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Sep 29, 2014 3:04:40 PM - www.ft.lk
The Sri Lanka Sevens rugby team, led by Fazil Marija, will kick off the 17th Asian Rugby Sevens today in Incheon, South Korea. Sri Lanka will lock horns with Taipei today. On the second day Sri Lanka will battle it out with India and South Korea in their group encounters. October 2 will see the ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:59:53 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: US Open champions Marin Cilic and Serena Williams kicked off their China Open campaigns with straight sets victories against battling underdogs on Monday, but Rafa Nadal suffered defeat in a rare doubles outing on his return from injury. Williams, who won her 18th grand slam singles title in New York earlier this month, started ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:58:01 PM - www.ft.lk
www.dailymail.co.uk : They shared a three-month whirlwind romance, but it seems it wasn’t meant to be for Shane Warne and Emily Scott. The 45-year-old cricketer and the 30-year-old DJ and model have called it a day. The father-of-three took to his Twitter on Sunday to announce the news to his 1.7 million followers. “Sad day ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:56:55 PM - www.ft.lk
REUTERS: Valentino Rossi has checked himself out of hospital in defiance of doctor’s advice to continue his recovery from concussion in his own motorhome. The 35-year-old Yamaha rider, nine-times a world champion in all categories, was taken to hospital after falling heavily early in Sunday’s race at the Motorland Aragon circuit won by Spaniard Jorge ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:55:15 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold on Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s football semi-final. Mohamad Al-Garni and Maryam Yusuf Jamal added their names to the growing list of African-born runners ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:41:55 PM - www.ft.lk
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will power this year’s conference of the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) which will be held on 1 and 2 October 2014. CA Sri Lanka signed on as a Strategic Partner for AAT’s conference which will be held on Governance, Accounting and Performance (GAP) ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:41:41 PM - www.ft.lk
Tax policy of a country is paramount to its path to economic development. Taxes play a vital part in reduction of inequity of the distribution of income, promoting social welfare, resource mobilisation, regional development and in attracting foreign exchange. Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion Faizer Mustapha is scheduled to deliver the key note address at ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:57 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: Asian stocks stumbled to a four-month low on Monday as political unrest in Hong Kong rattled investors, while the US dollar basked in the afterglow of data showing the world’s biggest economy on a strong footing. Hong Kong shares dropped 2.3% to three-month lows in the worst unrest since China took back control of ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:57 PM - www.ft.lk
By Wealth Trust Securities Activity in secondary bond markets continued to remain high yesterday as yields were seen decreasing marginally during morning hours of trading mainly on the liquid maturities of 1 July 2019, 1 May 2021 and 1 July 2022 to intraday lows of 6.55%, 7.05% and 7.18% respectively. In addition, the auctioned maturity ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:56 PM - www.ft.lk
LB Finance recently became the first finance company to be awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the most recent and up-to-date version of the internationally recognised standard for information security management. Published by the International Standards Organization (ISO) in collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), this Certification was awarded by Bureau Veritas. Adopt...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:54 PM - www.ft.lk
GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters): Europe maintained their Ryder Cup stranglehold over the United States with a crushing five-point victory on Sunday as rookie Jamie Donaldson had the honour of securing the decisive point to make it eight wins in the last 10 matches. Starting the day 10-6 up, Europe needed four points to retain the trophy ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:54 PM - www.ft.lk
Catering to niche luxury seeking travellers from afar, Sri Lanka’s premier five-star hotel, Cinnamon Grand Colombo offer unrivalled, personalised comfort for discerning guests checking in at the Executive Floors. Only 32 km from the entry point in to the country, the hotel’s exclusive three floors of luxury assures privacy amidst the hustle and comfort for ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:53 PM - www.ft.lk
Text and pix by P.D. De Silva “The 19th of September was the happiest day of my life,” said W.W. Lasith Lakshan of St. Thomas’ College Matara, who walked away with three awards at the 35th Bata-Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards night held at the Museaus College Auditorium. Lasith was named the ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:53 PM - www.ft.lk
Completing a decade of service since their humble beginnings in September 2004 with only 14 employees, CL Synergy has metamorphosed itself to emerge as a key player in the logistics and freight forwarding industry not only in Sri Lanka but throughout the South Asian region. With their ability to bring in new talent and match ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:52 PM - www.ft.lk
