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Week of February 21, 2021

News

Another 264 persons tested positive for Covid-19...
10 more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka (21...
The Covid-19 Immunisation Programme was conducted...
Prince Harry and Megan Markle have confirmed that...
254 persons tested positive for Covid-19,...
The National Operation Center for Prevention of...
The first cases of Bird Flu, strain H5N8, were...
Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few...
The Covid-19 Immunisation Programme was conducted...
The birthday of the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty...
The new PCR machines
An increase in the number of Covid-infected...
Around 250,000 persons including state health...
The public could now reach out to the hotline...
The damage done by the Provincial Council system...
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States (US)...
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan is...
Horror of FB on Valentine’s DayKANTALAI: She was...
Roshan Ranasinghe, the State Minister of Land...
Prof. Channa Jayasumana receiving the appointment...
Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Energy Minister Udaya...
SLT-Mobitel officials inaugurate the project
As the national ICT and Telecommunications...
A group of students of the Student Guide Language...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a six-...
The Dr. C. G. Uragoda oration on “History of...

Feature

A milky white foam bursts forth from Kuru Ganga...
‘Table Top Stories’ is a performance making...
We have one Sri Lankan film maker who has...
Released in 1949, and directed by Ray Enright,‘...

Features

Australian born nine-year old Dinaal Shaquil De...
Mulan 2020 and Mulan 1998 by Disney movies
Hollywood tells us touching tales, some of them...
“Together we’re creating moments of happiness and...
Sarah and Nicolas, the soon-to-wed couple bring...
In 2013, Berlin Chen travelled to Sri Lanka with...
When you are feeling happy, loving, floating –...

Health

News Features

Covid-19 vaccination in Sri Lanka
The State Pharmaceutical Corporation has signed...
The five-day UN Mission Orientation Field...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in the face of...
This is the second part of the interview with Dr...
Food security is defined by the United Nations...
“We cannot solve problems being in the same frame...

