The Sunday Leader

Kandy – Cradle Of Lankan Football

By Hafiz Marikar There are more football clubs in Kandy than in any other district. From the early years of barefoot competition to the present age of sophisticated football Kandy District has played a vital role in the growth of the sport. Taking a look back into Kandy District football, the Association was formed in [...]

Tea up 27%

Tea prices in Colombo Auctions in September increased by 26.6% year on year (y.o.y.) to U.S.$ 3.76 a kilo. However tea production in the first 10 months of the year declined by 14.4% y.o.y. to 234.8 million kg.  Rice import prices in September increased by 32.9% y.o.y. to U.S.$ 727.8 per metric ton (p.m.t.) (c&f) [...]

Sachin Junior Golf Champ

Sachin De Silva bagged the Junior National Title at the young age of 13 years playing under grueling conditions and stiff competition with a total gross score of 233 over three days.  Chanaka Perera who offered stiff competition emerged as runner up with a gross score of 235 over three days. Maleena Awn faulted with [...]

P.a.t. up 41%

Shaw Wallace Marketing Ltd. (S.W.M.L.), in the financial year ended March 31, 2009 saw gross turnover grow by 18% year on year (y.o.y.) to Rs. 3.1 billion. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent (Shaw Wallace Group) during this period grew by 41% y.o.y. to Rs. 88.8 million. S.W.M.L. Chairman S.R. Vamadevan in his [...]

Top award

Hemas Hospital  Wattala (H.H.W.) won the Institute for Construction Training and Development award for the Best Building Project 2009. Hemas Hospital (Pvt) Ltd., Chairman Murtaza Esufally paid  tribute to international partners Columbia Asia who contributed  by providing an international standard of hospital design. “Right infrastructure is vital for high levels of healthcare service delivery,” he [...]

“I Hope To Be Executive Prime Minister” – Ranil

After The Next General Election In An Executive Cabinet By Frederica Jansz Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said he hopes to function as Executive Prime Minister, after the next general election is held.  Answering questions as to what exactly his role would be or how he stood to gain in the event of General Sarath Fonseka [...]

Clarification By General Sarath Fonseka On Our Lead Story On December 13

“As Commander of the Army during the final stages of the war, I did not receive any communication that some LTTE leaders were planning or wanting to surrender. I was not told at any stage they wanted to do so and that some kind of an agreement had been reached that they must come out [...]

Sanga’s Team: Grit Without Glory

The final report on Sri Lanka’s ongoing tour of India will not be written in the way Kumar Sangakkara believed it might. A passage to India, as visiting cricketers well know, is never a journey through primrose path – and, ironically, no team has found the expedition quite as arduous as those from just across [...]

Go green

Mega Lifesciences (M.L.) has for the first time introduced in Sri Lanka, a product that is suited for weight management and weight control, namely Hi-Green (H.G.). “Excess body weight is implicated as a risk factor for many different disorders, including heart disease, diabetes, several cancers (such as breast cancer in post menopausal women and cancers [...]

Seylan Expands

Seylan Bank PLC recently opened a new branch in Nelliady and two new extension offices in Manipay and Chankanai in line with President Mahinda Rajapakse’s “Uthuru Wasanthaya” vision to bring the North into mainstream economic activity, and thus forging a stronger presence in those areas. Central Bank of Sri Lanka (C.B.S.L.) Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal [...]

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