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... promotions, transfers, employee restructuring and retirement of the Board of Directors, CEOs, Chairman and other senior management and financial reporting, compliance with relevant accounting and auditing standards, and financial and operational performance and standards. (Colombo Gazette).
Unemployed graduates staged a protest in Colombo today disrupting traffic. The Police said that Lotus Road in Colombo had to be temporarily closed due to the protest march today. The protest was organized by the Joint Federation of Unemployed Graduates. Related Items: Click to ...

The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court re-issues an open warrant for the arrest of former ambassador to the US: Jaliya Wirckamasooriya. Details: Published on 24 April 2018: Hits: 114. The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court re-issued an open warrant for the arrest of the former ambassador to the US: Jaliya Wirckamasooriya ...
SriLankan Airlines has added two more flights per week to Hyderabad and now offers a daily flight to Colombo and onward connectivity to other destinations. Currently, it operates 145 flights per week to India across 14 destinations. Chammika Iddagodage, Manager for SriLankan Airlines, in Telangana ... Hyderabad
For more than 32 years, members of the Colombo family have constructed the elaborate costumes and headdresses worn by royalty in the Krewe of Endymion. Shirley and Anthony Colombo began designing and building costumes for local Carnival krewes in 1967 from their Chalmette home. They ...
The Dutch Fort of Colombo was completed by the end of the 17th century and subjected to modifications over time. When Colombo fell to the British in 1796, the new owners continued to maintain the Dutch fortifications with very few modifications and in 1869 it was decided to demolish the fortifications for the ...

KOLKATA: From May 1, Sri-Lankan Airlines will add another flight to Colombo from Kolkata. This will take the frequency ... Since then, we have carried nearly 12,000 people to Colombo. Previously, there ... "The Kolkata flight takes off at 12.30pm and reach Colombo at 3.30pm," Peiris added. Get latest ...
Sri Lanka serves as the perfect segue between Southeast and South Asia: a laid-back island where Buddhism is the dominant religion and dhal curry is the dominant dish. A 3.5-hour flight from Singapore's Changi will deposit you at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport; from there, it's on to ...
Throughout its years of colonisation -- Dutch, Portuguese and British -- Sri Lankan cuisine had remained a potent blend of strong flavours, distinct for its generous use of spices. Colombo is a great place to sample the generous variety of this nation's gastronomic offerings. Here's how you can plot your ...
Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed a new auxiliary bishop to the Archdiocese of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Father J. D. Anthony Jayakody is the new Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo. He takes over from Auxiliary Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph Peiris who has stepped down having reached the ...
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is extremely concerned over amended provisions in the gazetted National Audit Bill. There are three major areas of concern – 1. the surcharge powers, being the power to recover monies related to any fraud, negligence, misappropriation or corruption, have been ...
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Namal Rajapaksa says he was blocked from flying to the US from Russia. Rajapaksa, who was in Russia to observe the just concluded Russian Presidential elections, tweeted saying that he had been informed by Emirates Airlines in Moscow that he will not be ...
Rosy Senanayake assumed duties as Colombo's first female Mayor at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) premises a short while ago. Mrs Senanayake's United National Party (UNP) won 60 of the 119 seats at the CMC at the February 10, Local Government Elections, winning an outright majority in the ...
'The One', an ambitious property development project with a price tag of US $ 500 million in the heart of Colombo, is hoping to bring back its former glory to the Colombo Fort area. The One will comprise of two super luxury hotels with 473 keys, a luxury retail mall, a commercial complex and 638 beautifully ...
... won the recent Local Government (LG) elections in Colombo. Senanayake and 60 other councilors elected from the UNP took oaths before the party leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees earlier this week. Mohammed Iqbal took oaths as the Deputy Mayor. (Colombo Gazette).
The construction of 'The One - Sri Lanka' which is going to be a landmark development project in Sri Lanka which would redefine the urban regeneration in the city of Colombo, is now underway. The project, which will cost over $ 500 million, will include a luxury retail mall, a commercial office complex, ...
On March 15, 2018 (Thursday) at around 7.45 pm, a fire broke out inside a fifth floor apartment at the Sirisara Uyana complex in Dematagoda. Sirisara Uyana is one of the high-rises built by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) for the working class poor of Colombo who were evicted or forcibly relocated ...

