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Bulletin: Ontario to Welcome More Economic Immigrants in 2018

Posted on 20 January 2018

Bulletin: Ontario to Welcome More Economic Immigrants in 2018! Ontario’s Allocation for Provincial Nominee Program Increased by the Federal Government, Becoming Largest in Canada. January 18, 2018. Ontario will welcome more economic immigrants to the province this year, with the Government of Canada increasing Ontario's 2018 nomination allocation to 6,600. Ontario's allocation is the largest […] Continue Reading

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Banking & Finance, SRI LANKA

Opportunities and challenges of Sri Lankan economy: Clear-sighted growth

Posted on 18 January 2018

This essay, extracted from Island of the lion and land of the dragon sixty years of Sino -Lanka Relations published by Pathfinder, was authored by Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy before assuming duties as the Governor of the Central Bank. The Sri Lankan economy is at an inflection point. There is considerable potential to place the economy […] Continue Reading

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The true story behind one of India’s darkest cricketing days: the 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 January 2018

In this excerpt from his book ‘Imperfect’, Sanjay Manjrekar talks about one of India’s most controversial matches ever and debunks some conspiracy theories. When it was time to turn up for the semi-final, a lot of us had not recovered from the euphoria of the previous game. Ajit Wadekar, our team manager, sensed that. Wadekar […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

FLASHBACK: Halton Police Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah Receives Order of Merit

Posted on 17 January 2018

On Friday, September 16, 2016 Halton Regional Police Service Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah travelled to Ottawa and received the prestigious Governor General’s Order of Merit of the Police Forces. The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an honour for merit that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the only such fellowship reserved […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Ministry of Crab Enters India with First Outlet in Mumbai

Posted on 12 January 2018

  January 10, 2018.   Gourmet Investments Pvt Ltd. (GIPL), one of the leading hospitality groups in the country today (promoted by the Bharti Family Office) has announced an agreement with the Ministry of Crab owned by cricketers Kumara Sangakarra, Mahela Jayawardene and Chef Dharshan Munidasa to bring the iconic Sri Lankan seafood restaurant to India. The […] Continue Reading

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We want Mathews to lead the side beyond 2019 – Labrooy

Posted on 09 January 2018

  January 9, 2018.   by Rex Clementine Less than six months after he graciously quit as Sri Lanka’s captain across all forms of the game, Angelo Mathews was reappointed as the team’s ODI and T-20 captain on Tuesday and there was overwhelming support for the 30-year-old. Since Mathews stepped down, Sri Lanka have had […] Continue Reading

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Ashes: The winners and losers from the 2017-18 series By Stephan Shemilt BBC Sport in Sydney

Posted on 08 January 2018

The Ashes have been won, Australia have lifted the urn in Sydney and England have once again had a miserable trip down under. There are, though, other prizes to be dished out. Before we start, it's taken as a given that Steve Smith is player of the series, the Australian of the year and Time magazine's man […] Continue Reading

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THE ASHES: Dominant Australia seal Ashes 4-0, with Root crocked

Posted on 08 January 2018

Australia 7 for 649 dec (Khawaja 171, S Marsh 156, M Marsh 101, Smith 83, Warner 56) beat England 346 (Root 83, Malan 62, Cummins 4-80) and 180 (Cummins 4-39, Lyon 3-54) by an innings and 123 runs   Soiled as it was by the Melbourne draw on a poor pitch, this series was no clean sweep, no […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

CANADA: Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year

Posted on 02 January 2018

  December 31, 2017. Ottawa, Ontario. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “Happy New Year, Canada! “This past year, we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and looked back on the remarkable achievements Canadians have made throughout our history. We recommitted ourselves to our shared values, […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, WORLD

The most important political races to watch in 2018

Posted on 02 January 2018

  Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks about Ontario's Fair Housing Plan during a press conference in Toronto on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Christopher Katsaro / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Courtesy: Graham Slaughter, CTVNews.ca    At first glance, 2018 might not seem like a major election year in North America. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces his first […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Ontario News Release: Free Prescription Medications for Everyone Under 25

