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20-year old Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer to win 2017 Rogers Cup final

Posted on 14 August 2017

Twenty-year-old wins 10th match in row after victory in Washington. German and Swiss now have five tournament titles this year. Alexander Zverev kept his winning streak alive with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday. The 20-year-old Zverev, the winner last week in Washington, posted a 10th straight match victory […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines climbs to 8th place globally for airline fuel efficiency

Posted on 14 August 2017

Colombo, August 09, 2017: SriLankan Airlines has climbed to eighth position globally in IATA fuel efficiency ranking amongst 51 airlines in the same business model, following the implementation of a wide range of fuel efficiency and conservation measures over the last 22 months to reduce fuel burn. The 2016 ranking of airlines by the International […] Continue Reading

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Healthy Lifestyle

Dinesh Chandrasena Shares Her Story On What It Means To Feel Like A Woman

Posted on 12 August 2017

By: Sakuna Esufally – Courtesy: Cosmopolitan Magazine. The Fashion Design Program Coordinator at Raffles Design Institute and independent designer is loving her journey of femininity and the fact that she gets to determine her own life. Here’s why it’s important for everyone to get that freedom. I’m doubled over with laughter as I listen to […] Continue Reading

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TENNIS

Canadian Denis Shapovalov dream run ends at Rogers Cup in Montreal

Posted on 11 August 2017

TORONTO — An unexpected run to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup has rocketed Canada’s newest tennis star up the world rankings. Denis Shapovalov improved from 143rd to 67th in Monday’s updated ATP singles rankings. The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ont., introduced himself to Canada last week with an exhilarating performance at the Rogers […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

New Wait Times Data Now Available for Surgeries and Procedures Across Ontario

Posted on 10 August 2017

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, The Times of Sri Lanka. Wait times at hospital across the province of Ontario has been much in the news for quite some time. Some Quick Facts on the subject matter is shown below. QUICK FACTS Through the 2017 Budget, Ontario is investing $245 million over the next three years […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Ontario Reaches Major Milestone on Eglinton Crosstown LRT Construction

Posted on 09 August 2017

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL. Some quick facts on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Construction. Construction crews installed a “turnout track” — part of the 8.5 kilometre track system that will move vehicles through Mount Dennis Station and adjoining maintenance and storage facility. The facility is the first major component of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Brampton’s New $1.7m Soccer Facility to Open Next Week

Posted on 09 August 2017

BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 9th, 2017 /CNW/ – Brampton soccer players will have a new state-of-the-art soccer facility available to them with the August completion of the brand new artificial turf sports field and running track on Conestoga Drive. The outdoor sports field features Fieldturf's premium "Revolution 360" turf, the same turf chosen for many NFL and […] Continue Reading

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Healthy Lifestyle

Health & Views by Dr. Harold Gunatillake

Posted on 09 August 2017

It is said that bipolar disorder is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, is there an actual test with accurate results for bipolar? The term “chemical imbalance” is my least favorite term in all of pop psychology/psychiatry. The “chemicals” of which people refer to are actually called “neurotransmitters.” Neurotransmitters are a substance in the […] Continue Reading

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Toronto News

Open Streets TO features its deepest programming lineup yet in 2017

Posted on 08 August 2017

Canada's largest free recreation program will connect Toronto's communities via stretches of iconic Bloor and Yonge Streets. TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Open Streets TO today announced its most expansive programming lineup to date, solidifying its position as the largest free recreation program in Canada. Program routes for 2017 are as follows: August 20, […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

International Trade Minister to visit Toronto to highlight benefits of trade diversification and inclusiveness for Canada’s prosperity

Posted on 07 August 2017

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL. On September 21, the date of CETA's provisional application, 98% of Canadian and EU tariff lines will become immediately duty free, creating new opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic. Ukraine offers numerous opportunities for Canadian businesses and investors in areas such as aerospace, defence and security, education, agriculture and […] Continue Reading

