Sunday, July 31, 2016

Srilankan Airlines signs Bollywood star as brand minister

 Srilankan Airlines, the honor winning carrier, on Saturday marked on board Bollywood performing artist Jacqueline Fernandez as their image represetative.

The letter of understanding was marked the previous evening between Srilankan Airlines Chairman Ajit Dias and Jacqueline Fernandez, July 29 at St. Regis Hotel, Mumbai.

With this cooperation it made her, the substance of Srilankan Airlines and the brand keeps on reinforcing its nearness in India.

Remarking about the affiliation, Jacqueline Fernandez said, Its a honor to be a piece of Srilankan Airlines, the brands legacy and philosophy are portrayed in its administration and solid notoriety conveyed subsequent to numerous years. As far back as I was a child I had incredible recollections going with this aircraft. I am very amped up for this chance to speak to the brand from my nation starting point, which I really put stock in.

Sri Lanka PM to leave for World Islamic Economic Forum one week from now

 Interestingly, Sri Lanka has been welcome to partake in the twelfth World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), planned to occur from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Center, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Executive of World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation, Tuan Musa Hitam has extended a welcome to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to convey an uncommon address at the discussion.

More than 2,500 agents and 60 part players from more than 100 nations over the globe are required to go to the twelfth WIEF. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak and a few other Islamic pioneers will likewise take an interest in the gathering.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

SLT goes down in the midst of administration fumbling

 Indeed, even in the wake of contributing around Rs.50 billion amid the previous three years in limit building, presenting new innovations, enhancing the robotization of inward procedures and so on. Sri Lanka Telecom's income has descended by 48 percent attributable to the top administration botching, representatives of the organization charged.

In a letter to the President, Prime Minister and Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure offices, Sri Telecom Active Trade Union Collective says that the organization is moving towards a void and the top administration has not made any move to handle the circumstance.

The CEO is drawing pay of over Rs.4 million every month incurring a twofold blow for the SLT, they charged.

PM asked to uncover, move court against degenerate writers

 Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) has asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to uncover the personalities of degenerate writers and whatever data he had relating to their exercises.

SLWJA President Lasantha Ruhunage yesterday told The Island that their affiliation hadn't got a chance to talk about particular allegations made against the media however Prime Minister Wickremesinghe summoned agents of different media associations for a meeting at Temple Trees a while back. "We looked for a meeting with PM Wickremesinghe not long after his first upheaval coordinated at the media after the last parliamentary surveys in August, 2015."

In an announcement dated July 28, Ruhunage stressed that there couldn't be any issue in admiration of leading examinations concerning defilement including columnists. Ruhunage said that they ought to be examined and appropriate move made quickly.

No accord on reasonable angling rehearses at Delhi meeting

 Expecting to locate a "lasting arrangement" to India-Sri Lanka anglers issues, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday (MEA) held an "inside partners meeting".

The meeting was led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and went to by the Minister of State for Transport, Highways and Shipping, Radha Krishnan, and a large group of delegates from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Odisha.

The meeting shaped part of the preliminary work before the landing of Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka, who is required to visit India in August.

India and Sri Lanka Joint Commission Meeting of February 5, 2016 had consented to locate a changeless answer for the issues amid the ecclesiastical visit.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Moratuwa Uni group wins huge at Microsoft Imagine Cup

 Making all Sri Lankans pleased, BitMasters, the Moratuwa University Engineering Faculty group partaking on the planet finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016, won the second place under the Innovation Category. The honor service was hung on Thursday in the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Seattle, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gracing the occasion. 

Maybe this could be the greatest win any Sri Lankan group has so far accomplished in a worldwide understudy innovation rivalry. "We are to a great degree glad that we could take the Sri Lankan banner to the worldwide stage at the greatest understudy innovation rivalry on the planet. We are super energized. Diligent work of two years generously compensated off," BitMasters said. 

Legislature of MS and RW needs to get the Government to work

 As per Presidential sources the proposed Pada Yathra of the Joint Opposition helped the Prime Minister and the President to bring together to keep the Rajapaksa tribe ripping at back and getting control and directing to the Government.

The proposed Pada Yathra, a well known vehicle to activate disappointed supporters of the Government, is an effectively tried political methodology near the heart of the previous President. The development was relentlessly assembling force much to the shame of the President. The JO had even effectively affected a portion of the church to go along with them.

The PM, as indicated by sources, had prompted the President to get intense with those SLFP MPs who were supporting the move. A portion of the nearby associates of the President too had educated him to bring control with respect to the Government and the gathering.

