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Week of December 16, 2018

Manel Boteju (third from left) with a few members of the State Dance troupe in the early ’70s
Dance was what gave her life and sustained her....
Clarence Wijewardena:
It has been 22 years since the brave pioneer of...
Sri Lanka’s businesses offering childcare support...
Seylan Bank Deputy General Manager, Branches, Chitral de Silva opens the relocated branch.
Seylan Bank has relocated its Talawakele branch...
 SAJ Associates Managing Director Jayampathy Arambepola
Murunga (Moringa) leaf related products are...
The exchange of the agreement
* Addresses critical gap in nutritional needs of...
Commercial Bank has been appointed as the...
Selling is often considered to be a creative art...
At the launch of the event . Pic: Kamal Jayamanne
Dialog Ridee Reyak 2018 – the silver carpet show...
Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT)...
The root cause of Sri Lanka’s economic woes lies...
The year 2016 saw the birth of Oceanfront...
Property prices in the southern coast of Sri...
Central Bank data shows that migrant remittances...
Mahesh Nanayakkara
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB)...
Sohan Samaranayake and Roshan Rajadurai
This year’s October figure of 7.1 million kilos...
Emerging Leader Award winner Shehani Liyanage and Inspiring Leader Award winner Thilanka Jayathilake
Fonterra Brands Lanka HR Business Partner...
Some of the participants
The Sri Lankan pavilion at the Travel Turkey...
Pan Asia Bank staff’ painting a hospital bed.
The Embilipitiya branch of Pan Asia Bank...
The ACL Cables team receives the award.
ACL Cables PLC clinched the silver award for ‘B2B...
At the launch of the Fertility Centre in Colombo. Pic: Chaminda Niroshana
The first international operation of the ARC...
Iqram Cuttilan
The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents ( CASA...
If there’s one item that epitomises our modern...
Anura Athukora receives the award from Dakshitha Bogollagama
The Athukorala Group, a tea exporting company,...
Saif Yusoof
Introducing increased efficiency, optimisation,...
Dialog Axiata has become the first mobile money...
The National Apprenticeship and Industrial...
 Ricky Mendis presents the final tranche of the payment to British Council Country Director Gill Caldicott.
The British Council in Sri Lanka partnered with...
From left: Vice Chairman COYLE, Dinesh Jayawardana, Founder Managing Director of Spiritual Vacation Club,  Neil Misso D’Silva and  Chairman, COYLE, Dinuk Hettiarachchi.
The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE...
Director F&B Dinesh Jayashanka with Asanka Gurusinghe, Pramodaya Wickremasinghe and Hashan Tillekeratne
Anantara Kalutara Resort, Minor Group’s second...
Each day, we make countless choices. Life is full...
Dr. Harsha Cabral receives the award for 2018 from former Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.
The Tokyo Cement Group has been ranked among...
From left: From SDF Ltd - Harindra Kuruppu (Senior Manager Operations), Rasika Epasinghe (AGM-Marketing & Business Development), Felician Jayakody (AGM-Credit), Mr. Deshantha De Alwis (DGM Finance and Planning), Chaminda Rajakaruna (Director), Nilantha Jayanetti (CEO). From Ideal Motors - Chaminda Wanigaratne (Director), Malaka Wehella (Deputy General Manager), Rakhitha Wimalasekara (Head of Sales).
Sarvodaya Development Finance Ltd (SDF), the...
Seylan Bank PLC received honours as one of Sri...
Likuid Spaces is a new, innovative start-up...
Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone...
Grand prize winner  R.W.W.U.P. Rajapakse
Prima KottuMee recently concluded yet another...
Browns Group Chief Operating Officer Danesh Abeyratne (third from left) receives the award, and Group Chief Financial Officer T. Sanakan, Chief Process Officer C.N. Rathakrishnan and Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources, Paduma Subasinghe look on.
Brown and Company PLC became the runner-up in the...
Chief Operating Officer of HNB Finance, Priyalal Arangala receives the award.
HNB Finance clinched the Silver Award in the Non-...
MSMEs are an important part of Sri Lanka’s economy
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and DFCC Bank...
Managing Director of Softlogic Life, Iftikar Ahamed and Head of Finance of Softlogic Life, Nuwan Pushpakumara receive the ‘Insurance Companies Gold Award’ at the CA Annual Report Awards, 2018.
Softlogic Life won Chartered Accountants (CA) Sri...
The Sri Lanka pavilion
The Export Development Board (EDB) organised an...
