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Oct 24, 2014 2:35:35 PM - www.ft.lk
Last week I got a glimpse of what volunteering really means. I was at the awards presentation of a competition titled ‘Lights Camera Volunteer (LCV) Campaign’ showcasing the talent of high school students in Western Australia (WA). The campaign was meant to increase awareness of the importance of volunteering. Eight finalists had been selected and ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:57 PM - www.ft.lk
The SJMS CSR Society has once again lent a helping hand to support the educational needs of underprivileged students within the Kalkuda and Valaichenai Educational Divisions. A seminar was held on 11 and 12 October at the Vakarai Maha Vidyalayam, in the Tamil medium, for the students facing the GCE O/Level examination this year. Approximately ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:49 PM - www.ft.lk
Sri Lanka’s premier ICT exhibition INFOTEL 2014 was inaugurated yesterday by Chief Guest Minister of Telecommunications and IT Ranjith Siyambalapitiya. Commenting at the opening, Siyambalapitiya stated: “The Government has carried out successful economic development over the last few years and we are one of the partners of this success – after defeating terrorism, Sri Lanka ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:45 PM - www.ft.lk
On Thursday, the Saskia Fernando Gallery previewed an exhibition of photography that definitely trod off the beaten path. Abdul Halik Azeez, a photographer who made his name on the social network Instagram, transitioned his work for the first time into a physical form. “This exhibition is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka,” said ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:45 PM - www.ft.lk
CORRUPTION has always been the sore point in Sri Lanka’s politics. Parliament was informed on Friday that since 2004 as many as 104 local government members and provincial councillors have faced allegations of corruption and abuse of power. The high numbers included politicians from all three main parties and is likely the tip of the ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:41 PM - www.ft.lk
The Moor Islamic Cultural Home organised scholarships for the Advanced Level for 158 Muslim students. This scholarship fund which covers two years of higher studies was given by the S.M.M. Hussain Charitable Trust. The event was held at M.I.C.H. Hall, Lily Avenue, Colombo 6 with the participation of Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:39 PM - www.ft.lk
A six-hour endurance race was held at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit on 18 October with the participation of 12 teams, both local and foreign. With a string of successful karting events staged in the recent past, Carlton Motor Sports Club, Asian Motor Racing Club and Sri Lanka Karting Circuit made a sterling effort in ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:37 PM - www.ft.lk
BRUSSELS (Reuters): Euro zone leaders sought on Friday to bridge stark differences over how to avoid economic stagnation and deflation in the bloc, with Germany facing fresh calls to soften its budget rigor and spend more. With a U.S.-style bond-buying plan by the European Central Bank off the table for now, the bloc has few ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:36 PM - www.ft.lk
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon rewarded four students who achieved the first, second and third places in the island at the 2014 Year 5 scholarship examination, at a ceremony held recently with the objective of supporting their educational endeavours. Conducted as part of the scholarship rewards program of ‘Arunalu’, the bank’s signature Children’s Savings Account, ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:30 PM - www.ft.lk
ReadMe.lk is an online-based IT magazine, empowering the IT industry with unbiased news and reviews acquired from primary research, with the aim of spreading IT awareness within the local community. Commenced in the year 2011 and having gathered substantial information on the IT situation in the country, the founders soon realised a lacking in the ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:27 PM - www.ft.lk
Hosted by Unity Mission Trust A total of 550 student leaders aged 17-20 from schools across Sri Lanka gathered at Mirissa Maha Vidyalaya in the beautiful coastal town from 9 to 12 October to attend Unity Camp 7 hosted by Ekamuthu Oray Makal Unity Mission Trust. The Unity Mission Trust has been in existence since ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:27 PM - www.ft.lk
LONDON (Reuters): World stocks dipped on Friday, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City’s first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year. A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:26 PM - www.ft.lk
  The Hindu: After the successful culmination of the war fought over three decades with the LTTE, Sri Lanka today has started enjoying peace and normalcy. This is reflected in almost every aspect of individual and collective life throughout the country. The relationship of the central government with the provinces and various social groups is ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:25 PM - www.ft.lk
Pakistan took firm control of proceedings in Dubai as Australia’s batsmen failed to offer adequate support to David Warner on the second afternoon of the first Test. Warner’s ebullient 133, his third century in consecutive innings, was the only Australian occupation of sustained influence. Michael Clarke’s team slipped to 303 all out and a substantial ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:23 PM - www.ft.lk
Thomson Reuters Foundation: An 11-month drought, considered by experts to be the worst in recent history, has forced sharp increases in food prices in Sri Lanka – and the worst may be yet to come, according to recent updates. Rice, the island’s staple food, has seen double digit price hikes in all varieties compared to ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:07 PM - www.ft.lk
The BMW Golf Cup International, sponsored by Prestige Automobile, was held for the fourth consecutive year at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC). One of the most sought-after golf tournaments in the country, the event saw 230 golf enthusiasts teeing off to win the exciting awards at hand. Held under two categories—BMW Golf Cup International Open and ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:04 PM - www.ft.lk
  The two-day historical visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan who arrived in the island on 16 September ended with a new milestone, further strengthening Sri Lanka-China relationship. A number of MOUs were signed between the two nations on development of infrastructure related to various aspects. The visit of the Chinese President ...
