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Week of May 9, 2021

News

A Sri Lankan seafarer has died due to the Covid-...
The busy Colombo roads were deserted during the...
The number of confirmed cases of Covid–19 is on...
Kite fun on roof leaves three deadGALLE: Three...
Media personnel exposed to risk in the line of...
Over 150,000 power consumers have been affected...
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes a close look at the equipment
The Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit...
The Colombo-Ratnapura road near Avissawella was...
The Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival...
ANCL General Manager Abhaya Amaradasa who retired...
Health officials began rolling out the China made...
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (...
The State Vesak festival which was scheduled to...
As Sri Lanka began rolling out Russia’s Sputnik V...
 Drunken motorist runs over OICAMPARA: The...
The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation organised...
The Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay and...
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa launches the first phase of the Ruwanpura Expressway. Cabinet and State Ministers were also present
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday (May 7...
‘The Assassination of President Premadasa of Sri...

Feature

The mesmerising view of the Ruwanweli Seya at Anuradhapura
Travelling to Anuradhapura was a regular family...
Tom Cruise has handed back his three Golden...
If words can talk obviously lyrics can breathe....
Q: Could you first introduce us about your...
Walking along the bund of the Tissa Wewa in...
Frederick James Koch of Sri Lankan descent stars...

Features

“A ROAD TRAVELLED FAR” is the autobiography of...
Veteran artiste Buddhadasa Galappatthy’s two new...
The fast-changing socio-economic, cultural, and...
From time immemorial, the relationship between...
City of Vienna
Born in Salzburg, Mozart decided to make Vienna...
After 27 years of marriage Bill and Melinda Gates...
“100 Greatest Stories for Young Children” and “50...
Prof. Sunanda Mahendra’s new novel Nirmohanaya (...
The delegation of Buddhist monks on a goodwill...
Adhering to the fact that unexpected disasters...
So lyrical, so very passionate about nature that...
A funny thing has happened to us on our way to...
It is not a secret that the whole world has been...
Stephen King’s bestselling story published as...

Health

The spotlight has increasingly fallen on women’s...
Plastic toxicity is back in the news with the...

News Features

Ray Cook: A Mohawk perspective on Canada Day and...
After a disastrous period in 2020 due to...
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, signing the Royal Assent officially bringing the Bill into effect. (Courtesy: Tamil Guardian)
The Sri Lankan community in Canada has expressed...
There is no such thing as luck; only adequate and...
A fundamental feature of democratic Constitutions...
WASHINGTON, May 8. (BBC) - US employers hired...
DARWIN: A documentary about a 10-year-old...
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he...

