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  • Luis Suarez credits wife for curing his ‘teething’ problem
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:49:18 +0000 - In his autobiography, Luis Suarez writes how wife Sofia Balbi talked him into seeking help despite his fear that he would lose his on-field aggression Uruguay striker Luis Suarez became a household name when he bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match in Brazil. After serving a four-month ban, he made his Barcelona [...]
  • Hamilton aims to make it 10 in Texas
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:48:20 +0000 - Reuters: Lewis Hamilton will be aiming for a big win in Texas this weekend, even if the Formula One starting grid is the smallest he has ever known it with the absence of backmarker teams Marussia and Caterham. The 29-year-old Mercedes driver can become the first British driver to win 10 races in a single [...]
  • SLC ropes in sports psychologist
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:47:37 +0000 - ESPNcricinfo: Sri Lanka have enlisted the help of sports psychologist and former England offspinner Jeremy Snape for their upcoming home series against England. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) made the decision with a view to having a performance coach on board for ther 2015 World Cup campaign. The board is also understood to be in talks [...]
  • Club rugby season kicks off today
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:46:22 +0000 - After an extended break due to a change in the schedule, the club rugby season will kick off today. The ardent fans and the players are bound to be rejuvenated, recharged and rearing to go. The format for the current season has been changed in that all the teams will play each other twice on [...]
  • Defending champs Navy to kick off club rugby season
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:44:46 +0000 - By Shamseer Jaleel The new inter-club rugby season will kick off on 31 October at Beliatte, when defending champions Sri Lanka Navy SC face the Hambantota Sharks at Beliatte. This game will be refereed by Pradeep Fernando. On the following day, Sri Lanka Air Force will meet the Kandy Sports Club in Ratmalana. Kandy SC, [...]
  • Holders City exit League Cup to resurgent Newcastle
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:44:18 +0000 - Reuters: Manchester City suffered a shock League Cup defeat at the hands of a reinvigorated Newcastle United, who reached the quarter-finals with a superb 2-0 away win on Wednesday that left the holders nursing the wounds of a bruising past eight days. Newcastle’s 18-year-old winger Rolando Aarons struck in the sixth minute to hand the [...]
  • Niloo and Sam show class at SL-China Friendship Golf Championship
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:43:39 +0000 - By Shamseer Jaleel Golfer Niloo Jayatillake and Sam Gunaratne won the ladies’ and men’s segments of the first ever Sri Lanka–China Friendship Golf Championship, staged at the Victoria Golf Course at Rajawella on 25 and 26 October. The Ambassador for China in Sri Lanka, Wu Jianghao walked away with the Combined Nett title. The competition [...]
  • Asian International School emerge champions
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:42:59 +0000 - The reigning All Island Champions Asian International School convincingly defeated Royal Institute (75-45) to lift the Inter-International Champions trophy played at The Colombo International School courts last Monday. At half time scores stood at (48-18) in favour of AIS. The Asian International under 17 team have the honour of being the only undefeated side this [...]
  • Amidst legends, Angelo Mathews is leading Sri Lanka by example
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:42:16 +0000 - Angelo Mathews’ inspiring leadership and performance comes as a shining example of what India should have done to put on a better show in England New Delhi: He won Sri Lanka the Asia Cup, the World T20 and a series abroad in England this year but Angelo Mathews’ leadership is something still unspoken of really. [...]
  • Cargills props CR & FC and Kandy Sports Club this new season
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:41:47 +0000 - Cargills (Ceylon) PLC stated that it was excited to be the strength behind two of the most prestigious clubs in the local rugby circuit in CR & FC and Kandy Sports Club this new season. Commenting on the partnership Head of Cargills Sports Rumaiz Rahim said “Cargills has been synonymous with youth development and we [...]
  • Trillium’s double launch
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  • A world of ‘Different Strokes’
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:39:43 +0000 - The beauty of art is that its value is based on the skill of the artist; the individual’s drawing and painting technique, the material they are most comfortable using and the subject matter that inspires them. This is evident in the exhibition ‘Different Strokes’ which will feature the artistic expressions of Hilda Gomes Tennakoon and [...]
  • French, German and UK cultural institutes sign EUNIC Convention
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:39:01 +0000 - The European National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Convention was signed at the European Union Delegation between the Alliance Francaise de Kotte, Goethe Institute and the British Council on 23 October. The signing took place in the presence of the Ambassador of the European Union Delegation, David Daly, the Ambassador of France, Jean-Paul Monchau, the Ambassador [...]
  • ‘Dhoom Machale’ singer Sunidhi Chauhan making her Sri Lankan debut
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:38:32 +0000 - Plans were recently finalised to bring down top Bollywood playback talent Sunidhi Chauhan to perform her maiden concert, scheduled for the evening of 22 November at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC). Tickets are currently available by calling the Tickets Hotline on 0779929992. Widely regarded as the most sought after Bollywood playback singer working [...]
  • Extreme entertainment: Power of Play’s giant puppets make a massive impression
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:37:52 +0000 - Established in 2011, Power of Play is Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary puppeteering company, and specialises in the use of the performing arts in the areas of education, development and reconciliation.  While the company is constantly engaged in diverse areas and activities; from their very popular interactive monthly story readings and unique holiday camps, to theatre [...]
