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Week of August 26, 2018

These are divine damsels, raining flowers, from heavenly clouds
“Beauty is truth’s smile, when she beholds her...
Kandyan Drummers in action
The Chitrasena-Vajira Dance School will hold the...
Franklin (third left) performed the song with Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Carole King, Celine Dion and Shania Twain at the 1998 VH1 Divas concert
When Aretha Franklin died, the clip that was...
August 14 will be a day that will never be...
Sri Lanka Writers’ Organisation Secretary Kamal...
Andre Estefan’s ‘Colonial Romance’, fashion...
The much awaited sing-a-long with Annesley...
The Swiss National Day was celebrated in true...
It was 1968. It was a year of both excitement and...
The Lloyd’s building was constructed in 1908...
Collaborating with India’s renowned chocolatier...
Twenty-two Sri Lankan students were awarded...
Liver diseases are generally given less priority...
A pilot project was launched last week within the...
Being Sri Lankan, one often takes for granted the...
CBA Toastmasters’ Club of Chartered Accountants (...
‘NO KUNU’ an organization dedicated to ‘help Sri...
As the month of September dawns, the Run to...
The team behind Threads of Time L –R seated: Anita, Kavita, Anusha, standing L – R : Merisha, Brian and Imran
As the days draw closer to a major fashion event...
 MAJESTIC LOOK: A lone elephant raises its trunk near Natha Devale. In the background is the temple complex of the Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa)
This photographic essay is on Sri Lanka’s age-old...
We inherited from the British, a tradition that...
I met Pamela (not her real name) after ages. We...
Negotiations on transactions with Iran are in...
John Keells Group will expand its solar powered...
Sri Lanka Tourism has been recording a steady...
Sri Lanka’s gold market is in an unsteady state...
Credence Genomics Pvt Ltd recently launched IVF...
As many teenagers can attest to, growing up isn’t...
AIA Group Limited (AIA) released its 2018 interim...
The ‘2000 Exporter Development’ program will be...
Siddhalepa felicitated the cream of their...
From left: Tharika Dilshani, Prajani Pieris, Malen Cabandugama, Dilini Saminda and Hiranthi Kasundari celebrating theirs wins for Seylan Bank at the SLIM NASCO Awards 2018
Seylan Bank’s young Sales Force won five awards...
Aug 24: While the dollar is set for its biggest...
In the first session at the Sri Lanka Economic...
With numerous and humongous challenges employees...
The ‘Market Access Support Program’ designed to...
President Maithripala Sirisena at the presentation of the house to Sampath Sri Palansuriya.
The winner of the Ranaviru Real Star Mission-V,...
Ceylinco Life Managing Director/CEO R. Renganathan and Director/Deputy CEO Thushara Ranasinghe
Ceylinco Life has more than doubled pre and post-...
‘Ten Best Integrated Reports’ award being presented to PLC’s Chief Manager - Finance, Omal Sumanasiri by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, added another...
The following is a Q and A on the Singapore-Sri...
The washing machine and oven   Pic: Vipula Amarasinghe
Softlogic introduced two products to the local...
Inoshini Perera  Picture by Shan Rupassara
Sri Lanka’s singular greatest strength is its...
An artist’s impression of the proposed apartment building
Fairway Kurunegala, Fairway Holdings’ second...
Founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, Jude Rodrigo with the award.
The founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, Jude...
Tax exemptions come as a shot in the arm for...
The third edition of ‘SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya...
Local tech-solutions provider, Tye Solutions has...
(Excerpts of the keynote speech delivered by the...
NDB launched its latest Banking service ‘Bank2U’...
Manager, Digital Advisory at STAX, Firaz Markar addresses the SL-SG Business Council board and representatives of companies with business ties with Singapore.
To raise awareness on current and future...
Yatila Wijemanne, Chairman & Co-Founder, and Manjarie Tissera Wijemanne, Deputy Chairman & Co – Founder of CBH Lands (Pvt) Ltd
Real Estate is increasingly becoming the most...
From left  - Product Manager  Geely & BAIC, Micro Cars, Udesh Bambarenda  Head of Sales MGk, Micro Cars, Prasad Malalasekara  Chief Financial Officer, Micro Cars Clifford William Ruvindhu Gunarathne  Director Marketing, Micro Cars,  Head of Personal Financial Services, HNB,Kanchana Karunagama,  Senior Manager, Leasing, HNB, Nalin Dissanayake, Assistant Manager-Leasing, HNB Roshan De Silva  and Executive-Business Development (HNBL easing) Mahesh Ratnayake
HNB PLC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (...
Ceremonial opening of SDB bank’s new branch in Piliyandala (L-R) Kesbewa Divisional Secretary - Ms. Y.K.S. Jeewamala, Piliyandala Trade Association Chairman - Mr. Chanaka Jayasinghe, Piliyandala Branch Manager – Mr. Anuranga Karunadasa, SDB bank’s GM / CEO - Mr Nimal C. Hapuarachchi and SDB bank’s Chairperson - Ms. Samadanie Kiriwandeniya.
