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Oct 20, 2014 2:45:07 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies. The “flash” warning to businesses described tools and techniques used by the hackers and asked companies to contact federal authorities if they believe they are the victims ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:42:55 PM - www.ft.lk
When SriLankan Airlines welcomes the first of its six all new A330-300 aircraft on 31 October, proud Sri Lankan citizens will have the chance of becoming part of that memorable journey.                               All they to do is to listen to the ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:42:20 PM - www.ft.lk
Tourism has grown to become one of the key pillars in the nation’s post war economic development, but to stay ahead of the game Sri Lanka has to play to its strengths, asserted the Chief of the UK’s top long-haul tour operator. The Daily FT recently met up with Kuoni Managing Director UK Derek Jones ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:40:26 PM - www.ft.lk
 Knowledge in handling and managing credit will determine the success of a business – SLICM The Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management (SLICM), the leading institute which offers credit management education in Sri Lanka, will host its 18th Annual convocation on 23 October at the Centre for Banking Studies, with Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:40:16 PM - www.ft.lk
By Wealth Trust Securities Secondary market bond yields decreased yesterday in thin trade ahead of today’s weekly Treasury bill auction. Activity surrounded the liquid two maturities of 1 July 2022 and 1 January 2014 as its yields dipped to intraday lows of 7.87% and 8.17% respectively against its days opening highs of 8.40% and 8.55%. ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:40:07 PM - www.ft.lk
 Banking excellence recognised with two top awards from World Finance Magazine Sampath Bank was recently feted as the ‘Best Commercial Bank’ and the ‘Best Retail Bank’ in Sri Lanka by the critically acclaimed UK based World Finance Magazine. The awards recognise excellence achieved by banks against several criteria, including; overall performance, financial ratios, variety and ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:40:02 PM - www.ft.lk
Nations Trust Bank, a key player in the financial services industry, reiterated its commitment towards expansion with the opening of two new branches in the month of October, expanding the branch network to 86 branches. The new branches were opened in Minuwangoda (59, Negombo Road, Minuwangoda) and Kegalle (176, Main Street, Kegalle); offering many innovative ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:39:52 PM - www.ft.lk
Singer (Sri Lanka), the country’s number one consumer durables retailer, recently gave away Singer X Series notebooks to each of the top 10 Grade 5 scholarship winners. The prize-giving was organized by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) in order to celebrate the achievements of the country’s best Grade 5 students.         ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:38:24 PM - www.ft.lk
 Amidst an array of innovative and progressive features INFOTEL 2014, South Asia’s biggest Information and Technology Exhibition organised by the Federation of Information and Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will open at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 24 October. The event will be held from 24-26 October and the inclusion of many ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:37:56 PM - www.ft.lk
Ericsson and the national mobile service provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Ericsson, the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and Mobitel to deliver Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training to teenage girls from farming communities in Sri Lanka. They aim to achieve this through ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:37:55 PM - www.ft.lk
NDB and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) recently entered into an MOU; with the aim to offer exclusive benefits to students aspiring to pursue highly acclaimed higher education studies. As an outcome of the agreement, students that wish to follow local or international graduate education at SLIIT would now be able to take ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:37:45 PM - www.ft.lk
The French-Sri Lankan Conference on Higher Education was inaugurated jointly at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo by Jean-Paul Monchau, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and S.B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education.               Addressing participating institutions and other distinguished guests, Chief Guest Minister Dissanayake congratulate...
Oct 20, 2014 2:37:26 PM - www.ft.lk
 The cutting-edge distance learning initiative University of Colombo recently renewed its partnership with Mobitel the National Mobile Service Provider, to deliver a continuous service of the online learning initiative ‘mLearning’ that facilitates distance learning for a range of post-graduate degree programs.                   ‘mLearning’ is an exclusi...
