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Harpo’s Pizza and Pasta opens in Mount Lavinia

Posted on 23 February 2017

As part of its long term expansion plan, Harpo's Pizza and Pasta, launched its second pizza parlour in Mount Lavinia. Conveniently located and easily accessible on Galle Road in a prime position of Mount Lavinia, Harpo's Pizza and Pasta offers a range of woodfired, thin crust pizzas and fresh homemade pastas for customers to dine […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Canada welcomes entry into force of WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation

Posted on 22 February 2017

February 22, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Canada welcomed today’s announcement by the World Trade Organization that the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) has entered into force. The TFA is important for Canadians because it will lower trade costs globally by modernizing and simplifying the customs and border procedures of WTO members. […] Continue Reading

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Travel & Hotels

Malayali family brings back to life a slice of colonial Colombo

Posted on 22 February 2017

  Courtesy of  PK Balachandran  |  Express News Service  |   Published: 22nd February 2017. Vishnu Vethody | EPS COLOMBO: The Vethodys, a family of Malayali entrepreneurs with roots in Kerala and Sri Lanka, have brought back to life a slice of Colombo’s colonial past with the re-launch of their extensively renovated 135-year-old iconic Hotel Nippon situated in the heart […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Trinity-Antonian ‘Big Match’ celebrates ‘A Century of Friendly Rivalry’

Posted on 19 February 2017

  Andrew Fowler-Watt the principal of Trinity College Kandy, Rev Fr. Henry Bernard Wijeratne – Principal/Rector of St. Anthony’s College Kandy holding the ‘John Halangoda Trophy’ of the Trinity-Antonian Big Match with Asela Herath – President Old Antonians Cricket Wing and President of Trinity College Cricket Foundation, Nilantha Ratnayake The much awaited Centenary Cricket encounter […] Continue Reading

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Australia v Sri Lanka: Asela Gunaratne powers tourists to final-ball victory to take T20 Series 2-0

Posted on 19 February 2017

ASELA GUNARATNE – remember that name. A one-man Sri Lankan rescue effort turned Australia in to Twenty20 also-rans as Asela Gunarate smashed 37 runs in the final two overs to hand his team a miraculous victory in Geelong on Sunday. The right-hander, who was also the hero at the MCG on Friday night, took 22 […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Strategic Partnership Agreement approved

Posted on 18 February 2017

Prime Minister Trudeau welcomes the European Parliament’s approval of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Strategic Partnership Agreement. February 15, 2017 Ottawa (Ontario)   Today, the European Parliament voted to approve the implementation of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). CETA sets a new bar for […] Continue Reading

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Travel & Hotels

JETWING COLOMBO SEVEN

Posted on 17 February 2017

Juliet Coombe checks out the cities most exciting hospitality newcomer Jetwing Colombo Seven – Courtesy of Daily News. Remember the scene in ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ where the Devil, played brilliantly by Al Pacino, takes the Attorney, Kevin, played by Keanu Reaves, onto the rooftop of his high rise building with an amazing infinity pool and […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka beat Australia in first T20I by five wickets: As it Happened

Posted on 17 February 2017

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, MelbourneFebruary 17, 2017 Sri Lanka sneak through after Gunaratne fifty. Sri Lanka 5 for 172 (Gunaratne 52, Munaweera 44) beat Australia 6 for 168 (Finch 43, Malinga 2-29) by five wickets Australia's "best of the Big Bash League" took Sri Lanka to the final ball. The hosts and their three debutants fought […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Adelyn Rae enters Canadian market

Posted on 17 February 2017

Women's fashion brand from Los Angeles partners with SCI for launch in Canada.   TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2017 /CNW/ – Los Angeles based women's clothing retailer, Adelyn Rae, has partnered with SCI to launch their wholesale distribution operations in Canada. The popular women's dress designer now offers their fashion collections to Canadians through retailers such […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

SriLankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia

Posted on 16 February 2017

Colombo, February 16 2017: SriLankan Airlines added yet another accolade when China’s Top Travel magazine named it the Best Airline in South Asia at the 10th Annual Top Travel Awards, recognizing SriLankan’s continuous efforts at expanding travel between China and Sri Lanka. This is the latest in a string of awards for Sri Lanka’s National […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Waters Edge Breaks Ground for Mega Entertainment Centre Project

Posted on 16 February 2017

Situated on the outskirts of Colombo and surrounded by the tranquil waters of the Diyawanna, Waters Edge Battaramulla is known globally for its breathtaking views and plethora of restaurants that serve up gourmet cooking from around the world. It is also a preferred choice for those who desire breathtaking venues for special events that are […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Upali Wijewardene (1938-1983) – The president, Sri Lanka never had!

