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Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeat

Posted on 20 September 2017

Sri Lanka have become the eighth and final team to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup, following West Indies' seven-wicket defeat against England in the first ODI at Old Trafford. With September 30 set as the cut-off date, West Indies (78 points) now cannot move ahead of Sri Lanka (86 points) in the ICC […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

The Grand Receptions ‘Night Of Nights’ for Alston Koch

Posted on 19 September 2017

    The Grand Receptions & it's chairman Jude de Silva put on display an amazing variety spectacle with a well produced and well organised dinner show for ALSTON KOCH'S 50 years in the Professional Music Industry. Performing on stage for their friend ALSTON KOCH' were International stars of the calibre of Frank Ifield with […] Continue Reading

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Graham Labrooy heads five-member new selection panel – Sri Lanka Cricket

Posted on 19 September 2017

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) yesterday appointed five-member selection committee headed by former Sri Lanka seamer Graham Labrooy. The committee also includes Asanka Gurusinha,  Jeryl Woutersz, Gamini Wickremasinghe and Sajith Fernando. Mirrorcricket exclusively reported on Labrooy's appointment on Wednesday (13) Their first assignment would be to finalize the 15-man squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan in […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines partners with Booking.com to provide passengers a one-stop travel solution

Posted on 18 September 2017

    Colombo, September 18, 2017: SriLankan Airlines has entered into a partnership with Booking.com, the world’s largest accommodation website, providing airline passengers the convenience of booking accommodations online along with their flight tickets on the SriLankan Airlines website www.srilankan.com, from 18th September 2017. As an introductory offer, members of SriLankan Airlines’ Frequent Flyer Programme […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Canada names David McKinnon as new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Posted on 16 September 2017

Canada has named David McKinnon as new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka! Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced David McKinnon’s appointment as High Commissioner to Sri Lanka last month. David McKinnon becomes High Commissioner in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives. Mr. McKinnon replaces Shelley […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA, Travel & Hotels

Araliya Green City Super Luxury Hotel opens in Nuwara Eliya – 192 rooms

Posted on 07 September 2017

  A new super luxury hotel located in Nuwara Eliya was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena last month. The design and layout of the new hotel yields to today's tourists who want longer family stays in a quiet environment. This type of hotel projects is the latest concept in hotel industry with residential units attached […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

A Sri Lankan court Thursday found two high profile state officials of the former government guilty of misusing state money.

Posted on 07 September 2017

Former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment after being found guilty to the charge of misappropriating Rs.600 million belonging to the TRC and using it to distribute ‘Sil Redi’ during the 2015 presidential election campaign. Colombo High Court […] Continue Reading

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Top Canadian Universities to tour Sri Lanka to Promote Canadian Education

Posted on 07 September 2017

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, The Times of Sri Lanka. CIS Canadian University Tour to South Asia September 9-23, 2017. Colombo, Sri Lanka Bangalore, India Delhi, India Mumbai, India Mussoorie, India Hyderabad, India  Following up on the success of the 2015 visit to Sri Lanka by the Council of International Schools (CIS) Canadian University Tour, […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Chief of Defence Staff attends Chiefs of Defence Conference in Canada

Posted on 06 September 2017

  September 5, 2017. Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne, the Chief of Defence Staff is attending the 20th Asia-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Canada from 4th to 6th September 2017. During the conference Admiral Wijegunaratne had the opportunity to meet Admiral Harry B Harris, Commander US Pacific Command and Admiral Katsutoshi Kawana, Chief of Staff, […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Suicide by Sharjah based Sri Lankan family leaves 3 dead

Posted on 06 September 2017

    Husband, wife and son die while 2 female relatives survive group suicide in hotel apartment. The man jumped to his death from the 7th floor of the building at 2.30am on August 29.Image Credit: PHOTO Aghaddir Ali The building where the family lived.Image Credit: Aghaddir Ali The unit where the family livedImage Credit: […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Ontarians living pay cheque to pay cheque, Canadian Payroll Association’s 2017 Survey finds