Gabo Travels (Pvt) Ltd recently launched the...
Mohan Pandithage
The Hayleys Group recorded a stellar performance...
DMS Software Technologies, a pioneering IT...
Extreme Left: CSE and CDS Chairman Ray Abeywardena signs the MoU. (Extreme Right): KSD Chairman and CEO Dr. Lee Byungrhae signs the MoU
Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Ltd (CDS), a...
HNB Chief Financial Officer, Anusha Gallage receives the Silver Award in the Banking Institutions category from Chairman of the Annual Report Awards Committee 2018, Heshana Kuruppu. Past President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Yohan Perera and Secretary of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Prasanna Liyanage look on.
HNB PLC won two awards at CA Sri Lanka’s Annual...
A discussion  on ‘Cooperation between China and Sri Lanka in developing production capacity within the framework of BRI’.
Vice President, Development Research Center (DRC...
Dialog Axiata PLC and Ideamart, launched an...
The Hutchison and Etisalat Group have completed...
The BMICH team led by Director and Chief Executive Sunil Dissanayake with the Best MICE Venue Award - 2018
The BMICH won the MICE (Meetings Incentives...
Bank of Ceylon’s CEO and General Manager Senarath...
Lixon Tan    Pic: Chaminda Niroshana
Accel, the sole distributor of Stamford tyres...
Finance & Leasing Services - VehiclesCentral...
Business OpportunitiesBusiness Opportunities....
Business Premises to Let or LeaseMaharagama...
Refrigerators & Air-conditionersLG brand air...
In nine days we will be singing praises and...
After nearly six weeks of search for a new...
The word Christmas means the Mass of Christ. The...
I feel like making this pronouncement, while...
Steam engine, The Yakada Yaka! (Pic courtesy: J.F. Tours and Travels (Pvt) Ltd.
As the Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) expands its...
Naturalist intelligence could be described as...
Navy personnel of ship P 626 at the port of Honolulu in Hawaii, USA
The Navy marked its 68th anniversary celebrations...
Credit risk can affect interest rates
Moody’s which started rating Sri Lanka (SL) in...
The panelists, (from left), PMP  Udayakantha, Dr. Jagath Munasinhe, Prof. Indralal De Silva, Ms. Indu  Bandara, DMS Abeygunawardena, A Subakaran and Dr. Tom Davis (Chair).
Sri Lanka’s urbanisation had nearly tripled in...
Dec 13: How on earth can a non-binding...
Hold on for a moment. Dear reader, you would have...
I was waiting for the train. The loudspeakers...
Thamindu, Viraj, Ernest, Walit, Sameera, Ezanka and Chavindha
Rohitha’s Catwalk Model Academy held their...
Class B1 locomotive
For decades the town of Dematagoda, Colombo 9 has...
We’ve all had days where we felt like just...
Tissa was an important person in the village of...
Water is very useful to us. We get water from...
Kanjadewa was born as the youngest in a family of...
My father’s name is Suranga. He is 37 years old....
The Yule Log  The tradition of burning the...
A friend is a person who can understand the...
Hard Times by Charles Dickens is set in a...
My favourite hobby is gardening. We have a small...
What is your substance, whereof are you made,...
Avoid eating fast food. Eat fresh fruits and...
The latest book I read is The Merchant of Venice...
My favourite cartoon is Sofia. She is a very...
The Vendor of Sweets is an interesting novel...
It was a Friday, I played in the afternoon, And...
Primary students of Ananda College, Colombo...
Do not mull over more About the dark discouraging...
The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Civil Defence...
Everyone loves happiness and tries to achieve it...
He smiles in front of the large gathering, Waves...
UAE Ambassador in Sri Lanka Ahamed Ali Al Mualla and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The 47th National Day celebration of United Arab...
Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas...
The Ambassador and the Thai Embassy officials
December 5 is the birthday of King Bhumibol...
The person I admire the most is my father. He is...
The early part of the day is known as morning. In...
I have a flower garden at home. It has different...
My favourite bird is the parrot. It is a small...
Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
With just a few days to go for Christmas the...
Compiled by Carol AloysiusPresident Maithripala...
About MBBS Doctor working in Govt. Hospital B/​G...
Able B/​G Colombo Lawyer parents seek...
Monument installed two years ago taken away in...
A recorded public talk on ‘The Function of the...
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Politburo member...
The Government of Pakistan through its High...
When someone faces adverse repercussions as a...
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CID) has...
The Hirdaramani Group recently partnered HelpAge...