Business

The global campaign to promote the destination...
Hilton Colombo ushered in the Chinese New Year...
Managing Director and CEO of Cargills Bank, Senarath Bandara makes the first transaction following the opening of the branch.
Cargills Bank opened its latest full-service...
HNB PLC has introduced a leasing scheme for...
CPCC officials present the PCR machine to Basil Rajapaksa.
CHEC Port City Colombo (CPCC) donated a PCR...
Classic Travel officials receive the award.
Classic Travel won a Restart Resilience Award...
Manager, Merchant Acquiring, DFCC Bank, Chrishan Jayamanne (in the middle) presents a QR Code, POS material to a merchant at the Narahenpita Economic Centre during the promotional campaign.
DFCC conducted a promotional campaign at the...
State Minister of Fisheries, Kanchana Wijesekera...
Sampath Bank continued to grow in 2020 with the...
Chairman Mohan Pandithage
The Hayleys Group maintained its growth momentum...
Chairman of Threadworks (Pvt) Ltd., Dr. Gehan De Soysa and a senior member of the sales team, receive the award
Velona Cuddles, a  brand in the hygiene and...
After the signing of the agreement: (From left) CEO, Trischel Fabric, Dhanushka Fernando,  Director, Trischel Fabric, Jon Jia, Group Finance Director, MAS Holdings, Prasanna Jayasekera, CEO, MAS Fabric Park, Misver Deane and General Manager, Finance, Trischel Fabric, Uvais Hamza.
Textprint Lanka (Pvt) Ltd - the fully integrated...
(Part 2 appeared last week)When engaging in the...
Last year was one that encouraged industries...
Executive Director and CEO at Moose Clothing Hasib Omar (second left) with the company’s Head of Sales and Marketing Stefan Schumacher, Head of Supply Chain Vinu Basnayake and Senior Manager Finance, Nadeesha Gunawardana.
Moose Clothing Company clinched its first Bonze...
After signing the agreement. (From left): John Keells Properties Legal Officer, Kanishka Herat, John Keells Properties Head of Sales, Nadeem Shums, John Keells Properties Chief Financial Officer, Ravi Wijeywantha, John Keells Properties- Sector Head, Nayana Mawilmada with HNB Deputy General Manager, Retail and SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, HNB Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana Karunagam and HNB Assistant Manager, Housing and Personal Loans, Sampath Dodanwela. 
John Keells Properties has tied up with Hatton...
The exchange of the agreement: From left - CEO, NDB Investment Bank, Darshan Perera, Country Head, Indian Overseas Bank, Shameer,  Senior DGM,  NSB, K. Raveendran, CEO, Indian Bank,  Basheer Ahamed,   GM and CEO, NSB, Ajith Peiris, DGM, Credit and International Banking, NSB, Ms. Christine Jesudian, Senior Director, Alpen Capital (ME) Ltd., Dilip Samanthilake and COO, NDB Investment Bank, Ms. Kaushini Laksumanage.
The National Savings Bank (NSB) raised a USD 35...
NoLimit officials receive the award.
Fashion chain, NoLimit, was recognised as one of...
Nestomalt has launched its one-of-a-kind ‘Salary...
The HDDES Group management with the COSMOS organic certification.
D’las International (Pvt) Ltd, a manufacturer of...
Director General Customs, retired Maj. Gen. Vijitha Ravipriya, GIZ Sri Lanka Country Director Ms. Christiane Einfeldt, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Ms. Hanaa Singer  at the signing of the MoU at the  Customs headquarters.
The Customs will work with Deutsche Gesellschaft...
Chairman Ashok Pathirage
Softlogic Life revenue grew to record Gross...
Encyclopedia.Com defines e-marketing as a process...
The online BtoB meetings in progress.
The Sri Lanka Consulate in Mumbai and the Ceylon...
It was a rigorous yet rewarding process that we...
The post Covid-19 market landscape can be very...
Business activities have gradually picked up in...
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to cut about 2,000...
West Texas Intermediate jumped over $60 per...
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) will conduct a...
Upfield, a global plant-based company through its...
Discussions between certain banks and financial...
Hans Demant was living a peaceful life with his...
Following the success of The Flemington’s first...
 K.E.D. Sumanasiri
In managing the early part of the pandemic, the...
The Sultanate of Oman and theDemocratic Socialist...
It is now more than ever that we need the...
Collaboration - Coca-Cola Sri Lanka Pvt. Ltd’s Mario Perera (Country Marketing Manager) and Pankaj Sinha (Managing Director) with Bhanuka Harischandra (Founder – Surge Global) of Avocado
Coca-Cola has entered into a partnership with...
The recently ended year posed a series of...
In Forex markets, USD/LKR rate on the more active...
The secondary bond market saw its yields closing...
At present there are three million people who are...
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri...
Poultry company Crysbro has teamed up with the...
Clear Water, a company which provides bottled...
Women Empowered Global, a global forum for female...
PickMe, recently distributed school supplies and...
Samsung is proud to announce their annual Samsung...
Disability Resource Centre of the Employers’...
Pelwatte Dairy  has secured Rs. 463 million...
Vidullanka PLC recorded interim results with the...

