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Week of December 9, 2018

Revel Crake performing at the Shangri-La with Denver Barnes – bass (L) Royle de Andrews – drums and Anne Jayamanne – vocals.  Pix – Wimal Karunatilleke
A multi-dimensional guitarist Revel Crake holds...
The High Commission of India, Colombo, will...
An enchanting, romantic and jubilant musical...
State Drama Award winning playwright and director...
The ongoing national drama of the political stage...
The fourth Fairway National Literary Awards (FNLA...
Peradeniya Gurukulaye Upatha, Nageema ha...
When he takes a womanAnd she takes a manthey...
In progressive countries in the globe as...
So many flowersBloom land and water,Yet no one...
The highway was fullOf dazzling carsOf those who...
Like the sage said “don’t despair” wondering what...
December 1st last week saw the Galadari Hotel...
While rail travellers in Britain prepare for...
Elephants are poached for the skin trade
Recent times have seen the emergence of a...
Global carbon pollution is on track to reach...
The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM)...
Medically labelled DYSPHAGIA, is however not a...
The Food Unit of the Health Ministry and Public...
SYLVAN SURROUNDINGS: The Laxapana Falls cascades down with a breathtaking view
You don’t have to go to Europe to visit...
Every social problem we encounter demands a...
Have you ever met a man or woman who married his...
Pensioners below 69 can apply for an advance of...
SLT Group Chairman P. G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena with the award
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT...
Yasaratne receives the award from the Deputy Director of Tourisma Department of Hue Province, Vietnam
The Ceylon Hotel School Graduates’ Association (...
Judy Wikkramatillake and Krishanti Perera
Rocco’s, a restaurant known for pizzas and...
AIA Insurance’s health and wellness app, AIA...
China State Construction Engineering Corporation...
Al Safa Islamic finance unit Chief Manager Mohideen Maharoof receives the Bronze award for ‘Islamic Finance Product of the Year’.
The Al-Safa Islamic finance unit of People’s...
The soil test kits, plant test kits and training programs were provided to agriculture instructors who promote the use of the equipment among farmers to test the soil fertility level before fertiliser application
Soils are where it all begins. A silent ally for...
Pan Asia Bank’s Chief Manager Central, Yohan Ebell, Hospital Director General Janaka Somarathne, VP – OPD Rukshani Galappatty and Gampola Branch Manager Piyal Attanayake at the event
Pan Asia Bank’s Gampola branch conducted a...
Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC’s Director/ CEO Mr. Krishan Thilakaratne receives the award for the Islamic Finance Entity of the Year
Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC’s (CLC),...
Hayleys PLC, maintained its position at the...
Sustainable technological solutions for industries Pix: Chandani Jayatilleke
Over the past several years, global temperatures...
Mastercard has partnered with Singer Sri Lanka to...
D. H. Wijewardene
The 37th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka...
At the signing of the agreement
The FAO-China South-South Cooperation tripartite...
The Economic cost of strikes and street protests...
Actress Kusum Renu arrives for the ceremony
Personal care products marketing company, JA...
R. Renganathan
The need for Life insurance outside the Western...
Fortinet crossed an innovation milestone recently...
Gamer.LK, which specialises in Esports and...
A SEACEN official greets Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy.
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka hosted the 54th...
Anthurium plants
The greatest reward in life is to have a...
A delegation of the National Chamber of Exporters...
The Annual Business Excellence Awards organised...
Chairman, Ceylinco Healthcare Services, R. Renganathen stresses a point while the Board of Directors and the General Manager of the company look on. Pic: Saliya Rupasinghe
Ceylinco Healthcare Services (CHS), a pioneer in...
Tuli Cooray
The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) looks...
A speaker at ‘Ignite-2018’
Women in Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka (WiLAT...
The closing date for enrolment in the six-week...
The makers of the laundry app receive a prize
The e-Swabhimani Awards 2018, organised by the...
The economic growth rate will be a shade of four...
P. M. N. Bandara
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of...
The Japanese team
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in...
Plantation workers will continue their fight for...
