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Canadian companies stand to gain from a growing U.S. economy: EDC

Posted on 31 January 2016 by admin

NewsReleaseOTTAWA, Ont.–Canadian businesses can expect to see 7% increase in the value of their exports in 2016 following a slight 1% decline this year that has been mostly caused by sharply lower oil prices, according to a new global export forecast released by Export Development Canada (EDC).

The Global Export Forecast Fall 2015 notes that much of this increase will be driven by strong growth in the United States, which is Canada’s largest export customer, but also by improving prospects in Europe and continuing growth in China.

“The U.S. economy is being led by increased consumer spending and a rising housing market that can sustain higher growth for at least the next two years,” said Peter Hall, Chief Economist at EDC.

“On top of this, U.S. companies now have very tight capacity constraints, which is really good news for Canadian businesses, many of which enjoy a significant price advantage when selling to the U.S. due to the lower Canadian dollar.”

EDC forecasts that global growth will be 3.0%this year and 3.6% in 2016, but acknowledges that this growth is accompanied by considerable volatility in such things as equity and currency markets, as well as in commodity prices, where the price of oil is expected to remain below $60 a barrel through 2016.

“Even with this volatility, many non-energy sectors in Canada are already seeing significant growth in the value of their exports this year, with continued growth expected in 2016,” said Hall. “That shows why it’s important to not be frightened by volatility and to separate good risk from bad risk, so Canadian businesses can benefit from the exporting opportunities that exist.”

“Smart companies should consider moves into new markets now while competitors are still sitting on the fence, particularly in the U.S., and ahead of the new competition that will be coming in a few years’ time from free-trade agreements with the European Union and Pacific Rim countries,” added Hall.

The fertilizers, aerospace, consumer goods, automotive, advanced technology, and industrial machinery and equipment sectors are all seeing double-digit increases in exports, while chemicals and plastics, forestry products, and metals and ores are growing by between four and eight per cent.

Only the energy sector, which makes up about 24% of Canada’s exports, is seeing a decline this year as a result of much lower prices for oil. That is forecast to change in 2016, however, with the value of energy exports predicted to rise by 17%due to a mix of increased demand and slightly higher prices. All other sectors are expected to see increases as well.

Lower prices for energy mean that provinces which rely heavily on the sector, such as Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, have seen a significant drop in the value of their exports this year. Provinces with more diversified economies, such as Ontario and Quebec, are enjoying export growth of 10% or more. EDC forecasts that all provinces will have increased exports in 2016, led by Alberta at 15 % and Newfoundland and Labrador at 11% as energy exports improve.

“Canada is in a unique position among global exporters as it will soon be the only major economy with preferential access across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, thanks to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” said Hall. “This will make Canada the gateway economy for North America, and Canadian businesses should start preparing now for the opportunities this will create.”

Hall also urged Canadian businesses to continue to look to increase exports to China, whose economy is forecast to grow by nearly 7% in both 2015 and 2016. While this is slower than the very rapid growth China experienced from 2000 through 2014, it still represents a huge opportunity for Canadian exporters.

“Emerging markets, including China, account for more than 10% of Canadian exports, and more than 20% in provinces such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba,” said Hall.

 

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Sixteen Sri Lankans among 351 players up for IPL auction

Posted on 31 January 2016 by admin

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Lasith  Malinga (Mumbai Indians)  the only  Sri Lankan retained  by an IPL franchise

As many as 351 cricketers are set to go under the hammer when the 2016 Indian Premier league (IPL) Players' Auction takes place in Bengaluru on February 6. However, only a maximum of 116 players can be bought at the auction.

The full list of players short-listed for the auctions has been released. It includes 130 capped players, 219 uncapped players and two from Associate Nations.

Out of these, 230 are Indians and 121 foreigners. The list was trimmed down from the original list of 714 cricketers who had given their names for the IPL auctions.

29 Australian capped cricketers have been short-listed for the auction. They are followed by players from India (26), West Indies (20), South Africa (18), Sri Lanka (16), New Zealand, (9), England (7) and Bangladesh (5).

Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Ashish Nehra, Shane Watson, Ishant Sharma, Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Stuart Binny and Dhawal Kulkarni are among the cricketers who have been listed with a base price of Rs 2 Crore (the highest base price bracket).

Yuvraj, who was left out of Delhi Daredevils, had fetched the highest price in the last two IPL auctions. Having returned to the national fold ahead of the ICC World T20, he is likely to attract a high bid in the upcoming auction.

Delhi Daredevils, who have released some of their biggest buys from the previous season – Yuvraj Singh and Angelo Mathews have the heaviest purse going into the auction – Rs 37.15 crore. They are followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have Rs 30.15 crore going into the auction. The two new franchises – Rising Pune Super Giants and Rajkot are joint-third on the list with Rs 27 crore each in their kitty.

Kings XI Punjab (Rs 23 crore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 21.625 crore) and Kolkata Knight Riders (Rs 17.95 crore) follow them on the list. Defending champions Mumbai Indians, seem settled with the unit that played last year. They released 10 players from the contract list and have Rs 14.405 crore going into the auction.

T20 captain Lasith Malinga is the only Sri Lankan retained by a franchise (Mumbai Indians) in the IPL.

Sri Lanka players –

Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekera, Ajantha Mendis, Sachitra Senanayake, Dushmantha Chameera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Isuru Udana, Dilshan Munaweera, Seekkuge Prasanna. 

 

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Obituaries: Monday, February 1, 2016

Posted on 31 January 2016 by admin

KAMALGODA – PRIMROSE – Beloved wife of Prof. K.U. Kamalgoda, daughter of late S.A. Perera of Maha Buthgamuwa and of Lilian Perera Jayathilaka of Udugampola, precious mother of Charmalie (New Zealand), Namal (Ex.-SEC) & Lakmal (Australia) and mother-in-law of Jackie & Niyiret (Australia), and only sister of Asoka Perera (Ex. Bank of Ceylon). Remains lie at 74, Avissawella Road, Maha Buthgamuwa from 31st January and will be removed for cremation to Kotikawatte General Cemetery on Thursday 4th February at 4.00 p.m. 016271

LOWE – SWARNA – Beloved wife of Kingsley (Mercantile Investments, Negombo). Dearest mother of Nadeeka and Muditha Liyanaarachchi (Dubai), Malka and Jehan Mutaliph, affectionate sister of Indrani and Senaka Jayatilake, Nihal and Nimmi Jayakody, Chandrani and Lasantha Perera, Suresh and Dominique Jayakody (Australia), called to Eternal Rest. Her mortal remains lie at her residence and Cortege will leave for the Catholic Church, Bolawalana at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 1st February and thereafter for burial at the General Cemetery, Negombo. 216/A15, Jinawansa Pedesa, Kimbulapitiya Road, Negombo. 016258

PERERA – E.H. (CHANDRA) – Beloved husband of late Lalini, loving father of Rohanthi and Eransaka (E.H.), father-in-law of Sonali, loving grandfather of Maheshika, brother of Chitra, Kanthi and Cynthia. Cortege leaves residence at 9.00 a.m. on Monday 1st February 2016 for cremation at Galagedara Cemetery at 10.00 a.m. Weheragala Estate, Padukka. 016275

SENEVIRATNE – H.M. – Beloved husband of Kamala (nee Semasinghe), much loved father of Tushari, brother of Joseph, Jinatissa, Kumarihamy, Soma, Anula, Kusuma and late Nanda (formerly Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Education, University of Colombo), passed away peacefully on 31st January 2016. Funeral is on 1st February at Kottawa General Cemetery at 6.00 p.m. 016276

SURANJAN – BUDDHADASA – (Former employee of Cinnamon Grand, Colombo and Laundromat of 2/1, 1st Cross Street, Kandawala Road, Ratmalana). Loving son of late Mr & Mrs W.H. Buddhadasa; dearly beloved husband of Priyanthi; loving father of Lakmini; father-in-law of Ashan Wikramanayake (HSBC); grandfather of Avisha; loving brother of Padmini, Sunethra, Nandani, Lalith, late Chandani and Chandana. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. at Borella Cemetery on Monday 01/Feb/2016. Ashan – 0777-410937. 016278

 

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Yoshitha Rajapaksa remanded till Feb. 11

Posted on 30 January 2016 by admin

 

Arrested under Money Laundering Act:

Questioned on financial irregularities at CSN:

Rohan Welivita and Nishantha Ranatunga also arrested:

All produced before Kaduwela Magistrate:

 

by Dhaneshi Yatawara – Courtesy: Sunday Observer (January 31, 2016 – Sunday)

Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) yesterday and produced before Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala, was remanded till February 11, 2016.