SDB bank (SANASA Development Bank PLC) has opened...
Access Projects Pvt Ltd, a Tier 1 construction...
 PIC: LAKE HOUSE MEDIA LIBRARY
From around the third week of July the farm gate...
UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Limited, a part of...
‘We are committed to ensure that tourism will drive all sectors of society and the diverse sectors of commercial enterprise.’ PIC: LAKE HOUSE MEDIA LIBRARY
The new country branding for Sri Lanka Tourism...
Hemal Ranasinghe
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC signed an MoU...
Hayleys PLC generated strong top-line performance...
The DIMO management team and Tata Motors officials introduce the Tata NEXON Compact SUV in Sri Lanka. Pic: Chaminda Niroshana
Tata Motors, along with its distributor, Diesel...
With the opening of Sri Lanka’s first...
 Exchange of the agreement between Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel Chairman P. G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena and Citibank the Citi Country Officer Ravin Basnayake. From left: Mobitel Senior General Manager Human Resources / Legal and Regulatory Affairs,Namal Ratnayake, Mobitel Chief Financial Officer Sudharshana Geeganage, Mobitel Chief Executive Officer Nalin Perera, Citibank Director, Head - Corporate and Investment Bank,  Kavinda de Zoysa and Mobitel Senior General Manager Engineering and Operations Rasantha He
Mobitel has embarked on the biggest and most...
The 2018 edition of Disrupt Asia, a start-up...
Finance & Leasing Services - VehiclesMinimum...
Domestic Aides ServicesHonest trustworthy...
Business Premises to Let or LeaseKotahena,​...
Furniture for SaleDamro Carvin bedroom set for...
‘For the serene joy of the pious’ is the...
President Maithripala Sirisena, eldest son of a farming family displays his skills with a mammoty by taking the first step to renovate the Kubukulawa tank in Polpithigama, which is the first of the 2,400 rural tanks connected with “ellanga gammana” or Cascaded Tank-Village system in the Dry Zone to be developed, together with the commencement of the Second Stage of Wayamba Ela, in North Western Province on Friday (Aug 24).
A simple, but solemn inauguration ceremony of...
It is never too late to challenge yourself with...
Despite being at the strategic heart of the Indo-...
Pix by Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
Nine years since Sri Lanka’s long drawn conflict...
The second rooftop protest launched by female...
The harbour with the pier as it is. pic courtesy: tnamediaoffice
With the Government launching a restoration...
Asian Games which is hailed as the ‘Olympics in...
 Entrepreneurs seeking loans under Enterprise Sri Lanka loan schemes.
In a bid to take the culture of entrepreneurship...
Approximately, 50,000 to 3800 years before...
The Office of Missing Persons will commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared by releasing its interim report at  the J.R. Jayewardene Centre in Colombo on August 30 at 3 p.m.   The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Deepika Udugama, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.  Families of the disappeared and missing persons will also participate.
On September 2, 2013 Mayuri Jayasena who was six...
Pic: Thilak Perera
Strong willed, vivacious. That’s what she is....
Among all the books I have read so far, I...
My mother’s name is Priyanthika Perera. She is a...
The latest book that I read is Leonard Woolf’s...
 How many of you have seen the original...
Udani Preschool, Malabe held its annual Sports...
Smoking is the habit of someone inhaling and...
 My country is Sri Lanka. It is an island in...
Throughout the history of Britain there have been...
My best friend is Daneesha Semini. She is nine...
Throughout the history of Britain there have been...
 I celebrated my 12th birthday on the 18th...
 Serendib scops owl The Serendib scops owl (...
 My best friend is Dilanya Liyanage. She is...
The Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrated the Eid-al-...
Every civilized society has been developed by...
It’s been almost 21 years since Diana, Princess...
Scientists have found that excessive intake of...
Tanishq Abraham got international media attention...
One cold morning I woke up feeling drowsy and...
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas is...
My school is Morawaka Baudha Maha Vidyalaya. It...
About our daughter. Parents living in Canada seek...
About our son B/​G 1991 August 5’11” fair,​...
The Attorney General’s Department is in the...
The Nadungamuwe Raja, carrying the Sacred Tooth...
COLOMBO, August 24: Amphibious transport dock USS...
Former Chief of Staff to ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gamini Senerath being escorted to the Permanent High Court at Bar office, after he appeared before the newly opened Court on Friday, to finalise formalities before being released on bail.  Picture by  Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
The much awaited Permanent High Court at Bar...
There is an 80 per cent reduction in the number...
President Maithripala Sirisena paid his last...
The phenomenon of an appreciation of the US...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for...
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador designate to Russian...
The government is planning to ascertain the...
The Department of Prisons has refuted allegations...
The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC)...
In a bid to undermine the new Special Court to...
As part of Sri Lanka’s 70th anniversary of...
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya with the consent of the...
SPACE Visual Art Exhibition by contemporary Sri...
UPFA General Secretary and Agriculture Minister...
Sri Lanka ranks 59 in the Rule of Law index among...
Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith...