Business

Chairman  Jude Perera
Chilaw Plantations Limited (CPL), a government-...
CEO Mohamed Azmeer
Amãna Bank continued to showcase strong...
Businessman Harry Jayawardena of Melstacorp...
NDB’s recently concluded Rights issue to raise Rs...
DFCC Bank has launched a new Home Loan campaign...
Director, Premier Packaging International, Prabash Kombalavithana receives the award.
Premier Packaging International (Pvt) Ltd, a...
Mona Plastics officials receive the certificates from SFG officials. (From left): Asst. Manager, Client Relations, CCC, Ruwanthi Halwala, Director, Customer Engagement and Global Partnership Development, SFG, Shamila Suhaib,  Director, Mona Plastics, Gamini Wijewardane, Snr. Engineer, Mona Plastics, Danusha Rupasinghe and Asst. Manager, Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services, SFG, Sajeewa Ranasinghe. 
For the past four decades, Mona Plastics (Pvt)...
Browns offers a range of high-quality air...
Catherine Chen 
The St. Gallen Symposium, an annual gathering of...
Co-chairpersons B. Premalal and Sandamini Perera
Prime Lands Residencies Limited Initial Public...
CEO, Asiri Hospitals, Dr. Manjula Karunarathne (seventh from right) presents the partnership agreement to CEO, Allianz Insurance, Gany Subramaniam.
Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd entered into an...
CEO Binesh Pananwala
SBI Ven Holdings (Pte) Limited, the overseas...
Virtusa Corporation, a provider of digital...
Aruna Alwis
CFA Society Sri Lanka (CFASL) has appointed Aruna...
SLT-Mobitel has transformed the Colombo City...
The Ministry of Health  has given approval...
Sampath Bank recorded a profit before tax (PBT)...
An effective vaccination strategy is a necessity...
The Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court ...
SLT-Mobitel was honoured with the ‘Best Telecom...
The PIM team on an overseas study tour 
This is a continuation of an interesting dialogue...
Covid-19 is a direct threat to our lives. We are...
The Government has pledged to continue...
Despite Covid-19, remittance flows remained...
The increasing adoption of new technology in the...
London (CNN Business) Elon Musk’s surprise...
Although private savings increased, dissavings of...
Dr. Siddhika Senaratne
Research and survey launched under the ...
Following the decision to ban the use of chemical...
S-lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd which is a subsidiary of...
Assetline Leasing, one of the Sri Lanka’s leading...
Abans Group,in association with the Colombo...
AIA Sri Lanka announced the renewal of its...
Oppo Acoustics, part of the leading global smart...
Chinese state councilor and Defence Minister...
 N. Nirmalan - Area Manager North - Seylan Bank together with K. Amuthan - Branch Manager Killinochchi – Seylan Bank,   opening the new branch.
Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, recently...
In the Forex market, USD/LKR rate on spot...
Chrissworld Limited will be listed on the Empower...
HNB recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs. 4.7...
The Government and the World Bank (WB) signed a $...
South Asian Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, has been...
The positive sentiment in the bond market...
Barista recently introduced its signature range...
The modern makeover in the front office area of the building 
The iconic Baurs building at Upper Chatham Street...
PBSS, an Information Technology and software...
The new normal has brought mothers to the...
Standing (from left): Devaka Cooray, Mrs. Priyanthi Peris, Richard Gunawardene, Anika Wilson, Hussain Akbarally, Joyce Gunawardene. Seated: Chairman Siva Selliah and Managing Director Aelian Gunawardene.
JAT Holdings, a producer of wood coatings, has...
Flight Sergeant R. Devapriya receives a medical insurance cover from Director, People’s Insurance and CEO and GM, People’s Leasing, Shamindra Marcellin.
People’s Insurance PLC has diversified into the...
Global mobile phone brand Tecno Mobile has...
After signing the agreement. Head of Marketing - Customer Retention and Growth, Finetech,  Chamathka Fernando,  Head of Change Management and Software Engineering, Finetech, Ranisha Shalinki,  Director and CEO, Finetech, Clehan Pulle, CEO, SDF,  Nilantha Jayanetti, Chief Manager Finance, SDF, Mahesh Jayasanka, and Head of IT, SDF, Dilshan Dissanayake
Sarvodaya Development Finance (SDF) teamed up...
Ensuring sustainable food security is a vital...
Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC has appointed Sanjeewa...
The new BASL website being launched by the President of the Court of Appeal Justice Arjuna Obeyesekere, the President BASL, Kalinga Indatissa, PC and Secretary BASL, Rajeev Amarasuriya. Head of Digital Business Operations of SLT Digital Info Services, Duminda Chandrasiri and Web Development Team Lead Danushka Gangoda, CEO of BASL. Mrs. Suranee Samarasekera, Oshan Ubhayarathna and officials of SLT and BASL look on.
SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd (SLTDS) has...
Sri Lanka’s edible oil market has received...
“In business as in life, you don’t get what you...
Many business people mistakenly think their...
Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri (left) in conversation with Tharindu Amerasekara
I thought of sharing, in two parts, an...
We are collectively experiencing an unprecedented...
Small-scale merchants including this fruit vendor...
As technology has advanced, semiconductor chips...
Food insecurity in the world’s poorest countries...
Oil prices moved higher after the Energy...
Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne
Action has to be two-fold as immediate and long-...
Reflecting the expanded budget deficit and...
Chinthaka Mendis
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has performed...
Customer expectations in 2021 will leave very...
Cargills Bank has relocated its Kandy branch to...
Head of Card Centre  Darshin Pathinayake
Sampath Bank joined hands with Big Bad Wolf...
B. K. Gurusinghe
The Bank of Ceylon’s (BOC) DGM Retail Banking...
CEO Kapila Ariyaratne
Seylan Bank PLC secured the 20th place in the...
LB Finance PLC (LBF) has succeeded in raising USD...
With the introduction of e-vouchers on their...
An event was organised by AIA Insurance to...
The latest winner of Rs 1 million in gold (left) and winners of Rs 250,000 and Rs 100,000 in gold.
Fortune smiled in 22-carat radiance on another...
Total market turnover of the Colombo Stock...
Headline inflation, as measured by the year-on-...
The first phase completion of National Savings...
MAS Holdings has sold its subsidiary attune Lanka...
SLT-Mobitel partnered with STEMUP Educational...
The secondary bond market sentiment turned...
In the Forex market, USD/LKR rate on spot...
Prices for international travel are set to rise...