He was arrested under the Money Laundering Act in connection with financial irregularities in the popular sports channel, Carlton Sports Network (CSN).

Former CSN Chairman and current media coordinator of Mahinda Rajapaksa , Rohan Welivita, and former CEO of CSN and secretary Sri Lanka Cricket, Nishantha Ranatunga, arrested along with Rajapaksa, were also produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate and remanded till February 11. They were also arrested under the Money Laundering Act.

All were later taken to the Welikada remand prison in a prison bus. Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested after he recorded a lengthy statement at the Navy Headquarters yesterday morning. Welivita, who was taken from his Kirulapone residence in the morning by the FCID officials, was arrested, also after hours of questioning.

Two other officials of the CSN network, Kavishan Dissanayake and A.R. Fernando were also grilled by the FCID along with Welivita.

Their hour of reckoning 

 

Shiranthi and Namal Rajapaksa 
(Pic by Rukmal Gamage)
 Nishantha Ranathunga
(Pic by Wimal Karunathilaka)

Navy Media Spokesman, Captain Akram Alavi, told the Sunday Observer, FCID officials arrived at the Navy Headquarters at about 9.30 a.m. to record a statement from Yoshitha Rajapaksa that lasted till about 4.00 p.m. subsequent to which he was arrested.

Close family members of Yoshitha, including his parents, former President and First Lady, Mahinda and Shiranthi Rajapaksa, and his uncles, former Minister Basil and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa were present at the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court premises, when he was presented before the Magistrate.

A large group of political supporters were also seen outside the court premises.

Yoshitha, a junior Naval Officer joined the Sri Lanka Navy during the presidency of his father, Mahinda Rajapaksa. He has also had stakes in the CSN venture as a business partner.

The arrests were made in connection with serious protocol and financial irregularities. Many of the CSN officials have been summoned by the FCID and their statements recorded in the past few months.

In November last year, FCID officials raided the CSN office in Battaramulla to inquire into an irregularity in the awarding of broadcasting rights to the CSN, in violation of standard tender procedures.

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara has already gone on record that the raid was carried out following a court order issued by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court. Following the search, several documents, computer hard disk drives and desktop computers were confiscated and taken into FCID custody for further investigations.

The FCID initiated the investigation based on a public complaint with regard to a blatant violation of tender procedures in the awarding of broadcasting rights to CSN without allowing for competitive bidding.

Following the commencement of FCID investigations, the Ministry of Sports appointed a three-member committee to investigate alleged corruption within the Ministry.

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Obituaries: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Posted on 30 January 2016 by admin

ARROL EARDLEY JOSEPH DE LIVERA (retd. Civil Engineer PWD, Department of Buildings, and Department of Animal Production and Health, Former Lecturer – Technical College, Kandy) born on 15th March 1930, was called to rest with Jesus on 8th January 2016 and was cre mated at a private funeral. Beloved husband of Carmen, loving father of late Dhanika, Dappula (President’s Counsel, Attorney General’s Department), Arittha (Canada), father-in-law of Marini (Attorney-at-law, APIIT Law School), and Sohnali (Canada), darling grandfather of Dr Ryan (England), Deanne (Scotland), Dinoosh (Belarus), Sindhu (Attorney-at-law), and Avishka (Canada), grandfather-in-law of Beth (England), adoring great-grandfather of Thea (England), loving brother of late Felix, late Loyola, late Dirley, late Brinsley, late Marie, Shirlene (USA), and Nalini, formerly of Heerassagala Road, Kandy. 124/10, Pipe Road, Koswatta, Battaramulla. 0716422415. 016223 

