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  • Wanted: A common candidate
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:01:46 +0000 - With the election declared yesterday, all eyes are now on who is tipped to be President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s main challenger in the January poll. Speculation is rife that the joint opposition will name their common candidate this evening, although opposition parties are being tight-lipped about the issue. Negotiations about the common opposition candidate ended last [...]
  • Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:33:34 +0000 -  Alonso to leave Ferrari at end of season  Vettel arrives on three-year deal  Spaniard expected to join McLaren   ABU DHABI (Reuters): Sebastian Vettel looked forward to following in Michael Schumacher’s Formula One footsteps after Ferrari confirmed on Thursday that the four times world champion would replace Fernando Alonso next season on a three-year deal. [...]
  • Moeen to replace Hales for first warm-up
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:31:10 +0000 - ESPNCricinfo: England are set to tinker with their one-day top three again by dropping opener Alex Hales for the first warm-up match of their Sri Lanka tour. Moeen Ali is expected to take Hales’ place alongside Alastair Cook, with Ian Bell also coming back into the side after missing England’s previous two ODIs against India. [...]
  • Qatar Football Association Chief joins FIFA Head for Sri Lanka visit
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:29:59 +0000 - Qatar Football Association President Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani will join the VIP football delegation, headed by FIFA President Sepp Blatter, which will visit Sri Lanka on 1 December. One of Hamad’s chief achievements is winning the right to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, the first event of its kind to take [...]
  • TRT Cricket Sixes on 23 Nov.
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:28:45 +0000 - Past pupils of Trinity College Kandy, Royal College Colombo 7 and S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia (and their affiliated schools at Kollupitiya, Gurutalawa and Bandarawela) will join forces for a series of events which will look to strengthen bonds between each of these three schools. The first event in the series is called TRT Cricket [...]
  • Navy vs. Kandy the pick of the week
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:28:10 +0000 - Without any doubt, the game between Kandy and Navy will take pride of place this week. The teams are occupying the top two slots after three weeks of rugby. Kandy and Navy had scored 18 tries each with the difference being the number of conversions that Navy made. Kandy had a horror start when they [...]
  • Rohit Sharma’s record will not be broken: Brian Lara
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:25:12 +0000 - West Indies legend Brian Lara has said no one would be able to surpass India batsman Rohit Sharma’s world record score of 264 in an ODI. Sharma stunned the cricketing world with his monster score in an ODI against Sri Lanka last week, smashing the previous record of 219 held by fellow Indian Virender Sehwag. [...]
  • Deheragoda and Junaid felicitated after impressive performance at APRC
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:23:40 +0000 - The Motor Racing Association (MRA) together with the Ceylon Motor Sports Club felicitated race-car driver Dinesh Deheragoda and co-driver Shafraz Junaid, for their exceptional performance at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2014, at an event held recently. Speaking at the event held in Colombo, Dinesh Deheragoda thanked his EZY racing team and sponsors [...]
  • HNB Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament 2014
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:21:58 +0000 - Hatton National Bank (HNB) recently sponsored the Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) for the seventh consecutive year. One of the premier events in the golfing calendar of Sri Lanka, the tournament saw over 165 golf enthusiasts teeing off for the exciting prizes on offer. Held recently, the tournament was [...]
  • Abans observe Universal Children’s Day tomorrow
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:15:26 +0000 - To coincide with Universal Children’s Day, Abans will conduct a program for kids aged from 6 to 12 at their Kollupitiya Elite Showroom at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 22 November. As the theme of the program is ‘Go Green with Abans’ all the kids participating in the program and their parents are requested to come [...]
  • HSBC unveils season of big celebrations
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:14:29 +0000 - Anticipating the upcoming holiday season, HSBC launched the ‘season of big celebrations’ centred on a wealth of festive events and celebrations, and heartfelt hospitality to allow HSBC customers the chance to indulge in an exceptional holiday season, until 31 December 2014. The season of big celebrations will offer HSBC customer’s unbeatable value with an unrivalled [...]
  • ‘Life as Art’: Beautiful photographs for a beautiful cause
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:06:51 +0000 - ‘Life as Art’, an exhibition and sale of photographs by Chatrini Weeratunge in aid of Emerge Lanka Foundation to support girl children who have survived sexual abuse, will be held at the Barefoot Gallery from 28-30 November. Chatrini Weeratunge is a photographer specialising in art, travel and humanitarian photography. Currently a scholar at the Lee [...]
  • Australian actor Chris Hemsworth named ‘sexiest man alive’ by People magazine
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:04:00 +0000 - Reuters: “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” on Tuesday in a live broadcast of the late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Hemsworth, 31, appeared via Skype clad in a loose-fitting t-shirt with his face obscured and his voice disguised electronically, answering questions from the audience about his age, whether [...]
  • Raffles Beach Carnival on 29 November
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:03:09 +0000 - Raffles Design Institute, Colombo has organised a Beach Carnival at The Station Restaurant Beach, Dehiwela on 29 November from 10 a.m. onwards with amazing offers and a fun-filled day with many, many surprises and games that could set all moods on high spirits. The first 100 reservations will receive free entrance and refreshments. A design workshop [...]
  • China wasted $ 6.9 trillion on bad investment post 2009: Media
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:42:27 +0000 - BEIJING (Reuters): China wasted an approximate 42 trillion yuan ($ 6.9 trillion) on ‘ineffective investment’ in the five years from 2009, with the problem worsening in the past two years, a government official and an economist were quoted as saying in the local media. From relying too much on investment to lift the economy to [...]
