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Health & Views – November 2017 by Dr. Harold Gunatillake

Posted on 20 November 2017

Health & Views Newsletter – November 2017 authored by Dr. Harol Gunatillake of Sydney, Australia.  Please download pdf document Health Views – November 2017 Dr. Harold Gunatillake-Health editor is a member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Member of the Australian Association of Cosmetic Surgery. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK), Corresponding Fellow […] Continue Reading

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1st TEST DRAWN – rain and bad light a spoiler at Eden Gardens

Posted on 20 November 2017

Sri Lanka 294 (Herath 67, Mathews 52, Thirimanne 51, Bhuvneshwar 4-88, Shami 4-100) and 75 for 7 (Bhuvneshwar 4-8) drew with India 172 (Pujara 52, Lakmal 4-26) and 352 for 8 dec. (Kohli 104*, Dhawan 94, Rahul 79, Shanaka 3-76, Lakmal 3-93).   IT IS A DRAW! A brilliant last session, but light saves the day for the Sri […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

ADB PLEDGES 1B SOVEREIGN ASSISTANCE PACKAGE FOR SRI LANKA

Posted on 19 November 2017

  ADB Vice President Wencai Zhang to visit Sri Lanka this week | Priorities include promoting private sector development and PPP. 19 November, 2017 – Source: Sunday Observer. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will double its sovereign assistance during 2018-2022 in an effort to support Sri Lanka’s transition to upper middle-income country (UMIC) status. “ADB […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Manushi Chhillar, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Indian beauties who went on to become Miss World

Posted on 19 November 2017

Courtesy of India Express: India's stint with beauty at an international level was nothing exceptionl until Reita Faria became the first Indian to be crowned Miss World. After that, the world sat up and took notice. With Manushi Chhillar being the latest addition, the world has now six Indian Miss Worlds. Bollywood beauties like Priyanka […] Continue Reading

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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4, Kolkata, full cricket score: IND 171/1 at stumps, lead by 49 runs

Posted on 19 November 2017

  India were 171/1, leading Sri Lanka by 49 runs on the fourth day of the rain-hit opening Test in Kolkata on Sunday. Openers KL Rahul (73*) and Shikhar Dhawan (94) started strongly after the hosts conceded a 122-run first innings lead following Sri Lanka’s 294. Get India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4, Kolkata […] Continue Reading

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Tribute to the Late Lasantha P. Fernando

Posted on 18 November 2017

He gave his best to the Ex-Planters Association. Courtesy: Sunday Times. Lasantha.P. Fernando The first death anniversary of our beloved Lasantha, Lassie to some, fell on November 10. His unexpected illness and sudden death shocked his friends and loved ones as he was such a dynamic, active and lively personality. He hailed from Moratuwa and […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

26 Neighbours Livin’ on Easy Street with $10 Million LOTTO MAX Win!

Posted on 17 November 2017

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ – "It feels like we won the lottery twice – the first time, when we all became friends – and now THIS! It's a dream-come-true to be here with each other!"  That sentiment is echoed by every single member of this group of 26 best friends and neighbours from Garson, near […] Continue Reading

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1st Test, India v Sri Lanka: Day-2 washed out by rain – India struggle 74/5 at close

Posted on 17 November 2017

India wobble against seam before rain washes out second day. Stumps India 74 for 5 (Pujara 47*, Saha 6*, Lakmal 3-5, Shanaka 2-23) v Sri Lanka Heavy rain yet again played spoilsport as Day 2 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka was called off early at the Eden Gardens. The first day saw India reeling at […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

MPs picking up fight for Sri Lankan family in Queenstown

Posted on 16 November 2017

  COURTESY: KEVIN STENT/STUFF NZ First MP Mark Patterson will help the family if their appeal to Immigration New Zealand fails. Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has written to the immigration minister requesting a temporary work visa be issued to the father of a Sri Lankan family facing deportation. The other local representative, NZ First list MP […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Canada’s Global Brand Ranks Fourth in Study of 50 Nations – Ties with Japan

Posted on 16 November 2017

Nov. 16, 2017. Canada’s Global Brand Ranks Fourth in Study of 50 Nations – Ties with Japan Germany reclaims top overall “nation brand” ranking Canada maintains #1 status in People, Governance and Immigration/Investment categories US slides to sixth place – only country showing overall decline in 2017 NUREMBERG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Canada’s global brand remains among […] Continue Reading

