchanting forests,...
Imagine you walk into a party. You meet someone,...
iClown’s fourth EP(extended play record) titled...
“A ccording to the recent research published by...
Be More Kind - the concert of St Thomas’...
Royal fans have finally got a proper look of...
The Summoning, a production by High School...
Actor Cameron Boyce, who starred in the Disney...
Along with O Henry, (the American short story...
The fourth edition of Naada Gama Live in Concert...
Curse of three decades Driving to graveyards...
Paradise isle consists of immense natural...
Blazing red and gold,  The great rob of...
Do you know you have angels assigned To partner...
Exploring the “realms of both fantasy and reality...
Images of France by Kumar De Silva, incorporated by the artist into his work
Alliance Francaise de Kandy presents ‘Harmony in...
The George Keyt Foundation will hold the 23rd...
Pranav Swaroop, an accomplished musician from...
People are still wondering whether Ravana was an  antagonist or anti-hero
There has been a renewed interest in King Ravana...
Youth entrepreneurship is important to address unemployment
“Take a job that you love. You will jump out of...

Week of July 14, 2019