Australia v Sri Lanka: Nathan Lyon says pitch for run-pursue won't stress visitors

 Australia will handle a forcing run pursue to win the principal Test demanding there are no "evil spirits" in the pitch in the wake of being jarred by a battling century from a developing Sri Lankan star.

Kusal Mendis, a previous schoolboy emerge, couldn't have picked a more lucky time to convey his lady Test ton, tearing control of the conflict at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium from the title holders.

Mendis, 21, will continue day four unbeaten on 169, with the hosts, having started their second innings 86 keeps running behind, now 196 keeps running in front, with four wickets close by.

The test for the Australians will be monstrous. Just once have they effectively pursued more than 200 on the sub-mainland, against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2006 when they made 307. It will likewise be the first run through an Australian side has batted in a fourth innings in a Test in Sri Lanka.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

NatWealth Securities puts Mahapola Trust Fund in risk

 In the wake of Sri Lankan college understudies' claims of budgetary misappropriation and abnormalities against the administration of Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund and request of expanding the Mahapola bursary, NatWealth Securities Ltd (NWSL), a unit of National Wealth Corporation (NWCL), supervisors of the asset, is affirmed to have been running at a misfortune under the present administration.

This essential merchant has begun to seep subsequent to the year 2015 and the reported misfortune amid the budgetary year 2016 was Rs. 200 million, investigators said. The organization's execution has dropped to lost Rs. 110 million from Rs. 513 million benefit.

I needed to be the primary chinaman bowler to play for Sri Lanka – Sandakan

 Sri Lanka's new knocking down some pins "find" Lakshan Sandakan said that it was difficult to clarify how he felt when he was informed that he was playing in his first Test against Australia at the Pallekele Stadium.

"Australia are the world number one group and everybody needs to do well in Test cricket against them. I got an open door and I needed to do well. Difficult to clarify how I feel," said Sandakan in the wake of taking four wickets for 58 to release Australia for 203 on the second day.

"Rangana (Herath) was a gigantic backing. He let me know how he did it when he played his first Test and what's in store. I thought I had a decent day."

Sandakan did not need to sit tight too ache for his lady Test wicket which was Mitchell Marsh whom he rejected with a peach of a conveyance in his 6th over. The batsman neglected to get his wrong 'un and was played off stump.

Sri Lanka's agreement with IMF confronts fire

 An as of late framed coalition of exchange unions, understudy unions, dynamic savvy people, social associations and activists has censured the Sri Lanka government for its concurrence with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The coalition, Alliance for Economic Democracy, has said the IMF's Extended Fund Facility, giving a help of $1.5 billion more than three years, accompanies "various conditions that will antagonistically affect the financial and social existence of the general population in this nation." Despite the "perils characteristic" in the assention, there has been no basic open investigation of the game plan.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion in Sri Lanka tomorrow

 Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion will touch base in Sri Lanka on an official visit tomorrow evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported today.

In an announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka said:

'This reciprocal authority visit to Sri Lanka by a Foreign Minister of Canada happens following 13 years, and inside not exactly a year since the development of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Government.'

The Canadian Foreign Minister is because of hold two-sided examinations with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, and will approach President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

SLC is letting down Sri Lankan cricket

 At Pallekele, taking after a humiliating 48 hours for Sri Lanka's cricket directors, Dimuth Karunaratne misses and calculated ball, Kusal Mendis misses a straight one, Kaushal Silva edges to slip, and the cricketers themselves are maybe starting to feel humiliated. By lunch, the group is 84 for 5. Before long, they are 117 hard and fast.

The Sri Lanka group has a lot of flaws, however untruthfulness is not among them. A few times as of now this year, Angelo Mathews has depicted exhibitions as "mortifying". Others have talked honestly of their incline scores or unflattering figures. Some have freely chastised themselves for unreasonable drops.

Ordinarily, the group does not offer reasons for its state, aside from that before this specific amusement, there was a solitary purpose of contrast. Gotten some information about the tireless spate of wounds draining his assault, Mathews approached the Sri Lankan framework to raise its amusement. "The mentors at the back-end have a difficult task to do," he said. "On the off chance that we don't have bowlers, we need to know how to deliver them."

RPCs eye consenting to efficiency based Collective Arrangement

 In light of the endeavor that an efficiency based compensation assention will be marked by August for the compensation of domain laborers, the Regional Plantations Companies (RPCs) yesterday consented to an advance arrangement with the Sri Lanka Tea Board to acquire the assets gave by the Government to the installment of a between time stipend to specialists.