Oct 20, 2014 2:37:06 PM - www.ft.lk
In its continuous efforts to improve customer experience, the British Council in Sri Lanka has recently launched online payments for IELTS. Candidates can now register and pay online from anywhere in the world, following a few easy steps. Previously IELTS candidates had to either visit the British Council to complete the registration process, or register ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:35:34 PM - www.ft.lk
After much delay, the Justice Ministry has finalised standard operating procedures in line with international standards regarding human trafficking victims. Yet they have much to do as Sri Lanka remains a Tier 2 country in the US State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons report. Tier 2 countries are those whose governments do not fully comply ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:35:03 PM - www.ft.lk
The weekend newspapers were highlighting the decision by EU General Court from Luxemburg stating that the EU has revised the proscription of the LTTE and that appeals be limited to points of law within two months of notification. I was confused on this development and checked with key authorities on same.         ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:34:56 PM - www.ft.lk
A bonanza according to Oxford Dictionary is ‘a situation in which people can make a lot of money or be very successful’. Recent developments in India show the benefits an economy can obtain by having in place a well-regulated regime for the micro finance industry.                     ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:34:11 PM - www.ft.lk
Global technological advancement continues to drive the world to new heights. Gestetner of Ceylon Plc adopted these global trend changes time to time and transformed it to fit the Sri Lanka market innovatively. This is one of the ways in which it sustained its business for well over 70 years in the Sri Lankan business ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:33:45 PM - www.ft.lk
LONDON (Reuters): Global stocks climbed on Monday, with strong U.S. data and encouraging third-quarter earnings easing concerns about the pace of global economic recovery and raising appetite for riskier assets.                           The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, was ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:33:28 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters; A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were injured in two nights of clashes over the weekend in the densely populated Mong Kok district ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:33:23 PM - www.ft.lk
  The Rev. Fr. Rector, Sports Council and Cricket Advisory Committee of St. Joseph’s College felicitated Josephian cricket stars who are currently representing Sri Lanka’s National Team in a glamorous event that was held at Waters Edge on 15 October. Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews, all rounder Thissara Perera, opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne and ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:33:22 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: The recent volatility in financial markets reinforces the need for the Federal Reserve to be patient with its policy stimulus and to clearly tie an eventual interest-rate rise to improving economic conditions, a top Fed policymaker told Reuters.                                 ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:32:59 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters:  Raheem Sterling may be tired but he will not get a rest any time soon if he continues to prove decisive for a Liverpool side who relied on his incisive running and a lot of luck to beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.                       ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:32:42 PM - www.ft.lk
SYDNEY (AFP):  Super Rugby-winning coach Michael Cheika has agreed to take charge of the Wallabies after the shock resignation of Ewen McKenzie and is negotiating the details, a report said on Monday. McKenzie dropped his bombshell shortly after New Zealand narrowly beat Australia 29-28 in the final Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday, throwing ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:32:41 PM - www.ft.lk
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP): Battle lines are being drawn in West Indies cricket between the players and administrators following the team’s shock withdrawal from the tour of India.                       In the wake of the unprecedented decision to abandon the campaign at the end of the fourth ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:32:27 PM - www.ft.lk
REUTERS:  Chelsea maintained their iron grip on top spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday and Sergio Aguero fired a four-goal warning that Manchester City will not relinquish their title without a fight.                               ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:32:19 PM - www.ft.lk
            Kanrich Finance won the second match of the mercantile ‘B’ division cricket tournament recently, which was held at the Thurstan grounds with Singer Sri Lanka. Kanrich beat Singer Sri Lanka by 26 runs.Kanrich 107 runs (Hashan Ranasinghe 39) (Charith Keerthisinghe 16/3, Shanuka Dhilaj 13/2).Singer SL all out for 81 ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:31:54 PM - www.ft.lk
The Colombo District branch of the Sri Lanka Scout Association celebrated 100 years of scouting in Colombo this year. To mark the occasion, the Colombo Scouts Centenary Dinner will be held at the Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo on 25 October from 7.00 p.m. onwards. Scouting has a rich history, commencing in 1914, and has ...
Oct 20, 2014 2:31:19 PM - www.ft.lk
By P.D. De Silva Isipathana registered a first innings win against Zahira College Maradana in their Under 19 Division One cricket encounter played at the BRC grounds. Batting first, Isipathana scored 270 runs in 92 overs. In-form batsman Salinda Ushan, who scored a ton against St. Servatius College at Sooriyawewa, scored 59 runs while Vishat ...
Oct 20, 2014 3:13:04 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Hotels to manage Bansei Royal Resorts
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