A Secaucus (New Jersey, USA) woman appeared in...
The AGM of Zahira College, Colombo Group ‘60s was...
Sri Lanka has reported a 2.8 per cent growth in...
Texas, Dec 15 (AFP): A federal judge in the US...
Photos of illegal digging from the Colombo Art Biennale
Twenty five suspects were arrested for illegal...
Mohamed Nasheed is an influential figure in the UN climate process
Dec 14: Amid impassioned pleas for progress,...
Justice S. Thurairaja was sworn in as the acting...
Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa decided...
Technology researchers in China have been ordered...
Glass Street in Richmond floods after heavy rains. Pic: News Corp Australia
Dec 14: Melbourne has been hit with widespread...
The UPFA is likely to seek the Opposition Leader’...
Leaders of plantation trade unions came under...
Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Sweden S.S....
The proposed joint transport plan of deploying 1,...
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on 1 January, is famed for his loathing off Venezuela’s leader, Nicolás Maduro.   Pic: Heuler Andrey/AFP/Getty Images
Some believe the rise of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s...
President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief...
Sri Lanka expressed its desire that the...
Dinayadura Dulip Samantha de Silva, the main...
The Air Force Christmas Carols 2018, organised...
The Department of Meteorology has advised the...
Results of students who were caught committing...
Ven. Shashrapathi Pelanwatte Dhammarakkhitha...
Eleven-year-old girl, Chalani Hennadige suffering...
Dr. Haritha Aluthge
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (...
China’s State Council’s Development Research Centre’s (DRC) Vice President, Dr. Long Guoqiang opens the China-Sri Lanka Cooperation Studies Centre of the Pathfinder Foundation.
China’s State Council’s Development Research...
Over 2,000 policemen were deployed in Colombo...
A foreign national who was trying to smuggle 2.6...
The UPFA Parliamentary Group will inform the...
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA), the...
St.Theresa’s Church, Thimbirigasyaya will host a...
Former President and parliamentarian Mahinda...
The expo ‘Seethawaka Flora’ 2018 organised by the...
Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil...
Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel (R), said EU leaders know what Theresa May (L) wants, ‘the problem is the MPs in London’. Pic: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock
Heads of EU27 appeal to British politicians to be...
PEIRIS - DR RIENZIE BRENDON JOSEPH,​​ Safe in the...
Today, there is a lot of antagonism towards...
Following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa...
If the people’s voice is not heard, the country...
Dear Readers,Season’s greeting from the Sunday...
Chaetodon trifasciatus melon butterfly
The Kayankeri Marine Sanctuary is an esoteric...
Team Hikka won the fourth edition of the Red Bull...
KUALA LUMPUR AFP Malaysian badminton great Lee...
They were known as Sri Lanka’s glamour boys....
The other fixtures are as follows:Dec. 16:...
Captain of the Air Force team Chathurangi...
Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella plays a shot during day one of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve (AFP)
WELLINGTON AFP Paceman Tim Southee skittled Sri...
The Sri Lanka Emerging Team comprising Sandun Weerakkody, Hasitha Boyagoda, Avishka Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shammu Ashan, Kamindu Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Hasaranga de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Lasith Embuldeniya and Shehan Madushanka celebrate their victory over India in yesterday’s final at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo
Sri Lanka brought India down to earth to win the...
Police player Sachith Silva heads for the try line after beating the Army defence in their Dialog League rugby match yesterday                                                                                                                                                                                                (Picture by Saman Mendis)
Police SC dished out a robust and bruising brand...
In a puzzling development the new cricket...
Siyane Tharu Sports Club, Gampaha won the Dialog...
File photo of a rugby match between Army and CH and FC
Conflicts of interests, inside politics and poor...
Flashback: The Asian champions team comprising Chathurangi Jayasooriya, Darshika Abeywickrama, Dulangi Wannithilake, Tharjini Sivalingam, Elilenthini Sethukavalar, Gayanjali Amarawansa, Hasitha Mendis, Dulanga Dhananji, Darshika Abeywickrama, Thilini Waththegedara, Sureka Kumari Gamage and Gayani Dissanayake
Sri Lanka has moved up to the 19th position from...
Sachitra Senanayake captured seven wickets for 88...
Two unbeaten teams Kandy SC and Havelock SC will...
It was inadvertently reported in the Sunday...
Sineth Sudharaka-Risara Wickramasinghe
Singer Cup U-13 Cricket :Sineth Sudharaka the...
