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Week of September 9, 2018

Five Sinhala novels shortlisted from a record 125...
The 21st century Sri Lankan urban socio-political...
The Western Music Society of Hillwood College,...
“The world of books is the most remarkable...
A gala evening was held to honour the Air Force...
Roshan, Mayoress Rosy Senanayake and Tilakshi
At the Facets of Sri Lanka 2018 – an...
‘Starry Tales’ the dreamy textures and ethereal...
The 9/11 attacks in 2001, did indeed change the world in a way that hardly any other event has.
Terrorism takes many forms, but at its core, the...
The monthly Lecture of the Wildlife and Nature...
Edulink National Campus launched several new...
OPPO launched its latest addition to its popular...
Softlogic Life unveiled ‘Softlogic Life Premier...
A pilot project was launched recently to reduce...
State literary Awards ceremony will be held on...
Hilton Colombo is celebrating 31 years in the...
‘NO KUNU’ an organization dedicated to ‘help Sri...
A legacy in his own time. A maestro who had never...
There are three temples of major interest within...
Pramod De Silva, in his column last week, made an...
Almost all of us dread retirement from regular...
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has launched the ‘...
The insurance advisors swear the traditional oath of the industry
On the 1st of September the Insurance industry of...
Vidumini Ranasinghe receives the award
 The Top 50 Professional and Career Women...
Standing  (from left): Dinidu de Alwis, Political Affairs Officer, British High  Commission, Tissa Wickremasinghe, Chief Operating Officer – HIPG,  Ravindra Jayawickreme (AFNI), CEO Hambantota International Port Services  (HIPS), Tom Burn, Deputy High Commissioner, Ray Ren, CEO of Hambantota  International Port Group, Phil Dickinson, Second Secretary of the  British High Commission.
A delegation from the British High Commission...
AIA Insurance is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor...
SriLankan Airlines Manager Hong Kong, Pradeep Durairaj (centre) with WTA officials after receiving the awards.
SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri...
Amana Takaful Groups’ growth and profit continued...
The ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ program in Moneragala comprised 625 stalls. Here visitors at the exhibition
The government through the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka...
Chairman Anverally & Sons (Pvt) Ltd, Mohamed...
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been chosen for...
The Inclusion Pavilion showcased advanced assistive technologies specially-designed and developed for persons with disabilities live normal lives
The 2018 edition of Disrupt Asia, a Start-up...
LOLC secured two accolades including the Gold...
In keeping with the government’s aim of...
Picture by Chaminda Niroshana
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, introduced...
The Daraz Mobile App has enabled the online...
Laugfs Lubricants’ Supervisor/Executive – Sales,...
USAID Mission Director, Reed Aeschliman, with senior officials of Sampath Bank and Hatton National Bank following the launch of a partnership that provides local financing to MSMEs
The US Agency for International Development (...
A leading transport and logistics company DSV...
Mega Lifesciences introduced Glow to the Sri...
The Indian luxury hotelier ITC Hotels is...
The entire logistic space is transforming due to...
CEO/Founder Anuruddha Bandara with the Travel Life certification
Recognising diversified eco adventure company,...
Seated: Ranil de Silva – Metal Factor, Anne Balakrishnan – Group Director Marketing, Asia Broadcasting Corporation, Laila Gunasekere Martenstyne – President IAA, Chalaka Gajabahu – Chairman Organizing Committee, Young Spikes Competition Sri Lanka. Standing: Media competition winners - Arshaq Ali and Nireka de Silva – Nextage, Digital competition winners -  Levanya Mirando and  Malithi Jayasinghe – Mullen Lowe, Integrated competition winners - Nethmi Weerawarna and Chalukya Weerakoon – JWT, PR competition wi
The Spikes Asia Young Spikes creative competition...
One of the biggest annual business summits of the...
The government has appointed four working groups...
Located in the heart of the city amidst a well-...
Huawei hosted the Global Safe City Summit in...
From 2013, the HDFC gave tremendous support to...
Right way on the highway – Over 1,700 staffers of Ceylinco General Insurance took to the streets in several areas in Colombo on Friday with a unique campaign to educate people and road users on deteriorating civic values and to say NO to child abuse, drug use and sexual  violence. The program will be conducted islandwide. (Pic: Sulochana Gamage)
Right way on the highway – Over 1,700 staffers of...
 Master of Business Administration alumni of...
If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need...