Oct 24, 2014 2:30:00 PM - www.ft.lk
SHANGHAI (Reuters): Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China’s $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, ...
Oct 24, 2014 6:22:23 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka to rectify salaries for railway sector
Oct 24, 2014 5:16:22 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka’s 2015 budget LIVE streaming
Oct 23, 2014 3:44:04 PM - www.ft.lk
The oarsmen of Royal College and S. Thomas’ College will showcase their skills and technique as they battle it out for the T. Noel Fernando Memorial Trophy at the traditional 41st Annual Royal-Thomian Regatta. One of the oldest inter-school regattas in Sri Lanka, this annual rowing competition between Royal College and STC commenced in 1962 ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:42:41 PM - www.ft.lk
To design championship golf course in Sri Lanka, plans to be top course in Asia Darren Clarke, the man tipped to become the captain of the European Team at the next Ryder Cup, is engaged in a golf project in Sri Lanka. In an exclusive interview with the Daily FT, Clarke said that he and ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:40:17 PM - www.ft.lk
Cricinfo: Sri Lanka have left out Lahiru Thirimanne, vice-captain in their previous ODI series against Pakistan in August, from their squad for the first three games of the five-ODI series in India in November. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal, spinner Rangana Herath, and he injured fast bowler Lasith Malinga were the others omitted. Uncapped fast bowler Lahiru ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:39:34 PM - www.ft.lk
By Shamseer Jaleel Richmond College Galle schoolboy D. Gunatilake was outstanding at the Age Group Badminton Championship, organised by the Sri Lanka Badminton Association and worked off at the Jayatilaka Sports Complex in Nawalapitiya. Over 500 paddlers from schools around the country participated at the event. Gunatilake also won the boys’ Under 19 singles and ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:37:17 PM - www.ft.lk
OTTAWA (Reuters): Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country’s fight against “terrorist organisations” abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. Shortly after a gunman shot dead a soldier at the National War Memorial in central Ottawa on Wednesday morning, a man armed with ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:36:02 PM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: Gold steadied above $1,240 an ounce on Thursday as Asian stock markets weakened, but caution prevailed as the dollar hovered near one-week highs and outflows from bullion funds continued. Asian shares sagged after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:35:28 PM - www.ft.lk
LONDON (Reuters): Stock markets in Europe recovered from a poor start on Thursday after a batch of more optimistic than expected surveys of German and euro zone purchasing managers leavened an otherwise shaky mood. Asian markets had drifted lower overnight, unimpressed by a similar survey out of China, which was marginally above forecast but still ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:34:33 PM - www.ft.lk
BEIJING (Reuters): China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran’s nuclear plans. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:33:44 PM - www.ft.lk
The finals of ‘Cook for your Heart’ cookery competition, organised by Abans & Philips, was held on Saturday 4 October 2014 at Abans Kollupitiya Elite Showroom amidst a large audience of health conscious people. This program was initiated to mark World Heart Day. Through regular advertisements in the print and electronic media, over a period ...
Oct 23, 2014 3:33:17 PM - www.ft.lk
A five member team from Mount Lavinia Hotel led by Chef Dr. Publis Silva represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Culinary Culture Festival held in Incheon, South Korea which coincided with the 2014 Asian Games. Spanning over 16 days, the festival saw Master Chefs from 10 Asian Countries including Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, India, Indonesia ...
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