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Foreign investors keep Sri Lanka’s stock market buoyant

Posted on 25 December 2012 by TSL

The week ending December 21 saw top foreign-buying at Rs 35bn, strengthening the rupee and bringing interest rates down. The benchmark 12-month T-Bill interest rate dropped to 12.18% from 12.45% a week ago. The shorter term 3 month bill dropped to 10.23% from 10.44%. The rupee exchange rate against the US$ was at 125.70 from the previous week’s 130.00. Turnover at the CSE was Rs 5.36bn, an improvement from the Rs 2.47bn seen last week. Daily average turnover was Rs 1.1bn against Rs 547mn seen the previous week. Net foreign inflow to the market was Rs 1.2bn against the Rs 161mn seen on the week ending December 14. Total inflow was Rs 2.24bn against sales of Rs 1.05bn. The two main indices though dropped slightly with the ASI falling 6 points (-0.11%) to 5516.49 and the MPI losing 1 point to end at Rs 5,044.58. The S&P20 index gained 11 points (+0.38%).


In the news in a big was Softlogic Holdings with the announcement that two 19% stakes in its subsidiary Asian Alliance Insurance will be sold to DEG of Germany and FMO of Netherlands, both state-owned institutions of their respective countries, for a total sum of Rs 1.8bn. The shares totaling 14.25mn will be transacted at Rs 128.00. Softlogic Holdings paid Rs 120.00 per share of Asian Alliance Insurance when it acquired the company from Asia Capital earlier this year. The move will strengthen the balance sheet of Softlogic Holdings, which also is restructuring the Asiri Hospital Group by transferring the various shares it holds in Asiri Surgical to a common holding under Asiri Hospitals Holdings Company. In October, Softlogic Holdings placed 10% of Asiri Hospital Holdings with Actis, a private equity fund.
Kotagala Plantations paid Rs 1.58bn to acquire the entirety of Union Commodities from Chanaka de Silva. Union Commodities trades in tea, spices and food stuffs and logistics.


Distilleries Company got a thumbs-up from Fitch Ratings with a AAA (lka) rating, the highest possible rating for a local company. Ceylinco Insurance announced that it is the first local insurer to breach the Rs 10bn annual premium threshold. MBSL announced that its subsidiary MCSL Financial Services will merge with Ceylease, a subsidiary of Bank of Ceylon, pending regulatory approval. Carried out, MBSL will have the equivalent of 41% of the merged company, making it an associate. Commercial Credit will issue Rs 250mn in listed debt with a provision to go up to Rs 500mn. The subscription will open in late January.


Given the tight monetary policy of the last 10 months and the unexpected weather affecting agriculture, the national Gross Domestic Product for the 3rd quarter grew by just 4.8%, from the 8.5% growth seen in the same quarter last year. The agricultural sector contracted by 0.5%. The industries and services sector grew by 7.3% and 4.6% respectively against 10.8% and 6.7% last year. Exports contracted by 0.9% for the quarter. Full year economic growth is expected to be between 6.5 and 6.7%.

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Christians celebrate Christmas round the world

Posted on 25 December 2012 by TSL

Merry Christmas to everyone visiting this forum and may you and yours enjoy a wonderful and safe New Year with all the bounty that this great Country has to offer.People in Canada and around the world are celebrating Christmas in both spiritual and secular ways as Christians mark the birth of Jesus.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement that Christmas is "a time when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and an occasion for Canadians of all background to come together in appreciation of our most fortunate country."

Harper called Canada the best country in the world, an island of stability and "the bright hope for people the world over." He asked people to be mindful of the less fortunate and grateful for the service of men and women in uniform.

Here's a look at some of the ways the holiday on Tuesday is being marked around the globe.

Vatican City

In the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI lit a Christmas peace candle set on the windowsill of his private studio.

Pilgrims, tourists and Romans gathered below in St. Peter's Square for the inauguration Monday evening of a Nativity scene and cheered when the flame was lit.

 

Bethlehem

Thousands of Christians from the over the world packed Manger Square in Bethlehem Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West Bank town where he was born.

For their Palestinian hosts, this holiday season was an especially joyous one, with the hardships of the Israeli occupation that so often clouded previous Christmas Eve celebrations eased by the United Nations' recent recognition of an independent state of Palestine.

