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Helping Women Recover From The War By Maryam Azwer As the North and East still recover from the conflict, women have been recognized among the worst affected. They suffer in silence beneath a heavy blanket of post-war trauma, of failing livelihoods and a multitude of social problems. At a time like this, Batticaloa based rights [...]

Motion Against EPF To Further Expose The Regime

By Ashwin Hemmathagama The scandalous share transaction between the National Savings Bank (NSB) and The Finance Company PLC (TFC) took a new turn last week, with United National Party Member of Parliament Dr. Harsha de Silva highlighting other questionable stock market activities involving the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). Ceylon Grain Elevators PLC, Laugfs Gas PLC [...]

Company Suffers Rs. 3 Bn. Loss

KPMG Sri Lanka’s inaugural Fraud Survey Report which began during the latter part of last year was released on Wednesday. Called KPMG Sri Lanka’s Fraud Survey Report 2011/12, one of the key frauds unearthed in this report was a Rs. three billion fraud that had hit a company coming under the industrial sector. What sort [...]

Alles Claims Opposition Leader Wanted SF To Remain In Jail

By Dinouk Colombage Comments made by Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, that Sarath Fonseka’s negotiators had not done enough when securing his release, drew the wrath of DNA MP Tiran Alles. Alles  claiming that, “the General is no longer behind bars; he is now free at home,”  further added that Wickremesinghe had made these [...]

Foreign Buying, Silver Lining

The stock market on Friday plunged to its 5th lowest turnover figure for the year thus far, a sum of Rs. 185 million, having the dubious distinction of surpassing this record established four days earlier, ie on Monday, a figure of Rs. 192 million. However a silver lining is that Friday also saw the bourse [...]

Royal, St Peter’s Only Unbeaten Teams In Exciting Season

Schools Rugby – Mid Season Review By Milinda Gunawardena The schools rugby season this year has been one of the best in recent times with many games providing excellent fare for the spectators and with most teams evenly matched. Defending champions Royal and St Peter’s are the only unbeaten teams after the first four rounds [...]

First Batch From Badowita Receives Certificates For F&B

Harpo school of Hospitality and Tourism Managemen Eleven young students who successfully completed the F&B service course at the Haro School of Hospitality and Tourism Management received their certificates the Asha Trust Foundation premises in Mount Lavinia. Presenting the certificates were the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Mayor Dhanasiri Amarathunge, along with Harpo Gooneratne MD of the hotel [...]

Minimum Room Rates Having Adverse Impact, Say Agents

By our Travel Correspondent The imposition of minimum room rates is having an adverse impact on the current market conditions, allege the majority of travel agents who claim that the scheme had been imposed to serve the interests of certain people. They also claim that the rates have been raised too much and too quickly, [...]

UNWTO Welcomes T20 Declaration On Tourism

The UNWTO has welcomed the Declaration issued by the Tourism Ministers of the G20 economies (T20) calling for priority to be given to facilitating travel as a means to boost economic growth and create jobs. The Declaration states, “To ensure that tourism can play a key role in creating employment opportunities, both directly and indirectly [...]

Siva An All-Island JP

By T.M.K. Samat S SIVENDRAN, former SSP and well-known Police ruggerite, added another feather in his cap: he is an All-island Justice of Peace. The former Peterite and Police rugby captain took his oaths last week before High Court Judge, Mr. Bandula K Attapattu. His appointment was recommended by Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Justice. Sivendran, [...]

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