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Three Ambassadors recalled

Posted on 25 June 2017

  Monday, June 26, 2017. Three Sri Lankan Ambassadors have been recalled due to incompetence, Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. The minister was replying to a question by a journalist at a press conference at Sirikotha yesterday. However, the minister declined to disclose their names. “We want to take best out of our diplomatic […] Continue Reading

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Cremation of Dr. Saman Kelegama on Monday, June 26th at Kanatte

Posted on 24 June 2017

Senior economist and author, Dr. Saman Kelegama passed away in Thailand on Friday. He was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok. His remains were due to be brought to his residence at Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7. Funeral will be held Monday at 4 p.m. He was 58 at the time of his demise. […] Continue Reading

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InMemoriam

US MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FORMER SRI LANKAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN CANADA ERNEST COREA

Posted on 24 June 2017

US MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FORMER SRI LANKAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN CANADA ERNEST COREA A Celebration of Life service for Ernest Corea will be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 6320 Hanover Avenue, Springfield VA 22150 in the United States of America, on Saturday July 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m  Ernest Corea was Sri Lanka's Ambassador in the United States of America and […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Josephians clinch MILO President’s Trophy Championships

Posted on 24 June 2017

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 rewrote history when they clinched their maiden Milo President’s Trophy championship beating Isipathana College by 19-13 in the final played under lights at Race Course International Stadium on Saturday (June24). Following is the match report courtesy of The Pappare. Playing their first-ever major rugby final, Joes collected points through 2 tries […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Toronto Real Estate – “What goes up must come down.” – Quote from Isaac Newton

Posted on 24 June 2017

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL – Is the Toronto Housing Market cooling off? It certainly is from what we see in the open market. There are five houses in Victoria Village that have been on the market for over 2-weeks, The recent intervention by the Ontario government to cool the Toronto-area’s hot housing market […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

$63-Million Mansion For Sale In Vancouver Signals Confidence Is Returning

Posted on 24 June 2017

 Courtesy: HuffPost: $63-Million Mansion For Sale In Vancouver Signals Confidence Is Returning The home has some of the best views in the city. After a shaky year, it looks like confidence is creeping back into Vancouver's housing market. For signs of that confidence, look no further than Belmont Estate, a five-bedroom, 22,000 sq.-ft. property on […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

Graham Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coach

Posted on 24 June 2017

Courtesy: Andrew Fernando – ESPN Cricinfo: Graham Ford has stepped down as Sri Lanka coach, ending his second tenure with the side after 15 months. SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said the decision had been arrived at mutually, "after careful consideration and deliberation". Ford's relationship with SLC was understood to have been strained due to what […] Continue Reading

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Toronto News

Janaka Palapathwala performs in Toronto on Saturday, June 24th

Posted on 24 June 2017

Popular balladeer JANAKA PALAPATHWALA commences his North American tour in Toronto on Saturday, June 24th. He then moves to New York, Washington DC, North Carolina and then returns to Canada for one performance in Ottawa. We wish him well. Continue Reading

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CANADA

Press Release: Sri Lanka Flood Relief with Remitr

Posted on 22 June 2017

                PRESS RELEASE 19 June 2017. Download link Remitr-SriLanka Flood Relief Press Release Jun17.04           Remitware    Payments    –    Canadian    Fintech    Startup    comes to the aid of the flood affected in Sri Lanka    Remitware Payments is a Canadian Fintech startup on the forefront of revolution sweeping […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Stunt driving, tax evasion, child abuse among allegations against foreign diplomats living in Canada

Posted on 20 June 2017

CBC has learned of a spike in alleged incidents of illegal behaviour by foreign diplomats By Dean Beeby, Courtesy of CBC News Posted: Jun 19, 2017. Foreign diplomats in Canada are racking up more unpaid debts, breaking more traffic laws, and violating passport rules more frequently, internal reports from Global Affairs Canada indicate. The reasons for […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Refugee Day

