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Week of February 10, 2019

Winning an Olympic gold is the dream of a...
From left: Zamshaya Kaleel (artist), Arun Dias Bandaranaike, Dileep Muddadeniya, Michael Anthonisz, Nadija Tambiah and Sudath Abeysekera (artist)
Drawing inspiration from similar open-air art...
When it was realised that over 30% of suicides...
After something like 30 or more years it was a...
The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society will...
Seylan Bank PLC Director and CEO Kapila Ariyaratne and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange a replica of the Trade Loyalty Card, flanked by the senior management of Seylan Bank.
Seylan Bank Trade Services has pioneered the...
The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB)...
From left - Additional Finance Manager (Corporate), CEB, P. K. Kulatunga; Deputy General Manager (Information Technology), CEB, Dr. Rohantha Abeysekera;  Finance Manager, CEB, T. K. Liyanage; General Manager, CEB, S. D. W. Gunawardana; Country Manager, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mastercard, R. B. Santosh Kumar;  Senior Specialist - Account Management, Mastercard, Sheranga Perera; Additional General Manager (Corporate Strategy), CEB, N. W. Kumudinie Herath and System Analyst, CEB, Ms. Champika Hettiarachchi
Mastercard announced a strategic partnership with...
An Uga Escapes hotel
Uga Escapes, a hospitality group which controls...
The NDB Wealth Investment Team comprising NDB Wealth Vice President Vindhya Jayasekera, (right) with Amaya Nagodavithane and Ravinath Weerakoon.
Financial planner NDB Wealth marked Sri Lanka’s...
Using credit (loans, leases, and credit cards) is...
Asoka Pieris, an industry leader with a wealth of...
Keells takes another step towards revolutionising...
From left: CyberSource Director – Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Avanthi Colombage, Country Manager Anthony Watson, Manager for South Asia, T. R. Ramachandran, HNB Managing Director and CEO Jonathan Alles, HNB Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne and Head of Cards, HNB Roshantha Jayatunge.
HNB Bank entered into a partnership with...
DFCC Bank in partnership with Visa recently...
The AGM of the Sri Lanka Food Processors’ Association in progress
Under the proposed Sri Lanka Development Policy...
AIA customers who pay their premia annually enjoy...
The new board of directors of the Sri Lanka Ports...
The CA Sri Lanka speech craft program in progress.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri...
From left: SLT Project Manager Harshana Henarath, Manager, SLT, Umesha Sandarenu, father of second runner-up, Manoranjitham Pushparasa, winner Imanka Wimalsiri, first runner-up Duwage Prasanna and Deputy General Manager, SLT Nilanthi Jayakody.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) awarded the top three...
CEO Shrihan Perera and Chairman Bill Lam
Teejay Lanka PLC has achieved its fifth...
Payment Card Industry Association of Sri Lanka...
Commercial Bank’s Chief Operating Officer Sanath Manatunge (fifth from left), SLPA Managing Director Captain Athula Hewavitharana and representatives of the two organisations after signing the agreement.
Commercial Bank has added the Sri Lanka Ports...
To commemorate the milestone of the 71st year of...
News Publisher, a modern era Corporate...
Fitch Ratings will recalibrate the Sri Lankan...
Kelani Cables PLC Director and CEO Mahinda Saranapala selling the first fan to Tecosa Electricals proprietor D.V. Prasanna Vithanage. From left: Brand Development Manager Channa Jayasinghe, Sales Manager, Electrical and Power, Rohana Wadduwage, Director/CEO, Kelani Cables, Mahinda Saranapala, proprietor of Tecosa Electricals, D.V. Prasanna Vithanage, General Manager, Marketing, Anil Munasinghe and Assistant Sales Manager, Dharshana Gamlath.
Kelani Cables PLC has introduced a new product, a...
A leading UK manufacturer has gained BOI approval...
The Central Bank (CB) in a media release last...
In 2017, Congo alone produced 58% of world cobalt production, and South Africa produced 69.6% of platinum, (both used for manufacturing electronic related products). Investing in these countries will reduce the manufacturing cost of the final product. Pic: Courtesy wsj.com
The improvement in the global economy, following...
OPPO unveiled its Find X 5G Prototype at the...
