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“I never really saw myself as a beauty queen and I still don’t”, Christina Peiris

Posted on 11 December 2017

  Her biggest supporters: Celebrating with her family and friends Christina Peiris was all smiles as she gracefully glided down the stage to join the top 16 semifinalists at the 66th Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas (USA) on November 26. Crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka earlier in October, Christina spoke to  the Sunday […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka cruise to 7-wicket win in 1st ODI to lead 1-0 in three-match series

Posted on 10 December 2017

1st ODI Highlights, India (Ind) vs (SL) Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Beat India By 7 Wickets In Dharamsala. Sri Lanka 114 for 3 (Upul Tharanga 49, Angelo Mathews 25 *, Niroshan Dickwella 26*) beat India 112 (Dhoni 65, Lakmal 4-13) by seven wickets. Thisara Perera-led Sri Lanka bounced back from their Test series drubbing in style by beating […] Continue Reading

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Changing of the guard at John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH)

Posted on 09 December 2017

Changing of the guard at John Keells! By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera – Courtesy: The Sunday Times. John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate, will see some significant changes at the top in the next 12 months including the expected ascension of Krishan Balendra as the new group chairman. Krishan Balendra Company sources […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Tourism Fest To Dazzle Sri Lankan Capital During Christmas Holidays

Posted on 09 December 2017

With the festive season just around the corner elaborate plans are being made to transform the city of Colombo in to a Tourism Wonderland from the 20th to the 22nd of December this year. Sri Lanka Tourism under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs is planning the third edition […] Continue Reading

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SPORTS

Havies through in the nick of time against CR

Posted on 09 December 2017

  By Vimal Perera – Courtesy: Sunday Times. CR had to lose for the third week running – Pic by Priyantha Wickramaarachchi CR&FC could have closed this game off against Havelocks in the first round of the Dialog Rugby League Championship played yesterday at Longdon Place. But fortune was never in their court, as Havelocks […] Continue Reading

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Business

Celebrating 20 Years Of The Business Today TOP Corporate Ranking – BT Options

Posted on 09 December 2017

    Courtesy: Business Today. Garuthara Sangarathnayen Awasarai, Venerable Theros, Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Prof Maithree Wickramasinghe, Ministers, Members of Parliament and distinguished ladies and gentlemen we warmly welcome you to the Business Today TOP 30 2016-2017 and Business Today Passionate. Venerable Galboda Gnanissara, Thero, Chief Incumbent of the Gangaramaya […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Something more than a miracle: Wattala Parish Priest

Posted on 09 December 2017

  2017-12-09 – Courtesy: Daily Mirror. The picture of Jesus Christ where droplets of sweat were seen emerging from the forehead at St. Anne’s Church in Wattala depitcs something more than a miracle, St. Anne’s Church Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Sanjeev Mendis told Daily Mirror yesterday. He said the miraculous incident enhanced the faith of […] Continue Reading

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Banking & Finance

IMF approves US $251.4 to Sri Lanka

Posted on 08 December 2017

Daily Mirror reports the IMF Executive Board completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement on Wednesday (6), enabling the disbursement of US$ 251.4 million to the country. In a statement yesterday, the IMF said the Executive Board completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the programme supported by […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Crowds flock to Wattala Church to witness ‘miraculous’ sight

Posted on 08 December 2017

  This is a Daily Mirror News Item. Excited Catholics and many others were seen rushing into St. Anne’s Church in Wattala to get a glimpse of a picture of Jesus Christ, where droplets of sweat were seen emerging from the forehead of the image of the blessed Saviour in what seemed to be a […] Continue Reading

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Daily FT reports a strong uptick in exports, FDI

Posted on 08 December 2017

  Jan-Oct merchandise exports up 10.3%  Monthly exports top $ 1 b 3 times this year FDI grows to $ 800 m in first nine months, exceeds 2016 total   As Sri Lanka’s pro-growth reforms gather pace, amidst an improving external economic environment, exports and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) have shown substantial increases this year compared […] Continue Reading

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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 1 at New Delhi: Hosts end 371/4; Virat Kohli unbeaten on 156

Posted on 02 December 2017

India 371 for 4 (Kohli 156*, Vijay 155, Sandakan 2-110) v Sri Lanka. In deference to the Indian team management's wishes, there was grass on the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch, but Virat Kohli, at the toss, wished there could have been more. It certainly wasn't enough to turn New Delhi into Newlands, and India, instead of fighting […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

63-year old Sri Lankan stabbed to death in Staten Island, New York

Posted on 29 November 2017

Man, 27, charged in fatal stabbing of Staten Island grandmother, 63.  By Maura Grunlund – Courtesy of Staten Island North Shore. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Police have charged a 27-year-old man who they say fatally stabbed a grandmother in a frenzied attack on a West Brighton street, then was found cradling her body when cops arrived at […] Continue Reading

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Health & Lifestyle

Doctor my Legs are swollen? Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake-Health writer

Posted on 29 November 2017

Doctor my Legs are swollen? Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake-Health writer. Swelling of legs and feet are quite visible among women who wear sandals, especially among the seniors. It is not visible to men as they wear longs and shoes. Most women are not aware of this swelling, as it is a slow process of […] Continue Reading

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India records huge innings and 239 run win in 2nd Test against Sri Lanka – Ashwin excels

Posted on 27 November 2017

India crushed Sri Lanka in 49.3 overs to record a huge win the 2nd Test at Nagpur. Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler in Test history to take 300 wickets to help India take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The game was over in four days with little resistance […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Canada, Ontario to cooperate on maximizing the benefits of immigration

Posted on 24 November 2017

  Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement creates a framework to attract, select and support skilled newcomers TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – A comprehensive agreement on immigration was signed today in a ceremony at Queen's Park by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. […] Continue Reading

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Health & Lifestyle

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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Headline, SL Travel & Hotels

Best Hotel Architectural Design Award for Jetwing Surf, Pottuvil

Posted on 13 December 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 – Courtesy: Daily News.             Jetwing Surf in Pottuvil Point which is built on minimum carbon footprint recently received the award for the Best Hotel Architectural Design at the Asia Property Awards 2017. A luxury resort dedicated for surfers, Jetwing Surf is located on an unspoilt […] Continue Reading

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The 70th anniversary of commercial aviation in our country

Posted on 09 December 2017

  Colombo, December 08, 2017: Exactly 70 years ago, on December 10th 1947, a Douglas DC-3 aircraft named Sita Devi took off from Ratmalana airport for Palalay Jaffna and Madras. With this historic flight, Air Ceylon, the national carrier of our country was born. From the classic DC-3, the beloved Dakota, to SriLankan Airline’s current […] Continue Reading

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

Posted on 30 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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