Posted on 20 June 2017

          June 20, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario   The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Refugee Day: "On World Refugee Day, we honour the strength and resilience of the millions of people around the world fleeing conflict, insecurity, and persecution. We solemnly acknowledge the hardships they face, […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Recreational Property Prices in Ontario Continue to Rise in 2017

Posted on 20 June 2017

    Low inventory and demand from retirees contribute to increased prices TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ – According to the 2017 Royal LePage Canadian Recreational Housing Report1 released today, recreational market trends across Ontario heated up earlier this year, as characteristics stemming from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) increasingly influenced pricing and sales activity […] Continue Reading

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By: Upali Obeyesekere - Editor, TSL, CANADA

News Release: Ontario Enhancing Support for Refugees and Newcomers

Posted on 20 June 2017

    By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL. Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Today is World Refugee Day. As part of the 2017 budget, the province is investing $17.5 million in new funding over two years to enhance services for refugees and vulnerable newcomers. In 2016, Ontario received over 110,000 immigrants (37 per cent of national […] Continue Reading

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By: Upali Obeyesekere - Editor, TSL, CANADA

TheAppLabb CEO Kundan Joshi receives 2017 Technology Achievement Award by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 20 June 2017

On Saturday, June 10, TheAppLabb CEO Kundan Joshi accepted the 2017 Technology Achievement Award by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce at Chamber’s Annual Gala. It is a premier social and business event for all Indo-Canadians, hosting more than thousands of guests constituting of leading entrepreneurs, professionals, decision-makers in the government, and academics. Attached below please find […] Continue Reading

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USA NEWS

News Release: Amazon Creates 800 New High Tech Jobs in Ontario

Posted on 20 June 2017

It is common knowledge that Amazon.com, commonly known as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that was founded on July 5, 1994, by Jeff Bezos and is based in Seattle, Washington. The company has been in the news recently with its takeover of Whole Foods that sent the stock of competing grocery […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Members of Parliament attend Exchange Programme in Washington

Posted on 19 June 2017

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) of the United States Congress welcomed members of parliament of four HDP partner countries, including Sri Lanka to an exchange programme in the second week of June.   A bipartisan group of members of Sri Lankan Parliament comprising State Minister of Agriculture Wasantha Aluwihare, Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment Anuradha Jayaratne, […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

How Sri Lanka is coping with the Worst Flooding in a Decade

Posted on 17 June 2017

Courtesy: Global Voices – The island nation of Sri Lanka is currently facing the worst flooding and landslide disaster in a decade. Triggered by the southwest monsoon that typically arrives in late May, heavy rains caused the rivers Kalu, Kelani, Gin, Nilwala, and Attanagalu Oya to spill over their banks in 15 districts, located in […] Continue Reading

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Business

CEYLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOLD ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Posted on 17 June 2017

  Courtesy: Sunday Observer. ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017,’ organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will be held on July 25 and 26 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. The two-day summit, which will be held under the title of ‘Execute – Transform – Realize’ will have eight thematic sessions, focusing on economic transformation […] Continue Reading

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WORLD

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby trial

Posted on 17 June 2017

Courtesy: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today Published 9:35 a.m. CT June 17, 2017.    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has declared a mistrial, several news outlets are reporting. Deliberations broke off deliberating late Friday after a fifth day with no verdict, but were to resume in an effort to resolve […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, Editor, TSL, Headline

Media Advisory – We’re Hiring – Join the RCMP!

Posted on 23 June 2017

    Media Advisory – We're Hiring – Join the RCMP! BARRIE, ON, June 23, 2017 /CNW/ – The RCMP is hiring! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) offers an exceptional career, letting you make a real difference in your community and your country.  No other police force in Canada provides the levels of services […] Continue Reading

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By: Upali Obeyesekere - Editor, TSL, Headline

Bill C-6 to Become Law on June 19, Changing Canada’s Citizenship Act

Posted on 19 June 2017

Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017. Some changes to the Citizenship Act take effect immediately upon Royal Assent, while others take effect at later dates. As of June 19, 2017 applicants are no longer required to intend to continue to live […] Continue Reading

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