The Sunday Leader

Kick Upstairs

Grant Group Chairperson and daughter of legendary Deshabandu Reggie Candappa Mrs. Neela Marikkar recently announced that her long time Grant McCann Erickson (G.M.E.) Chief Operating Officer Ms. Laila Gunesekere-Martenstyn has taken on a new role as Grant Group Vice President. The Grant Group of Companies include G.M.E., Response Marketing, GPR Communications Consultancy, Juice Productions and [...]

Openings in infrastructure

One of the country’s top insurers is looking for business opportunities in the newly liberated provinces of the North and East (N&E). Ajith R. Gunawardena, Joint Deputy Chairman Ceylinco Insurance PLC told The Sunday Leader that among the major businesses they were looking at were insuring infrastructure projects. “If a bridge that is being built [...]

Stay Calm When Under Pressure

The Sri lankan Under 19 team won the Tri Nation limited over series when they beat a strong Pakistani challenge at the P. Sara Stadium. All three teams were familiar with the sub continent conditions and the games were keenly contested. Cricket was played in the right spirit and the enthusiast could not have asked [...]

Cold Welcome For Teams

As India and Sri Lanka teams arrived in Chandigarh to prepare for the second match, the hosts will be looking to square the series. But the islanders, buoyed by their win in Nagpur, will be keen to keep the momentum ahead of the ODI series. With two members each from both the international squads playing [...]

S.F. & G.S.P. +

The Opposition’s common candidate being a soldier is of no consequence to the E.U. which prefers him to win next month’s poll rather than the incumbent President because of the latter’s alignment to countries such as Iran and Myanmar, a garment industrialist alleged. The West has distanced itself from Iran because of its nuclear programme [...]

China syndrome

In a veiled reference that local labour is not being employed in certain development projects, an I.L.O. official called for a change to the status quo. Ms. Tina Staemorse, Director I.L.O. said;”Sri Lankan employees should benefit from the major development works that are going to take place in the North.” She was speaking at a [...]

82% Of Poor Live In Rural Areas

Eighty two per cent of Sri Lanka’s poor live in rural areas. Labour force data suggests an intensification of job losses in the first half of this year in sectors such as manufacturing, construction, trade and financial services. Many companies have also been forced to reduce labour absorption by various means, which have had the [...]

CR-HSBC Team Eye Cup

By T.M.K. Samat CR&FC’s bid for 2010 championship honours received an early boost when it secured HSBC as team sponsor for next season. Apart from the value of the sponsorship being, in CR  president Jehan Canagaratna’s words “the biggest we’ve ever had’’, the Longden Place club will also benefit from HSBC’s long and rich experience [...]

Slow recovery

It may take the economy a year or two to recover despite the war end, an insurer told The Sunday Leader. Ajith R. Gunawardena, Joint Deputy Chairman Ceylinco Insurance PLC, drawing an analogy between the opening up of the economy in 1977 and now, said that the economy then “really” took off two years later. [...]

IRB Snarls, But Does The Ic Care?

To be charitable, it has to be said, the Sport Minister and the rugby committee of his choosing had reason to assume the International Rugby Board is more bark than bite. After all, it was back in March that the IRB flew out two senior officials to Colombo to alert the minister and interim committee [...]

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