Later, the pope led Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, prayed that Israelis and Palestinians live in peace and freedom, and asked the faithful to pray for strife-torn Syria as well as Lebanon and Iraq.

The ceremony began at 10 p.m. local time Monday with the blare of trumpets, meant to symbolize Christian joy over the news of Christ's birth in Bethlehem. The basilica's main bell tolled outside, and the sweet voices of the Vatican's boys' choir wafted across the packed venue. Festivities led up to the Midnight Mass at St. Catherine's Church, next to the fourth-century Church of the Nativity, built over the grotto where tradition says Jesus was born.

"From this holy place, I invite politicians and men of good will to work with determination for peace and reconciliation that encompasses Palestine and Israel in the midst of all the suffering in the Middle East," said the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal in his annual address. "Please continue to fight for a just cause to achieve peace and security for the people of the Holy Land."

Hundreds of people greeted Twal in Manger Square, outside the Church of Nativity. The mood was festive under sunny skies, with children dressed in holiday finery or in Santa costumes, and marching bands playing in the streets.

Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican traditionally began at midnight, but the start time was moved up years ago so as to give the 85-year-old pontiff more time to rest before his Christmas Day speech. That address is to be delivered at midday Tuesday from the basilica's central balcony.

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Ganesan Sugumar re-elected President, Beaches-East York federal riding for 10th successive year

Posted on 12 December 2012 by TSL

Popular community and political activist Ganesan Sugumar was re-elected President of the Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association at the Annual General Meeting held Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 2:00 pm – at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch, 9 Dawes Road in Toronto. Mr. Sugumar's popularity was further exemplified by the very fact that he will now serve as president of the riding for the 10th successive year. A loyalist of Hon. Maria Minna, former Member of Parliament for the Beaches-East York, Sugumar has worked hard in the riding and proved his leadership skills that has given him the privilege of heading the important federal riding of Beaches-East York.

Ganesan Sugumar has served the riding a total of 18 years, 9 of which as president. With a proven track record as an astute leader, Ganesan Sugumar enjoys a distinguished business career and a skill set that is unique in many ways. As a champion of fundraising, he has articulated his ability to raise funds be it for a dinner for the candidate or to felicitate party leadership. He has successfully recruited many volunteers to work in the Beaches-East York Riding. His inter-personal skills and personal demeanour has helped him gain popularity from grass roots level to the hierarchy of the Liberal Party of Canada. Above all, he has delivered and taken the riding to an altogether new level with his honesty, sincerity and charismatic appeal.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Sugumar said, "The more new and active members we have in our association AND the more committed and passionate our Executive Officers, the more citizens we’ll be able to reach out to in 2013 and the more productive, fulfilling and enjoyable our work together will be. At the end of the day, it’s all about making our society better by improving the lives of others – the very core of what being a Liberal is about. The best way to achieve that? With members who are willing to roll up their sleeves, embrace new ideas and do what needs doing."

The new Executive at Beaches-East York Federal Riding Association for 2013 is shown below:

President: Ganesan Sugumar

Executive VP's: Sharon Swenson; Bobbi Hunter and Oliver Carroll

Treasurer: Jo-Anne Linton

Fundraising Chair: Maria Minna

Special Events Chair: Stephanie Vincent

Policy Chair: Derek Knipe

Communications Chair: Jenni Commanda

Membership Chair: Nahid Sharif

VP-at-Large: Miles Hopper
Keith Laplante, Margret Forsyth, Jason Balgopal, Irene Keroglidis, Chris Yaccato, Kilundu Mandaku, Allan Tan, Vanessa Lupo, Kashif Ahmed

Directors: Alex Esposito – John Dingwall – Layton Stewart – Pamela Kostur – Dave André – Todd Benson – Paul Lebel – Carol Steward – Marisa Sterling – Carl Bagot – Peter Xiarchos – Richard Bouchard – Arthur Noronha – Georgia Stamatakos – David Ahola – Jasim Mahmud – Edward Carrigan – Robert MacBain – David Breech – Shebu Chowdary – Magdalena Tsvetkova-Kolarova – Mohammed Rahman – Rachel McPherson-Duncan – Dale Robertson – Stephen Carroll – Tanvir Sarwar – Brian Gregoire – Osembe Wembolwa – Phebe Pang – Rose Carino – Derek Robertson – Shenez Jamal

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Taj Samudra gears up for Christmas

Posted on 12 December 2012 by TSL

 

It’s Christmas time again … a time when the streetscapes everywhere are adorned with vibrant décor … a time when family and friends – old and new, gather to celebrate the eternal spirit of the season. It’s also the season when indulgence takes centre stage – with unparalleled service and the best of cuisine; a Christmas spent at the Taj Samudra will stay with you forever.