Sports

Naomi Osaka lifts the Melbourne Open Cup
Japan's Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the...
Chathurya Nilaweera (U-18 champ)-Kiran Vairavanathan  (U-16 champ)-Oneli Perera (U-18 champ)-Hasali Gajaba (U-16 champ)
Chathurya Nilaweera and Oneli Perera clinched the...
Hasini  Ambalangodage
Hasini Ambalangodage and Hasara Wijayaratne...
Isuru Udana the last at IPL
The poor standards of Sri Lankan cricketers have...
The people have been the biggest losers, the Petitioners have pleaded
Hot on the heels of a public investigation into...
To cricket fans of Pakistan, IMRAN KHAN is the...
The joint organizing committee of the Royal-...
Sri Lanka cricketer Upul Tharanga demonstrates batting at the revamping of the cricket ground in Ambalangoda under the auspices of Sri Lanka Cricket
The cricketing community in Ambalangoda and the...
Imran Bisthamin and his bride Raheema Issadeen
Imran Bisthamin a brilliant rugby player produced...
Chief Marketing Officer of SLTMobitel Prabath Dahanayake presents the sponsorship to the president of the Southern Motor Sports Club Dr. Sanjaya Sedera Senarath. The other co-sponsors for the Hill Climb are Mobil, Wurth, Merchant Bank and Motor Sports Network as the Media Partner. (Pic by Saliya Rupasinghe)
The 25th edition of the Eliyakanda Hill Climb...
The cricketing twins: Front row from left: RA...
Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Sudharshana Pathirana (right) receiving the sponsorship cheque from head of Project Management Nalin D. Gamage at the press briefing held to announce the ‘Guwan Hamuda Cycle Savariya’ at the SLAF Auditorium in Colombo on Wednesday (Pic by Samantha Weerasiri)
The 22nd edition of the ‘Guwan Hamuda Papedi...
Yupun Abeykoon competes at the Poland championships
Sri Lanka's fastest man Yupun Abeykoon finished...
Pradeep Basnayake-Kavinda Jayasena-Thusitha de Silva
Three former Trinity College ruggerites Pradeep...
   Chandranath Weerakkody of the Kalutara District Umpires Association who served for 30 years retired from umpiring.  Here the Kalutara District Cricket Association organized a match to give him a grand farewell at the Kalutara Public Cricket Ground recently.  Prior to the commencement of the match a guard of honour was held with the participation of the two teams and the Kalutara district umpires and other well wishers.
Chandranath Weerakkody of the Kalutara District...
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis, the last survivor of South...
Dhammika Prasad
There is speculation that several Sri Lankan...
Chamari Atapattu
Sri Lanka women’s cricket captain Chamari...
Chameera Ginige the men’s winner (right) and Ishara Madurangi the women’s champion pose with their trophies
Sri Lanka women’s top ranked table tennis player...
A one-day cricket match was played between...
Shakib Al Hasan will skip the forthcoming two-...
South African Chris Morris became the most...
Rugby in Sri Lanka is to get off the ground after...

Editorial

SAARC, the South Asian Association for Regional...

Opinion

The increasing interventionist role of the UN and...
An ostrich with head buried in the sand talking...

Youth Observer

February 14 brought the most fabulous holiday of...
Standing five feet three inches tall, Nimali...
Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American...
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American epic...
Many of us long for the opportunity to follow and...
This deep-fried Indian street food makes a great...
Street food…, of course travellers may need no...
Over time, just as culture evolves, so does music...
Many of us have forgotten the fact that success...
Today, human health is challenged in the most...
One of the most comprehensive volumes on famous...

Junior

I was sleeping that night and someone took me...
Rippon Girls’ College which was established in...
My hobby is cooking with my mum in the evenings....
I am sure that my pet cat Kitiken has a lot of...
My mother is a good lady. Her name is Sakitha....
Once there was a huge forest. Many animals lived...
The rain is very essential. Farmers are happy...
I would like to say I meet so many people but one...
My favourite hobby is reading. It is a very...
Fresh air is very important to us. We can live...
Compiled by Nira DiazOnce upon a time, there...
As Sri Lanka joyfully celebrated its 73rd...
Roger Federer
My favourite sport is tennis and it is played by...
Proverbs are popular, short and wise sayings with...

Marriage Proposals

About our son born in 1983,​height 5’8’’,​...
About 1981,​1985,​1990 MBBS Doctors very beauty...

World

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (BBC) - Kim Kardashian has...
DUBAI, Feb. 20 (BBC) - Dubai’s royal family says...
 A man looks for information on his cell phone as he rests at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston. AFP
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, (BBC) - US President Joe...
It is the first of two scheduled appearances in court on Saturday for Navalny
MOSCOW, Feb 20 (BBC) - Russian opposition leader...
New variants of coronavirus are emerging that are...

Montage

Sanjeewa Kumara’s latest exhibition, “Talking...

Spectrum

There is nobody on the planet earth, who is...
The Methodist Mission began in Ceylon in 1814,...

Impact

Even though we celebrated 73 years of...
In this article I will discuss sports injuries...
The green giants sustain the world from the day...
Let us protect the earth and nature for our own...
Soldiers of the Indian Peace Keeping Force
The Elam concept is a by-product of the expansion...
The mandate of Vizhingham (upcoming port in...

Classifieds

Lifts / TransportsOffice transport available from...
Business Premises to Let or LeaseBambalapitiya -...
Positions Vacant - MedicalA private dispensary...

Week of February 21, 2021