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Popular actor Tennison Cooray passes away (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Tennison Cooray, the popular cinema and stage drama actor passed away. He was 68 at the time of her demise. He is best known for comedy roles in films such as Re Daniel Dawal Migel franchise, Cheriyo franchise, Peralikarayo, Somy Boys and Wada Bari Tarzan franchis Tennison Cooray was born in Moratuwa. He studied at Methodist High School, Moratuwa. He only graduated Ordinary Level examination.
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Support Local Brands: “Ganna Ape De” awarded to Ebony Holdings (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Ebony Holdings Pvt Ltd and its premium menswear fashion labels Vantage, Ebony & Luxure were recently awarded the “Ganna Ape De” accreditation and utilization of the Suriya Sinha logo in their products, recognizing that they are a 100% Sri Lankan brand. This trademark conveys the message that the company’s productionand consumption will contribute towards building the national economy. The accreditation ceremony was held at Golden Crown Hotel, Kandy on the 29th of August…
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HNB launches revamped Student Savings Unit at Royal College (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Ramping up efforts to encourage a flourishing savings habits among young Sri Lankans, premier retail bank, HNB PLC, celebrated the opening of a fully revamped Student Savings Unit at the most respected public school in the island, Royal College, Colombo. The new unit was declared open during a special ceremony at the school with the participation of Royal College Principal, B. A. Abeyrathna, together with HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail and…
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99X Technology’s Pranieth Chandrasekara wins gold at 9th Mercantile/Government Service Chess Championship 2020 (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – In a first for 99X Technology, Application Security Engineer PraniethChandrasekara swept up gold at the 9th Mercantile/Government Service International Rating Chess Championship 2020 earlier this month, organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka. An active member of the company’s chess team, Pranieth together with several other 99X Technology employees celebrated another achievement last month, when they emerged runners-up at the Mercantile/Government Services Online Blitz Chess Championship 2020. MAS Holdings emerged victors,…
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Six Indians test positive for the coronavirus in Sri Lanka (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Six Indians have tested positive for the coronavirus in Sri Lanka, the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of the COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said this morning (Monday). The six Indians had tested positive for the virus while in quarantine at a quarantine center in Waskaduwa. NOCPCO said that 11 people had tested positive for the virus over a 24-hour period ending at 6am today. Of the 11 people who tested positive for…
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US helping Sri Lanka prepare for the return of tourists (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States is helping Sri Lanka prepare for the return of tourists, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz said. The Ambassador tweeted today saying that even from afar, the American people are helping Sri Lanka prepare for the return of tourists post-COVID. She said that US-funded technical experts have helped the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) develop their communication and outreach plans.…
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Sri Lankan embassy in Kuwait closed due to COVID-19 (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait has been closed after three Embassy staff members and 44 migrant workers accommodated at the Embassy Safe House have been confirmed COVID-19 positive. The Embassy will remain closed until 11th October 2020 due to the situation. An e-mail address has been introduced for any emergency services. The Sri Lanka Embassy can be contacted via slemb.kuwait@mfa.gov.lk for emergency needs.
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Government to promote fruit drinks exports uplifting local farmer (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Fruit drink manufacturers should be encouraged increase their production capacity and buy more produce from the farmers, Basil Rajapaksa, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival says. Meeting with large scale fruit drink manufacturers last week, Mr. Rajapaksa said that he was proposing to reduce products tax to encourage the export of their products. Mr. Rajapaksa also pointed out that it is the responsibility of beverage manufacturers to further reduce…
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Govt working on attracting 7 mn tourists by 2025 – Minister (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The government has not given up on its initial plans to attract seven million tourists to Sri Lanka by 2025 and generate US$ 10 billion in revenue,Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday. He said the government was confident of overcoming the existing challenges and uplift the tourism industry to a better position than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The minister explained that Sri Lanka was one of the first countries to successfully…
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PM raises fishermen’s issue with India (Mon, 28 Sep 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa raised the issue of Indian fishermen trespassing into Sri Lankan waters during his virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. Explaining the problem faced by Sri Lankan fishermen to the Prime Minister of India, Prime Minister Rajapaksa requested that the Fisheries Minister of Sri Lanka, Douglas Devananda, be given an opportunity to discuss the issue with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. The Prime Minister’s Media Secretary Rohan…
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