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Iceland stuns England to reach Euro quarterfinal

Posted on 29 June 2016

  England dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat by minnows Iceland. AFP | PTI  |  Nice (France) June 28, 2016. Iceland's Kolbeinn Sigthorsson celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between England and Iceland, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France. Photo: AP/PTI. England dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

The St. Peter’s College I knew and loved – Dr. Nihal Abeyesundere

Posted on 28 June 2016

  Realization has gradually dawned on me that I am old, very old. Now, that I am 84 years, keeping young is problematic. It is fortunate that I am still restless, still anxious to learn and a voracious reader. Recollections of my early childhood bring back memories of attending the kindergarten standards one and two […] Continue Reading

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Press Release

Ontarians are talking about end-of-life care, yet for many, palliative care may begin too late or not at all, new report finds

Posted on 28 June 2016

TORONTO, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ – Almost 60% of people in Ontario who die receive palliative care services, according to Palliative Care at the End of Life, a new report by Health Quality Ontario, the provincial advisor on the quality of health care. And among those who have a record of receiving palliative care, about half […] Continue Reading

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Media Advisory: The Beer Store announces the launch of Beer Xpress – A new faster way to get your beer

Posted on 27 June 2016

            MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ –   EVENT LAUNCH: Beer Store brings e-commerce to beer shopping. Announcing the launch of Beer Xpress – A new faster way to get your beer at the Beer Store.    WHEN: 11am, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 WHERE: The Beer Store 420 Lakeshore Rd […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

SriLankan Airlines continues to re-structure and review its network

Posted on 27 June 2016

  Colombo June 27, 2016: SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, will be suspending its operations to Paris and Frankfurt, from winter 2016.  Accordingly, the last flights between Frankfurt and Colombo (UL 553/554) will be operated on October 30, while UL 563/564 of November 6, 2016 will conclude the operations between Paris and […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

3rd ODI: Abandoned due to rain – Sri Lanka scores 248/7 when rain set in

Posted on 26 June 2016

Sri Lanka 248 for 9 (Chandimal 62, Mathews 56, Mendis 53, Woakes 3-34, Plunkett 3-46) vEngland – Match abandoned.   Fifties to Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews were the sparks in a Sri Lanka score of 248 for 9, but gloom ultimately defined the day, after rain washed out play four overs into the reply. The back end of Sri […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Body shown was not Prabhakaran’s, claims TNA Member

Posted on 26 June 2016

By W.K. Prasad Manju – Courtesy: Ceylon Today. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingam making a startling revelation said, "If the government wants to conduct a DNA test of the LTTE leader Prabhakaran, his brother Manoharan who is in Denmark and his sister who is in Canada are ready to help. […] Continue Reading

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World NEWS

Sri Lankan born Sahran Abeysundara elected as Haslemere’s town mayor

Posted on 24 June 2016

Sahran Abeysundara with his mother Suven Karunaratne Lankan born Sahran Abeysundara was recently elected the 43rd mayor of Haslemere, a quaint and charming market town, steeped in history in the borough of Waverley in Surrey, England. The mayor is considered the town’s first citizen and Sahran was elected to the position in May at the […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

Anil Kumble new cricket coach of India

Posted on 23 June 2016

    NEW DELHI, THURSDAY: Anil Kumble, the former India Test captain and the country's most successful bowler, has been named as the coach of the men's cricket team, with his one-year tenure to begin with India's four-Test tour of the West Indies in July. The announcement was made on Thursday in Dharamsala, where the BCCI […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

Liam Plunkett smashes six off final ball as England scrape draw in first ODI against Sri Lanka

Posted on 21 June 2016

Liam Plunkett smashed the last ball for six to secure an incredible tie in the opening one dayer between England and Sri Lanka. With 14 needed from the final over with Chris Woakes and Plunkett at the crease, Nuwan Pradeep looked like he had held his nerve with an over full of yorkers. But Plunkett got hold of the […] Continue Reading