Posted on 06 September 2017

Ontario employees challenged by debt, not saving enough for retirement, pessimistic about local economy. TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Even though there have been some signs of economic improvement over the past year, most employed Canadians, including those in Ontario, are no better off when it comes to their retirement prospects. High Levels of […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines

Caution to general public by SriLankan Airlines

Posted on 05 September 2017

Colombo, September 04, 2017: SriLankan Airlines wishes to notify the general public that there is a fake airline survey currently circulating on the internet and social media including messenger apps, mentioning SriLankan Airlines offering free tickets. This is NOT a SriLankan Airlines promotion. This is a malicious and false site that is attempting to prey […] Continue Reading

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Situation much worse than 1999 – Wettimuny

Posted on 05 September 2017

September 4, 2017.   by Rex Clementine – Courtesy: The Island.   Ex-Test cricketer and former head of Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny says that the predicament country’s cricket team is facing is much worse than the team’s status in 1999. Sri Lanka’s disastrous World Cup campaign in 1999 prompted an angry response from then […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Landlords can no longer evict tenants without compensation

Posted on 05 September 2017

Ontario tenants will have additional protection from eviction starting Friday; when a landlord ends a tenancy to have family members move in, people evicted must receive compensation. By ROBERT BENZIEQueen's Park Bureau Chief (Courtesy: The Toronto Star). Thu., Aug. 31, 2017. Ontario tenants will have more protection from eviction starting Friday. That’s when new measures aimed […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Tourism Minister optimistic of 2.5 m arrivals 

Posted on 04 September 2017

Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga stood firm over the country’s tourist arrival target of 2.5 million by the end of the year and expressed confidence that it could even exceed this projection. Despite the challenges faced by the industry due to floods, the closure of the Bandaranaike International Airport and dengue, he said arrivals were […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Premier’s Statement on Labour Day

Posted on 04 September 2017

Statement. September 4, 2017. Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today: "For over 120 years, Labour Day has been an opportunity to celebrate hard-working people in every corner of our province and reaffirm our commitment to building an Ontario where everyone can have good opportunities and be treated fairly at work. This year, Labour […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl on Friday, September 1

Posted on 02 September 2017

Leave it to Serena Williams to deliver during the U.S. Open.  The 23-time Grand Slam champion gave birth to her first child on Friday, Us Weekly reports. Williams and her fiancee, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, reportedly welcomed a baby girl at a hospital in Florida.  At noon on Friday, Sept. 1, the six-time US Open […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Health & Lifestyle: Your mindset determines your health

Posted on 01 September 2017

  Not only your level of physical activity but also your perception of your own physical activity are linked to your health or precisely your longevity. That’s exactly what two Stanford scholars Octavia Zahrt and Alia Crum have found in a recent research. Their study involving over 60,000 persons was published as in the prestigious journal, "Health […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET, Headline

India continues winning streak against Sri Lanka – takes ODI series 5-0

Posted on 03 September 2017

India 239 for 4 (Kohli 110*, Jadhav 63) beat Sri Lanka 238 (Thirimanne 67, Mathews 55, Tharanga 48, Bhuvneshwar 5-42) by six wickets. Virat Kohli scored yet another century in a chase for India as they beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fifth one-day international in Colombo. With the win, India clean-swept the series five-match series […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Toronto News

Active Ontario: The Summer’s Final Ontario150 Celebration At Ontario Place This Long Weekend!

Posted on 03 September 2017

TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – Active Ontario, the fourth and final long weekend event that celebrates Ontario150 this summer, kicks off next Friday, September 1 at Ontario Place. This free admission celebration encourages everyone in our province to get active and stay healthy with a variety of activities, programming and entertainment. "This long weekend, […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SRI LANKA

 SriLankan Catering reign at Culinary Expo 2017

Posted on 31 August 2017

Colombo, August 31, 2017: The highly skilled and experienced team at SriLankan Catering (SLC) bagged no less than 29 medals (7 Golds, 10 Silvers and 12 Bronzes) at Culinary Art Expo 2017, the premier international exhibition and competition organized by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka that was held for the 17th time in Colombo […] Continue Reading

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