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Colombo - With scheduled completion set for December 2021, and construction progressing swiftly, the 16th floor has already been completed. Development work is now moving towards completing the pillar-less and state-of-the-art banquet hall.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Colombo - With...
Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka from China are...
The first copy of the Standard being presented to Minister Bathiudeen by Lasantha Wickremasinghe. Jagath Perera and Sanath Fernando are also in the picture.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri...
 Ricardo Hausmann
When Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations in...
Ceylinco Life Managing Director R. Renganathan and Deputy CEO Thushara Ranasinghe (fourth and fifth from right) with the Family Savari Brand Ambassadors and the Company’s Senior DGM Marketing Samitha Hemachandra (extreme left) and Brand Manager Chamath Alwis  (extreme right) at the launch of Family Savari 12.
Ceylinco Life’s globetrotting ‘Family Savari’...
A depositor uses the fully-automated cheque deposit machine of Commercial Bank.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon launched the first...
 Sri Lanka has the potential and is on the...
Havelock City, a residential development project...
Deputy General Manager – Branches, Seylan Bank. Chitral De Silva, opening the newly established Eheliyagoda Branch
Expanding its branch network to offer a...
A wind turbine
The BOI opened a dedicated office in Jaffna in...
The chief guest District Secretary N.A.A. Pushpakumara
The Tourism Skills Strategy and Action Plan (SSAP...
Kavinda Dias Abeysinghe, Deputy Chairman, Fairway Holdings
The eagerly anticipated Shortlist for the fourth...
 Finance & Leasing Services -...
 Business OpportunitiesBusiness partners /...
 Professsinal Consultancy...
 Medical Equipment for SaleMicroscope -...
 Estates for SaleNittambuwa town, a...
How does a nation weave its flag, its insignia,...
This Wednesday (05) was like any other day in...
Jagath Wimalasooriya
Not surprisingly, the Joint Opposition Janabalaya...
Reporting by:Azhar Razak, Aanya Wipulasena,...
Though the Joint Opposition is made up of leaders...
“Oh really?”“Yes, you can go to Kataragama from...
They met accidentally at a soup kitchen run for...
Dudley Senanayake
Dudley Senanayake Foundation and the Friedrcih...
MP Namal Rajapaksa seen at the Hilton Colombo on Tuesday (4) evening, the night before his janabalaya rally in Colombo. His brother Yoshitha was spotted at the same hotel last afternoon
Janabalaya Rally of the JO on September 5 was...
As Sri Lanka’s current model of relying on debt-...
A week after the world commemorated International...
The word ‘psychometric’ is from the Greek words “...
The family of Kamer Nizamdeen, insists that the...
To cane or not to cane – that’s a big question on...
  By Sriyal Nilanka and Randika Lawson...
German police have rescued a man after he called...
My favourite cartoon is Dennis. Dennis is a...
A New York state church has broken a Guinness...
Transport is the means of going from place to...
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It is set in...
True friends are good friends. They are helpful...
We have all heard about Rene Goscinny, the author...
Madol Doova is a novel written by Martin...
The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest...
The dull-blue flycatcher (Eumyias sordidus) is a...
Many people spend their holidays by travelling....
My favourite hobby is reading. I enjoy reading a...
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my...
My father’s name is Nimal. We live in...
My class teacher is Mrs. Nelka Ekanayake. She is...
Some people are kind to animals but others are...
 Watching television is sometimes useful but...
My favourite bird is the Penguin. Penguins belong...
Do you remember the first time you wrote the...
The bee is an insect which can sting and it can...
AAA Academically and professionally qualified B/G...
 Above 25 pretty daughter sought by BG...
Ambassador A. L. A. Azeez and the Sri Lanka delegation
“Practical achievement of the target of a world...
Udith Lokubandara who serves as Media Secretary...
A recorded public talk on ‘Can the brain be...
In the wake of continuous failure to endure the...
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it is...
ECONOMYNEXT – A complaint to the Supreme Court...
At a meeting yesterday, between TNA and...
Premier addresses the 72nd Anniversary of the UNP
The UNP’s next generation of leaders are being...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe places the...
The Sri Lanka Navy - Indian Navy Joint exercise...
Maharagama Urban Council (UC) employees assaulted...
T. Saravanaraj, the new Magistrate of Mannar has...
After three years of investigations and mounting...
The Public Administration Ministry has informed...
Fifty-eight-year-old Chandra Jayaweera of...
H.R. Jothipala
Thirty-one-years after the death of Sri Lanka’s...
President Maithripala Sirisena ruled out the...
The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA)...