  • ‘It’s all about Love’ with Cotton Collection this Christmas
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:40:36 +0000 - Capturing the essence of the festive season, Cotton Collection launched ‘Love Christmas,’ a campaign that is inspired by the joy of spreading love. Shot in the iconic town of Galle, the campaign exudes youthful exuberance and charm, capturing carefree moments of love, fun and celebration. ‘Love Christmas’ will brighten up your holiday this year with [...]
  • United Colors of Benetton & Sisley launches A/W 2014 Collection in Colombo
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:39:13 +0000 - United Colors of Benetton and its upmarket extension Sisley are two of the most versatile clothing brands for the mass market to emerge out of Europe. The much anticipated 2014 Autumn/Winter Collection from these globally renowned fashion names are now in Sri Lanka, spiced with a strong Mediterranean/Continental flavour and character that has its superior [...]
  • Celebrate the season with Swarnamahal’s ‘Aura’ white gold collection at half price from
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:37:50 +0000 - Preparing for the festive season, has announced a new promotion that cannot be missed with Swarnamahal, offering a half price discount on select items from the stunning Aura white gold collection.  With this incredible offer, you can make a glamorous fashion statement by purchasing your very own piece of white gold jewellery on [...]
  • connects expats with loved ones through a new online gifting experience
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:36:18 +0000 - Having understood the need for greater connectivity between Sri Lankans living overseas and their loved ones back home, Sri Lanka’s pioneer online music website has launched a new e-commerce website and are part of MJ Innovations Ltd. based in Colombo and is spearheaded by the dynamic and young CEO Milinda Jayasinghe. [...]
  • HCR launches waffles and crêpes promotion daily at Bar Lounge
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:35:17 +0000 - A la minute waffles and crêpes with sweet or savoury toppings to choose from The Hilton Colombo Residences has launched a promotion for waffles and crêpes that will be offered with a choice of sweet or savoury toppings to choose from, daily from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A la minute waffles and crêpes will [...]
  • SriLankan Airlines’ frequent flyers to enjoy exciting benefits with Loon Tao, Tsing Tao
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:34:32 +0000 - SriLankan Airlines’ frequent flyer program, FlySmiLes entered into a partnership with Loon Tao and Tsing Tao to offer its members a host of attractive benefits. Accordingly, for every Rs. 100 spent, FlySmiLes members can earn one FlySmiLes mile and the opportunity to redeem their miles when dining at any of the two restaurants. Tsing Tao [...]
  • Real High Tea with Peter Kuruvita at Dilmah t-Lounge
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:33:54 +0000 - The Dilmah t-Lounge on Chatham Street will host celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita to a tea-inspired Real High Tea on 26 November from 4:30-6 p.m. You too can now indulge in a real high tea experience with this rare interactive session with Peter himself. The menu for the Real High Tea with Peter Kuruvita will feature [...]
  • Softlogic Holdings’ Burger King restaurants make Sri Lanka proud
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:32:59 +0000 - The BK AsiaPac Ltd. 2014 Asia Pacific Convention awards ceremony turned out to be a big night for Burger King Sri Lanka, with the country’s leading fast food restaurant walking away with the most celebrated awards of the evening. The 2014 convention took place at the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore from 21-23 October [...]
  • ‘Holiday Season Gala Concert’ by Chamber Music Society
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:30:29 +0000 - The Chamber Music Society of Colombo is pleased to welcome audiences to their grand finale for the year, in Colombo and Galle. Entitled ‘Holiday Season Gala Concert,’ it will be first presented at the Lionel Wendt Theatre in Colombo 7, on Friday, 5 December, at 7:30pm. The repeat concert will be the following day at [...]
  • Voice Print in Concert at British School Auditorium on Sunday
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:29:39 +0000 - Voice Print in Concert, a musical evening, will be held at The British School Auditorium on 23 November from 7:30 p.m. onwards featuring Voice Print, Flame, Chill Out, Anno Domini and Kevin Almeida. Voice Print will perform a capella style music which they are widely known for. This award winning group of talented vocalists is [...]
  • SLID flies in Jeff Mirza, ‘Best Comedian’ award winner at BT Emma Awards
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:28:39 +0000 - Jeff Mirza, an award winning British comedian and actor, will fly into Sri Lanka to perform stand-up comedy at the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) Comedy Dinner Theatre on 27 November at the Oak Room of the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. SLID, in contrast to the usual corporate training programs, invites you to laugh out [...]
  • SAARC Heads urged to control corruption
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:27:30 +0000 - Transparency International’s Regional Director and Heads of South Asian Chapters have urged the Heads of governments in the SAARC countries to re-affirm prioritise and take concrete steps to further advance accountable governance and corruption control at the SAARC Summit later this month. In a joint letter, they have specifically told them to reiterate that corruption [...]
  • Arjuna Ranatunga bats for common candidate
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:25:56 +0000 - Sportsman turned politician Arjuna Ranatunga, who is currently in the political spotlight following his name being proposed for the highly-discussed common candidate, affirms he can pose a challenge to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming presidential election. An Opposition Parliamentarian, the former Cricket Captain says: “When you look at some of the leaders who have [...]
  • Third term and cricketing lessons from JR
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:21:56 +0000 - The wheels have been set in motion to make history. President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a presidential election seeking another term. The Elections Commissioner had received the proclamation signed by the President and it was reported that the nominations will be called shortly. Dates are yet to be announced [...]
  • Conference highlights need for regional cooperation to boost productivity
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:21:33 +0000 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Developing Asia must boost productivity if it is to continue to enjoy strong economic growth, reduce poverty and inequality, and avoid getting mired in the middle-income trap, delegates heard at an Asian Regional Cooperation and Integration conference that ended on 18 November. “It is critical that the region tackles the structural issues underlying [...]

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