DEVENDRA – LINCOLN ASOKA (90y). Beloved husband of Dr. Kusuma (Ven. Bhikkhuni Kusuma), beloved brother of late Capt. Arnold Gunapala, late Leo Dhamma, late Ranjini, Kamala and Sarojin; dearly beloved fahter of Peshala, late Hemabha, late Aruni, Lasitha, Dr. Meth and Mudith, loved father-in-law of Ravi Somaratne, Ayanthi, Rasika, Yichaelle and Shirani; adored grandfather of Ronath, Akna, Vibudha, Janodh, Harini, Akila, Cheke, Tharike, Yartha, Vinidu, Shashimantha and Manuranga, passed away peacefully on 10th January 2016 and according to his stated last wish, the remains were handed over to the Sri Jayewardenepura Medical Faculty. 31/1, Mahamegha Gardens, Maharagama. 014782


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REV. BRO. JOHN GILBERT OMI. Remains were at De Mazenod House, Mattakkuliya, Colombo 15 from 1 p.m. on Friday, 29th January. Remains transferred to St. Vincent’s Home, Maggona on Saturday 30th January at 1 p.m. Burial will be on Sunday 31st January at St. Vincent’s Home, Maggona, after Holy Mass at 3 p.m. Rev. Fr. Provincial. 015881 

FERNANDO – PEARL (nee ANANDAPPA). Beloved wife of Stanley, loving mother of Nadine, mother-in-law of Cyril, grandmother of Sachin, daughter of late Joe and Pearl Anandappa, sister of Marina and Ronnie. Remains lie atA.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 31st for Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte Roman Catholic Section. 016225 

JAYASENA – U.K. – Husband of Anoma (Ex-BOC), father of Hasitha (Etisalat) and Varuni (NZ), father-in-law of Madawa Kannangara and Kanchana (nee Silva), grandfather of Meashal, expired on the 29th of January 2016. Remains lie at residence No. 623/4, (6A), Rajagiri Udyanaya, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya. Cremation at Cemetery Borella on Sunday 31st January 2016. Time will be notified later. Tel: 0112874081 / 0722485785. 016182 

KAMALGODA – PRIMROSE – Beloved wife of Prof. K.U. Kamalgoda, daughter of late S.A. Perera of Maha Buthgamuwa and of Lilian Perera Jayathilaka of Udugampola, precious mother of Charmalie (New Zealand), Namal (Ex.-SEC) & Lakmal (Australia) and mother-in-law of Jackie & Niyiret (Australia), and only sister of Asoka Perera (Ex. Bank of Ceylon). The body will lie at 74, Avissawella Road, Maha Buthgamuwa from 31st January and will be removed for cremation to the Kotikawatte General Cemetery on Thursday 4th February at 4.00 p.m. 016270

LOWE – SWARNA – Beloved wife of Kingsley (Mercantile Investments, Negombo). Dearest mother of Nadeeka and Muditha Liyanaarachchi (Dubai), Malka and Jehan Mutaliph, affectionate sister of Indrani and Senaka Jayatilake, Nihal and Nimmi Jayakody, Chandrani and Lasantha Perera, Suresh and Dominique Jayakody (Australia), called to Eternal Rest. Her mortal remains lie at her residence and will leave for the Catholic Church, Bolawalana at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 1st February and thereafter for burial at the General Cemetery, Negombo. 216/A15, Jinawansa Pedesa, Kimbulapitiya Road, Negombo. 016257

NIRMALANANDHAN – WINSTON SAJEEV – Safe in the arms of our Lord on 21st January 2016, after an illness bravely fought with deep faith and courage. Dearly beloved husband of Heerthiga, precious son of Nimalanandhan & Yogambigai, loving brother of Sharmini & Sanjit, fond grandson of late Rev. N. Kathiravelu & late Nallamma and late Chellappa & late Rasathee, dear son-in-law of Yogeeswaran & Inthumathy, loving brother-in-law of Anojan, Diana, Ramya Devipriya & Kantheepan and a much adored uncle to Josiah, Joash and Nevaeh. Funeral service held in London on 28th January. Contact No. in UK 00447539179849 (wife) 00442085543877 (parents & sister). 014303

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Obituaries: Sat. January 30, 2016