Thirty-nine-year-old B.N.S. Fernando of 72/2B,...
President in discussion with donor agency representatives
Representatives from international donor agencies...
Intoxicated SLPP supporter climbs a lamp post...
‘Gee Mathaka’, a solo musical program by vocalist...
Dr. G. Wignaraja
Any moves to renegotiate, renege or leave the Sri...
The Western Provincial Council (WPC) that was...
Financial discipline needed for national...
AL HAJ AZHAR MUNSOOR (Azhar Haji) - Beloved...
In his haste to get somewhere fast, the young MP...
Deshamanya Marhoom Al Haj Mohammed Abdul Bakeer...
Sri Lanka enacted the International Convention...
There has been much discussion, debate and...
The following is the text of a valedictory...
Ever since Sunila passed away five years ago, I...
Aeroflot Airbus
Tourist arrivals have increased sharply since the...
“To the well-fed it seems cowardly to complain of...
A lone young tusker subjected to intense scrutiny by hordes in jeeps
Would any animals be left in our national parks...
Hawked-eyed Hisham Abdeen (papare)
Hisham Abdeen declares country is paying for...
Two competitors attempt to extricate from a mud ditch in the Extreme Class Jeeps event  -Gayan Lakshan competing in the Touring Class Jeeps 3000cc goes through a mud filled area
Japanese Rider Kenji Osawa and Junior rider...
Defending Champion, SriLankan Airlines had to...
Del Potro
NEW YORK AFP: Juan Martin del Potro reached the...
Ushan Thiwanka
Gone are the days of Susanthika Jayasinghe,...
Action from the Sri Lanka versus Hong Kong match
Sri Lanka made it to the final of the Asian...
Weerasinghe for a massive new visionKandy SC’s...
Sri Lanka’s Asela Madushan (in yellow) and Mohamed Mujuthaaz from the Maldives compete for the ball
Sri Lanka’s chances of a berth in the semi-final...
Sri Lanka cricket captain Chamari Atapattu (right...
It was inadvertently reported in the Sunday...
The new inter school cricket season will have 36...
Hockey is to be revived in Kandy with the best...
Sri Lanka Cricket announced that it had appointed...
Shamaz Mohamed: First to score a double ton in the 2018 season
If anybody asks somebody to name the top 10 best...
St. Joseph’s College Colombo beat St. Patrick’s...
President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya signs a replica of a huge volleyball before it set out on an island-wide run to herald the championship
The first ever Asian Volleyball Championship to...
As many as 2400 boys and girls contested the road...
Panchali Adikari: Champion at the tournament in Anuradhapura
Fourteen-year old Panchali Adikari of Mahamaya...
The National Volleyball Championship 2018 for the...
Main sponsor MH Industries Corporation Limited China (Sri Lanka Dealer) M.T.M. Mihan presenting the sponsorship to Zahira Principal Trizviiy Marikkar as President G90 M.R.A. Razak and Past President M.M. Shiraz look on
Past students of Zahira College, the Group of 90s...
The preliminary round of the seventh Mercantile...
Ceylon Masters Badminton Association is to...
HSBC Premier celebrates the month of September by...
St. Anthony’s Girls School, Katugastota and...
The fifth annual SLIBFI Cricket Sixes 2018...
One of several floats depicting success for Sri Lanka in sports that was flagged off heralding the countdown to the Mahaweli Games  Pic: Vipula Amerasinghe
Winners and runners-up at the 30th Mahaweli Games...
Eight fixtures are down for decisions today in...
Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development presenting a chess board to Methnula Hewawasam. Others in the picture are from left: Thilan Rangana, Chairman of SPORTSINFO, Suneetha Wijesuriya, President of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club, Anastasia Khokhlova, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Director of the Russian Centre in Colombo and Buddhapriya Ramanayake
The 500th Chess Coaching Camp of the Anatoly...
Sri Lanka Cricket launched an initial programme...
In recent times travel photography has turned...
“Sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and...
SSP, Damyantha Wijesri - Director Police Mounted Division
As Colombo city continues to be transformed with...
Kataragama is considered to be a sacred place of...
How many of us wake up early morning, have a...
Dr. Shanika Arsecularatne
The older we get the more interested with...
As one of the most likable actors in Hollywood,...
Consider it a disquieting sign of the times that...
Worries of what’s to come, the fear that we won’t...
Threads of Time, a fashion extravaganza that was...
What is suicide ? It amounts to taking one’s own...

Week of September 9, 2018