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Week of December 10, 2017

Victoria Dam
Ensuring the safety of dams, especially, those...
Rising groundwater level in the Colombo Fort area...
The ban on the use of glyphosate which is still...
OIC Waruni Bogahawaththa
For eight long months, the parents of 16-year-old...
Unemployment of educated youth, especially...
Albert Moses, the Sri Lankan born actor, who went...
Diseases in elderly are very non specific. They...
The victims of the latest ethnic pogrom, in...
The government plans to support 5,000 Advanced...
Sri Lanka received its biggest contribution to...
Parliament yesterday approved an amendment to the...
The nomination papers filed by political parties...
Former Features Editor of the ‘Janatha’ Newspaper...
The Colombo Branch of the OBA, Maris Stella...
‘Priceps Pacis’, the Christmas carols organised...
The first comprehensive guide for Lankan...
Ranjan Anandappa
The staff at the Sunday Observer mourn the...
Locomotive trade unions continue with their trade...
Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (...
Steps will be taken to monitor every tusker using...
The Export-Import Bank of Korea has approved US$...
The Sri Lanka Railways has increased its fine for...
T he upcoming local government elections, eagerly...
Superintendent of Railways, Vijaya Samarasinghe...
A recorded public talk on ‘Creation Is Never-...
The Third Reading of the Budget for the fiscal...
Unidentified body found in SammanthuraiA body of...
Commenting on the Hambantota Port, Minister of...
From the traditional to the classical, to the...
“Praise my soul the king of heaven, to his feet...
Wellknown band, the ‘Sakwala Chakraya’ will...
Sri Lankan talkie film industry is now seven...
Johnny Hallyday at the Francofolies festival, La Rochelle, 2015.  Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock
Johnny Hallyday, who has died aged 74, was France...
 Kathryn Farmer, Shobi Perera – double bass, Revel Crake – guitar and Royle de Andrews – drums.  Pic: Saliya Rupasinghe
It was an evening of interesting and unusual...
Jobpal.lk Business Development Executives Chamara Sanjaya and Dennam Gurugamage with Programme Manager Reshali Balasubramaniam.
The Government’s ambitious ‘Three Year Economic...
Berendina officials with the winners
Berendina Micro Investments Company (BMIC), held...
Imran Nafeer
The Lanka Micro Finance Practitioners’...
Following in the footsteps of Lanka Orix Leasing...
The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) had...
Members at the panel discussion titled ‘The new forex Act and Regulations – What does it mean for business?’ organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.     PIC: SAMANTHA WIJESIRI
The newly enacted Foreign Exchange Act through...
Sales Controller of Kelani Cables, Ralph Roshan addressing the gathering.
Kelani Cables PLC has extended its ‘Kelani...
A personal skills audit of what you have done...
CEO Johnathan Alles with the award.
HNB PLC recorded a landmark victory with its...
The Executive Board of the International Monetary...
People’s Bank is proud to announce that its YES...
With the expectation of capturing a sizable...
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka in a media...
Abhishek Hariharan
MullenLowe Sri Lanka has appointed Abhishek...
 PACE CEO Sajith de Silva, Director Kapila Withanage and Chief Red Hat Trainer Rohan de Silva receiving  the awards at the Red Hat Training
Around 90% of the Fortune 500 Companies are known...
The Gemmologists’ Association of Sri Lanka (GASL...
The role of the Port of Colombo in facilitating imports and exports and supporting trade with India and other subcontinent countries was expounded upon by Colombo International Container Terminals at the 2017 Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference in Hong Kong. The presentation made by Chief Business Development Officer of CICT, Tissa Wickramasinghe (second from left) explored aspects of the Port value chain and the importance of the Port of Colombo to its stakeholders including clients, other users, the i
The role of the Port of Colombo in facilitating...
Signing of the agreement between Deputy Director General, Private Sector Operations Department of Asian Development Bank, Christopher Thieme, and Executive Deputy Chairman of MTD Walker, Jehan Amaratunga.
Walkers Colombo Shipyard (Pvt) Limited, a...
Strap -Huawei, a smartphone brand, won the bronze...
Big spaces, bigger brands and the biggest baubles...
Improving service standards and efficiency is the...
Airtel’s sales team bagged a gold and bronze...
Preparing the fish
Constructing the first oven with a shed for...
LVL Energy Fund Limited (LVLEFL), an energy...
Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera presents Ravi Pinidiya, an entrepreneur of Matara who has been regular in paying his taxes, with a felicitation plaque on behalf of the Department of Inland Revenue. The IRD felicitated people and institutions in the Hambanthota and Matara districts who have been consistent in paying their income tax.
Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera presents...
Thivaharan Arunagirinathan, HNB customer, who completed 10,000 steps at the launch of HNB FIT Account
Seeking to meaningfully enhance lifestyles...
