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Week of March 11, 2018

A scene from the play
When the question – “Which school are you from?”...
Jehan Aloysius’ hilarious adaptation of...
Guide to Poetry by Prof Emeritus DCRA...
I’m borrowing a thought from Eric Segal as to...
The National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka in...
Sri Lankan musicians present Carnatic music from...
The Shape of Water won four Oscars, including Best Picture, at the 2018 Academy Awards.
It’s a safe choice for an industry that wants to...
The Official Committee with regard to the...
Celebrating the graceful spirit of womanhood this...
Some of the products on display at Uptown, Liberty Plaza.
The Uptown Department Store will mark the launch...
The signing of the MoU: From left - Group Managing Director, DSI Samson Group, Kulatunga Rajapaksa and Chief Executive Officer, Terreal Group,  Laurent Musy.
Samson Rajarata Tiles (Pvt) Ltd., has entered...
Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy...
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Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated...
Sri Lanka is seeing an increasing demand for...
 A loyal customer is presented the first Mobitel and Commercial Bank Data + Credit Card
Mobitel has partnered with the Commercial Bank to...
An artist demonstrates a variety of Thai painting...
The Bank’s General Manager D.M. Gunasekera presents the vehicles to  Assistant General Manager Sabaragamuwa Province H.M.M.B. Herath.
The Bank of Ceylon (BOC) Branch on Wheels extends...
A forthcoming country report by the global...
W.S. Hewawasam
Regional Development Bank (RDB) relocated its...
Our lead story on page 39 of the Business...
Nimal Tillekeratne and G. A. R. D. Prasanna
Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC increased its...
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri...
Edirisinghe Brothers’ Hybrid Hub and the Sri...
Unlike regular savings accounts that offer...
Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva
MEDICARE 2018, a healthcare exhibition, was held...
Realty Management Services Pvt Ltd, the exclusive...
Manager Marketing, Casio SAARC, Uttam Kumar, Group Head of  Strategy, Avarna Ventures, Yaasir Nizam, Managing Director, Casio SAARC,  Masao Naka, Vice President, Casio SAARC, Kulbhushan Seth, Director  Operations, Blink, Muhammed Mansoor and Channel Head, Casio SAARC,  Nikhil Sharma at the launch.
Casio recently conducted a dealer event to...
Malik Wickramanayake
Seylan Bank has enhanced its internet banking...
In keeping with the modern day customer needs,...
Seven Media Group received another accolade, this...
Plastic Packaging Pte Ltd (PPP), a pioneer food...
The Bank of Ceylon, under its sustainability and...
With the United States now out, the main benefit of being in the partnership is lost.
The new trade agreement that replaces the Trans-...
Ravi Dadlani and Darren Roos
Dadlani - MD, CEAT Kelani JVCEAT Kelani Holdings...
Training at a mock cabin at the SLAC
The SriLankan Aviation College (SLAC) will team...
Deputy General Manager, Construction of Maga Engineering, Nihal  Chandrasiri (left) and Project Manager Sampath de Silva (AB019 project) receive the National Award for Construction Performance for rehabilitating and improving up to 10 kms of the Jaffna-Pannai-Kayts Road, from Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction Indika Bandaranayake.
Maga Engineering (Private) Limited emerged as the...
Minister Ameratunga presents a certificate to a student
The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel...
Midea Group’s robotic arm, in Germany, KUKA AG,...
From left: Shanel Perera, Officer in Charge – Sustainable Business, Priyanka Wijayaratne, Senior Manager – Strategic Planning, Anusha Gallage, Chief Financial Officer, Chiranthi Cooray, Chief Human Resource Officer/Deputy General Manager – Human Resources and Hemantha Senanayake, Assistant Manager – Sustainable Business of HNB with the awards.
Sri Lanka’s leading retail bank, HNB PLC won the...
Indira Malwatte
Sri Lanka will record an improved performance in...
Sri Lanka’s David Pieris Motor Company Ltd (DPMC...
Virtusa recently hosted over 300 students from...
In view of the increasing cost of raw material...
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty...
Two women, Gayani de Alwis, a supply-chain...
To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day...
JustPay, an initiative of LankaPay to convert the...
J. Walter Thompson Sri Lanka launched 2018 with a...
Hemaka Amarasuriya   pic: Vipula Amerasinghe
Sri Lanka Insurance (SLIC), which lost its...
A group of professionals from some of Sri Lanka’s...
Sri Lanka will be looking at a new business model...
Dr. Naomal Balasuriya, a medical doctor turned...
LOLC Group Managing Director/CEO, Kapila Jayawardena presents the cheque for the gold sponsorship to President, Lanka Microfinance Practitioners Association, Imran Nafeer and Manager, Lanka Microfinance Practitioners Association, Yasitha Munasinghe.
The South Asia Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (SAMN...
The exchange of the MoU: From left - Prof. Manjula Fernando (Head/Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya),  Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake (Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya), Tilak de Silva (Chief Business Innovation Officer - SLT) and Dr. G.B.B. Herath (Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering - University of Peradeniya).