Posted on 13 February 2017

Let us remember Upali Wijewardene today, February 13 – the 34th anniversary of his death. I call him as the president, Sri Lanka never had. He would most certainly have been a great president too. Tragedy or mystery surrounds the disappearance of this dynamic entrepreneur who rose too fast for his own comfort and that of a […] Continue Reading

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South Africa seals 5-0 ODI series win against Sri Lanka

Posted on 10 February 2017

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, CenturionFebruary 10, 2017 Amla, de Kock tons lead SA to 5-0 and No. 1 South Africa 384 for 6 (Amla 154, de Kock 109) beat Sri Lanka 296 for 8 (Gunaratne 114*, Pathirana 56, Morris 4-31) by 88 runs Brilliant centuries from Quinton de Kock (109) and Hashim Amla (154) helped […] Continue Reading

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Mathews, Stokes top draws at IPL auction

Posted on 07 February 2017

  Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Angelo Mathews England allrounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes and their limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan are among the seven players who have listed themselves at the highest base price of INR 2 crore (approx US $298,000) for the IPL player auction scheduled in Bangalore on February 20. India seamer Ishant […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Foreign Ministry Consular Affairs Division opened

Posted on 06 February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Chamikara WEERASINGHE – Courtesy: Daily News. Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Deputy Minister, Dr. Harsha de Silva opening the new Consular Affairs Division A new improved Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign with digitalisation assets was opened yesterday on the second floor of the Ceylinco building, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Consulate General in Dubai celebrates 69th anniversary of the independence

Posted on 06 February 2017

Commemorating the 69th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka, the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai and Northern Emirates took the initiative to host a National day reception on 5th February in Al Ameera Ballroom at the hotel Grand Hyatt-Dubai, with the participation of over 350 guests including diplomats from around 50 countries. […] Continue Reading

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SPORTS

Indian Premier League auctions to be held on February 20: Big bucks on offer

Posted on 05 February 2017

  After much delay and speculations, the auction for the 2017 season of the Indian Premier League will be held on February 20, with a maximum of 76 players going under the hammer. Feb 03, 2017 20:29 IST HT Correspondent  Hindustan Times The Indian Premier League auction for the 2017 season will be held on February […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

CBC News reports that Hudson’s Bay Co. in bid for Macy’s

Posted on 04 February 2017

Hudson's Bay Co. reported to be in bid for Macy's. Shares of Macy's and HBC both surge on report that Canadian retailer is back on acquisition trail. CBC News Posted: Feb 03, 2017. Hudson's Bay Co., which bought up Saks in recent years, is reported to be in takeover talks with Macy's. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) Hudson's […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Bambalapitiya Flats redevelopment project: Govt. taken for a right royal ride?

Posted on 02 February 2017

* Doubts about Indian investor’s involvement * Champika expresses reservations An artist’s impression of the Bambalapitiya Flats Redevelopment Project after completion. By C. A. Chandraprema – Courtesy: The Island of February 2, 2017. In 2014, a plan was floated to redevelop the ten-acre land on which the Bambalapitiya flats now stand. The land belongs to […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News, Headline

Prime Minister Trudeau concludes successful visit to Europe

Posted on 18 February 2017

  February 17, 2017 Hamburg, Germany   The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful visit to France and Germany from February 16 to 17, 2017. During the visit, the Prime Minister addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, and visited Berlin and Hamburg, Germany. The Prime Minister’s visit reinforced the close bonds between […] Continue Reading

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New visa changes influence Sri Lanka’s real estate market

Posted on 16 February 2017

Since the new visa laws were proposed, a new government has come into power. What impact do the new visa requirements and this new government’s enforcement of the rules have on real estate investment on the island? Leading property portal Lamudi finds out, Visa programmes in Sri Lanka’s new system Since the end of the […] Continue Reading

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