The assets were given through State Banks to the Tea Board keeping in mind the end goal to encourage the installment of Rs. 100 every day break recompense to home specialists for two months (June and July).

As needs be, the Tea Board will dispense the assets of Rs. 800 million required for the RPCs, which have been unfavorably fiscally influenced because of the sharp fall in costs of their real yields (tea and elastic), to pay the interval recompense to their about 200,000 workforce.

The dispensed assets were gotten from the People's Bank and the Bank of Ceylon – which got a 'letter of solace' in such manner from the Ministry of Finance according to a Cabinet choice.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sangakkara Supports Muralitharan In Clash With SLC

 Previous Sri Lanka cricket skipper Kumar Sangakkara turned out in backing of previous pro spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in his war of words with Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala.

The SLC had been bothered by Muralitharan's part as an expert to Australian spinners. It was charged that he affected the guardian of the P. Sara Stadium to set up a wicket worthwhile to the Australian spinners.

Muralitharan, referred to in the cricketing scene as "Murali" was blamed for verbally ambushing the Sri Lanan administrator.

Murali safeguarded himself, hitting back at the SLC, blaming the President for the SLC of not doing even one percent of what he is doing to the nation.

No space for human rights if a general public needs confidence in religion - Cardinal Ranjith

 There will be no space for human rights if a general public needs confidence in religion, Bishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says.

The perception was made while he was talking at an appreciated service for Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera at the Sambodhi Vihara this evening. He likewise went ahead to say a nation can't desert its social propensities in the midst of weight from worldwide group and human rights circumstance.

Sigiriya town, inns extensions hit obstacle

 Archaic exploration authorities are prone to reject solicitations to grow Sigiriya town and inns, as per reports achieving .

They are quickly stamping out the inductance zone in the Sirigirya archeological zone on the directions of their boss Dr. Senarath Dissanayake.

The regions to be incorporated under the inns' development are situated inside that zone.

A 400-yard region from the external drinking fountain of the stone post is signified as the inductance zone, and the fringe is being set apart by limit stones.

Monday, July 25, 2016

HR master Prof. Ulrich to address Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit

 Key policymakers and business pioneers in Sri Lanka will have the chance to listen to the undisputed worldwide master of HR, Dave Ulrich at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit on 12 August, said Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman of the National Human Resources Council of Sri Lanka, by means of video connection from the US.

Late research not just by Prof. Ulrich's firm RBL additionally Mc Kinsey has found that high development nations and organizations, especially in India and other South Asian nations, influence on four components, two of which are scholarly capital and advancement, elements which depend absolutely on the nature of HR. Weerakkody said Prof. Ulrich is the pioneer in looking into HR and will share his insight at the discussion.

Weerakkody said Prof. Ulrich will in his location talk about how government, industry, exchange union and the scholarly world can cooperate to construct a human capital plan and convey on that motivation. He will utilize his abundance of involvement in admonitory, examination, learning and information to present some down to earth proposals to the gathering of people.

Sri Lanka thambili water dispatched at prestigious Harrods

 Interestingly packaged King Coconut (thambili) water from Sri Lanka is currently accessible at London's popular retail establishment Harrods. It was dispatched at Harrods a week ago by Founder/Director of Jeeva Natural UK Ltd, Bhavi Kanadia and Sri Lanka's acting High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna.

Despite the fact that packeted and packaged Coconut water from Thailand and Philippines specifically is accessible in markets and supermarkets in the UK, Sri Lanka's King Coconut water has not been at a bargain here in packaged structure, however Sri Lanka stores offer the thambili nut.

Ms Kanadia told the Sunday Times that, however thambili is at first accessible at Harrods, it will be sold at other upmarket stores in London and different outlets, for example, drug stores where wellbeing nourishments are marked down. She said that her organization Jeeva, enlivened by a Hindi word signifying "loaded with life", advances common wellbeing nourishments, and utilizations the motto "come find a brilliant legacy" to advertise the Sri Lankan drink.

'Hyrax-CPC cooperation, affirms great Malaysia-SL relations'

 The cooperation between Malaysia's Hyrax Oil and Sri Lanka's National Oil Company, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) affirmed the dedication and great relationship not just between the business groups of the two nations additionally at government to government level, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the activity was likewise an affirmation of Malaysia and Sri Lanka's solid and ceaseless stable reciprocal relationship.

"Malaysia and Sri Lanka appreciate an extremely welcoming reciprocal connection both politically and monetarily.

