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Trinity College Sport: The Norman Walter Years

By Emil van der Poorten I have had some feedback subsequent to the recent piece I did on some exceptional athletes of the ’50s at Trinity, urging me to put more reminiscences on paper. What I propose doing this week is to talk about the culture that Norman Walter, Principal of Trinity College, Kandy from [...]

The Champagne Lifestyle Of A Failed Leader

Ranil Wickremesinghe on a holiday binge! By Faraz Shauketaly in Koggala, Southern Sri Lanka Side stepping the question as to what happened to vast sums of monies donated to the United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the failed leader of the UNP, took a break from politics to relax at one of the most expensive hotels [...]

Foreign Funds Re-Enter Bourse

The Colombo Stock Market received a further boost last week, with the re-entry of Janus and State Street, two U.S. based funds into the market, but a stock market analyst cautioned that hotel stocks were overheated. “They are being traded on the basis of envisaged profits for next year, which is not healthy,” he told [...]

Zero Treatment Gap In Mental Health

A community driven project in Angunukolapelessa, Hambantota to uplift mental patients has resulted in a zero treatment gap in the village eight years after its launch, meaning that all mental patients in Angunukolapelessa are being treated, with no one being neglected. That is in the context that 15% (three million) of the country’s population are [...]

Germany Happy With Talks

G.S.P.+ Germany was satisfied with the high level development in the talks with the E.U. on the G.S.P. + issue, its envoy in Colombo said. Jens Ploetner, German Ambassador to Colombo speaking at a luncheon meeting on Tuesday singled out three public officials for praise, for the role they were playing to enhance the island’s [...]

Airmen Aim To Fly High This Season

By Hafiz Marikar Air Force Commander Air Vice Marshal Roshan Goonatilake, who witnessed the Kandy SC – Air Force SC game at Ratmalana on May 15 was seated along with me, Ex-Airmen Tikiri Marambe the former Trinity, CR & FC, Air Force and Sri Lanka rugby great and present selector and Air Force Rugby Chairman, [...]

The Real Heroes Of Kandy Rugby

Response To “Unsung Hero…” I refer to The Sunday Leader sports page article, dated 23rd May under the caption “An Unsung Hero of Hill Capital Rugby”. Well, the writer of the article who has arrived to the island after a lapse of half a century has not been following rugby at KSC until his acquaintances [...]

Poised For GrowthPoised For Growth

Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC is poised for growth. While continuing its efforts to generate better returns from the Group’s existing property assets-the iconic World Trade Centre (WTC),  Colombo’s best business address comprising 600,000 square feet of rentable area and Havelock City’s 18 acres of freehold prime residential land-the Group, leveraging on the property development experience [...]

Chambers Role In S.M.E. Development

In any country in the world the s.m.e sector needs powerful agencies to fight the bureaucracy. This is where the chambers step in, an envoy said. Jens Ploetner, German Ambassador to Colombo, speaking at a seminar on Tuesday said that Freedom is extremely important to s.m.e.s. He said that a company with 50-60 employees may [...]

Talent Search In JaffnaTalent Search In Jaffna

Sri Lanka Cricket together with Nations Trust Bank will carry out a talent search programme on June 4th and 5th in Jaffna, to identify the finest fast and spin bowlers in teh under 15 -19 age groups. The objective of this programme would be to promote the game in all parts of Sri Lanka including [...]

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