Festive favourites at the Lobby Lounge, Taj Samudra as per a hotel spokesman!

Only the finest ingredients are woven together and mixed in ample time to create, true to it’s original recipe, Traditional Christmas cake. Crafted with deep passion, our Ginger bread house, meringue snowman, chocolate santa, marzipan fruit and much more will both please the eye and have your tastebuds begging for more. If you are looking for a memorable gift when you visit friends throughout the season, do try an elegant box of chocolate or a combination of marzipan fruit. Maybe you’d fancy the assorted cookies on offer – cinnamon star, almond horns, little kisses or the classic chocolate chip cookies.

Our "Take Home" Christmas roasts include roasted sirloin of beef with gravy and the seasonally sumptuous traditional roast turkey with stuffing. Duck a l’orange and the millennium leg of ham are truly mouthwatering too.

Exclusive Hampers

A selection of the fine items mentioned above have been brought together to create exclusive Taj Hampers. In addition the best of our Christmas goodies they include our celebratory items such as Moet Chandon or Johnny Walker.

Be sure to drop by at the Lobby Lounge from the 10th Dec onwards. Our festive favourites will make your season all the more memorable.

Christmas Celebrations – Christmas Eve Dinner, Latitude

Celebrate Christmas eve at Latitude when we serve you an international buffet with all your classic Christmas favourites. Our chefs have delicately put together a truly divine spread including Crackling pork leg with Pineapple cider jus, traditional roast turkey with cranberry and accompaniments, grilled salmon steak and much more.

  • Christmas Day Brunch, Latitude – Rs. 5500 nett per person – Enjoy Christmas with the entire family over a scrumptious brunch including Serano ham with sweet melon tranches, Cognac infused chicken liver pate with berry coulis to mention a few. Top of your meal with the very finest of Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy butter – just what you’ve waited for all year long!
  • Boxing Day Brunch, Latitude – Rs.3500 nett per person – Leave the rush of home as your Christmas weekend draws to an end – enjoy a delightfully cosy afternoon with unlimited sparkling wine, at Latitude. Let your chef’s treats be your only care.
  • The Steak and Grill House, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner – Rs. 15000 nett per person – This cosy restaurant is the perfect place for intimate dining with your loved one. Treat your partner to the fine art of Continental cuisine. Indulge in the many courses prepares exclusively by the Master Chefs – Goose liver pate with truffle oil dressing, petit salad and pistachio brioche, braised New Zealand Lamb Noisette with walnuts, sweet potato mash, glazed baby vegetables, black olive compote and traditional Christmas pudding with brandied cream and vanilla bean sauce are just some of the treats.


Navratna and Golden Dragon: Decemner 21st – 31st.

Navratna – Colombo’s finest Indian Restaurant and the Golden Dragon – the epitome of Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, both present your favorite dishes as the excitement for the season builds. Enjoy our very special a la carte menus.

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Recession hit UK finds Sri Lanka too expensive – British Travel Agent

Posted on 12 December 2012 by TSL

David Reading, the representative for Ceylon Tours in the United Kingdom recently said that recession hit UK was finding Sri Lanka too expensive and hence travel agents found it difficult to promote the country there. The growth had been quite slow and the country was more expensive than some of the others in the region. Reading noted if the authorities revise the prices it would augur well for the country’s tourism industry. Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities should be mindful of the fact that there is a price war during revision and at the end of the day people go on holiday based on price, he added. Reading noted if the authorities revise the prices it would augur well for the country’s tourism industry.

 Reading represents "Talk Stick" a leading marketing communications company in the UK.

"Those who have already visited Sri Lanka were quite happy and had fond memories of their holidays and wanted visit the country and had recommended Sri Lanka as a holiday destination to their friends and family , which is a positive factor," he said.

The success gained as the host nation at the T-20 World Cup has further boosted Sri Lanka as a holiday destination, Reading said.