There are 14 distilleries in Sri Lanka and they...
At the start of the year Bitcoin was valued below $1,000 (Getty)
The digital currency Bitcoin is rallying at...
Pic: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe  Industry and Commerce  Ministry Secretary K.D.N. Ashoka (second from right) exchanges the green loan agreement with a BOC representative (second from left). Minister  Rishad Bathiudeen and State Minister Champika Premadasa (far right) look on.
The recently launched Phase 2 of the Environment...
Hela Clothing has announced the launch of its...
Jetwing Symphony Limited (JSL) announced the...
Attendees wait to begin an International Monetary Fund Committee (IMFC) plenary session at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Near-term risks to world financial stability have declined since April amid improving macroeconomic conditions and the subsiding risk of emerging-market turmoil, the IMF said in its latest Global Financial Stability Report released yesterday. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Fears that China risks being the cause of a fresh...
Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga addressing the media at the conference.
With the festive season just around the corner...
A new leasing product that makes leasing a higher...
 The Quick-Lane Service will speed up vehicle servicing at the Ford Centre in Battaramulla.
Ford Motor Company, the global automotive giant,...
Japan has sealed its longest stretch of economic...
In what is a first for e-commerce, Daraz scored...
In 1900, Unilever created the branded laundry...
Commercial Bank Chairman Dharma Dheerasinghe (third from right) accepts the first deposit from a customer at the opening of the Bank’s Rambukkana branch.
The 258th branch of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon...
The new data centre
Sri Lanka Telecom’s data centre infrastructure...
Engineer Jimmy presents the keys of a KCP Daewoo pump truck to NEM Construction officials. Construction General Manager, Mechanical, P. B. S. Kithsiri, General Manager, Construction, Shantha Piyadasa, NEM Chairman Raja  Nanayakkara, UMG Lanka, Managing Director Asiri Walisundara, General Manager Nishantha Fernando, Business Development Manager Sisira Medanga, KCP Heavy Industry Marketing and Sales Manager Peter Kim are also in the picture.
United Mercury Group Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (UMG) sealed...
 Ms. Pavithri Vithanage   (PIC: SAMANTHA WIJESIRI)
‘Unlike the good old days where banks had nothing...
Brussels - The EU and Japan announced on Friday...
The small classroom is expected to transform the teaching process.
Abans in collaboration with Haier, a smart...
Manique Gunaratne
Women with disabilities are not active in the...
The Foundation will allocate Rs 10,000 for each Hyundai vehicle sold from month of December
Hyundai Lanka Pvt. Ltd, Sri Lanka’s sole...
 Pic: Bloomberg via Getty Images
The research for the insurer Zurich comes after...
At a time where many organisations around the...
 Sri Lanka Insurance, has reported a...
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and...
Head of Islamic Business Division, Ilsam Awfer and DGM, Branch Network, Jude Anthony receive the award.
 SCLC-Islamic Finance, the Islamic Business...
Ceylinco Life has reported exceptionally strong...
Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama was the chief guest at the first Asia-Pacific Executives Forum at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo recently. The Forum focused on strategic development project in the country and promoting them internationally. It was facilitated by the USA-based American Academy of Project Management in partnership with local and overseas institutions.
Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama was the chief guest...
The premier automobile brand “TVS” has yet again...
SANASA Development Bank PLC (SDB) closed the nine...
Their suffering is sometimes unimaginably cruel....
Same-sex marriage has been officially signed into...
Trent Franks and Sen. Al Franken
WASHINGTON - The national reckoning over sexual...
The Stubbs Shield winning Royal boxing team which...
The BCCI to face trouble as India can lose chance to host Asia Cup.
The unsettled relation between India and Pakistan...
Maurice Perera
Maurice Perera who was a rugby legend in Kandy,...
Action in the keenly fought out Dialog ‘A’ division rugby match between Havelocks SC and CR&FC at Longden Place yesterday.  Pic by Saman Mendis
Two well-judged penalties during the last five...
The sponsorship cheque was handed over by Mr. Tan Beng Chuan, Group General Manager, Prima Group- Sri Lanka, Mr. Shun Tien Shing – General Manager Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima Group Sri Lanka) and Sajith Gunaratne – Deputy General Manager of Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima Group Sri Lanka), the promotors of Prima Sunrise Bread. Priath Fernando – President and. Niloo Jayatilake – Council Member and Chairperson of the Junior Golf Development Subcommittee represented the Sri Lanka Golf Union, while Vice-Captain
The 10th edition of the Ceylon Agro Industries (...
Eight Youth Para athletes from Sri Lanka left the...
The 42nd Sri Lanka National Karate Championship...
The Sri Lankan players were seen fielding while wearing anti-pollution masks during India’s batting with most of their players complaining of breathlessness.