Mar 20, Colombo: The first female Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Rosy Senanayake and 60 other councilors elected from the United National Party (UNP) took oaths before the party leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday (19). Mohammed Iqbal took ...
The Government has decided to declare a state of emergency as tensions continue in the country. Minister S.B. Dissanayake said that the cabinet, which met today, decided to declare a 10 day state of emergency. He said the move will be to maintain law and order in the country. A curfew imposed in Kandy ...
Colombo Trust Finance PLC yesterday announced plans to raise Rs.600 million via a rights issue subject to the approval of the Colombo Stock Exchange and ... In September last year, Dialog Axiata PLC acquired 80 percent of Colombo Trust Finance from Cargills Bank paying Rs.28.70 per share. With the ...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's government imposed a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday after mob attacks against the minority Muslim population in a central district, violence that has highlighted the country's fragility as it tries to recover from decades of civil war. The unrest in the district of ...
The Central Bank (CB) on Monday at around 12 noon sealed the premises of the Central Investment and Finance Ltd (CIFL) in Colombo following a decision to cancel the licence of the troubled company. Witnesses said a group of 25 high officials of the Central Bank including security staff had ordered all ...
The project is brought to you by the Premier Sponsor, Fairway Holdings, a leading patron of art and culture, and the Chamber Music Society of Colombo, (CMSC) celebrating its 10th anniversary. A leading concert violinist for over 30 years, Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing ...
... since 2003 by two private companies Grey Line 1 and 2 due to the war situation prevalent in the country at the time. However, since the war ended this practice continues to date causing inconvenience to the lorry drivers and increasing the traffic congestion in Colombo, the unions alleged. (Sunimalee) ...
The surge in land prices in Colombo slowed down marginally in 2017 after recording sustained growth for over one and a half years, according to the ... The index uses data collected by the Valuation Department covering 50 centres of the five Divisional Secretariats of Colombo, Dehiwala, Kesbawa, ...
No longer just the urban gateway to Sri Lanka, Hannah Stephenson discovers Colombo has enough war-torn history, colourful temples and culinary delights ... for beaches, whale-watching tours, tea plantations and elephant safaris, that they don't stop for a second glance at its commercial capital Colombo.
Visitors to Sri Lanka are often in such a rush to head for beaches, whale-watching tours, tea plantations and elephant safaris, that they don't stop for a second glance at its commercial capital Colombo. Big mistake. Golden Buddha in Viharamahadevi Park (Thinkstock/PA). While at first sight, it may seem like ...
India has been given an assurance that the Hambantota port will not be given to any foreign Navy. Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who is currently in India, dismissed speculations surrounding the Hambantota port. “I can assure that no action whatsoever will be taken which will ...
The Minister was speaking at the opening of the G-24 Technical Group Meeting at the BMICH in Colombo. Speaking here, the Minister said that the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook report issued last month state “the tightening of global financial conditions would have implications for global asset prices ...
The joint opposition says it is ready to support a United National Party (UNP)-led no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Joint opposition Parliamentarian C.B. Ratnayake said that all 53 members of the joint opposition will support the no-confidence motion if it is presented to ...
Australia has deported five Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka, despite knowledge of the human rights abuses they will likely face, including interrogation, torture and "disappearance". Gaye Demanuele reports. THE BARNABY JOYCE AFFAIR has held the attention of the nation over the past few weeks.
But Colombo has clocked the most impressive growth rate among the top 10 international destinations from Bengaluru, up 54% to 82,316 passengers last ... On the surge in traffic to Colombo, Devesh Agarwal, editor of aviation blog Bangalore Aviation, said: “For a few years, there was a lull as there were ...
With Sri Lanka on the agenda the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened its 37th session in Geneva today. A briefing on Sri Lanka at the session by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been set for March 21. Speaking on the opening day of the session today, the ...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a special committee to expedite action on fraud and corruption. The committee will include Ministers Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, D.M Swaminathan and Ajith Perera. The Prime Minister's office said that the secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order will sit as ...
