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Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) honours former greats

Posted on 18 October 2017

Published by : CT WEB2017-10-11. Sri Lanka Rugby will honour former greats and life members on Sunday 15 October at the Asia Rugby 7's Championship finals to be held at the Race Course Stadium in Colombo. Special awards will be presented – and posthumously – to some outstanding personalities who contributed immensely to the game and […] Continue Reading

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Pakistan wins 3rd ODI by 7 wkts and takes series 3-0 against Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 October 2017

Imam, Hasan guide historic Pakistan. A century on debut and a five-wicket haul that erased Waqar Younis from the record-books highlighted a stunning Pakistan performance. Young opener Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq, smashed a century on debut to guide his side to a seven-wicket win in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on […] Continue Reading

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Banking & Finance, SRI LANKA

Asia’s Largest Investor Forum Comes To Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 October 2017

  Published Tue 17th October 2017. Craig Ryder – Courtesy: RoarTech “I have one trick when it comes to making investment decisions in startups in Sri Lanka,” began Rajan Anandan, Vice President of Google of South East Asia and serial Angel Investor, whilst announcing the Venture Engine (VE) 2017 winners. “I call the business leader at 12pm […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Canadian of Sri Lanka Origin Amila Gammana elected Councillor in Alberta Municipal Elections

Posted on 17 October 2017

Congratulations to Amila Gammana (Canadian of Sri Lankan Origin) who was elected Councillor at the recent Municipal Elections in Alberta. We are proud of you and wish you well! Alberta election 2017: Drayton Valley results. Michael Doerksen has been elected mayor of Drayton Valley. He beat his closest opponent, Brandy Fredrickson, by 202 votes, according to […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka 6th in ICC Test Team Rankings

Posted on 11 October 2017

Sri Lanka moves ahead of Pakistan in sixth place. Thursday, October 12, 2017. Trails fifth ranked Australia (97 points) by three points Thirteen months after lifting the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for topping the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, Pakistan have plummeted to seventh in the latest Test team rankings, which were updated […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

US 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery opens for Sri Lankans.

Posted on 09 October 2017

US 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery opens for Sri Lankans. The US Embassy in Colombo announced the start of the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also known as the “Green Card” Lottery. The program will be open for online registration from October 3, 2017 to November 7, 2017.  The Diversity Visa Lottery allows randomly selected applicants […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

News Release: Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases

Posted on 09 October 2017

   News Release Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases October 5, 2017 Proposed Changes Improve Protections for Building a New Home and Buying Travel, Real Estate and Event Tickets Ontario is introducing legislation that would, if passed, strengthen protection for consumers making significant purchases like buying event tickets or travel services, and purchasing […] Continue Reading

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400 Wickets Taken…..by RypVanWinkle

Posted on 08 October 2017

(Courtesy: Sunday Times). My dear Rangana ayya, I thought I must write to you to congratulate you, because you have reached the magic number of four hundred test wickets – far more than all other Sri Lankan except for the legendary Murali. This came as a pleasant surprise, as did Sri Lanka snatching victory from […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Swiss police say knife-wielding asylum seeker killed by officer

Posted on 08 October 2017

  Saturday 7 October 2017. REUTERS. Despite first aid, the man died at the scene, the police said.(REUTERS) A 38-year-old refugee from Sri Lanka was shot and killed by Swiss police on Saturday after he charged at two other asylum seekers with knives, law enforcement officials said. Police in the town of Brissago in Switzerland's […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

News Release: Ontario Adds 34,700 Jobs in September

Posted on 07 October 2017

     October 6, 2017 Province Focused on Supporting Job Creation and Helping People Get Ahead Employment in Ontario increased by 34,700 in September, the third straight month of job gains,and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 per cent, the lowest level since July 2000. Employment in Ontario is up 169,500 year-over-year. The province's unemployment […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

News Release: Ontario Lowering the Cost of Transit

Posted on 06 October 2017

  October 6, 2017 Province Cutting Cost to Ride the TTC in Half for People Paying to Ride GO Transit and UP Express Ontario is lowering the cost of commuting for people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by introducing a 50 per cent discount for PRESTO card users who transfer between GO […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Discrimination in Sri Lanka: Myth or truth?

Posted on 06 October 2017

A response to Dr. Nalaka Godahewa’s speech at the UNHCR session in Geneva By K. Anaga – Courtesy: DailyFT. Dr. Nalaka Godahewa’s speech delivered at the 36th session of the UNHCR in Geneva on 27 September as reported in various newspapers contains half-truths and untruths. In short it is devoid of facts. I would like […] Continue Reading

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Banking & Finance

SRI LANKA MEETS KEY PERFORMANCE CRITERIA – IMF

Posted on 05 October 2017

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, The Times of Sri Lanka. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

JPAA Canada donates over Rs. 1M to Alma Mater

Posted on 02 October 2017

        A remarkable story of past students not forgetting their Alma Mater. The alumni of St. Joseph's College and St. Peter's College who are domiciled in Toronto, Canada have donated over a million rupees to the two schools last August. The Josephian-Peterite Alumn i Association of Canada prides itself as the first Sri […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Former astronaut Julie Payette sworn in as Canada’s 29th Governor General

Posted on 02 October 2017

Julie Payette becomes Canada’s 29th Governor General Monday, October 2, 2017. The 53-year-old former astronaut will become one of the youngest Canadians to take on the title of Governor General. OTTAWA — Former astronaut Julie Payette took the formal oaths of office Monday as she became the country's 29th Governor General in a traditional ceremony […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Canada’s economy pauses in July, no growth from June: StatsCan

Posted on 29 September 2017

  Loonies are displayed on a map of North America in Montreal on Jan. 9, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson) Courtesy: The Canadian Press Published Friday, September 29, 2017. OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the economy took a pause in July, the first month in 2017 that showed no growth. The Ottawa-based agency says gross […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya meets with Speaker of the U.S. House Paul Ryan

Posted on 28 September 2017

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is currently leading a multiparty  parliamentary delegation on an official visit to Washington D.C. This morning (September 28) they met with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan at the U.S. Capitol.   The visiting multiparty delegation includes Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva, […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines receives prestigious Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association

Posted on 28 September 2017

Colombo, September 28, 2017: SriLankan Airlines added another feather to its cap by being honoured with a prestigious Four Star Rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) in the first ever airline industry rating programme based solely on feedback from passengers. Captain Suren Ratwatte, CEO of SriLankan Airlines, said: “We are delighted to receive […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals fall 2.3-pct in September

Posted on 09 October 2017

  ECONOMYNEXT – Tourist arrivals into Sri Lanka fell in September 2017 from a year ago mainly because of lower arrivals from big markets like China and Germany although the number of visitors from India, the biggest market, grew strongly.  Total arrivals fell 2.3% to 145,077 in September 2017 from the year before, data from […] Continue Reading

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Headline, TOURISM

SRI LANKA: MICE Tourism in high demand – Minimum Room Rates concept should be scrapped

Posted on 05 October 2017

  By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, The Times of Sri Lanka. The minimum room rates in Colombo hotels have been a hot topic in the tourism industry for some time. Many in the hotel trade consider this policy as disruptive as opposed to it been pro-active. The ‘Minimum Room Rate’ introduced by Colombo City Hotels […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Joint Statement by Prime Minister Trudeau and President Poroshenko

Posted on 23 September 2017

  September 22, 2017 Toronto, Ontario The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, meeting today on the margins of the Invictus Games in Toronto, in which Ukrainian servicemen and women are participating for the first time, affirmed strong and enduring ties between Canada and Ukraine and their joint […] Continue Reading

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