Items filtered by date: Sunday, 08 October 2017

UN’s specialized agency for industrial development working to usher Inclusive and sustainable industrialization framework unveiled its way forward on industry framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Sri Lanka for the first time. The visiting New Delhi based UNIDO Regional Representative Dr Rene Van Berkel addressing the Lankan public elaborated on background, opportunities and challenges for business from the SDGs and provide practical examples from the work of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in South and South-East Asia on advancing inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Dr Berkel also visited Sri Lanka in July and met the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 25 July.

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Sri lankan Airlines has submitted a restructuring plan to the government following the president’s directive to its board of directors to reduce losses and show successful results before September this year. 

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DUBAI, Saturday – Dimuth Karunaratne was left to rue another missed opportunity when he was dismissed four runs short of what would have been his maiden Test double hundred, but nevertheless his protracted knock has placed his team in a strong position to push for a series win over Pakistan.

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We often take our clear vision for granted and fail to appreciate the beauty of creation and life. Yet, there are 150,000 citizens in Sri Lanka who are totally blind and another 400,000 who have various levels of vision impairment. As we all know, being differently abled and having a physical disability is a major setback to everyday life in Sri Lanka. Sadly, we as a nation have not focused on incorporating such folk into our lifestyle, although good work is being done by many organizations at various levels.

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Derana Sunsilk Film Awards 2017 - Winners

Renowned Sri Lankan filmmaker Asoka Handagama won the award for Best Picture at the Fifth Derana Sunsilk Film Awards – 2017, which was held last night at the Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre in Colombo.

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· Working on clean water solutions for two schools in Kalpitiya · Helping teenage mothers in the community
· Working on solutions to eliminate school dropouts among teenagers

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The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Khemadasa Foundation presents Master and the Silver Screen! A film festival to honour the memory of Khemadasa “Master” and his contribution to Sri Lankan film music. The event will be held at the Tharangani Film Hall.

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7 Types of people at book sales

The book exhibition at the BMICH concluded just recently and the Big Bad Wolf is now on, giving book lovers in town sunshine and rainbow vibes despite the gloomy weather. If you love books as much as we do, you will certainly brave any weather or any of the people mentioned below just so you can snag some awesome deals. So here are some people you will bump into at book exhibitions while you have your nose buried in a book.

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Tea Avenue Now in Kolpetty

With teas brewed to perfection, Tea Avenue has provided you with the ultimate tea experience. Although this venture was initiated by a family that was involved with tea since the 1930s, their selection of food and beverages are mind-blowing.

Published in Sri Lanka