... to avoid taking legal action on irregularities connected with the lands purchased for LECO during the period December 1 and 30 in 2010 when Mohan Peiris was the Attorney General. The Colombo Chief Magistratehad then issued notice on the suspects to appear in court on March 8. (Colombo Gazette).
SriLankan Airlines today said that it regretted continuing delays and congestion at the Colombo Airport. The airline said that due to a combination of unforeseen events, including a bird strike which damaged an aircraft in Cochin, valued customers of SriLankan Airlines have been subjected to great ...
... SLPA trade unions and collaborative support by all parties and stake holders engaged in port operations process has contributed to the increase in productivity at SLPA. SLPA has a three-year development plan to further increase container volumes and aims to make Colombo the maritime centre of Asia, ...
Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo played host to a new Ironman 70.3 event yesterday, with 63 countries represented in total across the age-group field. The race took place at Galle Face Green urban park in Colombo's port area, with closed road bike and run courses along the harbour away from the ...
... he would have been happy with a better Ministry post yet he has had to continue as the Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare. He also said that Ajith P Perera, who was appointed State Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Drug Prevention did not seem happy. (Colombo Gazette).
... reshuffle of a few UNP Ministers was not what the public expected. Karunanayake said that the cabinet reshuffle was a joke and an eyewash. He says the expectations of the public should have been taken into consideration and that should have been reflected in the cabinet reshuffle. (Colombo Gazette).
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it backs the report on Sri Lanka by the the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein and also called on the international community to hold the Sri Lankan Government accountable for the matters mentioned in the report. The Illankai ...
The two-day Technical Group Meeting of the G- 24 countries will be inaugurated by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday at the BMICH in Colombo. Over 45 delegates consisting of Secretaries of Ministry of Finance and the Governors of the Central Bank or their ...
( February 24, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Sri Lanka Una McCauley, passed away at the age of 54. The UN office in Colombo said in a statement, that Ms. McCauley was on medical leave as she was undergoing treatment. The statement also ...
The dollar was seen rising due to political uncertainty with the volatility attributed to foreigners taking out their funds from dividend payments from listed Colombo companies while rising US interest rates was also attributed to an outflow of foreign currency. “When US interest rates rise, US fund managers who park their funds ...
Several roads in Colombo would be remain closed on Sunday from 5 am to 12 noon to make way for the Ironman triathlon race which would be commenced from the Galle Face Green, Police said. Accordingly, the vehicle movement along the Chaithya Road, Galle Road towards Kollupitiya Junction from ...
Commenting on this, Hayleys Advantis Ltd Managing Director Ruwan Waidyaratne said: “We are excited to be a part of Ironman 70.3 Colombo and extend our support as the event's official logistics partner. Given the Ironman brand's global fan base, we believe that hosting such events in Sri Lanka will help ...
IITExpo-Colombo 2018, a 3-day event, showcasing the textiles of India, is being held from February 21-23 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. More than 40 Indian fabric manufacturers and exporters are displaying varieties of apparel fabrics (woven, knitted and non-woven), made-ups, home textiles, traditional ...
Locomotive Engineering Operators' Union says they have suspended the strike which they started this morning (Feb. 21) deciding not to operate trains to be started from Trincomalee to Colombo and from Colombo to Trincomalee. They launched the strike urging the authorities to arrest those who pelted ...
Amid calls from UK parliamentarians for his expulsion, Sri Lanka's UK defence attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, will return to Colombo for "consultations" the army spokesperson, told reporters today. Brigadier Fernando was filmed on February 4 making a throat slitting gesture at Tamils protesting ...
The volatility was somewhat attributed to foreigners taking out their funds from dividend payments from listed Colombo companies while rising US interest rates was also attributed to an outflow of foreign currency. “When US interest rates rise, US fund managers who park their funds in other countries bring ...


 

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