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GOSL

Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No.05 of 2016

Posted on 02 August 2017

Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No.05 of 2016. The Government of Sri Lanka brought into operation the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No. 05 of 2016 on 26th April 2016. The aim of this Act is to provide special legal provisions for persons who could not initiate legal proceedings to recover their immovable properties as a result […] Continue Reading

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GOSL

Collection of Biometrics from Passport Applicants Applying through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions

Posted on 02 August 2017

Collection of Biometrics from Passport Applicants Applying through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions Kindly be informed that all passport applicants, applying through Sri Lanka Missions overseas from 1st November 2017, will be required to provide their biometric information (fingerprint and digital face image) to the Department of Immigration and Emigration, upon their first entry to Sri […] Continue Reading

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Provincial Roundup

HOT Lanes Permit Applications and Renewals Now Open

Posted on 01 August 2017

News Release – August 1, 2017. QEW Pilot Project Saving Drivers’ Time. Ontario has opened the next round of permit applications and renewals for Canada's first High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, which provide another commuter option and help manage congestion. The HOT lanes are on 16.5 kilometres of the QEW in both directions – from […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Intel Dethroned by Samsung as No. 1 Chipmaker

Posted on 01 August 2017

Samsung's Strong Performance. Samsung reported strong second-quarter financial results for its semiconductor unit, whose performance depends largely on memory chips used in mobile devices, The Journal reported. For the period, this unit produced an operating profit of $7.1 billion on $15.7 billion in sales. Intel, on the other hand, reported operating profit of $3.8 billion […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

How the “Ceylon” Tamils From Sri Lanka Contributed to Singapore Over The Years

Posted on 01 August 2017

By: Ajit Kanagasundram. The world today is desperate to attract foreign talent. Thirty percent of Silicon Valley startups are by Indians, and the same percentage is true of Microsoft employees, NASA employees and US physicians. Canada and Australia have long had a point system to attract talent and the US and the UK are thinking […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Chris Ballard Ontario’s New Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Posted on 31 July 2017

News Release. July 31, 2017. Peter Milczyn Promoted to Cabinet as Minister of Housing. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced changes today to her cabinet, following the resignation of Glen Murray as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. Chris Ballard moves from Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy to become the […] Continue Reading

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WORLD

The Coconut Tree exporting SL culture to Cheltenham, UK

Posted on 31 July 2017

Fascinating story behind Sri Lankan restaurant ranked no.1 on Trip Advisor in Cheltenham. The Coconut Tree is a popular Sri Lankan restaurant in Cheltenham which is rated 5 stars by Trip Advisor. It’s known for its freshly made, authentic cuisine and friendly staff. But what is exactly is the story behind the restaurant? How did […] Continue Reading

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OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES – JULY 2017

Posted on 31 July 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017. ABEYGOONAWARDENA – NIHAL – Beloved son of late Edmund & Constance Abeygoonawardena,​ husband of Rosable,​ precious father of Nalin & Roshane,​ father-in-law of Jeniffer,​ loving grandfather of Christian,​ brother of Ajith,​ (late) Anoja & Indika,​ passed away on 29th Saturday July 2017. May his soul rest in peace with Jesus. Cortege leaves […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka gets new Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Posted on 29 July 2017

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the US, Prasad Kariyawasam has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. Current Foreign Secretary Esala Weerakoon has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Development. Kariyawasam joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1981 and has served as a diplomat in Geneva, Riyadh, Washington, New Delhi and New […] Continue Reading

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GOSL, Headline, SRI LANKA

Tilak Marapana is new Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka

Posted on 16 August 2017

Tilak Marapana was sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. Marapana, a President’s Counsel, is a former Attorney General who retired prematurely with the change of Government in 1994. He thereafter practised on the unofficial bar and enjoyed an extensive and lucrative practice when in 2001 he was appointed […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SRI LANKA

EDB Director General wins WIM silver award

Posted on 13 August 2017

  Monday, August 14, 2017. Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with International Financial Cooperation in Washington (IFC), presented the 'Top 50 Professional and Career Women – Sri Lanka 2017' in July at the Taj Samudra on the theme 'Beyond Parity – Developing Tomorrow’s Leader', to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those […] Continue Reading

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