Beer company gives workers a week off work when they get a new puppy

FeaturesA craft beer company is offering staff members with new dogs a week of 'Puppy Parental Leave'. BrewDog, a canine-inspired Scottish beer company, will offer the benefit to staff at its soon-to-be opened Ohio brewery, the Daily Mail reported. BrewDog is one of the world's fastest growing artisan beer companies and has grown from having two staff with as many investors in 2007 to a global team of 540 in 2015. Allowing dogs in the office is a popular benefit among tech companies. Both Google and Amazon allow staff to bring the animals in alongside a host of others in different industries.

February 17, 2017 15:31 UTC

IUSF vehicle protest against SAITM enters Colombo

The Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) organized vehicle protest campaign against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicin... Features & AnalysisBeer company gives workers a week off work when they get a new puppyA craft beer company is offering staff members with new dogs a week of 'Puppy Parental Leave'. ...'Anarchy' comes to Galle‘Anarchy’ is the latest stage play produced by the Kandy-based Sri Theatre Company, which will unvei... Telling their story in pictures: ‘Everest; A journey with Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peiris’ launchedWhat do you do when there’s nothing but snow around you? When you’re in a situation, where the small...Lankan student's doodle in the running for Doodle4Google art contestA Sri Lankan student has been selected to the final 75 contestants of Doodle4Google art contest.

February 17, 2017 14:51 UTC

SAITM protests

The Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) organized vehicle protest campaign against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicin... Features & AnalysisBeer company gives workers a week off work when they get a new puppyA craft beer company is offering staff members with new dogs a week of 'Puppy Parental Leave'. ...'Anarchy' comes to Galle‘Anarchy’ is the latest stage play produced by the Kandy-based Sri Theatre Company, which will unvei... Telling their story in pictures: ‘Everest; A journey with Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peiris’ launchedWhat do you do when there’s nothing but snow around you? When you’re in a situation, where the small...Lankan student's doodle in the running for Doodle4Google art contestA Sri Lankan student has been selected to the final 75 contestants of Doodle4Google art contest.

February 17, 2017 14:08 UTC

SL in Aus: Sri Lanka record last-ball win in 1st T20

After losing skipper Upul Tharanga for a duck Niroshan Dickwella and Dilshan Munaweera set Sri Lanka on the right path with a stand of 79 runs for the second wicket. Dickwella made 30 off 25 balls inclusive of four boundaries and a six and Munaweera hit 44 off 29 balls with six boundaries. Milinda Siriwardana faced 11 balls to make 15 and was dismissed as Sri Lanka's fifth wicket at 152 when Sri Lanka needed 15 runs off 15 balls. Finch made 43 off 34 balls inclusive of two fours and two sixes while Klinger, in his debut, hit 38 off 32 balls inclusive of four boundaries. Seam bowler Vikum Sanjaya made his Twenty20 International debut while Australia had three debutants Michael Klinger, Ashton Turner and Billy Stanlake.

February 17, 2017 12:33 UTC

'Anarchy' comes to Galle

Features‘Anarchy’ is the latest stage play produced by the Kandy-based Sri Theatre Company, which will unveil its production on Feb 25 at the Galle Fort Event Hall. After having two successful shows in Kandy, Sri Theatre Company has decided to expand to several other regions of the country, out of which Galle will be the first, a statement from the theatre company said. This being the very first time an outstation drama company would be performing an English play in Galle, Sri Theatre is extremely enthusiastic and excited about taking the initiativeof bringing the external dramatic culture to Galle. However, that’s where all similarities end; ‘Anarchy’ unlike the previous plays, is a tragedy. ‘Anarchy’ will take place at the Galle Fort Event Hall at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.

February 17, 2017 11:10 UTC



Navy earns USD 20 million from OBST Operations

NewsSri Lanka Navy has earned USD 20 million to-date, from Onboard Security Team Operations (OBST), Navy said in a statement. At the existing currency exchange rate it is approximately Rs. OBST Operations since mid-November 2015 has seen more than 8,200 ship movements' mainly through Galle and Colombo operations centres, at a monthly rate of 550 OBST moves earning Rs. The report also said that, the Sri Lanka Navy took over OBST duties following a special directive by the President Maithripala Sirisena. Accordingly, Sri Lanka Navy is responsible of receiving, storing and issuing of weapons, ammunition and equipment registered with foreign and local On-board Security Teams (OBST), who operates for merchant shipping companies.

February 17, 2017 09:10 UTC

SL in Aus: Sri Lanka elect to field in 1st T20

Sri Lanka Navy has earned USD 20 million to-date, from Onboard Security Team Operations (OBST), Navy said in a statement. At the existing currency ... Features & AnalysisTelling thier story in pictures: ‘Everest; A journey with Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peiris’ launchedWhat do you do when there’s nothing but snow around you? When you’re in a situation, where the small...Lankan student's doodle in the running for Doodle4Google art contestA Sri Lankan student has been selected to the final 75 contestants of Doodle4Google art contest. She is five-year-old...Pakistani court issues nationwide ban on Valentine's DayThe High Court in Islamabad in Pakistan's capital issued an order Monday that banned the celebration of Val...Mo' Mojo Mardi Gras Music FestivalMo’ Mojo a Zydeco-based band ( a musical genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French C...

