Architect 2019 was launched at Hotel Kingsbury, Colombo recently with the participation of the previous year patron companies and members of SLIA. Architect 2019 will open on February 20, 2019 followed by the National Conference on February 21. The re-designed layout for Architect 2019 will feature more interactive public access and participation, making it more attractive for the building trade. As usual the exhibition will be dedicated to school children for one day to enhance their knowledge. Architect 2018 Trade Exhibition featured 158 companies occupying 270 stalls and exhibiting the latest products the industry has to offer.
September 15, 2018 18:33 UTC
There will be various investment and multiple opportunities with the development of the shipping industry in the country. Your speech at the recently concluded Shippers Council AGM, highlighted some of the key issues of the shipping industry. The shipping trade is not only for shipping lines. There will be various investment and multiple opportunities with the development of the shipping industry in the country. When we talk about the shipping industry, we can not forgot the export and import sectors and shipping liners which stimulate the growth of the shipping industry.
September 15, 2018 18:33 UTC
NewsNavy personnel in the Eastern Naval Command yesterday rescued a Whale Shark that was stranded at the Alampil beach in Mulathivu. According to press release issued by the Sri Lanka Navy, the rescue operation was carried out by the Navy following an instruction given by the Mulathivu Fisheries Inspector Mohan KumaraThe distressed Shark was then guided three nautical miles into the sea by the Navy personnel.
September 11, 2018 13:30 UTC
BusinessThe issue of Sri Lanka development bonds amounting to US$100 million has been concluded with $82.86 million of bids received from investors today (Tuesday), the Central Bank (CB) announced. The bank received $55.9 million bids for the 1 year 8 months bond and accepted $54.4 million worth bids at a weighted average fixed rate of 5 per cent. It has accepted $25.46 million from $.26.96 million worth bids received for the 3 years 8 months bond at a weighted average fixed rate of 5.75 per cent. The offer of the development bonds denominated in US dollars was opened from September 5 to 11 for bidding with the settlement on September 17. 456 billion) worth of Sri Lanka development bonds and to borrow up to another $2 billion by issuing International Sovereign Bonds.
September 11, 2018 12:56 UTC
NewsNinety Sri Lankans attempting to leave the country illegally were intercepted by the Sri Lanka Navy today in seas off Negombo, Navy Spokesman Dinesh Bandara said. A patrol vessel of the Navy detected migrants who tried to leave the country on a multi-day trawlerIt is believed the group were headed to Reunion and the group comprised of residents from Matale, Batticaloa and Chilaw
September 11, 2018 11:26 UTC
NewsA specially chartered jet carrying at least a dozen Sri Lankan asylum seekers, who were forcibly deported back to Sri Lanka (SL), left Perth at 2am on Tuesday, the Guardian reported. The Skytraders plane used to forcibly transport asylum seekers from Perth to Sri Lanka, including some who had been held for more than six years in Australia. The asylum seekers had reported to the Australian authorities that they had been subject to torture by the security forces in SL. The group which landed in Colombo on Tuesday (Sept 11) were arrested by Sri Lankan police on arrival. It is reported that the Australian government has been increasingly using charter flights to deport asylum seekers.
September 11, 2018 11:26 UTC
NewsPolice have stated that they will arrest two religious leaders over incidents that took place during yesterday's protest at the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill Project in Puttalam. An officer from the Wanathavilluwa Police said they were prepared to arrest a Catholic Priest and a Muslim Maulavi for being behind yesterday's protest, where some protesters allegedly caused damage to property at the construction site. However, some of those who were present at the site claimed the religious leaders played no part in organising the protest, though they took part along with area residents. Text and Pix by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe
September 11, 2018 10:41 UTC
UncategorizedNEW DELHI (Reuters) - As Indians’ anger grows over record fuel prices, the ruling party is getting advice on social media to seek lessons in mathematics and graphic design after it posted a bar-chart graphic that showed fuel prices lower than in prior years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for not doing enough to cut fuel taxes that account for more than a third of retail petrol and diesel prices, which have soared to record highs this month. (bit.ly/2N7rdCr)Past governments have usually cut fuel taxes when international oil prices shot up, but Modi’s administration has so far blamed global factors, such as Turkey’s economic crisis. The fuel price hike has also furnished ammunition for the opposition Congress party to criticize Modi ahead of general elections next year. On Monday, protests against the high prices shut down many businesses, government offices and schools.
