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MMBL, Welcom Hotels Lanka India, to develop hotel chain: First City Hotel in Trinco

Posted on 25 May 2017

  Friday, May 26, 2017 – Courtesy: Daily News. K Balasundaram – Director/CEO, MMBL-Pathfinder Group, Milinda Moragoda – Founder MMBL- Pathfinder Group, Taranjit Singh Sandhu – High Commissioner of India, Suja Menon – First Secretary (E&C) Indian High Commission, Subi Koshy George – ITC Vice Preside MMBL Leisure Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. a subsidiary of the […] Continue Reading

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Provincial Roundup

OPP reports fatalities and numerous traffic-related charges over long weekend

Posted on 25 May 2017

  ORILLIA, ON, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy on and off roads leading up to and over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, investigating two off-road vehicle deaths and laying numerous charges. During Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2017), the OPP laid close to 9,400 speeding charges, […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

We inherited a debt-ridden economy, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Posted on 24 May 2017

By Gagani Weerakoon and Skandha Gunasekara – Courtesy: Ceylon Today. Newly appointed Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera yesterday compared…… the situation prevailing in the country inherited by the incumbent government on 8 January 2015 to the Meethotamulla garbage dump. Moving seven resolutions under the Appropriation Act, the Finance Minister told Parliament: "I […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Ravi to call for reports on Sri Lanka’s envoys abroad

Posted on 24 May 2017

  2017-05-24 – Courtesy: Daily Mirror. The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake is to call for reports on all Sri Lankan envoys serving abroad on the instructions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. This will include Ambassadors, Deputy High Commissioners, Consul Generals and others in the diplomatic services. Karunanayake is to officially make […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Building collapses in Wellawatta

Posted on 18 May 2017

Wellawatte building collapse. Police to question owner, contractors Trapped worker calls friends; more muffled voices of humans and canines heard May 18, 2017.   By Norman Palihawadane – Courtesy" The Island.   Police have told The Island that they will question the owner and two contractors of the six storeyed building which collapsed at Wellawatte […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Udaya alleges attempt to give voting rights to overseas pro-Tiger groups

Posted on 17 May 2017

  by Shamindra Ferdinando – Courtesy: The Island. UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday alleged that an attempt was being made to allow pro-LTTE groups resident overseas to vote at Sri Lankan elections. Alleging that the government was bent on appeasing those who still propagated separatist sentiments, Gammanpila said the move should be examined against the backdrop of […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Sri Lanka: The most difficult CABINET RESHUFFLE

Posted on 15 May 2017

  By The Nation – Courtesy.    Amidst international day of Vesak, visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other priorities, the much awaited cabinet reshuffle seems to have got further postponed. The reshuffle idea has been in the air as an imminent possibility now for several months. Each time speculation has been that it would […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

ICC Champions Trophy: Winners to take home cheque of US$2.2 million

Posted on 15 May 2017

  The upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June carries a total prize money of $4.5 million with the winner of the eight-team tournament taking home a cheque of $2.2 million, the International Cricket Council announced yesterday. The eighth edition of the tournament sees an increase of $500,000 in prize money […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Vesak

Posted on 10 May 2017

  May 10, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario   The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Vesak: “Today, Buddhists in Canada and around the world will celebrate Vesak, the most important of the Buddhist festivals. Vesak is a time when Buddhists come together to reflect on the birth, enlightenment and […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

President’s Vesak Message Featured

Posted on 10 May 2017

  The year 2561 B.C. dawns, marking the commencement of the golden era in the Buddhist history of Sri Lanka. I believe it is an incomparable prestige that our Motherland, as a place where the Buddha visited on three occasions, receives the opportunity to hold the United Nations International Vesak Festival. This is the foremost […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Rs 1.2 bn allocated for ministers’ luxury vehicles in 2017 alone