Positive Living with PD is a secular, non-profit...
Northern Province Chief Minister C. V....
G.D. Gnanarathna, formerly attached to the Lake...
Weeks ahead of the Maldivian presidential...
‘Humps’, alternative for electric railway gatesI...
At the end of the day long debate, the vote taken...
Female Marines from the USS Anchorage that...
The National Police Commission (NPC) cannot...
 Gunapala Wickramaratne:  Principal...
A member of the controversial de-limitation...
FERNANDO - CELENE PADMINI (Nee SENEWIRATNE) -...
“I don’t remember Karu Jayasuriya calling me.”I...
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa appears to be setting his sights on 2025 and his son Namal’s political future.
It came like a bolt from the blue.All of a sudden...
The Joint Opposition (JO) created a big...
Where did Udith go wrong?Former President Mahinda...
Arab and Muslim majority capitals were buzzing...
Forbidden bottom trawling
Use of destructive fishing gear and practices in...
Family members of the disappeared in a protest march - File picture
Few countries in the world can rival Sri Lanka’s...
The water world scene from Interstellar
You know I love writing about alien worlds and...
The Northern Province is blessed with kovils that...
The eighth edition of the Army Engineers Regiment...
Sri Lanka boxer Thiwanka Ranasinghe (in red)...
Kalinga Kumara
Kalinga Kumara clocked a time of 46.53secs in the...
JAKARTA AFP: South Korea have asked Asian Games...
New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett dives in for a fourth try during the second rugby Test match against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland yesterday  AFP photo
AUCKLAND AFP: Beauden Barrett’s four-try...
The winner Anthony Ginting
JAKARTA AFP: Badminton world champion Kento...
Just closer to sunset, there was a hive of...
Sri Lanka squad: Subash Madushan (Captain) Defenders: Togendra Dickson Puslas, Anuruddha Warakagoda, Charith Ratnayake, Jude Supun, Nicholas Harsha Fernando.  Mid fielders: Sajith Kumara Mendis, Mohamed Rifnaz, Afeel Mohamed, Ashikur Rahman, Mariyathas Nitharshan, H. Kavindu Ishan, Sasanka Dilhara Jayasekera, Dilan Kaushalya de Silva  Strikers: Naizer Mohamed Fazal, Johar Mohamed Zarwan, Asela Madusan  Goalkeepers: Sujan Perera, Dhanushka Rajapakse, Kaveesh Lakpriya Fernando
The Sri Lanka football team will leave the island...
Michael Cheika
WELLINGTON: Australia coach Michael Cheika has...
Winners in the senior category NAS Horagahapitiya (centre), runner-up Suresh Kelum (left) and second runner-up Nelumsiri Kumara
The Modern Pentathlon Federation of Sri Lanka...
File photo shows an inter-club match between League winners Kandy and runner-up Navy played to empty stands last season
Dramatic moves by Sri Lanka Rugby to nudge four...
Members of the Classic Car Club of Ceylon were...
 Public Services club cricketThe 72-year old...
Sri Lanka’s Keshani Arachchige (red) lands a...
Serena Williams
PARIS AFP: Serena Williams will be banned from...
Rikako Ikee
JAKARTA AFP: Japan’s golden girl Rikako Ikee...
Hugo Lloris
LONDON AFP: France’s World Cup-winning captain...
GENEVA AFP: FIFA on Friday hit the Palestinian...
JAKARTA AFP: Indonesian officials vowed to crack...
LONDON AFP: A Roma fan was jailed for two-and-a-...
Most Sri Lankans may have forgotten that the...
Ashan Silva (right) and Ishan Dassanayake
Ashan Silva and Ishan Dassanayake bagged the best...
Ageing fast bowler Lasith Malinga has so far...
Brendon Kuruppu at the launch
While Sri Lanka attempts to introduce youngster...
Sohrab Moradi
JAKARTA AFP: Iran’s Sohrab Moradi set a...
Post your poetry to Young Voice, Sunday...
 I remember my grandma saying “Putha, you...
The 26-year-old pop star shared an...
Not all calories are created equal.Your body...
From right: Rtn. PP G.S Sylvester, Rtn. PP Saif Ramzi, Past District Governor Rtn. Tariq Thulba, Rtn. PP. Pubudu De Zoysa and Rtn. Andrew Samuel
Since its inception in 1992, Interact District...
Jennifer Lopez accepted the Michael Jackson Video...
To celebrate International Youth Day, the United...
Chopras, meet the Jonases!Priyanka Chopra and...
As the old song goes, breaking up is hard to do....
It seems Prince Harry’s gain is Suits’ loss, as...
The music is not only beautiful but it is “music...
Wedding – The big day for Brides and grooms....
Thor actor Chris Hemsworth trolled Marvel fans at the awards with Avengers 4 ‘spoilers’
Chris Hemsworth trolled Marvel fans at the awards...
 The third instalment of the Guardian’s of...
Grey’s Anatomy is due to return for its 15th...
Maritiman is the world’s biggest floating museum...

Week of August 26, 2018