Need of the hour was aggressive promotions as Sri Lanka should be mindful of the fact that it had to compete with countries such as Malaysia,Thailand, Vietnam,Indonesia etc and hence the service standards had to be improved, he noted adding that those countries were cheaper than Sri Lanka and overpricing would cause problems for the country’s tourism industry.

Responding to a question whether Sri Lanka could achieve the target of 2. 5 million touriast arrivals. Reading was of the opinion that it would be difficult but achievable if the product was properly marketed since there was value for money in it. Sri Lanka’s tourism product is more diverse and offers a bigger package with golden beaches, a rich culture, adventure sports , greenery, tea plantations etc and it has a definite advantage if properly marketed, he opined.

Fly-by-night travel agents should be stopped – Nushani Ediriweera, Director Sales and Marketing, Ceylon Tours Ltd said that the travel agents were mushrooming everywhere and they are only interested in the monetary aspect of it rather than providing a good service. There is no quality in the service offered by some travel agents and authorities should have a process of monitoring their bonafides before registering them, she said.

"The established travel agents have proven their quality and they have knowledgeable and experienced staff who always deliver a great service to their clients and it could not be expected from the mushroom travel agents," Nushani pointed out.

Allowing fly-by-night travel agents to operate would not help the industry other than they ruin it, she said.

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Obituary: Ravi Shankar, sitar player and composer

Posted on 12 December 2012 by TSL

Sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar, who has died aged 92, played a leading role in promoting and popularising classical Indian music around the world. He introduced the Beatles to the Indian sounds that informed their later music. Multiple Grammy Award winner, Shankar was described as "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, the Beatles' lead guitarist. Shankar became a superstar in the Western world, but was always drawn back to the revered traditions of the sitar.

Born in April 1920, he spent his early years in the holy city of Benares (Varanasi), in modest circumstances. The family rarely saw Shankar's father, a prominent lawyer, and when Shankar's eldest brother, Uday, made a name for himself in Europe by forming his own dance company, their mother and the other three boys joined him in Paris. Indian 'Mozart' There they mixed with luminaries like the novelist Gertrude Stein, classical guitarist Andres Segovia and the songwriter Cole Porter. Touring Europe and North America, Ravi Shankar performed first as a dancer, but was captivated when the virtuoso Indian musician, "Baba" Allauddin Khan, played with the troupe. Back in India, Shankar dedicated himself to seven years of studying the sitar with "Baba". "Khan told me you have to leave everything else and do one thing properly," Shankar later said in an interview with the Associated Press.

Shankar married his teacher's daughter and, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, built a reputation for himself as a classical soloist and composer of innovative stage musicals and film scores. 12 December 2012 Last updated at 02:39 ET Share this pageEmail Print Share this page 1.1KShareFacebookTwitter.Obituary: Ravi Shankar, sitar player and composerA look back at the life of Ravi Shankar Continue reading the main story Related Stories Life in pictures: Ravi Shankar Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar dies Sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar, who has died aged 92, played a leading role in promoting and popularising classical Indian music around the world. He introduced the Beatles to the Indian sounds that informed their later music. Multiple Grammy Award winner, Shankar was described as "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, the Beatles' lead guitarist. Shankar became a superstar in the Western world, but was always drawn back to the revered traditions of the sitar. Born in April 1920, he spent his early years in the holy city of Benares (Varanasi), in modest circumstances.

The family rarely saw Shankar's father, a prominent lawyer, and when Shankar's eldest brother, Uday, made a name for himself in Europe by forming his own dance company, their mother and the other three boys joined him in Paris. Indian 'Mozart' There they mixed with luminaries like the novelist Gertrude Stein, classical guitarist Andres Segovia and the songwriter Cole Porter. Touring Europe and North America, Ravi Shankar performed first as a dancer, but was captivated when the virtuoso Indian musician, "Baba" Allauddin Khan, played with the troupe. Back in India, Shankar dedicated himself to seven years of studying the sitar with "Baba". "Khan told me you have to leave everything else and do one thing properly," Shankar later said in an interview with the Associated Press. Shankar married his teacher's daughter and, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, built a reputation for himself as a classical soloist and composer of innovative stage musicals and film scores. He later received an Oscar nomination for the film, Gandhi. The violinist Yehudi Menuhin was enchanted by Ravi Shankar's music, comparing his genius to Mozart. The pair became close friends and together issued three volumes of East Meets West recordings. Hippie idol: Ravi Shankar pictured in 1967