September 11, 2018 09:45 UTC
NewsThree persons wanted in connection with a string of crimes, including the attempted murder of an individual at Ahungalla, have been arrested. They were also wanted over many other crimes, according to police. They were arrested at Pelawatta Junction in Thalangama by Special Task Force (STF) personnel, who subsequently handed them over to the Organised Crime Prevention Division. The suspects are aged 22, 24 and 50 years and are residents of Thalangama and Balapitiya. They are due to be produced before the Balapitiya Magistrate's Court.
September 11, 2018 08:37 UTC
Putin made the comments ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart which are being held on the sidelines of an economic forum in the city of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east. The talks coincide with the start of Russia’s biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union which China will also take part in.
September 11, 2018 08:28 UTC
SportThe captaincy of the Sri Lanka Sevens Rugby team has been handed over Srinath Sooriyabandara for the first leg of the Asian Sevens Series to be held in Hong Kong this weekend. With few injured top players, Sri Lanka is compelled to make four changes for the two-day competition that will be held at the Hong Kong Football Club this Friday (14) and Saturday (15). Skipper Sudarshana Muthuthanthri and playmaker Danushka Ranjan, a former skipper, have been ruled out due to injuries. Sri Lanka will compete alongside Japan, China and Chinese Taipei in Pool 'A' while the Pool 'B' consist hosts Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippines and Malaysia. Sri Lanka 7s Squad: Srinath Sooriyabandara (Captain/CH&FC), Gayan Weeraratne (Kandy SC), Kavindu Perera (CR&FC), Sudam Sooriarachchi (CH&FC), Rehan Silva (CR&FC), Reeza Raffaideen (CR&FC), Kevin Dixon (CR&FC), Adeesha Weeratunga (Navy SC), Buddima Piyaratne (Navy SC), Naveen Henakankanamage (CH&FC), Dinuk Amerasinghe (Havelocks SC), Danush Dayan (Kandy SC).
September 11, 2018 08:26 UTC
SportThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has employed Nuwan Seneviratne as the Indian team’s Assistant Fielding Coach according to reports. He will be on a contract of one year with the Indian team beginning from the upcoming Asia Cup 2018 in UAE. Seneviratne, 38, will be with the Indian team up until the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England and Wales. Seneviratne has worked with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for closer to a decade and has worked with the national cricket team’s Fielding Coach on several occasions.
September 11, 2018 08:23 UTC
Navy personnel in the Eastern Naval Command yesterday rescued a Whale Shark that was stranded at the Alampil beach in Mulathivu. According ... Features & AnalysisAshanthi's ‘Hitha Danne Mithuranne’ released‘Hitha Danne Mithuranne,’ composed by renowned signer Ashanthi de Alwis has been released to the public t...Colombo Swimming Club launches newly constructed swimming pool complexThe Colombo Swimming Club recently launched its newly constructed swimming pool complex yesterday. According ...Deepa Mehta set to bring Shyam Selvadurai's 'Funny Boy' to the big screenIndian Filmmaker Deepa Mehta's next film is set to be an adaptation of Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist Shyam Selvadu...Shortlist announcement : Fairway National Literary Awards 2018The eagerly anticipated Shortlist for the fourth Fairway National Literary Awards was announced yesterday at the King...
September 11, 2018 08:15 UTC
SportDinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2018, after it was found that the player will need more recovery time to heal his injury in the finger. Chandimal sustained the injury during a match in the concluded SLC T20 League 2018. Wicketkeeper/batsman Niroshan Dickwella will replace Chandimal in the 16 member squad. Dickwella was in the standby list of players.
September 11, 2018 07:18 UTC
NewsThree women who allegedly posed as Government officials in an attempt to commit a major financial fraud have been arrested by Homagama Police. Police Media Unit stated that the suspects had met with young men and women at a local temple last morning (10) and claimed to be officials holding senior positions in the State Service. Homagama Police were tipped-off about the incident and conduced a raid, arresting all three women. The suspects, aged 31, 34 and 44 years, are residents of Colombo 05, Himbutana and Jambugahapitiya. The suspects are due to be produced before the Homagama Magistrate's Court today (11).
September 11, 2018 06:33 UTC