Posted on 02 January 2018

    January 2, 2018 Ontario Becomes First Province to Cover Prescriptions for Children and Youth Prescription medications are now free for everyone under the age of 25 in Ontario. As of January 1, the province has made the biggest expansion to medicare in Ontario in a generation, providing drug coverage to over four million […] Continue Reading

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ICC Elite Panel Umpire Kumar Dharmasena has officiated in 50 Tests

Posted on 02 January 2018

Former Observer Schoolboy Cricketer main Award winner turned ICC Elite Panel umpire Kumar Dharmasena reached another great milestone in his distinguish career, this time as an international umpire. The 46-year-old former Sri Lanka Test all-rounder, who officiated in the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia concluded in Melbourne yesterday with Indian Sundaram Ravi, has […] Continue Reading

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Media Release

News Release: Ontario’s Minimum Wage is Now $14 an Hour

Posted on 01 January 2018

    January 1, 2018 Increased Paid Vacations and New Personal Emergency Days Also in Effect. Starting today, people across Ontario will see their wages rise $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy.   […] Continue Reading

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Steven Smith caps epic 2017 with hundred to deny England 4th Test win

Posted on 30 December 2017

Australia 327 (David Warner 103, Steve Smith 76, S Marsh 61, Broad 4-51, Anderson 3-61) and 4 for 263 (Steve Smith 102*, David Warner 86) drew with England 491 (Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56, Cummins 4-117, Hazlewood 3-95, Lyon 3-109). The Boxing Day Test started as a dead rubber, and by day five rigor mortis had well […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Rugby players of note: How Priyantha Ekanayake rose to reach rugby’s top spot

Posted on 30 December 2017

  by Hafiz Marikar – Courtesy: Sunday Observer. Priyantha Ekanayake Priyantha Ekanayake the present CEO of Sri Lanka Rugby, the former St. Anthony’s College, Kandy Sports Club, CH & FC, CR & FC, Sri Lanka forward, and Asian Barbarians, except CH & FC. Priyantha has led all the teams he played in. He can be rated […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Tatas exit Sri Lanka tea business after 25 years

Posted on 28 December 2017

   Tea industry Picture for representational purpose After establishing a strong foothold in the tea industry of Sri Lanka over the past 25 years, the Tatas are exiting the business as part of the group’s ongoing strategy to review its global businesses and alliances under its new chairman N Chandrasekaran. Tata Global Beverages has divested its […] Continue Reading

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Ind vs SL, 3rd T20: India win by 5 wickets, complete 3-0 series whitewash

Posted on 24 December 2017

Mumbai: India ended the 3-match T20 series on Sunday with a 3-0 whitewash as they outplayed Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the 3rd T20 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to clean sweep the T20 series 3-0 in the final game in Mumbai. Follow highlights of India vs Sri […] Continue Reading

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2nd T20: India makes it two in a row with Rohit Sharma leading from the front

Posted on 22 December 2017

  Rohit Sharma headlined a match that saw 31 sixes and a slew of records being broken, battering a 35-ball century, the joint-fastest in T20Is, in a ground whose short boundaries were purportedly the reason why Thisara Perera had decided to put India in for the second game in a row. While Sri Lanka did manage […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, Headline

Canada adds 79,000 jobs in December, pushing jobless rate to lowest level since 1976

Posted on 15 January 2018

Loonie spikes above 80 cents US on surprise job surge. By Pete Evans, CBC News Posted: Jan 05, 2018. Canada added 79,000 jobs last month, blowing past expectations and pushing the jobless rate to its lowest level since 1976. The jobless rate was pushed down two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7 per cent, Statistics Canada reported […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, Headline

Canada, UNFPA to address sexual, gender-based violence in Sri Lanka

Posted on 09 January 2018

  The High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, signed a letter of agreement in reference to a grant arrangement of CDN$900,000. The grant is provided by the Government of Canada to UNFPA Sri Lanka for the delivery of the […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, Headline

CANADA: Loonie hits nearly 81 cents US on bullish jobs data, Toronto stock index down

Posted on 06 January 2018

The Canadian dollar surged to its highest level in more than three months after the country's jobless rate hit a four-decade low, as the Toronto stock index fell. The loonie closed at an average trading value of 80.63 cents US, up 0.73 of a U.S. cent on Friday — its highest level since Sept. 26. […] Continue Reading

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