Items filtered by date: August 2018

Looking to nab a Best Picture nomination for ‘Black Panther,’ Disney has hired veteran Oscar strategist Cynthia Swartz to oversee the campaign, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

Published in Entertainment

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday afternoon to attend the fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which will be held in Kathmandu today and tomorrow. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel welcoming the President at the airport.

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Govt. to reduce loan burden by 2020 - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that measures are being taken to reduce the loan burden to 70 per cent of the total state revenue by 2020.

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People want MR as leader - GOTA

It is not a matter of whether Mahinda Rajapaksa can contest for the Presidency once again or not, as long as whoever becomes the President at the next election forms a government with him (Mahinda) as the Prime Minister, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

Published in Politics

Action will be taken if any of the SLFP Group of 16 take part in the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna protest rally in September, the SLFP said yesterday.

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CDS Wijegunaratne to be arrested

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday (29), informed Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that they will be arresting current Chief of Defence Staff Ravi Wijeguneratne and producing him in Court on charges of providing facilities for former Navy Lieutenant Commander Prasad Hettiarachchi, alias ‘Navy Sampath’ to hide.

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Lankan men’s 400m relay team into final

Sri Lankan men's 400m relay team booked their berth in the final as they completed the preliminary round second race in 3:06.66 secs to finish third in the ongoing Asian Games continued in Jakarta, Indonesia yesterday.

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Heavyweights hanker for policy patronage

Half-a-dozen of Sri Lanka’s highest net worth business leaders yesterday backed to the hilt stronger policy consistency and implementation by the Government, acknowledging that the private sector was becoming increasingly frustrated by perceived policy stagnation but remained keen to engage with officials.

Published in Business

SriLankan Airlines is significantly expanding its capacity on the Colombo-Singapore-Colombo route with the introduction of wide bodied Airbus A330 aircraft that are equipped with the latest inflight entertainment systems, luxurious seating and on-board cuisine that is among the finest in the sky, to provide the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Published in Business

Linear Squared, a Sri Lankan company offering machine learning and advanced data analytics solutions, has launched a fully-automated planning platform for apparel industry.

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