  • TripAdvisor lists top restaurants in Asia and the world
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:36:27 +0000 - TripAdvisor has unveiled the winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice awards for restaurants across the globe. In total, 353 fine dining restaurant winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, China, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the UK and US. Travellers’ Choice awards honour top travel [...]
  • Heavenly cheesecakes with shakes at Taj Samudra
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:35:21 +0000 - Sweet deal not to be missed for those who are craving for something sweet to indulge, Pebbles at the Taj Samudra Colombo has the perfect treat for you. From heavenly cheesecakes to shakes and smoothies they offer a variety of flavours during the month of November. All those sweet tooth lovers out there, Pebbles at [...]
  • It’s good tidings this season at The Kingsbury!
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:34:30 +0000 - The age old Christmas tradition of cake mixing heralds in the Christmas season at The Kingsbury. The history of the cake-mixing ceremony dates back to the 17th century, when it marked the arrival of the harvest season. During this time lots of fruits and nuts were harvested and prepared to go into the making of [...]
  • EGB blends with Kaema Sutra’s Sri Lankan delicacies
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:34:00 +0000 - Sri Lanka’s iconic beverage brand Elephant House Ginger Beer, lovingly referred to as EGB, entered into a partnership with Kaema Sutra – the unique contemporary Sri Lankan restaurant launched by celebrated chef and restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa and Bollywood star and former Miss Sri Lanka, Jacqueline Fernandez in partnership with entrepreneurs Raju Chandiram and Shalin Balasuriya. [...]
  • Emirates wins in-flight dining award from Saveur Magazine
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:33:40 +0000 - Airline recognised for regionally inspired cuisine, inflight service and Onboard Lounge product Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, announced that it has won Saveur Magazine’s Culinary Travel Award for Best In-Flight Dining: First Class & Business Class for the second consecutive year. Saveur, an American-based, globally recognised culinary-travel magazine, asked an expert [...]
  • A spooktacular carnival in Colombo
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:33:09 +0000 - Come 2 November, the courtyard and restaurant of The Barnesbury will be transformed into a haunted haven for spooky specters from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. when The Barnesbury hosts its first and Colombo’s only family friendly Halloween Carnival this weekend. The brain child of the Halloween Carnival is the duo behind The Barnesbury; Shiyam and [...]
  • Halloween Night at Galadari
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:32:43 +0000 - The Galadari Hotel is hoping to add the maximum scare factor this month of October by organising the most frightening and entertaining Halloween night ever. All these thrilling happenings are taking place at the Margarita Blue on 31 October from 8 p.m. onwards. The ever popular band Crossroads will be entertaining all at the pub, [...]
  • ON14 presents Halloween in the Heavens
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:32:07 +0000 - Freak out on the 14th floor of OZO Colombo with the spookiest costume winning an overnight stay for two. Party the night away this Halloween with OZO Colombo, on Friday 31 October 2014 – ON14 is throwing a Halloween bash to die for! For the night ON14 will be transformed into a giant haunted house; [...]
  • Fed ends bond buying, exhibits confidence in US recovery
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:30:29 +0000 - Reuters: The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and signalled confidence the U.S. economic recovery would remain on track despite signs of a slowdown in many parts of the global economy. “The Committee continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing progress toward maximum employment in [...]
  • Australia passes laws cracking down on foreign fighters
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:29:03 +0000 - Reuters: Australia passed laws on Thursday aimed at preventing young people from becoming radicalised and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as those in Iraq and Syria, where scores of Australians have joined militant groups. Last month, the United Nations demanded that all states make it a serious criminal offence for their citizens to [...]
  • “Govt. responsible for LTTE’s re-emergence”
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:27:36 +0000 - The LTTE is re-emerging and the Government should be held responsible for that, asserts Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, in an interview with the Daily FT. Minister Ranawaka further says that LTTE leader Prabhakaran may have been defeated but the Government has failed to fully liberalise [...]
  • Budget deficit as high as 14% of GDP in 2014, and not 5.2%!
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:23:34 +0000 - By Economicus This piece of work took place after noting a conspicuous absence of a value for current price GDP (hereafter referred as nominal GDP) for 2014 and beyond either in the Budget Estimates 2015 or Fiscal Management Report of the Ministry of Finance and Planning.  These two documents are the basis for this write-up. [...]
  • Landslide solutions
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:22:54 +0000 - TRAGEDIES are never easy to deal with and the massive landslide in Haldumulla is no different. The greatest challenge now is to provide these people with sustained help and ensure a similar disaster does not take place in the surrounding areas. Nearly 75 children have been grouped into two relief camps after the landslide crashed [...]
  • Marketers must help solve China free trade puzzle
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:22:29 +0000 - Free Trade Agreements have become the flavour of the year. It is now the smart thing to sing the praises of Free Trade Agreements! The concept of free trade was developed a long time ago by the classical economists. It was a neat theory. If every country made what it was best at making and [...]
  • Should corporates invest in leadership development?
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:18:15 +0000 - The role of leaders came under fresh debate at the recently held forum facilitated by the Colombo Leadership Academy. At the inaugural event of the flagship leadership coaching program ‘Winning Leadership Strategy for High Performance’, a prolific panel discussion titled ‘Should Corporates Invest on Leadership Development’ was deliberated by experts in the field. Moderated by [...]

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