Posted on 09 May 2017

  May 9, 2017. By Shamindra Ferdinando – Courtesy: The Island.   The national economy was deteriorating at an alarming rate as revealed by the latest Central Bank annual report, but the ruling coalition had presented three supplementary budgets amounting to staggering Rs 1.2 bn to acquire more super luxury vehicles for politicians and officials […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Sri Lanka biz conclave in May to attract FDI

Posted on 05 May 2017

Aims to attract FDI, business partners for exports and imports! By The Nation – Courtesy The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will organize the “Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017” from 30th May to 1st June 2017 in Colombo to attract much needed Foreign Direct Investors to Sri Lanka, Business partners for Exports and Imports and also […] Continue Reading

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WORLD News

UK parliament dissolves ahead of election

Posted on 04 May 2017

London (CNN)The UK parliament officially dissolved at one minute past midnight on Wednesday (May 3) and will not resume work until after the general election on June 8. UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote 03:05 Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap election to strengthen her hand in negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union. On Wednesday […] Continue Reading

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WORLD News

Prince Philip retires from public life in autumn, Buckingham Palace announces!

Posted on 04 May 2017

Queen's husband to step down from public life in autumn, Buckingham Palace announces! Prince Philip, who is 95, will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Palace said in a statement it was the The Duke of Edinburgh's decision taken with the support of the Queen.  It […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

PM cracks the whip on foreign jaunts

Posted on 23 April 2017

  April 24, 2017. by Piiyasena Dissnayake in The Island.   Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has banned all UNP MPs and ministers from leaving the country more than thrice a year. If any MP or a minister needs to leave the country then he or she will have to meet him and obtain his written permission, […] Continue Reading

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InMemoriam, LANKA News

Sri Lankan doctor killed in road mishap in London

Posted on 22 April 2017

  By Sujeeva Nivunhella in London – Courtesy: Daily News. Vice President of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK, Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana was killed by a double-decker bus in Oxford Street in Central London around 2 am on Sunday, April 9. His body, lying in a morgue in London, will be flown to […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

IMF expects global economy to perform better this year

Posted on 12 April 2017

  Apr 11, 2017 (LBO) – The International Monetary Fund expects the global economy to perform better this year and next year compared with 2016, but it has concerns beyond the near-term, said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. “Our forecast for 2017 and 2018 is certainly more favourable than what we have seen in 2016, […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

The Sunday Island Preview of “According to Matthew”

Posted on 09 April 2017

  Seeing the praiseworthy film produced and directed by Chandran Rutnam on Fr Matthew Peiris convicted of two homicides, I wondered how on earth the man sailed through two murders in the vicarage of St Paul’s Church on Kynsey Road, Colombo 8, by using the same method of causing hypoglycemia in the husband of his […] Continue Reading

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Headline, LANKA News

Cabinet Reshuffle finally takes place in Sri Lanka

Posted on 22 May 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka. Monday, May 22, 2017. Nine Cabinet Ministers and one state minister were re-allocated fresh ministerial portfolios in the morning of Monday May 22nd what was the first major re-shuffle since the formation of the current coalition Government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took office in August 2015. […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET, Headline

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant in last ball finish

Posted on 21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians 129 for 8 (Krunal 47, Unadkat 2-19, Zampa 2-32, Christian 2-34) beat Rising Pune Supergiant 128 for 6 (Smith 51, Rahane 44, Johnson 3-26, Bumrah 2-26) by 1 run. Mitchell Johnson’s final over heroics helped Mumbai Indians seal their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant at the Rajiv […] Continue Reading

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Headline, LANKA News

SRI LANKA, CHINA TO SIGN FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

Posted on 13 May 2017

  By Zara Imtiaz – Courtesy: Sunday Observer. PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe being welcomed at the Capital International Airport in Beijing last evening. The PM arrived in Beijing to take part in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ summit. Three weeks after signing a significant framework agreement with India to cooperate on economic matters, […] Continue Reading

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