 CEO Mario Bojilov
A seminar titled ‘Are you blocked with Blockchain...
Yamamay, a leading Italian lingerie and swimwear...
The volunteers
The latest batch of Japan International...
Business personalities expressing views on the...
 Growth Hacker and Lead Speaker at Growth Tribe Academy Luke Montgomery advising workshop participants.
John Keells Holdings has called for entries for...
Following the completion of its previously...
The licence issued to The Standard Credit and...
With Christmas round the corner, shopping hype...
The Residences at One Galle Face recently...
Every business professional is faced with a...
As the calendar year comes to a close, many...
Jinasena (Pvt) Limited, a water management system...
BOC CEO/ General Manager Senarath Bandara with the plaque awarded by the ‘Asian Banker’ for the top 500 Banks in the Asia-Pacific Region. BOC’s CFO/ Deputy General Manager Corporate and Offshore Russell Fonseka (right) and Deputy General Manager Finance and Planning RMDV Jayabahu (left) look on.
The Asian Banker Magazine has named the Bank of...
An artist’s impression of the 53-storeyed development
Braybrooke Residential Towers (Pvt) Ltd, signed...
A large number of business personalities were present.
The BNI Gladiator, the fifth Sri Lankan chapter...
The GroupM team
GroupM Sri Lanka became the country’s most...
Ceylinco Life has been declared the ‘Best Life...
The number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose...
From left: CEO, SME Finance Forum, Matthew Gamser, Senior Executive Vice President, SME Banking, Nations Trust Bank, Bandara Jayatilake and Spain’s Secretary of Industry and SMEs,Raul Blanco Diaz.
Nations Trust Bank won an award at the Global SME...
President Maithripala Sirisena at the launch
President Maithripala Sirisena launched Videsa, a...
 Sri Lanka Tourism officials Udana Wickremasinghe, Director ICT, Hirosh de Silva and Chandana Munasinghe with the award.
Sri Lanka Tourism bagged an award for its Travel...
LB Finance and CAL officials exchange the agreement
Fipbox, a marketplace for fixed deposits and...
Finance & Leasing ServicesCentral Bank of Sri...
Business OpportunitiesBOI Company Piliyandala...
Business Premises to Let or LeaseColombo 05 -...
Even as the country is watching closely for...
A recent photo published in a newspaper of a UNP...
Japan will allow some foreigners to work in construction and other sectors
Japan’s parliament has approved a controversial...
Stigma and myth about mental illness has left...
The transformation which began with the Colombo...
When will one grow out of fairies and fairylands...
RTI in Sri Lanka was formed after a long and...
Dr. Achala Jayatilleke handing over the translation to Dr. Patanjali Dev Nayar
While the number of road accidents in Sri Lanka...
During World War II, the British Empire had...
The railway service has enriched every Province...
We are in the season where the whole world will...
Trees are very useful to us. Humans and animals...
Animal lovers protect animals and treat them well...
Newspapers contain information, entertainment and...
Amelia was a pilot. She started flying when she...
My name is Imasha Oshadi. I’m twelve years old....
My favourite hobby is gardening. It is a very...
My family lives in Malamulla which is close to...
 King Kavantissa as a step to protect his...
The human body’s control centre is the brain. It...
AdventThe period of Advent begins four Sundays...
Sigiriya is one of the most important historical...
The Children of Willow Farm by Enid Blyton is a...
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit...
The British School in Colombo held its Inter-...
The Son of Neptune is the latest book that I read...
My favourite book is Charlie and the Chocolate...
 How to make a Christmas stockingHello...
 Pollution causes a great deal of...
Sri Lanka’s national festival is the Sinhala and...
Able degree holder (Accounting) daughter 1985...
Able B/​G Colombo Lawyer parents seek...
The ‘Youth Observer’ is back with a bang. Ensure...
The electric chair has gradually been replaced as the main method of execution
Dec.7: An inmate in the US state of Tennessee has...
A recorded public talk on ‘Is it possible to live...
Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC making...