"This is confirm by six assentions marked (beforehand) by both nations," he said in his discourse at the pivotal service of Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd ointment fabricating plant in Gampaha District, Western Province, around 25 minutes venture from here, today.

He included: "This chronicled minute today denote another point of reference of a Malaysian assembling organization wandering abroad and similarly, will likewise urge other Malaysian undertakings to take advantage of business opportunities and keep putting resources into Sri Lanka".

The occasion was additionally gone to by Sri Lanka's Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkody.

Friday, July 22, 2016

USS New Orleans visits Colombo July 24


 The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with set out thirteenth Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will touch base in Sri Lanka for a port visit on July 24.

The boat and set out MEU are in Sri Lanka to increment reciprocal ties with the Sri Lankan Navy and give US backing and preparing to compassionate help and fiasco alleviation.

"The 21st century is from multiple points of view the Indo-Pacific century, and Sri Lanka is very much situated to exploit its vital area," said U.S. Envoy Atul Keshap.

"The United States anticipates working with the Sri Lanka Navy as a key power for sea security and soundness."

Malik irritated with PM's feasible arrangements for Mahendran?

 Exchange pastor Malik Samarawickrama is said to be down and out after Prime priest Ranil Wickremesinghe has chosen to designate previous Central Bank Governor - Arjun Mahendran to seat the improvement venture arrangement trying to make one million business opportunities, inside sources say.

In front of a year ago's General Election, Wickremesinghe vowed to make one million business open doors for the nation's childhood.

The administration's future advancement ventures falling under the administration's 5-year arrangement tries to make this a reality.

Mahendran, touted as a financial master is to be helped by a few fat cats of the state and private areas, for this arrangement.

Hospitalized Basil set for legend's arrival?


 Albeit previous clergyman Basil Rajapaksa was captured by the FCID, he has been admitted to the Merchant Ward of the Colombo National Hospital, which is turning into a repeating chain of occasions.

Talking on this respect amid a media instructions held at the SLFP central command yesterday (21), State priest of Highways - Dilan Perera said that he can express that there is an arrangement to get Basil discharged as a saint, on August 01.

Taking note of that he feels that the present occasions are a part of a greater arrangement to discharge Basil as a saint, the State priest says that they will have the capacity to discover it on the 01st.

Groups of the vanished inquiry TNA on Office of Missing Persons


Meeting with groups of the vanished, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) individuals from parliament and the northern common gathering conceded that they were unconscious of any proposals made by specific individuals from their gathering on setting up the Office of Missing Persons (OMP). The TNA consented to a meeting on a later date where a senior individual from their gathering would be available to answer vanished relatives' inquiries and why he hosted said the get-together was fulfilled by the Government's draft enactment for the foundation of the OMP.

The meeting, held at the theater of the Karaichchikudiyiruppu Pillaiyar sanctuary in Mullaithivu on 1 July, was sorted out by the groups of the vanished. The TNA board at the meeting were MPs A. Sivasakthy Ananthan, Shanthi Sriskantharajah, Charles Nirmalanathan, Provincial Councilors Anthony Jeganthan, Thurairasa Ravikaran, Kandaiah Sivanesan, and previous MP Suresh Premachandran.

Norway backs recently resettled groups in Jaffna, Trinco


The Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives - Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and Resident Representative a.i. of the United Nations in Sri Lanka, Lovita Ramguttee consented to an Arrangement to stretch out Government of Norway's backing to the as of late resettled groups in Jaffna and Trincomalee areas through United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The backing is adding up to Rs. 142 million.

The bolster plans to make feasible work open doors for focused groups in farming, fisheries, domesticated animals and option salary era exercises to revive monetary open doors at the group level by giving access to beneficial inputs, abilities trainings, instruments, gear, seeds and crucial framework, and expanding neighborhood job.

Govt to study demand for Lankan specialists


 The Government will think about Sime Darby Group Bhd's solicitation to get specialists from Sri Lanka to work in the estate part, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said Malaysia would likewise investigate a solicitation by Sri Lanka to send a greater amount of its gifted and semi-talented laborers.

"Sime Darby has requested 5,000 specialists from Sri Lanka to work in its estates.

"Both nations will need to contemplate the legitimate parts of the solicitation and if affirmed, the specialists will need to experience preparing to comprehend Malaysian socio-social, correspondence and lawful matters before they begin working," Dr Ahmad Zahid said yesterday in the wake of meeting with Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Employ­ment Thalatha Atukorale and Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywar­dena.