February 17, 2017 08:37 UTC

Lankan fishing boat found abandoned; seized

NewsThe Marine Police of Coastal Security Group in Tamil Nadu have seized a Sri Lankan fibreglass boat found abandoned about six nautical miles south of Mukuntharayar Chathiram coast near Dhanushkodi, The Hindu reported. Ramesh Kumar, Inspector of Police, reached the spot in a boat in the afternoon and towed the fishing boat back to Mukuntharayar Chathiram. As seawater seeped into the boat and they could not take it back, they could have abandoned it and returned in some other boat, he said. The police were also investigating whether the boat was used for any smuggling activity or drop Sri Lankan Tamils, he added. The fishermen had abandoned the boat after water started seeping into it, he said.

February 17, 2017 08:15 UTC

Malaysian Airlines flight MH179 to Colombo forced to turn back to KL

NewsMalaysia Airlines flight MH179 to Colombo was forced to turn back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today due to technical issues, a statement said. Malaysia Airlines in a statement said the aircraft that departed at 10.10pm yesterday, had to turn back when its auxiliary power unit (APU) was unable to start. The APU is backup power that is required to be switched on when an aircraft crosses over water. The aircraft landed at the KLIA at 1.50am, today. “Due to closure of Bandaranaike International Airport for scheduled maintenance at the runway, an immediate retiming was not possible.

February 17, 2017 07:01 UTC

Gota at FCID

Sri Lanka must employ international judges and prosecutors to ensure accountability during trials of those responsible for alleged war crimes again... Features & Analysis'Anarchy' comes to Galle‘Anarchy’ is the latest stage play produced by the Kandy-based Sri Theatre Company, which will unvei... Telling their story in pictures: ‘Everest; A journey with Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peiris’ launchedWhat do you do when there’s nothing but snow around you? When you’re in a situation, where the small...Lankan student's doodle in the running for Doodle4Google art contestA Sri Lankan student has been selected to the final 75 contestants of Doodle4Google art contest. She is five-year-old...Pakistani court issues nationwide ban on Valentine's DayThe High Court in Islamabad in Pakistan's capital issued an order Monday that banned the celebration of Val...

February 17, 2017 06:58 UTC

Sri Lanka must have foreign judges in war crime investigation: HRW Australia Director

NewsSri Lanka must employ international judges and prosecutors to ensure accountability during trials of those responsible for alleged war crimes against mostly Tamils, Human Rights Watch Australia's director Elaine Pearson told SBS News. Ms Pearson's call, which echoes a recommendation in a 2015 UN Human Rights Council report of the OHCHR investigation of Sri Lanka, comes as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh this week visited Canberra. Both the Sri Lankan government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were likely to have committed the abuses, the investigation found. The investigation recommended Sri Lanka bring to trial those responsible for alleged war crimes in a court that was both domestic and international - where the international element would help ensure accountability. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has also spoken out against including foreign judges in the justice process.

February 17, 2017 06:33 UTC

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on official visit to SL

NewsIndian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will visit three key countries -China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh- beginning Saturday, Indian media reported. Announcing the visits, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup was quoted in a report by DNA as saying Jaishankar will travel to China to attend first round of India-China Strategic Dialogue on February 22. During the dialogue, the two sides will discuss key issues of mutual "concern and interest" including "friction points" such as Masood Azhar and NSG. The Foreign Secretary will be in Sri Lanka from February 18-20 during which he will interact with the leadership there on possibilities of collaboration and cooperation in a number of sectors including power, highways, airport, hydrocarbon sector, etc. "The visit will continue the tradition of close exchanges with Sri Lanka that has gained momentum in the last two years.The visit would help in taking stock on various decisions taken during the meetings between the two leaderships," he said.

February 17, 2017 04:12 UTC

Samsung chief Lee arrested as S.Korean corruption probe deepens

Shares in flagship Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) fell 1.4 percent, while shares in Samsung C&T Corp (028260.KS), the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, were down 2.8 percent compared with the wider market's .KS11 drop of 0.2 percent. The same court had rejected a request last month to arrest Lee, but prosecutors on Tuesday brought additional accusations against Lee, seeking his arrest on bribery and other charges. The judge rejected the prosecution's request to arrest Samsung Electronics president Park Sang-jin. One employee at Samsung Electronics’ chip division said colleagues were unsettled that prosecutors had singled-out Samsung. However, another Samsung Electronics employee described the situation as business as usual.

February 17, 2017 04:05 UTC

US ready to work with Russia when it benefits US: Tillerson

“The United States will consider working with Russia when we can find areas of practical cooperation that will benefit the American people,” Tillerson said after his first meeting as secretary of state with Lavrov. “Where we do not see eye to eye the United States will stand up for the interests and values of America and her allies,” he said on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers gathering in Bonn. Tillerson also urged Russia to meet its Minsk ceasefire commitments in Ukraine, where Russian intervention and its annexation of Crimea have plunged ties with Moscow into a deep freeze. For his part, Lavrov told Tillerson that Moscow does not interfere in other countries' internal affairs. “You should know we do not interfere in the domestic matters of other countries,” Lavrov told reporters.

February 16, 2017 15:38 UTC

Third Baghdad car bomb in three days kills 16: Official

WorldA car bomb exploded in Baghdad for the third day running Thursday, killing at least 16 people in a southern neighbourhood, an interior ministry official said. The blast rocked the same Bayaa neighbourhood where a car bomb had already killed four people on Tuesday, the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to talk to the press. He said another 25 people were wounded in the explosion, which went off in a busy market area. Hospital officials confirmed the casualty toll. BAGHDAD, AFP

February 16, 2017 14:42 UTC



Trending Today






Loading...