Sri Lanka Telecom entered into a landmark...
Sri Lanka Tourism sources said currently the...
Laugfs officials at the head table    Pic: Vipula Amarasinghe
Laugfs Gas PLC will embark on strategic...
Director/CEO Dirk Pereira  and General Manager, Marketing and Distribution, Dharshana Amarasinghe at the ‘Life Changing Partnership’ campaign launch.
Life is continuously changing every second which...
Hero MotoCorp, the world’s No.1 two-wheeler...
Antiques & Collectors ItemsEvery Sunday Sale...
Finance & Leasing Services - VehiclesLowest...
Professional Consultancy ServicesAAA Accounting,​...
Business Premises - To Let or LeaseBambalapitiya...
Another week of political chaos and uncertainty...
Are you addicted to your iPad, tab, phablet or...
It was only a week ago that we wrote in these...
“Et tu Brute!” cried an anguished dying Julius...
Last week in Kandy, Sri Lanka witnessed the worst...
In this changing world companies need to be more...
The 57th National Day of the State of Kuwait was...
With the holiday season round the corner and you...
When bonds of humanity and community shone...
Akurana  8th mile post on 7 March
KANDY: The recent unrest in Kandy was not only...
Waturakumbure Dhammaratana Thera
Muruthalawa: On Tuesday night (March 6),...
As tensions spiralled into violence on the...
The temporary ban imposed by the Sri Lankan...
“...they can hate so much they’ll tear the world...
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has now emerged as a...
On March 6 2018, Parliament took up an...
PIC: LAKE HOUSE MEDIA LIBRARY
“There is only one woman in the world. One woman...
Four Bakeer Markar  brothers
According to Astrology, a child whose zodiac sign...
File photo
On March 6, President Maithripala Sirisena’s...
There are so many negative, horror stories...
When the Japanese bombed Sri Lanka…Being 96 years...
Alas! The vintage radios have fallen silent. The...
The 39th anniversary of the Islamic Republic of...
(L - R) Dr Manjula Karunaratne - CEO Asiri Group of Hospitals, Dr Maheshi Wijeratne - President, Neurosurgeons Association of Sri Lanka, Mr. Neil Kitchen – Chairman of JCIE (Neurosurgery), Dr.Nissanka Jayawardena – President Elect, College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka, Mr Tom Cadoux-Hudson - Chairman, Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination Board, Professor Nihal Gurusinghe - Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination Board, RCSED Representative.
The College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka and the...
A Biography on Founder/Chairman, Singhe Group, K....
Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama received the Asia...
Being one of the only significant and fully-...
Rasoda Dairies (Pvt) Ltd launched a range of milk...
MVIVO, the European home construction company,...
Personal fitness trainer Himal Alahakoon and team...
NHSL Stroke Unit offers complete package of...
The Hibiscus Beach Hotel, set in a four-acre...
Kanchana Thilakaratne – Director of Kandyan Arts Residency upon receiving the certification flanked by (from his immediate right) Chaminda Yapa Bandara – Manager, A.S Dissanayake – Executive Chef along with other staff and officials
A renowned star class property on Peradeniya Road...
The team of chefs at Curry Leaf, led by Chef...
Captain Patricia Bischoff and First Officer Rebecca Lougheed operated flight EK 225 from Dubai to San Francisco
On the occasion of International Women’s Day,...
The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society will...
From March 21, the globally appreciated French...
I stood still on a field filled with grey grass....
I have a pet pony brown and black,Beautiful as a...
Everyone has a best friend. My best friend is...
Nature is God’s precious gift to us. Trees,...
My mother’s name is Chamila. She is a good...
The elephant is the largest animal on land and it...
* Occupation: Scientist, mathematician, and...
Education is an essential part of our lives, and...
Chiara Eratne, a seven-year-old Sri Lankan...
Newspapers play a very important role in a...
A blood donation, organ donation registration,...
The cocoa fruit was once used in place of...
Students of Lyceum International School, Gampaha...
Food is important for our mental and physical...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare...
Environment is the surroundings around us. It...
The Two Towers is the second part of J.R.R....
Sri Lanka is famous for tea which grows well in...
The Witches by Roald Dahl begins with an...
Water is a colourless liquid which is Mother...
The Junior Observer launches 'Junior Readers’...
To eat our veggies we pull a faceBut we eat it...
Sri Revatha Royal Primary School, Nugegoda held...
In December my heart was happy,Because the New...
Academically and professionally qualified below...
Academically and professionally qualified good...
The name and the date of birth in the National...
The Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory...
The Sri Lanka Planetarium is open to the public...
President Maithripala Sirisena who is in India to...
Fifty-three-year old A.H. Norman of Totamuna,...
A committee comprising three retired judges is to...
