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Mar 27, 2015 3:23:57 PM - www.ft.lk
With the 100-day plan entering its homestretch with little over one-third of the given period left, the Government has come out in defence of the progress it has made so far. It claimed this week that, despite a lack of noticeable coverage in the media, a significant portion of proposals laid out in the 100-day ...
Mar 27, 2015 3:23:30 PM - www.ft.lk
In the light of its fears that Beijing is wielding ever-greater influence in Sri Lanka, the West, argues Neville de Silva, should look to its own role in advancing Chinese power in this small but strategically-important island nation asianaffairs.in: Stringent critics say that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government sold the country’s soul to China. Casting ...
Mar 27, 2015 3:13:13 PM - www.ft.lk
Angry Cricket supporters in Agartala burn the posters of Indian team New Delhi: Indian fans were crushed after team India’s chase in the World Cup tournament came to an agonizing end on Thursday. After enjoying the euphoria of seven consecutive wins in the Cricket World Cup, the Indian team were outplayed by an Australian side ...
Mar 27, 2015 3:11:50 PM - www.ft.lk
St Peter’s College scored their first win of the season when they overcame a spirited Kingswood outfit with a13 points (1 goal, 2 penalties) to 12 points (1 goal, 1 try) win in the Singer Under 20 Division IA rugby encounter which took place at the Bogambara Stadium yesterday. At halftime the Peterites led 3-0. ...
Mar 27, 2015 3:10:55 PM - www.ft.lk
Venus and Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday. Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled back to 4-3 down before her serve was broken again by ...
Mar 27, 2015 3:09:00 PM - www.ft.lk
AFP Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketing authorities blamed a lack of fitness and the poor form of the side’s top order batsmen for failing to progress beyond the quarterfinals of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Chief Selector Sanath Jayasuriya – a member of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning team – said ...
Mar 27, 2015 3:07:25 PM - www.ft.lk
SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters): Lewis Hamilton recovered from a frustrating morning session to lay down a marker to his Formula One rivals with the fastest time of the day in second free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday. Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg had dominated the first session, in which Hamilton was unable to ...
Mar 27, 2015 3:03:02 PM - www.ft.lk
Australia’s captain Michael Clarke reacts after a dropped catch during his Cricket World Cup semi-final match against India in Sydney, 26 March Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday. Steve Smith scored 105 to ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:46:23 PM - www.ft.lk
ICRC Director of Operations Dominic Stillhart recently concluded a five-day visit to Sri Lanka. During his time in the country Stillhart met with a number of senior Government officials, including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera. In these meetings he reiterated that the organisation remains committed to their work in ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:45:07 PM - www.ft.lk
Ananth Padmanabhan By Malik Gunatilleke Q: What brings you to Sri Lanka? Are you promoting your novel here? A: Not on this trip. I work for Penguin books. So we supply a lot of book to all the book sellers here. We’ve been selling books in Sri Lanka for a very long time actually and ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:40:51 PM - www.ft.lk
Inauguration: Pui Man Wong from the US Embassy and Government Agent P.S.M. Charles discuss how USAID projects can better collaborate with local Government – US Embassy The United States inaugurated today a clean water assistance program for at-risk communities in the Batticaloa district. Government Agent for Batticaloa P.S.M. Charles also attended the ceremony. Many local residents ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:37:19 PM - www.ft.lk
    Over 200 community members from the Kayts Divisional Secretariat Division in Jaffna, came together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), at an event hosted by the Kayts Divisional Secretariat office in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This initiative is part of UNDP’s efforts to support the economic empowerment of women. ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:35:05 PM - www.ft.lk
“I cannot lose enough to have gained as much as I have” By Ermila Jayasuriya I am 35 and I have worked almost 20 years of my life. Eleven of them in learning that I can’t work for anyone else and nine years in running my own business. I have gained the most valuable lessons ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:34:00 PM - www.ft.lk