Sports

Anthony Joshua knocks out Andy Ruiz in this file photo
Saudi authorities want overseas fans to be able...
The British and Irish Lions announce their long awaited tour of South Africa
The British and Irish Lions’ schedule for this...
Mickelson gets ticket to ride
Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson has been...
Manchester United’s Fred complains
Manchester United midfielder Fred was racially...
Manchester United fans protest against its ownership in dramatic scenes
Hundreds of Manchester United fans protested...
Ferran Torres super special back kick goal helped City establish an English league record of 12 successive away victories
Manchester City twice came from behind to win a...
Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow set to miss Kiwi opener
England’s Indian Premier League players are...
Klopp (left) and Guardiola (right)
Jurgen Klopp loved his team’s performance after a...
The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground in the...
Novak Djokovic
Tempers flared in Italy as Novak Djokovic played...
Despite no rugby in the country for nearly one...
Avishka Gunawardena
Former Sri Lanka international Avishka...
The Sugathadasa stadium the venue for the Nationals
Sri Lanka Athletics (SLA) has decided to conduct...
Yupun Abeykoon
Sri Lankan sprinter Yupun Abeykoon broke his own...
Kusal Perera
In a bid to entice new followers and bring back...
Mike Brown
Mike Brown’s Harlequins career appears to be over...
Rory Mcllroy
Rory McIlroy says relief and satisfaction were...
Josh Downie
A mother has paid tribute to her “beautiful” 24-...
As the Football Federation goes into a leadership...
Simona Halep
Former French Open champion Simona Halep, one of...
Serena Williams-Nadia Podroroska
Serena Williams was beaten for the 149th time...
The New Zealand women’s rugby team
The Women’s World Cup in New Zealand will kick...
Kobe Bryant (left) and Michael Jordan
It was incredibly emotional when Kobe Bryant was...
Lewis Hamilton
Formula One motor racing is to introduce new rear...
Fitness equipment to entice their followers
GS Sports, the first subsidiary of George Steuart...
OSC’s new basketball  court
The Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) recently...
Jesse Owens and Luz Long epitome sportsmanship amid the brutal Nazi Regime
The 1936 Summer Olympic Games, officially known...
The trial Olympics
Japan got down to business to ensure the Olympics...
New Zealand has found a replacement for the late...
Conor McGregor
In a year where most sports went on temporary...
Aryna Sabalenka (left) with her prize after beating Ash Barty
Aryna Sabalenka is glad she changed her mind...
Laurel Hubbard
Female athletes have been told to remain silent...
Sri Lanka will play three T20s and three ODIs on...
A piece of sporting history is set to be made in...
Sri Lanka have dropped to eighth position in the...
Following reports that Sri Lankan cricketers have...
Mayweather with Jake
Former five-weight world champion Floyd...
File photo of Paarami with her father after winning her medal
Sri Lanka’s only Youth Olympic medallist Paarami...
Hirudini Dassanayake (Girls High School)-Chaluka...
Sanath Jayasuriya: Still no Match for him
Only Sanath Jayasuriya was supposed to take the...
The fifth Residential Training Camp for the...
Ayesha Maduwanthi
Former Sri Lanka cricketer Upul Tharanga’s...
Thisara Perera formed a rare breed of Sri Lankans
It was shortly before lunch on the first morning...
Gayanthika Abeyratne
Sri Lanka middle distance runner Gayanthika...
Rafael Nadal
Of all the world’s tennis players, Rafael Nadal...
Laurel Hubbard
A revision in Olympic qualification standards has...
India have named a 20-man squad, with four...
The Lord’s cricket ground in London
Several Test grounds in England are ready to act...
Best schoolgirl team runners-up Ratnaveli Balika...
The Opening Ceremony of Los Angeles 1932
Like London and Paris before it, Los Angeles will...
We would like to shower our heartiest...
Gehani de Silva
Sri Lanka’s artistic gymnast Gehani de Silva...
Lahiru Thirimanne
Lahiru Thirimanne, at one time looked upon as the...
Ahan Wickramasinghe the skipper of Royal College...
In anticipation of booking a passage for the...
There have been several requests from veteran...
Nine of the original European Super League clubs...
Eight schools advanced to the quarter finals of...
The Pakistan Cricket Board hopes to finish its...