Dynastic politics When President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, visited India, an Indian Doordharshan television newsreader kept referring to the President as “President Eleven Jinping!” Either the newsreader had an irrepressible sense of humour, or whole episodes of human history that passed that worthy by; she did not know that Latin was ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:47 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: In a glitzy show of lights, lasers and slogans, populist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a triumphal address to tens of thousands of Indian-Americans and U.S. dignitaries in New York on Sunday, less than a decade after he was barred from the United States over bloody sectarian riots. Speaking at Madison Square Garden, ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:47 PM - www.ft.lk
Lanka Ratings Agency has upgraded the national long-term and short-term Corporate Credit Rating of First Capital Holdings PLC to A- /P2 from BBB+/P2. The upgraded rating is attributed to the continued improvement in the company’s financial performance and ability to withstand the volatility in the market conditions. The Group’s market capitalisation currently stands close to ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:44 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday took the campaign to unseat Nawaz Sharif to the prime minister’s home base of Lahore, where tens of thousands of people roared their support for change. Pakistan has been in turmoil since August when protesters led by Khan, a former cricket star, and Tahir ul-Qadri, a firebrand ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:44 PM - www.ft.lk
Turkey’s tourism industry has recorded a revenue of $ 13.78 billion in the first half of the year, a 6% increase compared to the same period last year. The number of tourists visiting Turkey has also noticeably increased to 13.7 million, as compared to 12.9 million for the same period last year, said a statement. ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:35 PM - www.ft.lk
NDB relocated its Athurugiriya branch to a more spacious and a conveniently accessible location at No.39, Malabe Road in a bid to provide a better service experience to people in the area. The branch operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Conveniently located ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:33 PM - www.ft.lk
National low-cost carrier Mihin Lanka will expand its operations later in the year by introducing flights to Lahore in Pakistan while increasing the number of flights to Seychelles. Mihin Lanka already services several destinations in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East and will expand further to meet growing demand for flights ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:29 PM - www.ft.lk
HSBC Future First will partner with CARE International Sri Lanka, under the ‘Skills for Youth’ initiative, to implement a program to support the rural youth in completing a nationally-accepted training program at the Kawantissa Vocational Training Centre (KVTC) in Tissamaharama. This collaborated program with multiple industrial partners will enable graduates to obtain employment in the ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:28 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: An emotional Andy Murray thanked his lucky stars after saving five match points before beating Spain’s Tommy Robredo 5-7 7-6(9) 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China on Sunday  – his first title since winning Wimbledon last year. The two-time grand slam winner and Olympic champion appeared heading for an upset defeat when ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:27 PM - www.ft.lk
Vying to represent Sri Lanka at the Spikes Asia Festival, Mindshare team members Seninda Bandara and Supun Hettiarachchi triumphed at the competition held among the local advertising industry. The challenging Young Spikes Media Competition saw teams of creative minds develop an innovative and viable media strategy for a charity or non-profit organisation in just two ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:25 PM - www.ft.lk
The NAMAL Acuity Value Fund (NAVF) managed by National Asset Management Ltd. (NAMAL), the only unit trust listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, declared a dividend of Rs. 2.50 for FY14, up from Rs. 0.50 in the previous year. This is resulting from a sharp increase in earnings for the 12 months ending 31 March ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:22 PM - www.ft.lk
Always at the forefront of the fashion industry, the Ramani Fernando Salons Catwalk Team will embark on its third consecutive season at one of Asia’s leading fashion events – the HSBC CFW Resort Show 2014. The team at Ramani Fernando Salons prides itself on creativity, and is collaborating with the CFW team to set the ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:19 PM - www.ft.lk
SML Frontier Automotive Ltd, sole agents for Land Rover, launched their ‘Explorations’ series in May 2014, with a view to building awareness amongst customers of the environment in which we live, the natural beauty that surrounds us and the need to actively participate in the conservation of it. Leading on from this, the company has ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:17 PM - www.ft.lk
Browns Investments Plc today announced the rebranding of LOLC Leisure to Browns Hotels and Resorts. In March this year, Browns Investments acquired sole shareholder status of LOLC Leisure. BI previously held a minority interest of 30% in LOLC Leisure. The investment in the hotel sector was made jointly along with BI’s parent company, LOLC. As ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:16 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: Japan’s Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France’s Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The world number eight, who reached the final of the US Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak before sealing a pivotal break to go ...
Sep 29, 2014 2:31:14 PM - www.ft.lk
Interview with Tarja de Silva, fashion designer contributing to the apparel sector Tarja de Silva has always wanted to excel in the world of fashion. Encouraged by her forward-thinking parents to pursue her interest in fashion and textile design for higher studies, Tarja started her design education at AOD International Design Campus in Colombo and ...
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