The unveiling of the project site signboard by Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Assistant Manager Shayani Weeresinghe and Kebitigollewa Divisional Secretariat Administrative Manager R.S. Ranasinghe.
Coca-Cola and We Effect launched an initiative to...
Orient Finance, a leading financial solutions...
Life insurer, AIA will conduct a charity walk ‘...
Chamber and GPRC officials exchange the agreement
The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (...
The foundation stone laying ceremony for the...
At present, the country faces an enormous labour scarcity in several fast-growing industries including tourism, construction and healthcare. Pic: Courtesy Lake House Media Library
Verité Research, with support from the USAID...
Founding member of CA Sri Lanka, Esmond Satarasinghe greets Dr. Kanag-Isvaran at the event.
The need for a ‘Tax Ombudsman’ is today more...
Nishan Silva
Nishan Silva who served as the Pullman Dubai...
LB Finance relocated its Deans Road Centre to a...
Commercial Bank installed 19 Math Labs and funded...
The packing section  Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
Nestle Sri Lanka is in the process of expanding...
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) offers...
Research to control the spread of the Fall Army...
Chula Hettiarachchi
Chula Hettiarachchi has been appointed to the...
Jetwing Hotels, renowned for its simple values...
Hemas Group reported a consolidated revenue of Rs...
Hayleys Group’s globally-ranked subsidiary Dipped...
Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC unveiled its results for...
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology...
The Haycarb factory
Haycarb PLC reported a revenue of Rs. 14.3...
Himalee Madurasinghe, Hemant Mehta, James Hobbs, K. Ramakrishnan and Chamika Fernando.
The Kantar LMRB Household Panel was relaunched as...
You should find a good way to integrate both your work and life where you can enjoy both at the same time. Pic: Courtesy allevents.in
With mounting stress levels surrounding jobs due...
Another end-to-end Security Operations Centre (...
Delivering on its ambitious growth targets,...
Sri Lanka’s prawn industry is a lucrative...
The Bank’s Deputy General Manager, Finance and Planning, Vipula Jayabahu  receives the award from the Director General of the Indian Institute  of Cost and Management Studies and Research, Dr. Asok Josh.
The Bank of Ceylon’s (BOC) ‘ABC of BOC’ Annual...
Visitors at the Commercial Bank stall
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon received a large...
LVL Energy Fund PLC recorded 17 percent growth in...
The visiting tour operators present a memento to Minister John Amaratunga
The Executive Committee of the Outbound Tour...
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager-Designate Rasitha Gunawardena presents a gift to a newborn baby at the De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella.
The People’s Bank head office and branches...
Ajit Gunawardene
Bluestone 1, a subsidiary of Bluestone Capital,...
Microsoft co-hosted a forum on ‘Delivering...
BUSINESS PREMISES FOR SALEColombo Kollupitiya 2...
COMPUTERS / LAPTOPS & ACCESSORIES FOR...
FINANCE & LEASING SERVICES - VEHICLESLowest...
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESBusiness partners /​...
It was a day for celebrations, and the invitees...
India Independence Day was marked in a different...
Like the saying goes ‘Beauty is in the eye of the...
Is the Nation, at 71 years, becoming a den of...
Moratuwa has a large population of Christians and...
Vendors waiting in hope
The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The...
Several people across, the country, have reported...
The hospitality sector has been rocked by the...
Representatives of the International Monetary...
President Maithripala Sirisena addresses Parliament on Wednesday.
Independent institutions in the country should...
Makandure Madush
Notorious criminal and Sri Lanka’s most wanted...
Social media was abuzz, when the year began, with...
 K. Kanag-Isvaran PC
Provisions for retrospective taxation in Sri...
The Academy for Administrative Professionals held...
Often in our houses, the entrance and the living...
Grade Eight students of Sri Jayewardenapura Boys...
MPs, including Bandula Gunawardena, Dullas Alahapperuma, Wimal Weerawansa and Dayasiri Jayasekara in the lift
The hysterics by UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa and...
What would you do if it was your very last day on...
The Global Spice Road Secretariat last week...
The tragic death of a mother and her daughter due...
Marina Foods Pvt. Ltd, a pioneer in the coconut...
Cancer is one of the most agonizing illnesses...
Around 70,000 people die annually due to the...
Chef Udaya Jayaratne
Nestled amid lush gardens and coconut groves...