Here Chaandana Wijesekera (Centre) cuts the cake along with Tony Wickremasinghe and Olga Perera, two of the children of founder, the late Vincent Charles Wickremasinghe
An old-established tailoring outfit which was...
UPFA Southern Provincial Council member M.K....
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected...
Sheila Crowley
On February 26, 2018 the Peace Corps re-...
PIC:ISHARA KODIKARA
Members of the Purawesi Balaya group hold a rally...
Coming up to a year since the Meethotamulla...
The final date to apply for interest-free student...
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles...
Jeffrey Feltman
UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs...
Ramith Rambukwella, cricketer and son of Joint...
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) questions the...
After a 17 year long pursuit, Sri Lanka last week...
The new Minister of Sustainable Development and...
Pic and story: M.Ramachandran, Norton Bridge Cor.
UNP Kandy District MP Ananda Aluthgamage lies...
Amidst the recent turn of events in Kandy and its...
Sri Lankan academics have condemned the recent...
Pic : Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
Sri Lanka’s civil society leaders, academics,...
Teacher appointments were presented to 240...
Pic: Siri Gunasekara
PM meets victims of mob violence in Digana and...
A delegation of Members of Parliament...
ADAMS - ENA MARY OREEN - Wife of late Thomas,​​...
Illustrative photo of an operating room.  Nati Shohat/Flash90
A neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital has...
The bottle found in Western Australia had a message that noted the ship’s coordinates and name, plus the date it was thrown into the sea.  Pic: Kym Illman.com
A gin bottle was thrown overboard from a German...
One incident involved a pedestrian crossing the street and striking the autonomous vehicle ‘with his entire body’. Pic: Bloomberg via Getty Images
Local residents are hitting back at their new...
A wild crow that was hand-raised by an Ontario...
If you’re going to promise a cheese festival, the...
Devotees heading towards the kovil
Colombo is a city beautifully layered with multi-...
FARM LIFE: Farmer D.M. Karunapala in Karakolagaspitiya, Kotiyagala oversees his bumper maize harvest in his Chena.
Come March, the sleepy hamlet of Kotiyagala,...
One of Sri Lanka’s most influential cricketers...
Seven former Sri Lanka cricket captains, who had...
James Sutherland
SYDNEY AFP: Australian cricket chief James...
Past winners of the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer : Gihan Rupasinghe, Nalanda College Schoolboy Cricketer Award winner 2006 and Malith Gunetilleke, Ananda College Schoolboy Cricketer Award winner 2007
Leader of the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer...
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC) has made...
Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis batting during their 85 runs partnership for the second wicket in the Hero Nidahas T20 match against Bangladesh at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday. (Pic by SAMAN MENDIS)
Underdogs Bangladesh threw the Hero Nidahas T20I...
Sri Lanka wins the bid to hold the ‘Asian...
Kalana Perera of S. Thomas’ College bowls during a splendid performance that brought him five wickets against Royal College  (Picture by Susantha Wijegunasekera)
Nearly two hours of play was lost due to rain as...
Huawei, the leading smart phone brand in Sri...
A little known batsman with big achievements has...
Seylan Bank has become the official banking...
St. Peter’s College produced a dynamic curtain-...
Artillery Regiment and 6th Sri Lanka Army Women’s...
Football Federation of Sri Lanka has organized...
Albion Tamil School from Nuwara Eliya Carried...
The 68th Battle of the Golds big match cricket...
Jofra Archer in action
He can bowl as quickly as Mitchell Starc, is as...
Jaffna Central College beat St. John’s College...
Royal ‘Masters’ beat the Thomain ‘Masters’ convincingly
The first ever Royal Masters vs the Thomian...
South Africa reached 263 for 7 in reply to...
Tharindu Thivanka of Bodyline, Eranda Seneviratne...
Hambantota Sports Club (HSC) Blues took their...
Photograph by Shan Rupassara / Make-up by Madushitha Mendis
Photograph by Shan Rupassara / Make-up by...
Love and success are two of life’s great pursuits...
On March 08th, the world celebrates International...
The famed daughter of Elvis Presley was dealt a...
Dolly Parton made a special appearance recently...
“So long as there shall exist, by reason of law...
Noah Schnapps will star in a film about a young...
As we do with all our trips down south, we were...
Whales belong to the order cetacea, which...
When you ask children what they want to be when...
The internet and social media provide young...
At the age 13, Sanita stopped her own child...
Have you ever been given a piece of advice that...
2017 was a troubled year for denim. It was used...
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un: From enemies to frenemies?
Mar 10: President Trump has tweeted that a deal...
The military personnel are experts in chemical warfare and decontamination
March 9: About 180 military personnel have been...
Slovak National Uprising Square on Friday. Police say Jan Kuciak’s death was ‘most likely’ connected to his work.  Pic: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images
Tens of thousands of Slovaks have rallied to...
The National Rifle Association (NRA)has sued...
Not long ago I wrote a piece for my column called...
In most government schools the conversation class...

Week of March 11, 2018