Editorial

The authorities gave an opportunity to the people...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hit the right note...

Opinion

American morality stinks to high heaven when it says that Israel has the right  to defend itself. - File pic
When the first Israeli airstrike hit Gaza on...
The one grouse that the enemies of this...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  greets a student during  the Gama Samaga Pilisandara program.
The global Covid-19 pandemic has led to the...
The Myanmarisation cry has now died down somewhat...

Youth Observer

Irrfan Khan (07 January 1967 – 29 April 2020),...
The Lunchbox is a 2013 Indian epistolary romance...
All I can give you is the opportunity, the...
With the rising popularity of businesses born...
Once upon a time in a village enriched with...
Carmel Miranda
A medical practitioner by profession specialising...
We check out artists such as L-Fresh The Lion in...

Junior

The hat seller is a well-loved Sri Lankan folk...
 The children are going to be really chuffed...
Butterfly buns are a great way to make impressive...
My class teacher’s name is Supuni Perera. She is...
The Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894...
Trees are our friends. Trees give us food and...
My country is Sri Lanka. It is the Pearl of the...
We have made rapid progress in science today....
Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims all over the...
The invention and evolution of cars will always...
It was in the year 1957 that man first conquered...
The Labrador Retrievers, called Lab or Labrador...
Proverbs are popular, short and wise sayings with...
Phrasal verbs are an important feature of the...
Some words in English appear to be similar but...
Rahula College, the long standing and reputed...
Water is a gift from nature. We can get water...
 As you travel along the Southern Sri Lankan...
Once upon a time there lived a merchant whose...
Here’s What You Will Need: Recycled toilet paper...
The parrot is green in colour. It has a red...
My garden is located around our house. It is...
I have two birds. One is a white albino cockatiel...
My hero is not Batman, Spiderman or Superman. I...
Trees are our friends They are beautiful and...
My friend’s name is Madu. She is 11 years old. My...
Anagarika Dharmapala was a Sri Lankan Buddhist...
The Vesak Festival falls during May every year....
The Olympic Games are a multi-sport competition...
We all love our mothers very much and they are so...
The history of boats, ships, and water travel as...
If you associate bees only with painful stings,...
Proverbs are popular, short and wise sayings with...
Phrasal verbs are an important feature of the...
BC / AD BC (Before Christ) is used after a date...
“So’oud Atun,” or the “Rise of Aten,” is the largest ancient city unearthed in Egypt to date
When famed archaeologist and former Minister of...
Hello children,We are starting a Recipe Corner...
Hello youngsters!We are starting an Achievements...
I have one brother. He is Dimuth Rasidu. He is...