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Health & Lifestyle

Insulin Resistance – by Dr. Harold Gunatillake, Health Writer

Posted on 16 November 2017

Insulin Resistance – by Dr. Harold Gunatillake-Health writer. These two words you find in articles in relation to diabetes. Do you know what they really mean, and how serious it could be in relation to your health and wellbeing? Insulin is a hormone secreted in specific cells called islet cells in the pancreas gland lying behind […] Continue Reading

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GOSL, SRI LANKA

New conditions and extended deadline for 50,000 brick- and -mortar houses in North and East

Posted on 16 November 2017

  New conditions and extended deadline for 50,000 brick- and -mortar houses in North and East By Namini Wijedasa – Courtesy: Sunday Times. Specifications changed or added to keep construction costs down and to facilitate sourcing of material. The Government has extended the deadline to submit proposals for the construction of 50,000 brick-and-mortar houses for […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Queenstown family face deportation to Sri Lanka after eight years in New Zealand

Posted on 15 November 2017

  COURTESY: DEBBIE JAMIESON/STUFF After eight years of living and working in New Zealand, the Wijerathne family face returning to Sri Lanka after their work visas were cancelled. From left: Binath, 10, mother Dinesha Amarasinghe, Senath, 8, Sam and Subath, 11. Living in a one-bedroom former camping ground cabin in Queenstown are three brothers, their mother and […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

2017 ONTARIO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Posted on 15 November 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Ontario Economic and Fiscal Review. Ontario is moving forward with its plan to create fairness and opportunity for people across the province with the release of the 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. While Ontario’s economy has grown faster than Canada’s and those of all other G7 nations for the […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

NEWS RELEASE: Province Releases 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

Posted on 15 November 2017

  Ontario Implementing Plan to Create Fairness and Opportunity. November 14, 2017 Province Releases 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. Ontario is moving forward with its plan to create fairness and opportunity for people across the province with the release of the 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Oscar winning actress Halle Berry visits India

Posted on 14 November 2017

Halle Berry’s Indian beach holiday! As reported by Mumbai Mirror, Berry, who landed in Mumbai on 8 November, spent two days in Mumbai before heading off to Kochi on 10 November, where she checked into the Carnoustic Ayurveda and Wellness Resort in Alappuzha with at least four of her friends. Bond girl Halle Berry has taken […] Continue Reading

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Time for Mathews to put past troubles behind him

Posted on 14 November 2017

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata – Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo. It has been four months since Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role, but it's hard not to look at him with the feeling in the back of your mind that you're watching Sri Lanka's captain do his thing. There's Sri Lanka's captain, pulling an underarm throw-down (flick-up?) from […] Continue Reading

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National Post

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concludes his participation at the ASEAN Summit in the Philippines

Posted on 14 November 2017

  November 14, 2017 Manila, Philippines The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded his participation at the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines. The Prime Minister took part in the Canada-ASEAN 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit. This commemorative summit represents the first time a Canadian prime minister has met with all ASEAN […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Thirtieth death anniversary of Fr. Michel Rodrigo OMI: The saint who braved out

Posted on 13 November 2017

  Tuesday, November 14, 2017. By: Dr Alex Perera – Courtesy: Daily News. Fr. Michel Rodrigo OMI I am a Catholic in my religion, but a Buddhist in my culture.  – Rev. Fr. Michel Rodrigo O.M.I Thirty years ago, on November 10, 1987, while Rev. Fr. Michel Rodrigo OMI was celebrating the Holy Eucharist, he was shot and killed at his […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SL Travel & Hotels

PRESS RELEASE: SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, COLOMBO USHERS IN A NEW ERA OF TOURISM FOR SRI LANKA

Posted on 17 November 2017

Combining modern luxury and legendary hospitality with authentic Sri Lankan charm, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is a place where the city comes alive, and is set to become an icon for the city of Colombo. Colombo, Sri Lanka,16 November 2017 – Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo with an inauguration ceremony […] Continue Reading

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President Maithripala Sirisena declares open 101st Hotel for Shangri-La Chain Worldwide

Posted on 16 November 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena today opened Shangri-La Hotel constructed in front of Galle Face. This is the 101st hotel of the chain of Shangri-La Hotels world-wide. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers John Amaratunga, Mangala Samaraweera, the Chief Executive Officer of Shangri-La Asia Lim Beng Chee and the Shangri La Sri Lanka Director Sajad Mawzoon were among […] Continue Reading

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