The new campaign title launched by Foreign Ministry Secretary Chitranganee Wagiswara and United Nations in Sri Lanka Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Subinay Nandy – Pix by Lasantha Kumara Year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on 24 October 1945, and the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka becoming ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:32:24 PM - www.ft.lk
From a painting by Capt. O’Brien 1864 April seems to be a significant month for Kandy. It was in April 1815 that the British took over the Kandyan kingdom, thereby bringing the entire country under their rule. Fifty-one years later, in April 1866 Kandy became a Municipal Council under the Municipal Council Ordinance of 1865. ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:32:20 PM - www.ft.lk
An interesting set of 10 stamps released by the Philatelic Bureau on 5 December 2014 features the solar system. It is attractively printed and the value of each stamp ranged from Rs. 7 to Rs. 40. The 10 stamps depict the Sun, the Moon and the eight planets. The eight planets on elliptical objects around ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:31:15 PM - www.ft.lk
Vyawasaya 2015, an exhibition of handicrafts, clothes, accessories and other homegrown products, which was organised by the Small Enterprises Development Bureau, kicked off yesterday at the BMICH. The exhibition, which includes a number of essential items for the National New Year, was inaugurated by Deputy Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion Eran Wickramaratne and will ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:55 PM - www.ft.lk
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:53 PM - www.ft.lk
The champion Maliban Biscuits team with Chairman Rathnapala Samaraweera, Managing Director Kumudika Fernando, directors and senior managers Maliban Biscuits emerged champions of the first-ever Maliban Mercantile six-a-side softball cricket tournament. The tournament was organised by Maliban Biscuit Manufactories as part of a series of activities planned in line with the company’s 60th anniversary....
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:47 PM - www.ft.lk
Indian cricket fans react as India bats against Australia during their Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Sydney, 26 March 2015    India’s notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team’s reign as world champions after Thursday’s semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney. The defending champions struggled during their ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:46 PM - www.ft.lk
Lalitha and Dil with Sri Siam staff By Sarah Hannan Dining out can get hectic at times, especially when your family members have wildly-differing preferences. I may crave Indian food but the rest of the family may not want to eat Indian food and may prefer some seafood based meal concocted from an East Asian ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:36 PM - www.ft.lk
  Over one million people are expected to visit Rugby World Cup fanzones during the tournament, organisers said on Thursday although fans gathering in London’s Trafalgar Square will not be able to watch live-screened matches. There will be 15 fanzones in each host city, one at the birth place of the game in Rugby, and ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:27 PM - www.ft.lk
Every woman loves to look her best at that special occasion and she knows how hard it is to find that perfect dress. Despite the endless array of clothes in stores, they always look ordinary, gaudy, drab, ill-fitting or are the wrong colour! Viola, a fashion design student at Raffles Design Institute, hopes to bridge ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:27 PM - www.ft.lk
Brazil’s Oscar (R) celebrates with team mates after scoring against France during their international friendly soccer match against France at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, near Paris, 26 March 2015   Brazil are finally finding the right balance eight months after being left traumatised by their World Cup debacle on home soil, coach Dunga ...
Mar 27, 2015 2:30:16 PM - www.ft.lk
Otara Gunewardene  Saturday 28 March- 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Otara Gunewardene, a renowned Sri Lankan entrepreneur and the Founder of Odel and Embark, pledged her support for Earth Hour Sri Lanka, for the second consecutive year. Otara was nominated as a brand ambassador for Earth Hour in 2014 and since then, she has inspired ...
Mar 27, 2015 10:39:29 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka sells $100mn of 5 year development bonds; rejects all bids at 2 and 3 years
Mar 27, 2015 6:15:25 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka Freedom Party yet to decide a disciplinary action who participated pro-MR rally
Mar 27, 2015 6:15:25 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka's President appoints a new law commission
Mar 27, 2015 4:03:23 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka’s NDB-DFCC merger awaiting new regime’s go ahead
Mar 27, 2015 4:03:23 AM - LBO.com
Ultra small computer by Intel; first look in Sri Lanka (PICS)
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