Marriage Proposals

Affluent Kandyan Govigama Buddhist professional...
Academically and professionally qualified caring...
About Bodu Govi retired parents seek an educated...
Cultured classy lady at her mid late 40’s looking...

Obituaries

ABAYAWICKREMA - PIYASIRI. - Husband of Karin,​...
BULUMULLE - R.B. (Formerly of SLAS). Beloved...

World

Wealthier nations should postpone plans to give...
GAZA, May 15. (BBC) - A US envoy has arrived in...
The protests in Rio de Janeiro took place a week after a deadly police raid in a slum in the city
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 15. (BBC) - Thousands of...
DARWIN, May 15. (BBC) - Australia has carried out...
Elise Stefanik is a four-term congresswoman from New York
WASHINGTON, May 15. (BBC) - US Republicans have...
Artwork of the Zhurong robot: It’s a daunting prospect landing on Mars
BEJING, May 15. (BBC) - China has successfully...
GENEVA, May 15. (BBC) - Wealthier nations should...
HONK KONG, May 15. (Aljazeera) - Hong Kong...
Twenty cameras follow the services at the sanctuary
LOURDES, May 15. (BBC) - In normal times around...
TEHRAN, May 15. (Aljazeera) - Top candidates to...
Ritwick Ghosh has lived in mainland China for over a decade, and is using his Mandarin language skills to act as a facilitator between Chinese suppliers and people in India.
* As India is engulfed by a second wave, Chinese...
Mohamed Nasheed
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is...
JERUSALEM, May 8 (BBC) - At least 163...
Dr. Gennady Laptev (right) has worked in the Chernobyl exclusion zone since three months after the accident and co-founded the Chernobyl Spirit Company
LONDON, May 8 (BBC) - The first bottles of an “...
Climate change will make it harder for countries...
Pic courtesy - The Indian Express
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s chief M.K. Stalin on...
NEW YORK, May 8 (BBC) - An inquiry into whether...
Debris from a Chinese rocket is expected to fall...
The United States has deployed extra military...
Taiwan’s indigenous communities have lost an...
In the Philippines, a second surge in Covid-19...

Montage

Chhichhore meaning ‘Uncivilised’ is a 2019 Comedy...
An International conference of world peace...
Born in 1975 in Tezpur Assam, in the Northeast of...
It took me some time to appreciate Sarath...
Susiman Nirmalavasan is an aspiring visual artist...

Spectrum

In the pearl of the Indian Ocean there can be...
Spiralation Cohort 2020
Sri Lanka’s apex Government body in driving the...
The international Forbes magazine annually...

Impact

A jab of the Indian-made Covaxin now costs up to $20
It took 31-year-old Sneha Marathe half a day to...
“America has no permanent friends or enemies -...
Greeting from the garden of England Kent. I am...
This article will attempt to juxtapose the...
Cooking, cleaning, caring for children, sick and...
Real life stories filled with excitement,...
One of Sri Lanka’s unique habitat is cloud...
Life has become uncertain as a result of the...
M. A. Bakeer Markar
Passionate in his noble thoughts with an undying...
Nothing is permanent in the world -what is...
The centenary celebrations of the Servants of the...
There is no other creation as wonderful as nature...
The latest trend is to use organic compost...
Former President Donald Trump, whose accounts...
Forty-four-year-old Naguleswarakumar Subothini of...

Classifieds

Business Premises for saleMount Lavinia - much...
Positions Vacant - Medical  M.B.B.S. Doctors...
Business Premises to Let or LeaseBattaramulla...
Positions Vacant - MedicalM.B.B.S. Doctors wanted...

Week of May 9, 2021