Pancho Alvarino (right) and Iqbal bin Isaack
There is a big difference among tennis players...
Beach Tennis is being introduced to Sri Lanka for...
There were many excellent performances at the...
Wijetunge (left) and Moraes posing with their awards
Veteran sportsmen Rajiva Wijetunge and Gamini...
Dietma Doering-Martin Adomeit
A German table tennis (TT) expert has revealed...
India’s batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot (AFP)
PERTH AFP: Captain Virat Kohli led an Indian...
The Gampaha District Volleyball Association along...
All leading squash players are expected to turn...
Front row from left: Dinesh Kumarasinghe (Director of Cricket), Kalana Perera, Troy McKinnon (Director of Co-Curricular Activities PAC), Rev. Marc Billimoria (Warden), Greg Chappell (former Australia captain), Dellon Pieris (captain), Dulith Gunaratne (vice-captain), Sithara Hapuhinna (secretary), Dilshan Mendis (assistant coach). Second row from left: Thevin Eriyagama, Shalin de Mel, Manisha Rupasinghe, Manthila Wijeratne, Shannon Fernando and Kishan Munasinghe. Back row from left: Gavin Boteju, Semal Sama
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia emerged...
Sithmi Hirosha Best schoolgirl bowler (Anula Vid)
The Mobitel Observer Cricketer of the Year awards...
The Under-12 squad: Hiruka Silva (captain), Jaden Amraweera (vice captain), Dulnith Sigera, Kiran Perera, Tehan Bitar, Raeed Carriam, Himanka Sandamina, Talisha Nanayakkara, Thinuda Wettasinhe, Gehan Dahanayake, Disara Ratugake, Reshon Solomons, Sabri Balendran, Hesela Liyanaarachi and Nenuka Siriwardhana with head coach Nelson Mendis
The CCC School of Cricket, a leading academy from...
Thilina Weerasinghe-Yoshitha Rajapaksa
CH and FC which suffered a shock 22-38 defeat at...
They have rocked gig after gig, and even opened...
Celebrating 444 launch
Dialog Axiata unveiled Sri Lanka’s largest...
December is a month of resounding carols. It is a...
Silent sounds...…were heard on Christmas Eve,...
In sea mariner lore, an albatross is considered a...
I grew up loving Christmas. The holidays are the...
Christmas is almost here, and ‘tis the season for...
Willow and dad Will Smith
It took her years to forgive her dad.Willow Smith...
Sino Hotels Group hosts 30 youngsters for a day,...
Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe...
A few tips on making your holiday affordable and...
The 2018 film Sicario 2 is directed by Stefano...
Hollywood is filled with comeback stories of...
Michelle Dilhara receiving the Asia Inspiration Award 2018
Sri Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara along with...
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kirk Douglas
"Happy 102nd birthday to the most beautiful man...
Miley Cyrus sizzles in leather mini skirt and...
 When the Sri Lankan heavy metal gods -...
Martin, Joe & Smith in Bad Boys for Life
Some very good news for Bad Boys fans. Joe...
Top models walked the ramp at the Marry Me...
“Yes I’m an entrepreneur, yes this is something I...
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer began life as a...
Yagya shows off his tongue skills. He claims his ‘scary’ trick has made children wet their pants and adults faint.
While some consider licking their nose with their...
One of the gecko’s so-called superpowers is its ability to ‘walk’ on  water. Evidently, it does so with the help of surface tension and with  slapping, paddling movement    Pauline Jennings | PolyPEDAL Lab, UC  Berkeley
Geckos have many unique abilities, but running on...
A Paris hospital conducting a stool study had to “cancel the call for donors and halt the study  because it had gotten out of control”
A Paris hospital which made a public appeal for...
Nick Prosser is more confident and can’t wait to speak thanks  to his new Irish accent.
Nick Prosser has had a stutter all his life but...
Imposing ruins of ancient stone pillars scattered across the Galtemmandiya archaeological site
A couple of years since our last visit, we were...
Filmed in Sri Lanka in 2005 ‘Water’ is a film...
Captain Elmo Jayawardena’s latest novel Kakiyan:...
It was an evening loaded with nostalgia when...
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation’s Thendral FM...
By Mahesh Perera
Excitement mounts up amongst music lovers, as the...
Sri Lankan poetess Evengeline P Wickramage’s...
I had the privilege of reading a recent...
What is gossip? Most of us know that it is...
We say Sri Lanka is an agricultural country. In a...

Week of December 16, 2018