The Sunday Leader

Negombo all dressed up for three days of fun

A beach festival in Negombo has been a long time coming. It’s an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the country’s international airport and is under an hour’s drive from Colombo making it the perfect place for a beach holiday for locals and tourists alike. Feel Negombo kicks off on [...]

Negombo — The Village Of Honey

The name Negombo is derived from the Sinhalese word Meegamuwa, meaning ‘village of honey.’ Legend has it that centuries ago, a swarm of bees landed in a boat, and that the point at which the boat was hauled ashore became Negombo. Negombo’s early economic history was tied not to honey, however, but to its trade [...]

“Why I Fell Out With the Rajapaksas” – General Sarath Fonseka Explains

By Frederica Jansz – General Sarath Fonseka, speaking to The Sunday Leader on Friday said post war he vetoed a multi-million dollar proposal to purchase further large quantities of artillery shells from China to the value of 300 million US dollars by Lanka Logistics & Technologies Limited — a state-owned limited liability company operating under [...]

Exterminators Awarded For Excellence

Exterminators (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s premier pest control company was recognised for business excellence at the prestigious National Business Excellence Awards 2009 held at Hilton Colombo on November 26, organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. The company received the Silver Award for the small category and also the National Merit Award [...]

Disappointing Batting Display

The Sri Lankan Test side came up with a disappointing batting display in the first innings against the Indians in Mumbai and could not make a strong impression. Given the tracks in India a score of less than 500 runs batting first up is hard to defend even as a first innings win. Take note [...]

Unraveling The Sarong

by Going Global ( Lately I’ve been growing increasingly fond of wearing the sarong. I should be surprised because a few years ago i was confident i would never take to the loose wrap around with the tendency to sneakily unravel itself whilst you are asleep. The sarong is a versatile garment. its easy to [...]

HSBC Shares The Joy Of Christmas With Children In Need

Christmas is a time for giving, sharing and caring; it is also a special time of the year to spread good cheer with those less privileged. This sentiment has been the focus of HSBC for many years, as part of a Corporate Sustainability Commitment to conduct a special Christmas project for children in need. The [...]

A Case For The Fashion Police

Last week, I was a reluctant spectator at a fashion show in aid of charity. I have no desire to look at very thin ladies who wear clothes I can’t ever dream of getting into. When we arrived, we found that they weren’t going to be able to start on time. But the organisers were [...]

Serene Living At Nivasiepura

Nivasie Developers (Pvt.) Limited together with their construction partner International Construction Consortium Limited (ICC) are the creators of many beautiful housing and apartment projects across the country. Some of the projects under Nivasie Developers include Victoria Range in Digana, Hill Crest Estate in Piliyandala, Iceland Residencies in Colombo, Tranquil Crescent in Pita Kotte, Nivasiepura, and The [...]

UNP, JVP Create History

By Nirmala Kannangara and Raisa Wickremetunge For the first time in Sri Lanka’s political history, the United National Party (UNP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will come together to share a common political platform. On December 18 they will kick off their joint presidential election campaign from Kandy in support of General Sarath Fonseka. [...]

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