But it was Shankar's 1966 meeting with the Beatles, and especially Harrison, that was to make him a hippie idol. Harrison had already played sitar on the band's Norwegian Wood. Shankar, who was typically direct, said "it sounded horrible". Shankar's appearances at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals were not an entirely happy experience. He was disturbed by the drug-taking of the flower power scene and hurt by Indian critics who said he was becoming "Americanised". Famous daughters His own doubts that many of his Western audience derived anything meaningful from his music were confirmed at one of the concerts to raise funds for the Bangladesh refugee crisis of 1971, when his three-and-a-half minute tuning session was greeted by an ovation. Shankar set about rebuilding his domestic audience, performing ancient ragas in traditional form, but also retained his international profile.

While living with his second wife in San Diego, he enjoyed the blossoming talent on sitar of his daughter, Anoushka, with whom he played on tour. But it was the daughter from an earlier relationship, the multi Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones, who claimed more attention. Shankar continued to be a bridge between East and West right into his 80s. More precious to him, though, were the traditions of India: yoga, dance, the philosophical ideas and, above all, the music. His last performance was with Anoushka on 4 November in Long Beach, California, to mark his 10th decade on the musical stage.

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Top Five Regrets in LIFE

Posted on 10 December 2012 by TSL

An interested reader of our website sent this piece, which the editor would like to share.

"For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again." Here are the most common five as per our reader!

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. It is very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence. By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.
We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying. It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.
When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying. Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."

-Frederick Koenig

 

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Sri Lanka targets export revenue from Gem & Jewellery to top one billion in 2015

Posted on 08 December 2012 by TSL

 

 

Gem and jewellery exports have increased with Russia, China, Italy and many Middle East countries showing tremendous interest in Sri Lankan gems, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said. He was speaking at the Jewels Sri Lanka an international gem and jewellery exhibition at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition was organised by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Authority for the second consecutive year.

The EDB targets a revenue of $ one b from exports of gem and jewellery in 2015 and $ 15 b by 2020 from all exports. Sri Lanka's export revenue currently is around $ 10 b. Sri Lanka exported 330,318 carats of blue sapphires to the value of $ 53.20 m last year.Sri Lanka should market its precious stones through exhibitions of this nature which will help attract international buyers, a foreign business delegate said.

“Sri Lanka was known as Ratnadeepa, the island of gem stones. It has mesmerised the world for ages with its unique stones which are renowned globally for quality and pristine appearance. The blue sapphire, red sapphire, diamonds and ruby are some of the exquisite varieties.Sri Lanka Tourism research show that a large number visitors are attracted to Sri Lanka for its rare varieties of precious stones.Gem and jewellery is a trust sector in Sri Lanka's development efforts. The industry employs a large number of people,” Ratnayaka said.

The EDB has recognised the immense potential of the gem industry to boost export revenue. A delegation comprising officials from several companies will attend a trade fair in China where Sri Lanka will set up a pavilion to showcase precious stones.A gem and jewellery stall, Ratnadeepa will be set up at the World Trade Centre shortly, an EDB official said.The three-day exhibition concludes today.

National Gem & Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Gemmologists Associations of Sri Lanka will organize “Jewels Sri Lanka 2012 “, a Gem and Jewellery show from 7 -9 December, 2012 at Srimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre in Colombo.

This event will bring together the local exhibitors – producers & sellers and the international buyers on the same platform thus creating an opportunity for local manufactures to exhibit and sell their products and enhance the global exposure.  This e-mail address is being protec

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Old Peterites Group of 87-92 remember schoolmates who lost their lives for the motherland

Posted on 08 December 2012 by TSL

 

The '87-92 Old Peterites Group has embarked on a project at St. Peter's College, Colombo 4 to remember their schoolmates who had sacrificed their lives for the motherland. The monument was unveiled by Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonethilleke, an old boy of the College along with his wife Nelun.

Rev. Father Travis Gabriel, Rector, St. Peter's College, Priests, President, Old Boys' Union, Dr. Nilhan Samaranayaka, President Old Peterites' Group '87-92 Shan Jaleel, staff and relatives of the deceased were present.

The project was the collective effort of the '87-92 Group and most of these heroes had been their classmates, who had made their Alma Mater proud.