The Hilton Colombo put on a magnificent culinary...
The foundation stone laying ceremony for a four-...
My English teacher is Mr. Gunasiri. He is a...
A Japanese billionaire will make history as the...
During the December holidays my family and I went...
Usain Bolt’s quest to become a professional...
I have two sisters. They are very sweet. My...
Could the world have free internet by 2026?A...
On the last day of school, the assembly was held...
The Strange Umbrella and Other Stories by Enid...
My pet is a cat. Its name is Kitty. It is very...
The most interesting book I've ever read is Harry...
I recently read Great Expectations by Charles...
The greatest job in the world Be a nursery...
Kind, truthful, friendly, helpful Third born son...
You are the Sun Enlightens my academic world With...
A little 'blooming bud' I went to see 'her' The...
My favourite singer is Michael Jackson. He is...
My best friend is Chathumi. She is very beautiful...
My name is Seneth. I am eight-years-old. I live...
 My favourite person is my father. He is my...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera Nozze of Figaro (Marriage of Figaro) Illustration to Act 1
 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the...
My favourite person is my father. I love him more...
Absolutely pretty and fair well mannered educated...
Able professionally qualified well-mannered...
It was widely believed that the use of glyphosate (a weedicide) was  causing CKD, and as a result the government took measures to ban the  chemical in 2015. File picture of a patient undergoing treatment for CKD. Pic: Courtesy newsin.asia
The use of water flowing from the hills, for...
Palany Digambaram
Leader of the Upcountry People’s Front (UPF), one...
The coffins carrying the remains of Maj. H.W.D....
 Customs and Border Protection agents discovered methamphetamine hidden in speakers at the Long Beach seaport. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Feb 9: A joint drug bust between Australian and U...
Notorious criminal Makandure Madush and thirty...
The SOS Children’s Villages, an independent Non-...
Dr. Bawantha Gamage and his team have been...
Today is the first World Pulses Day, a global...
Stephen Biegun briefed South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on his visit to the North
The US envoy for North Korea has returned from...
Marcelline Colin Opatha:An engineer with a...
The recent controversy about the possible...
Sri Lanka’s Charge de Affairs in Abu Dhabi...
India and Bangladesh on Friday sealed an...
Soldiers, we salute youTwo Sri Lankan soldiers...
Pomp and pageantry marked the commemoration of...
The incident has also caused a number of...
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi...
Two weeks after a Special Committee set up to...
The National Election Commission members last...
UN Women, together with the Ministry of Women and...
The proposed political alliance between the Sri...
Eight leading apparel exporters of the Chamber of...
Former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda...
In the wake of continuous evidence received on a...
Despite the scorching sun, young athletes of the...
Cow’s milk still offers better nutritional benefits than  alternatives, say nutritionists    -Getty images
Importers of branded powdered milk have to follow...
ANTHONY JESUDASAN (former employee of Asian...
Haze envelopes Bangkok
New Delhi and Bangkok. What have the capital...
Centuries ago Athens gave birth to democracy, a...
Chamal Rajapaksa
Former Speaker and UPFA Hambantota District...
The letters ‘SLC’ spells trouble, or so it seems....
Wrapping colourful spiritual cloths around the two images of Lord Ganesh bearing spiritual spears at a roadside shrine (Kovil) in Dickoya
As we cruised along the A7 highway, relishing the...
In the global history of cinema 2018 was nothing...
Wiaan Mulder
All-rounder Wiaan Mulder has been called up to...
Police’s rugby team will rue the result of the...
Sri Lanka Badminton Association chief Nishantha Jayasinghe handing over a memento to the Asian regional badminton officer Nikil Chandra at the Eastern Province in connection with the Shuttle Time program.
Asian regional badminton officer Nikil Chandra...
St. Peter’s College bowler Kanishka Maduwantha bowls during his 10-wicket haul in their match against St. Benedict’s College which ended in a draw at Kotahena yesterday (Pic by Saman Mendis)
Kanishka Maduwantha of St. Peter’s College took a...
Angelo Perera
Numerous have been the never-ending debates over...
Nadeesha Chandrasekera (left), the head of marketing of Pyramid Wilmar handing over an official T-Shirt to Suranji Waduwala organising committee official of the International Schools Athletic Championship (Picture by Ranjith Asanka)
Over 1500 boys and girls from 21 International...