Posted on 29 January 2016 by admin

DE ALWIS THOMAS (Retired Telecommunications Department) – Beloved husband of Pam, father of Roshan, Viraj, Neomal Shihan and Yohan, father-in-law of Sirini, Nirosha and Karen, grandfather of Sarah, Nahshon, Raneeka and Joanna, son of the late Grace and Livingston de Alwis of Welipenna. Cortege leaves residence No. 7, Iddamal Mawatha, Sirimal Uyana, Ratmalana on Saturday the 30th of January 2016 at 9.15 a.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Galkissa at 10 a.m. 015877

DIAS – NIMAL PATRICIA (nee GAJANAYAKE) – Former Assistant Principal – Girls’ High School, Kandy – Former Principal Gateway International Kandy. Beloved wife of Professor H.W. Dias, mother of (Upul Hanwella and Sepali Hanwella), mother-in-law of Lynda and Mahen, passed away. Funeral on Sunday 31st at Minuwangoda Crematorium at 4 p.m. Cortege leaves 396B, Naiwala Road, Udugampola at 3 p.m. No Flowers please. 015783

FERDINANDO – MRS CATHERINE LOYALA SHIRLEY – At Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Wilfred Francis Ferdinando, ever-loving mother of Lalin, late Marini, Sherine & Ranil, dear sister of late Lynfrey, late Ivan, Ridley & Vyvette, beloved mother-in-law of Ajitha & Surani, darling grandmother of Shalindri & Reshan, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 112, Koralawella, Moratuwa on Saturday the 30th January 2016 at 3.00 p.m. Burial at St. Michael’s Church, Koralawella Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. 016020

GALHENA – CHARLES – Retired Ceylon Electricity Board, Consumer Education Assistant (Sabaragamuwa Province) of 125/2,, Pinibaruwatte, Homagama formerly of Moragahahena, beloved husband of D.M. Leelawathie (Retired Teacher, Deepangoda Maha Vidyalaya), father of Rohitha and Chandana Galhena, passed away. Funeral will take place at 4.30 p.m. on 30.01.2016 at Niyadagala General Cemetery. No. 125/2, Pinibaruwatte, Homagama.0773296525 / 0773115550. 015589

PIRISYALAGE – Mrs. KISHANI (Classified Advertising – Lake House). Beloved wife of Suresh Dematapitiya (Lake House), loving mother of Semal Dematapitiya (Ananda College, Maradana), daughter of Leelaratne & Yashokamala, sister of Priyantha (Manager – N.S.B. Deraniyagala Branch), Sanjaya (Asha Agencies), Chandima (Auditor General Department), expired. Cremation at Urapola Crematorium at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 30th January 2016. No. 467/B2, Kamburagallawatta, Ruggahawila, Attanagalla. 013874

 

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Graham Ford rejoins Sri Lanka cricket as head coach

Posted on 29 January 2016 by admin

 

 

 

Graham Ford

South African Graham Ford has rejoined Sri Lanka cricket as head coach with effect from February 1.

A media release from Sri Lanka Cricket states,

"Sri Lanka Cricket has embarked on a significant initiative of securing a professional coach to serve the national team and is proud to announce that Graham Ford will rejoin Sri Lanka Cricket as the Head Coach with effect from 1 February 2016.

"As per the vision of the newly appointed Executive Committee, it was priority to head hunt and appoint a reputed coach to serve Sri Lanka cricket until the World Cup in 2019 in England. Bringing back a coach of Ford's caliber is part of the new Executive Committee's plan towards restoring Sri Lanka cricket back to its glory days.

"Ford will be entrusted with the national team for a period of 45 months to build the strength and stability of our cricket until the ICC World Cup in 2019. His main task would be to enhance the capabilities of the young national team which is currently on a rebuilding process. As the national team continues its transition following high-profile retirements, Ford's reputation for being good with young players was among the reasons for the new Executive Committee to secure him for the job.

"The former South African first-class cricketer served under Bob Woolmer as an Assistant Coach of the South African national team in 1999.

He replaced Woolmer as the Head Coach of the South African team following the ICC World Cup.

