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The Life’s Library Of Vije Dhas

By Tia Goonaratna Vije Dhas, the other half the Dhas brothers is seemingly quiet until you have a conversation with him (as the cliché goes). Once you catch him in a topic of interest, you will never want to stray away from the presence of Vije’s mind full of knowledge. With their long signature hair [...]

Indian NSA To Speak With Maithripala

India’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, who will be in Sri Lanka tomorrow, will meet top leaders of the newly-formed common Opposition platform, in addition to meeting President Mahinda Rajpaksa, The Hindu newspaper reported. Doval is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at ‘Galle Dialogue 2014,’ an international conference on maritime security and cooperation, [...]

A Jazz Experience In Galle  

The Galle Fort Hotel together with Takas.lk, teamed up to give Sri Lanka a brand new experience with the first ever Galle Jazz Fest that was held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2014, at the Court Square premises inside the UNESCO world heritage site, the Galle Fort. The event was headlined by French [...]

Army Says Transfer Routine

By  Camelia Nathaniel The army says the transfer of Major General Udaya Perera from Jaffna was a routine transfer after an officer had served in a certain area for a stipulated time period. Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, responding to a question raised by The Sunday Leader, said that Perera was appointed to the post of Director [...]

Call For Plantations On ‘Guaranteed Livelihoods’

Alternate mechanism could be a win-win solution for workers and plantation companies The plantation industry must move from the present unsustainable wage system to a win-win system of ‘guaranteed livelihoods’ which has already yielded successful results at several plantations for the industry to survive, says Dr Dan Seevaratnam, a veteran planter. Calling for the support [...]

Rave With Van Luup

By Ryan Johnson Van Luup is a DJ, music producer and he has worked worldwide. Van has introduced to the local industry the likes of MOS and Housexy even before they were known worldwide. His list of residencies goes between Sri Lanka and Doha at places such as Marriott, Ritz Carlton, MKOP and Lord’s. Apart [...]

The Dropwizz Mix

By Ryan Johnson Q: How old were you when you started out and what’s your story? A: I first started to produce back in 2012 around April and I was 17 at the time, but what really got me into, this scene was coming across Dutch-house music when I was about 14, there was just [...]

UNP Confident Of Securing 3 PCs

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) is confident it will be able to grab power in three provincial councils. UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that discussions with the relevant parties were nearing completion. Meanwhile, opposition leader of the Uva Provincial Council, Harin Fernando said if the majority of the council members prefer they can [...]

Twenty-Member Malaysian Team At Ceylon Chamber

A 20-member Malaysian business group held a ‘Business Networking’ session with a group of Sri Lankan businessmen recently to discuss potential ‘Joint Venture’ opportunities at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The Malaysian delegation was led by the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) and the team consisted of 17 Malaysian businesses [...]

School Children Tested HIV Positive

By Indika Sri Aravinda As Sri Lanka joins the world to observe World AIDS Day tomorrow, statistics have revealed that several children have been tested positive for HIV in Sri Lanka. The National STD/AIDS Control Programme said that 20 children had been identified this year as being HIV positive. Director of the programme, Sisira Liyanage told [...]

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