BRISBANE AFP: The Big Bash League’s Brisbane Heat...
Asanka Gurusinha
Many schoolboy cricketers have made it to the top...
Thisara Perera  and the champions Comilla Victorians
Tamim Iqbal hauled Comilla Victorians onto his...
Veteran sports journalist the late Sunil...
Ananda College: 252 (Kamesh Nirmal 77, Janindu...
We entered the hallowed portals of the...
SYDNEY AFP: Former national skipper Ricky Ponting...
Eddie Jones
LONDON | AFP: England coach Eddie Jones summed up...
Only 48 overs was possible on the first of the...
 Senior Manager Advertising Sanath Preethijith (left) and Editor in Chief of Silumina Chaminda Wariyagoda selecting the Readers Coupon No.12 winners of the Observer - Mobitel School Cricketer 2019 contest at Lake House.  Pic by Saman Mendis
Theekshana Gunesinghe of St. Anthony’s College...
Jeremy Bolling
Jeremy Bolling, a former swimmer but of less...
Well known icons in the international fitness...
St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota with fifteen...
Royal College replied with 35 for 1 after bowling...
Mahanama College Panadura were left tottering at...
Three Sri Lankan boxing coaches Lal Amunugama,...
British sports minister Mims Davies has said she...
Ranjith Madurasinghe
The newly installed junior cricket selection...
Lumbini College batsman Shohan Dilshan smashed...
CARCASSONNE AFP: French rugby club US Carcassonne...
Dinesh Chandimal has got a raw deal and he is one...
The Wesley College Under-12 team won the...
Buddhika Warnakulasuriya (centre), first runner-up Sumudu Sandaruwan (left) and second runner-up Viran Ramesh (right) with their trophies.
Buddhika Warnakulasuriya from the Air Force won...
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Kishu Gomes (left) receives the official competitor’s jersey from Pro-Am and Event Director Tanjan Thananayagam in the presence of Director Pro-Am Yasas Hewage. (Picture by Samantha Weerasiri
The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has made...
Emiliano Sala
PORTLAND AFP: A body recovered from the submerged...
Caryll Tozer
It could be an understatement to describe Caryll...
To promote basketball among women, the Basketball...
Trinity College honoured its sportsmen at their...
Trixi Nanayakkara
A special general meeting will be held today to...
The Chandra de Silva playground at Obeysekerapura...
CH & FC are a much improved rugby team...
CCC School of Cricket conducted their third...
CR and FC player Omalka Gunaratne falls to the ground as his team-mates Joel Perera (right) and Rehan Silva (left) look on while Kandy’s Richard Dharmapala moves in (Picture by Thilak Perera)
It was not a good day for CR and FC who let the...
The eighth annual Nations Trust Bank American...
A solid 95 runs partnership for the fourth wicket...
Air Vice Marshal Ravi Arunthavanathan the former...
Mohan de Silva
Aspiring candidate for the presidency of Sri...
Dialog Champions League Football:A hat-trick of...
Five Sri Lanka athletes were selected to receive...
Vidyaloka College Galle advanced to the final of...
Pramod Madhuwantha of Saracens CC made his second...
Visiting different places can be a fun filled...
Passion of Fire brings forth the haute couture...
 In love: Rami was ever the doting boyfriend as he tended to his girlfriend throughout the night
He’s sure to still be buzzing from his SAG Awards...
Rantambe is popular among the public for two...
By Kishani Samaraweera
The e-commerce shopping cart is what people use...
Bruce Lee
No matter who you are or what you want to do with...
Rachithri Fernandopulle is a young and...
When a bottle of jam is over in most homes it is...
Meghana Bollimpalli won one of the top three prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for presenting on the low-cost supercapacitor project
The summer before she entered eighth grade,...
Walking along the city and her vibrant malls the...
Your old phones, tablets and computers don’t have...
The BBC film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...
The Duke of Sussex was visiting the Empire...
You probably drive over one every single day but...
Technically, e-governance delivers many...
Thomas Alva Edison
Whenever you touch an electric light switch, pick...
Sir Christopher Ondaatje and Lady Valda Ondaatje
Continued from last weekIt was overcast and wet...

Week of February 10, 2019