Ariane5 VA-246 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base at 02:07 am (IST) carrying GSAT-11.  Pic: Twitter/@isro
Weighing about 5,854 kg, the GSAT-11, built by...
Sri Lanka Women Lawyers’ Association (SLWLA) held...
Sri Lanka is the world’s second most affected...
We are profoundly saddened at the death of Dr....
President Maithripala Sirisena who opened the...
An essay competition to encourage journalists in...
Popular teledrama actress Michelle Dilhara receiving the Asia Inspiration Award 2018, from Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth  and  Sports, Government of Malaysia.
Popular teledrama actress Michelle Dilhara,...
Sirikotha, the party headquarters of the United...
The United National Party (UNP) has accepted that...
The decision on the Government to be formed will...
After visiting Asiri Surgical Hospital for...
President Maithripala Sirisena addresses Health Ministry officials   while  parliamentarian Chamal Rajapaksa and Health Ministry SecretaryWasantha Perera look on.
Ensuring hygiene in all State hospitals and in...
Ven.  Walawahangunawewe Dhammarathana Thera, Viharadhipathi and Trustee of the  Mihintale Rajamaha Vihara
In an interview with our sister paper ‘Silumina...
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to...
The plantation workers’ strike that continued for...
Monthly payments ranging from Rs. 25,000-Rs. 125,...
The two former LTTE cadres arrested in connection...
Sri Lanka has abstained from voting at a United...
The Institute of National Security Studies Sri...
The LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI)...
From left, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations chief, President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama at a 2016 ceremony formalizing China’s participation in the Paris Agreement.
Dec 7: They have the largest carbon footprints....
Pushpa Padmaperuma will hold a dolls exhibition...
Brigadier Sumith Atapattu
The Army will release five plots of civilian land...
Australian police can now order tech firms to access the encrypted messages of suspects
Dec 7: Australia has passed controversial laws...
In honour of His Holiness Quthubul Akthab...
CUMARASAMY - MRS. JEGATHEESWARI (Retired Teacher...
We often hear that the world has become smaller...
Dayasiri Jayasekara
UPFA Kurunegala District parliamentarian and...
In an alleged statement, issued last week, the...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud
Will war-torn, starving, Yemen wriggle out of its...
Democracies work when constitutions are drafted...
Great Western mountain
Between sleep and wakefulness, ten hours and...
The champion HNB team comprising S. Umanga, Darshika Abeywickrama, Pabasara Gunasekara, Gayanjali Amarawanse, Gayani Dissanayake, Imesha Kumarini and Anjali Perera with coach Sashika Samarasinghe celebrate with the Trophy  Pic by Ranjith Asanga
Unbeaten Hatton National Bank were crowned...
The victorious Army team pose for a picture after receiving the Champions Cup from Chief Guest ambassador Akira Sukiyama. Also in the picture are Madam Sugiyama, President of SLBF Fazil Hussain, CEO Horizon Ajith Wijesuriya and Priyantha Ekanayake (CEO SLBF)  Picture by Sulochana Gamage
Army SC came up with a brilliant performance to...
Nalin Perera, CEO Mobitel
With the female cricketers competing well in the...
Dushan Vimukthi (Army SC), Ashan Priyanjana (CCC...
Wheelchair tennis bronze medal winners Lasantha Ranaweera (left) and Suresh Dharmasena and with coach Jagath Welikala (centre)
We don’t need anyone’s sympathies, just give us...
(From L) 2018 FIFA Ballon d’Or awarded for best player of the year, Men’s Ballon d’Or Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, Women’s Ballon d’Or Olympique Lyonnais’ Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg and Under-21 Ballon d’Or (Koppa trophy) Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe pose at the end of the 2018 FIFABallon d’Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris  (AFP)
Luka Modric shatters the 10-year monopoly of...
A valuable all-round performance by Kamindu...
Vinod Weerasinghe
All leading junior golfers are expected to...
Kandy Sports Club is expected to overcome CH and...
India had little difficulty in beating Oman by...
Action between CDB and DPG in the men’s D division final
A strong performance in the last quarter saw CDB...
Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of India’s batsman Murali Vijay (AFP)
ADELAIDE AFP India built a 166-run lead over...
MTM Naufal, Managing Director of Kandurata Umbrella (third from right) handing over the sponsorship cheque to Samantha Dodanwala the chairman Cricket House Committee SSC in the presence of (from left) Thilina Kandambi (head coach SSC), Dammika Prasad (captain SSC), Michael De Zoysa (member Cricket House Committee and Ground Secretary) and MTM Naushad (chairman Kandurata Umbrella)  Picture by Herbert Perera
Sinhalese Sports Club one of the oldest clubs...
BOURNEMOUTH AFP: Liverpool delivered a clear sign...
Munchee National Volleyball Championship - 2018 :...
ANCL Director Editorial Dinesh Dodangoda (right)...
The newly formed Sri Lanka Racing Drivers...
Furious Maradona
MEXICO CITY AFP: Argentine football legend Diego...
The Veterans’ Athletics Open Championship...
Angelo Mathews hits 128
Sri Lanka opened its tour of New Zealand with...
The finals in the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball...
Fresh after a second home-series defeat in two...
Navy won the National Wrestling Championship...
Steve Rixon has been appointed as the fielding...
In these columns I wrote and elaborated on the...
Immediate past president of the NOC Hemasiri Fernando with NOC, President Suresh Subaramanium, Secretary Maxwell de Silva, Treasurer Senaka Ranasinghe, Vice Presidents Sumith Edirisinghe, Major General Sampath Fernando the chief de Staff of the Army, former Treasurer Gamini Jayasinghe and Assistant Secretary Chandana Liyanage
The National Olympic Committee (NOC) auditorium...
Saturday’s rugby match between arch-rivals CR –...
Jeffrey Vandersay
The miserable period that surrounds uncapped spin...
The champion Sri Lanka cricket team that won the T20 World Cup for deaf players comprising Gimadu Malkam (captain), Sumudu Lanka (vice captain), Tharaka Sampath Jayasinghe, Lakshan Fernando, Tharindra Deepika Wimalaweera, Goyum Shanaka Walgama (wicket-keeper), Chamara Dishan, Asanka Manjula, Udaya Lakmal, Rajitha Asanka, Alenross Kalep, Ushan Lakshitha, Nuwan Hasaranga, Dinuka Sachin and Janaka Tharanga along with officials Indrani Ariyaratne (manager), Jayalath Aponso (coach), Ushantha Gunartne (assistant
A team of handicapped players from Sri Lanka...
Ishira Ariyapala-Kavindu Amameth
Kavindu Amameth of Mahanama College Colombo and...
A young Australian batsman hit six sixes in over...
Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been fined by the...
The Sanath Jayasuriya Cricket Academy held its...
ADELAIDE AFP: Coach Justin Langer Saturday...
Havelocks centre Chamara Dabare is tackled by a CR defender  Pic by Thilak Perera
An uncommon breed of sportsman came to the rescue...
Nineteen former Sri Lanka cricketers will join 15...
People make a life on their own terms, whether...
The 2017 film The Children Act is directed by...
He was posing for photos
A Norwegian photographer has shared images of a...
One day after marrying in a Christian ceremony,...
Let me introduce you to rising star Sayumi, the...
The second largest town in the Puttalam district...
In a time when young people of the country are...
“It is a great experience,” say all in one voice...
As we come to the end of a very eventful and...
Christmas is around the corner, as 2018 almost...
When you lose a loved one, it’s never easy, but...
We need empathy to create a new kind of...
Up and coming young actor Dulaj Chamara Hasalanka...
We all know that creating a daily routine is...
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake   gifts Cpl. Karunarathna a wheel chair
Corporal Gemunu Karunarathna of the 6th Gajaba...
Describing it as the "opportunity of a lifetime...
Chulakshi Ranathunga
This week's attractionChulakshi Ranathunga...
Active Citizen workshop in Galle
Restoration of friendly relations after a dispute...
01– Colour wonderfulTake note from Candice...
South Indian legend Rajnikanth and Bollywood...

Week of December 9, 2018