The Sunday Leader

My Experiences In Horizon Lanka, Mahavilachchiya – Xin Li, China

by Horizon Lanka Foundation ( I never thought someday I would be so lucky to go to Sri-Lanka, and meet so many good friends, Achchi, Wanni, Ramani, Veronika, Waruna, Iresha, and a bunch of good little kids and my students . Horizon is a tiny little building in Sri-Lanka, but it is the most meaningful [...]

Christmas Message 2009

As we celebrate the feast of Christmas, once again we are reminded by the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Lord, that peace is a Gift that is given to men and women of good-will. Therefore, the time of Christmas is a time of soul-searching for all of us to discern, if there is an atmosphere [...]

Indian Woman Wrestler Making Waves

Sonika Kaliraman is a rarity — she is one of 200 Indian women who wrestle professionally, and one of only about 50 women who can represent India in international championships. She is tall and graceful — and it’s hard to imagine her tossing opponents onto a wrestling mat. But Sonika, 26, is the daughter of [...]

Phenomenal growth

The phenomenal growth of Abans’ market share for Electric and Electronic Home Appliances in Sri Lanka has created an urgent demand for the company to establish more service centres islandwide to cater to their ever increasing customer base. With over 300 showrooms and more than 400 authorized distributors covering almost every nook and corner of [...]

Private Universities – Is The Argument Valid?

by Suren Dias ( For some time there have been lots of buzz about starting of private degree offering institutes that offer degree courses similar to the ones offered by the government operated universities. University students are all against this and they have even resorted to protesting to stop these from happening. Their argument is [...]

Female Workers Return

By Cassandra Mascarenhas Last week, a group of 44 female workers returned to Sri Lanka from Kuwait where they had been seeking shelter in a safe house managed by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait. According to L. K. Ruhunage, the assistant general manager of the Foreign Employment Bureau of Sri Lanka, the return of [...]

Draw Sees Beckham Back At Man Utd And Mourinho At Chelsea

Manchester United will face former midfielder David Beckham in the last 16 of the Champions League after they were paired with AC Milan in the Champions League draw. It will be the first time since his 2003 departure that Beckham has faced the club where he made his name, with his return set for 9/10 [...]

Better boardrooms

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) recently held its annual technical symposium at Cinnamon Lakeside with a slate of “timely, thought-provoking” sessions that merged groundbreaking theory with real-world business insights. The full day programme featured leading lights from both the intellectual and corporate spheres sharing their knowledge on the new paradigms shaping the business world. [...]

Four awards

Sampath Bank Information Communication Technology D.G.M. Vimal Indrasoma and Personal Banking D.G.M. Nanda Fernando accepting the banking sector winner award from N.B.E.A. judges panels chairman Dr Uditha Liyanage. Sampath Bank won four accolades at the National Business Excellence Awards 2009 (N.B.E.A.) held recently in the following categories:  National Business Excellence Silver award for the Overall [...]

Rag And Stag

by Lanka Rising ( The people’s conscious of fear and shyness (giri-othap in Pali) for wrong doings (formally called as sin) is a great hindrance for spread of any extreme political ideologies. Therefore it is a necessary condition for these extreme movements to find people devoid of these natural positive qualities. They exercise different mechanisms [...]

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