NEW DELHI: The ICC might incorporate air...
Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara...
Kandy SC recorded their sixth consecutive victory...
  Youth Scrabble team receiving the trophy
Sri Lanka produced its first World Youth Scrabble...
Hamilton, Saturday- In an absorbing day of Test...
At the age of 38, Caribbean giant Chris Gayle aka...
Kumar Sangakkara says Virat Kohli will break one...
ANANDAPPA - RANJAN (Journalist,​​ ANCL). Loving...
Travel anywhere in Sri Lanka, anytime of the year...
So it was the wedding of the son of our policy...
Sri Lanka is one of the few developing countries...
This cat lies down on her sofa and imbibes the...
President Donald Trump gave a historic speech to announce that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.                                          Source: CNN
The world’s instability got worse last week after...
FINANCE & LEASING SERVICES - VEHICLES...
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BUSINESS PREMISES FOR SALEColombo 2 - Guest House...
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & APPLIANCESExpert Service...
I am Senuka Geemith. I attend Hemamali Maha...
I am Rakshanaa. I study at Global International...
I am Tharindu Prabhashana. I study in Grade Seven...
We have a well-equipped library in our school. It...
 I have a role model. It is my father. He is...
Yellow red flamesFrom oil lampsDance in the...
Samantha Perera, affectionately called Sudhu...
Lions are big cats known as the 'King of the...
My village is Galthude. It is a beautiful, big...
The GCE (O/L) Examinations will be held from...
 Water is very important for humans, plants...
NANO satellite
The Science, Technology and Research Ministry has...
I was born on the 27th of March 2005. My birthday...
All airlines have been issued a “red warning”...
 Planet Earth is situated between the...
Othello by William Shakespeare is a tragedy which...
 I’m Himaya Heshani. I live in Ensalbedda. I...
First PrizeI have read a lot of books. But the...
 The history of glass-making can be traced...
Second PrizeThere are lots of interesting,...
 According to the Buddhist way of life...
The Earth is the most beautiful planet in our...
Here's how to make a button Christmas tree...
Here is another Santa craftMaterials: * Paper...
They’re an easy, fun way for kids of all ages to...
The Annual Concert Rahal Swaranga of the primary...
My name is K.W. Nethmi Chamathka. I study in...
This is Golkonda Fort - the magnificent fortress...
India has since time immemorial been famous as a...
The Vision of a country lies in the hands of its...
Brotherly loveDear Dr.MI am a 17 year old male...
1. TIMING IS EVERYTHING.So when DO you actually...
Bow and arrow, once a lethal weapon of combat and...
Are you on Twitter? Then the word, TweetupSL...
Haven’t made plans for a random day off? Once...
Christmas has a long tradition of baked sweet...
1. You are trapped in a room with no windows or...
“Not every student finishes college when they’re...
“Londoners were shocked. Experts believe that James Maybrick was in fact the most wanted murderer, as people often have a “concealed” personality within
Hundreds of tourists still flock to Whitechapel,...
Being a teenager is hard, which is why there are...
The Sri Lankan music industry has gone through...
Shenali Perera is off to South Africa to...
At the beginning of each school year, my daughter...
About our Daughter: Kandy Govi Christian parents...
About 5’6’’ tall,​ born to Buddhist K/​G parents...
With Christmas round the corner a vibrant...
A farewell to the diplomatic duo the Ambassador...
Sailing vessels of the British Admiralty have a...
 ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci. Pic: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
LONDON, Dec 6: He is a little-known Saudi prince...
A Sri Lankan alternative for ‘Mixed Voting System...
Dr. M. GanesaratnamThe hospital was his second...
P.M.N. Bandara (on right) receiving the honours from the Governor General of Papua New Guinea Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadaeat
P.M.N. Bandara received the Member of Logohu...
Bhagya Wijayawardane
Dec 5: The Queen’s Young Leaders program has...
The Tamil Literary Forum of Akkaraipattu Muslim...
For centuries, Kandy has been an integral part of...
Being Sri Lankan, one often takes for granted the...
Mathura is an authentic Indian vegetarian...
Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leisure airline and...
A passerby snapped a photo of the real vandal: a squirrel just nibbling away at the wires
Dec 3: A squirrel was found to be responsible for...
“When she was opening it, one jumped out,” staff at the airport said.
Customs officials at a Chinese airport had a...
Joe Nate Goodwin says he decapitated his 2-year-old dog at the behest of the sheriff’s deputies
Dec 5: Blood stains at the end of the Crawford...
MAX hospital of Shalimar Bagh
Dec 4: A hospital in India fired two physicians...
Last week, a friend in USA sent me a book written...
Groucho Marx’s aphorism “A thing that can’t be...

Week of December 10, 2017