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Canada NEWS, Headline

RCMP Ontario Fraud Awareness Campaign: CRA/Immigration scam

Posted on 27 June 2016

  RCMP Ontario Fraud Awareness Campaign: CRA/Immigration scam   Methods used to transfer funds from the victims to the fraudsters MILTON, ON, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ – Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime Unit (FCU) would like to remind the public of an ongoing scam which is […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

Pattaya model for Sri Lanka’s coastal resorts

Posted on 25 June 2016

Dusit Thani complex towering over natural environment :   by Lalin Fernandopulle – Courtesy: Sunday Observer. Both, the proposed Indola Dusit Thani Complex in Balapitiya and the already constructed 11 storeyed Marriot property in Weligama by the East West Group, tower above the natural and surrounding built environments, and comprise the tallest beach front properties […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

ADVANCING RECONCILIATION DIPLOMACY

Posted on 24 June 2016

  Speech delivered by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera MP at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs on June 2016 As all of you are aware, on January 08th last year in a historic election, in fact what the world calls the rainbow election of 2015, the people of Sri Lanka voted for change, for democracy, […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

CB GOVERNOR WILL NOT SEEK EXTENSION

Posted on 24 June 2016

   Courtesy: Daily News. Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran informed the Central Bank Monetary Board that he would not seek an extension of his term until the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) investigations conclude. Mahendran’s term of office is to expire on June 30. COPE recently resumed investigations into allegations against Mahendran for having been […] Continue Reading

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Headline, World NEWS

BREXIT result triggers David Cameron resignation

Posted on 24 June 2016

  Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said he would attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks and months. He had urged […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

Sri Lanka: Time for Reflection

Posted on 23 June 2016

  Over 15 months have elapsed since the people’s victory of January 8, 2015 and the first anniversary of the Consensus Government is drawing near. Hence the time is opportune for reflexion or introspection of how far the popular aspirations were fulfilled during the period of Yahapalanaya (Good governance). It is just that the National […] Continue Reading

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Headline

Export promotion, key to economic empowerment

Posted on 23 June 2016

  In the past,when Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon,Ceylon was famous for tea(Ceylon tea),gems(Ceylon gems), fruits (Ceylon fruits),spices(Ceylon spices) and a number of other articles with the brand name as Ceylon.The goodwill of Ceylon tea still stands tall. Our cricket team was known as All Ceylon.The Portuguese,the dutch and the British all came to […] Continue Reading

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Business, Headline

Ceylon Chamber lines up a top panel to discuss PPP

Posted on 20 June 2016

s ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016,’ organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has lined up a top panel of experts from both the public and the private sector to discuss opportunities existing for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the country. The panel discussion, titled ‘Private Public Partnerships – Getting Them Done, Getting Them Right,’ […] Continue Reading

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TSL

Here’s Why Every Gardener Should Always Keep A Supply Of Epsom Salt…

Posted on 20 June 2016

Most people have heard of Epsom salt and they typically associate it with baths, as this natural salt from Epsom, England is probably best known as a way to help relieve your body’s aches and pains. Or perhaps you’ve even been one of the unfortunate ones who’s had to use Epsom salt as a laxative. […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Other taxes likely to be removed except for VAT – Eran Wickremaratne

Posted on 17 June 2016

State Enterprise Development Deputy Minister Eran Wickramaratne said today the Government was gradually removing the various taxes imposed on goods and services so that in future the taxation would be restricted to the Value Added Tax (VAT). He said most of the countries were imposing VAT, which has been termed as a progressive form of […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

‘Sri Lanka needs to have fewer taxes and a more liberalized business environment’

Posted on 17 June 2016

  Dr Eteri Kvintradze   By Hiran H.Senewiratne – Courtesy: The Island. "Sri Lanka's tax system is still very complicated. The tax system needs to be predictable, consistent and fair. Sri Lanka needs to have fewer taxes,IMF Resident Representative to Sri Lanka Dr Eteri Kvintradze said. "Sri Lanka is at a critical stage of transition […] Continue Reading

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