The Sunday Leader

Two Silvers

Ogilvy and NDB Bank (NDB) celebrating at the 2009 Effies where the Ogilvy group walked away with two of the three silver awards presented at Effies 2009, the premier awards ceremony that recognizes creative effectiveness. Ogilvy Advertising bagged a Primary Agency Silver award and Ogilvy Media won a Secondary Agency Silver award for the “Good [...]

Sampath wins global award

The London Financial Times’ “The Banker” magazine awarded “Bank of the Year 2009” accolade to Sampath Bank, testament to its performance and financial stability. As a player which entered the market just 22 years ago, the Bank faced many challenges and crossed many milestones during this period. It earned a reputation for initiating many revolutionary [...]

New Life For Negombo

By Nirmala Kannangara In order to promote Negombo as a popular tourist destination for the whole family, the Western Province Tourism Ministry together with the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Negombo Hoteliers Association and Negombo Tourist Association are to organise the first ever Negombo beach festival – ‘Feel Negombo 2009’ from December 11 to 13. The [...]

Goldi Sands All Set For Feel Negombo

At Goldi Sands Hotel, the combination of sun, beach and an attentive staff is guaranteed to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The 35 year old hotel was recently refurbished and is set to undergo more refurbishment in the near future which will raise it to a four star property. Currently the hotel has 70 [...]

A Closer Look At The Eye Hospital

By Michael Hardy At 7:30 a.m. the vast waiting room of the Colombo Eye Hospital is packed with patients, many with eyepatches or bandages covering their eyes. They have come from all over the country and waited for hours to attend the hospital’s famous clinic, which runs every day of the week except on Sunday. [...]

Poll Shows Gen. Sarath Fonseka Leading

by Ajith P. Perera ( A poll conducted within seven electorates in the Western Province has indicated Gen Sarath Fonseka is the more popular candidate, beating President Mahinda Rajapakse. 42% of the 2,000 plus sample believed Gen. Fonseka can do a better job. President Mahinda Rajapakse is trusted only by 39%, while 19% not expressing [...]

Selections For Elections

by Elephants On Acid ( A presidential election that mainly will be contested through one platform. The worst time ever to ask people to vote as they live in economic hardship for winning the country sovereignty. An appeal for ‘Patriotism’ with a dismal end to the year. No bonuses paid. No bottle of arrack and [...]

ADHD Is Not A New Disease

By Dr. Asoka Thenabadu MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH Paediatricians are often asked “Is ADHD a new disease?” by parents, medical students, teachers and laymen. No it is not! Sir George Frederic Still of Still’s Disease fame, (Juvenile Arthritis), is credited with having first described the features of the condition in 1902. He described a set of [...]

Where Have All The Transistors Gone?

By Thilaka V. Wijeratnam The ’60s were the era of the transistor. We were then stationed in Mullaitivu. I remember how those boys who went to Saudi on various job assignments would bring battery-operated transistor radios, and turning the volume high would stand outside their gates and enjoy the loud music from the Commercial Service. [...]

A Golden Opportunity At Golden Star

Golden Star Beach Hotel has served Negombo’s tourists both local and foreign with outstanding service for many a decade. The hotel has a history that dates back to the ‘70s and a charm that has remained throughout all the changes in recent times.  Golden Star Beach Hotel is now gearing up for Feel Negombo and [...]

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