Lindsay Melder mooted the idea. Wing Commander Amal Dias, the Project Chairman said that the project was timely in November as the month was dedicated to all souls.

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Sri Lanka in Australia: Dilshan shines in opening game

Posted on 08 December 2012 by TSL

Cricket Australia Chairman's XI and Sri Lankans played out a draw at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Just 31 overs were bowled today and the visitors finished on 396 for 6. They added 120 runs on the day, with Prasanna Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal scoring half-centuries. The pair added 110 for the fifth wicket in 27 overs. Both fell before the close. Sri Lanka's batsmen, though, had begun their tour on a positive note, with three half-centuries and a century in response to CA Chairman's XI's 439. The game ended by mutual agreement between the captains.

 

 

Cricket Australia Chairman's XI 439 for 6 dec (Henry 207*, Maxwell 91) drew with Sri Lankans 396 for 6 (Dilshan 101, Prasanna Jayawardene 71, Chandimal 57)
 

Sri Lanka tour of Australia – Tour match

Cricket Australia Chairman's XI v Sri Lankans

Match drawn

 

               
  Cricket Australia Chairman's XI 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR  
  SO Henry not out 207 283 28 2 73.14  
View dismissal MS Harris c Dilshan b Eranga 20 35 3 0 57.14  
View dismissal UT Khawaja* c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara 56 104 9 2 53.84  
View dismissal AJ Doolan b Randiv 6 26 1 0 23.07  
View dismissal GJ Maxwell b Pradeep 91 77 11 2 118.18  
View dismissal TM Head c Welegedara b Prasad 35 48 3 1 72.91  
View dismissal SM Whiteman c & b Prasad 4 7 1 0 57.14  
  DJ Solway not out 5 22 0 0 22.72  
  Extras (b 5, lb 8, nb 2) 15          
           
  Total (6 wickets dec; 100 overs) 439 (4.39 runs per over)

 

Did not bat SL Rainbird,LR Butterworth,MG Gale,AJ Turner

 

Fall of wickets 1-47 (Harris, 14.6 ov), 2-170 (Khawaja, 47.3 ov), 3-193 (Doolan, 55.5 ov), 4-318 (Maxwell, 76.2 ov), 5-391 (Head, 90.3 ov), 6-402 (Whiteman, 92.6 ov)

 

                 
  Bowling O M R W Econ    
View wicket UWMBCA Welegedara 26 4 93 1 3.57 (1nb)  
View wicket RMS Eranga 13 8 22 1 1.69 (1nb)  
View wickets KTGD Prasad 20 1 128 2 6.40    
View wicket S Randiv 23 1 121 1 5.26    
  TM Dilshan 3 0 9 0 3.00    
View wicket N Pradeep 15 4 53 1 3.53    

 

               
  Sri Lankans 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR  
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c Harris b Turner 40 96 6 0 41.66  
  TM Dilshan retired out 101 152 15 0 66.44  
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Khawaja 55 109 6 0 50.45  
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c & b Maxwell 36 51 4 2 70.58  
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene b Turner 71 114 9 1 62.28  
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Maxwell b Butterworth 57 85 8 0 67.05  
  NT Paranavitana not out 17 25 2 0 68.00  
  S Randiv not out 10 25 1 0 40.00  
  Extras (b 2, lb 4, nb 3) 9          
           
  Total (6 wickets; 109 overs) 396 (3.63 runs per over)

 

Did not bat RMS Eranga,UWMBCA Welegedara,N Pradeep,KTGD Prasad

 

Fall of wickets 1-105 (Karunaratne, 33.4 ov), 2-154 (Dilshan, 46.6 ov), 3-216 (DPMD Jayawardene, 62.6 ov), 4-258 (Sangakkara, 72.3 ov), 5-368 (Chandimal, 99.3 ov), 6-371 (HAPW Jayawardene, 101.1 ov)

 

                 
  Bowling O M R W Econ    
View wicket LR Butterworth 16 2 37 1 2.31    
  MG Gale 18 5 43 0 2.38    
  SL Rainbird 22 4 68 0 3.09 (3nb)  
View wicket GJ Maxwell 26 0 127 1 4.88    
View wickets AJ Turner 22 2 93 2 4.22    
View wicket UT Khawaja 5 1 22 1 4.40    

 

Match details

 

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