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Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra and Kerry Washington to present at the 88th Academy Awards

Posted on 05 February 2016

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra rose to fame in Hollywood after her ABC thriller became a huge hit. After winning the People's Choice award earlier this year, the popular Indian actress will now be a presenter at the 88th Academy Awards as she will give away the golden Oscar statuette to a winner. On 1 February, […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

Lasith Malinga will captain Sri Lanka in the ICC World T20 Tournament

Posted on 04 February 2016

Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday appointed fast bowler Lasith Malinga as captain of the national Twenty20 team till the end of the ICC World T20 in India in April. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said that Malinga has been appointed captain for the bilateral T20 series in India and the Asia Cup in Bangladesh both […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Daily News reports that Cecile Kotelawala was arrested at BIA

Posted on 04 February 2016

Courtesy: Daily News – 02/04/2016. Cecile Kotelawala who was wanted in connection with the Golden Key Credit Card fraud running into Rs. 26 billion, was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while returning to Sri Lanka today.  Last month, former Ceylinco Group Chairman and husband of Cecile Kotelawala, Lalith Kotelawala  gave a statement to […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

68th Independence Day celebrations at Galle Face Green

Posted on 03 February 2016

All arrangements are in place to celebrate the 68th Independence Day, with pride and dignity. The Independence Day parade will take place at the Galle Face Green tomorrow with President Maithripala Sirisena in attendance. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Tri-service Commanders, the Inspector General of Police and a […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Angelique Kerber second in the tennis rankings after Australian Open title

Posted on 01 February 2016

    Paris, Monday: Angelique Kerber has risen from sixth to second in the latest WTA world rankings released on Monday after claiming her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The German stunned world number one Serena Williams in the final at Melbourne Park on Saturday, but the American still holds a large […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

Sixteen Sri Lankans among 351 players up for IPL auction

Posted on 31 January 2016

n       As many as 351 cricketers are set to go under the hammer when the 2016 Indian Premier league (IPL) Players' Auction takes place in Bengaluru on February 6. However, only a maximum of 116 players can be bought at the auction. The full list of players short-listed for the auctions has […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Yoshitha Rajapaksa remanded till Feb. 11

Posted on 30 January 2016

  Arrested under Money Laundering Act: Questioned on financial irregularities at CSN: Rohan Welivita and Nishantha Ranatunga also arrested: All produced before Kaduwela Magistrate:   by Dhaneshi Yatawara – Courtesy: Sunday Observer (January 31, 2016 – Sunday) Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

Graham Ford rejoins Sri Lanka cricket as head coach

Posted on 29 January 2016

      South African Graham Ford has rejoined Sri Lanka cricket as head coach with effect from February 1. A media release from Sri Lanka Cricket states, "Sri Lanka Cricket has embarked on a significant initiative of securing a professional coach to serve the national team and is proud to announce that Graham Ford […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

Dinesh Chandimal leads Sri Lanka T20 team against India

Posted on 28 January 2016

    Dinesh Chandimal will be leading Sri Lanka against India in the three-match T20I series next month. Many a first choice player has missed out due to injuries, namely Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath and Nuwan Pradeep. The squad also sees the return of pacer Dilhara Fernando to the national team […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Leisure

Hambantota Port Welcome largest cruise ship

Posted on 07 February 2016

      Hambantota Port received its first ever biggest cruise ship-MS Rotterdam, belonging to the American Line shipping company yesterday, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said. There were1,400 passengers and 600 crew on the vessel. Measuring 238 m in length and comprises of 600 staff, MS Rotterdam is a luxurious Netherland owned cruise ship. […] Continue Reading

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Canada NEWS, Headline

Lankan envoy says hard choices had to be made

Posted on 06 February 2016

      Sri Lanka was at a crucial juncture where hard choices had to be made, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Canada, Ahmed A. Jawad said. He said this at an event held at the Official Residence of the High Commissioner in Ottawa to mark Sri Lanka’s 68th Independence Day. It was attended […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

THE 1948 INDEPENDENCE REVIVED

Posted on 04 February 2016

By: Telli C. Rajaratnam – Courtesy: Daily News. We remember that the Independence of Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was then known) was gained on February 4, 1948. The UNP was founded on 6 September 1946 by amalgamating three right-leaning pro-dominion parties from the majority Sinhalese community and minority Tamil and Muslim communities. It was founded […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Travel

SriLankan Airlines operates special charters for South Asian Games

Posted on 03 February 2016

          Colombo, February 03, 2016: SriLankan Airlines will operate a series of special charter flights between Colombo and Guwahati, India, to carry Sri Lanka’s national athletic contingent for the 12th South Asian Games 2016. The five special flights on Airbus A330 aircraft will operate from Colombo on the 3rd, 5th, 9th, […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka Tourism

Cantaloupe recognised as the overall winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice award for the year 2016

Posted on 29 January 2016

. This award is based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor’s global travel community, and is the highest honour given by TripAdvisor to the hotel chain. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Travel

SriLankan Airlines Launches Thrice-Weekly Non-stop Flights from Guangzhou to Colombo

Posted on 28 January 2016

  Colombo January 28, 2016: SriLankan Airlines introduces thrice weekly non-stop flights from Guangzhou to Colombo from January 2016, on three of its four frequencies, becoming the first airline operating direct flights between Guangzhou and Colombo in the South China market. The flying hours of these non-stop frequencies are estimated to be 05 hours and […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

New passenger terminal at Bandaranaike Airport with JICA funding

Posted on 28 January 2016

    Jan 28, 2016 (LBO) – The cabinet has decided to enter into a loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to obtain funds to build a passenger terminal at Bandaranaike International Airport. The proposed passenger terminal with 180,000 square meters has a higher level access way to the terminal in addition to […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Waters Edge in Rs. 13 billion mega hotel project

Posted on 27 January 2016

    Waters Edge Private Ltd owned and operated by Urban Development Authority (UDA) will invest Rs. 13 billion to build a five star hotel and apartment complex. This is the biggest hotel project to be constructed in Sri Lanka with local funding this year. The introduction of the hotel will also make the venue […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka Tourism

Jetwing first Lankan firm to sign UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Posted on 26 January 2016

      France: Sri Lanka made history once again, with the signing of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) by premier hospitality brand Jetwing. The ceremony took place in Paris, France and Jetwing is the first company in Sri Lanka to sign the Code of Ethics. Adopted […] Continue Reading

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Headline, TSL

Making Sri Lanka relevant globally : people must now support its leader

Posted on 26 January 2016

  With hands-on experience of the challenge ‘selling the Sri Lanka story’ to a global audience, the challenge of leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the Davos World Economic Forum would sure have been a tough job, given the entrenched rivalry for investor dollars and the overall downturn of the global economy fuelled by China […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Travel

SriLankan Airlines ranked second in Asia and Asia-Pacific for Lowest Carbon Footprint

Posted on 22 January 2016

  Colombo, January 22 2016: SriLankan Airlines gained worldwide recognition for its pioneering efforts in environmental conservation when the prestigious Business Traveller magazine ranked it second among airlines in the Asia and Asia-Pacific region for having the lowest carbon footprint. The enormous region includes the Middle East, South Asia, the Far East and Asia-Pacific (Australasia), […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

Sri Lanka to call open tenders to purchase locomotives, power sets

Posted on 22 January 2016

    Jan 20, 2016 (LBO) – The Transport Ministry is to call open tenders to purchase locomotives for Sri Lanka Railways allowing a German company to forward their bids, Deputy Minister of Transport Ashoka Abeysinghe said. Deputy Minister told LBO that the ministry wants to allow other bidders besides India to forward their bids in […] Continue Reading

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