"After serving as the Director of Kent in 2005, he joined the Sri Lanka national team as Head Coach in January 2012 where he guided Sri Lanka to the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in 2012 against West Indies in Colombo. Prior to joining SLC Ford was the Head Coach of Surrey County Cricket Club."

 

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Cantaloupe recognised as the overall winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice award for the year 2016

Posted on 29 January 2016 by admin

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This award is based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor’s global travel community, and is the highest honour given by TripAdvisor to the hotel chain.

For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe. Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value. 

“We are delighCantaloupe IIted to be feted with the highest honour from Tripadvisor,” said Cantaloupe & Co. Managing Director Dmitri Jayasuriya. “The award is a fantastic achievement and it recognises our team’s effort in ensuring each guest has an enjoyable and luxurious stay.” 

Cantaloupe Hotels redefines the world famous Sri Lankan hospitality and culture by offering an infallible combination of consideration, authenticity and warmth and is gaining recognition as some of the most uniquely located and trendy beach hotels. The group has two hotels, Cantaloupe Aqua in Talpe and Cantaloupe Levels in Rumassala, Galle. 

“We congratulate the properties that have won Travellers’ Choice Hotel awards”, said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for Tripadvisor. “As travellers consider where to book their next trip, they should be sure to check out these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.” 

Dmitri went on to say that the Cantaloupe has received at an opportune moment since the company is planning its expansion drive. Cantaloupe Hotels will be expanding its concept further south to Midigama, Weligama where it will open Cantaloupe Soul Surf to cater to and develop the chic side of the evolving surfing culture in Sri Lanka. 

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travellers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. 

 

 

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Dinesh Chandimal leads Sri Lanka T20 team against India

Posted on 28 January 2016 by admin

 

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Dinesh Chandimal won Man of the Match Award

Dinesh Chandimal won Man of the Match Award

Dinesh Chandimal will be leading Sri Lanka against India in the three-match T20I series next month. Many a first choice player has missed out due to injuries, namely Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath and Nuwan Pradeep.

The squad also sees the return of pacer Dilhara Fernando to the national team after a gap of four years.

Malinga missed Sri Lanka's recent tour of New Zealand tour due to a knee injury and will be needing another two weeks to regain full fitness. Mathews is nursing a groin strain but is likely to be available for the Asia Cup that begins soon after the series against India. Herath is recovering from a pulled side muscle and Pradeep is out of action due to a hamstring injury.

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Seekuge Prasanna, Milinda Siriwardana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Kapugedera, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilhara Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Binura Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay. (Source : cricbuzz)

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Obituaries: Friday, January 29, 2016.

Posted on 28 January 2016 by admin

DE ALWIS – THOMAS (Retired Telecommunications Department). Beloved husband of Pam, father of Roshan, Viraj, Neomal Shihan and Yohan, father-in-law of Sirini, Nirosha and Karen, grandfather of Sarah, Nahshon, Raneeka and Joanna, son of the late Grace and Livingston de Alwis of Welipenna. Cortege leaves residence No. 7, Iddamal Mawatha, Sirimal Uyana, Ratmalana on Saturday the 30th of January 2016 at 9.15 a.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Galkissa at 10 a.m. 014972

GOMEZ – JOSEPHINE – Beloved wife of Vincent, loving mother of Vasantha & Audrey, mother-in-law of late Christine & Benny, grandmother of Annika & Rukshan, Suranee, Sean & Sashini, great grandmother of Amelia, sister of Lourda, late Navis, late John, Rita & Aloyseon, expired. Cortege leaves 506, Aluthmawatha Road, Colombo 15, on 29th January 2016 at 3.30 p.m. Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery at 4.30 p.m. 014971

PIRISYALAGE – Mrs. KISHANI (Classified Advertising – Lake House). Beloved wife of Suresh Dematapitiya (Lake House), loving mother of Semal Dematapitiya (Ananda College, Maradana), daughter of Leelaratne & Yashokamala, sister of Priyantha (Manager – N.S.B. Deraniyagala Branch), Sanjaya (Asha Agencies), Chandima (Auditor General Department), expired. Cremation at Urapola Crematorium at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 30th January 2016. No. 467/B2, Kamburagallawatta, Ruggahawila, Attanagalla. 013874

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