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With anger and frustration writ large on their faces, these students, whose Z-score marks have come down after revision, arrive at the University Grants Commission office in Colombo hoping that there would be some solution to their plight. Please see Page 14 for detailed story. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera

If looks can kill

Section News

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Khar visit put off

Section News

Justice  Balapatabendi

Bribery Commission probing 60 cases of alleged graft, says head

Section News

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Out of the dark for the moment

Section News

Walk the talk: An awareness walk promoting 'energy saving' was held in Colombo yesterday with Minister Champika Ranawaka also participating. Ironically, at the same time Sunday Times photographer Indika Handuwela captured these street lights along the Moratuwa Korelawella area, that were burning bright  during the day (below).

Out of the dark for the moment

Section News

Prof. Patrick Mendis

Top US-UNESCO job for Lankan professor

Section News

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Fright flight by jumbos briefly stops perahera

Section News

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Rajapaksa bombshell: More UNPers will cross over, but Jayasekera mystery continues

Section Columns, Talk at the Cafe Spectator

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Rajapaksa bombshell: More UNPers will cross over, but Jayasekera mystery continues

Section Columns, Talk at the Cafe Spectator

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Rajapaksa bombshell: More UNPers will cross over, but Jayasekera mystery continues

Section Columns, Talk at the Cafe Spectator

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Rajapaksa bombshell: More UNPers will cross over, but Jayasekera mystery continues

Section Columns, Talk at the Cafe Spectator

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Teacher-librarian project: Yet another mess up by the Education Ministry

Section News

Wellassa National School Bibile

Teacher-librarian project: Yet another mess up by the Education Ministry

Section News

No teacher librarians at these partially opened libraries at the J affna Central College

Teacher-librarian project: Yet another mess up by the Education Ministry

Section News

Sunil Madawa Premathilaka

Lifetime Achievement presentations to five senior journalists

Section News

S. Hewage Chithrananda

Lifetime Achievement presentations to five senior journalists

Section News

Sybil Wettasinghe

Lifetime Achievement presentations to five senior journalists

Section News

Kandiah Nithyanandan

Lifetime Achievement presentations to five senior journalists

Section News

D.C.A. (Bernie) Wijesekera

Lifetime Achievement presentations to five senior journalists

Section News

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Out of the dark for the moment

Section News

The thermal power plant at Kerawalapitiya

Out of the dark for the moment

Section News

The damage in one of the tubes

Out of the dark for the moment

Section News

The Norochcholai power plant

Out of the dark for the moment

Section News

China's Yi Siling competes during the 10m Air Rifle Women qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, July 28, 2012. AFP

China’s Yi bags air rifle title for Games’ first gold

Section Sports

Irfan Pathan and Suresh Raina walk back to the pavilion after defeating Sri Lanka.   - Pix by Amila Gamage

India take 2-1 lead in nail biting finish

Section Sports

Gautham Gambhir made 102.

India take 2-1 lead in nail biting finish

Section Sports

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India take 2-1 lead in nail biting finish

Section Sports

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India take 2-1 lead in nail biting finish

Section Sports

The FV Tai Yaun 227 that had been captured by Somali pirates limped into the  Colombo Port at the beginning of last year

Chinese seamen still adrift with no wages

Section News

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Kahawatte wrapped in fear and silence after recent killing

Section News

Rishiniketanaramaya Chief incumbent Ven. Kahawatte Semindha Thera

Kahawatte wrapped in fear and silence after recent killing

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A lonely footpath leads to the house where the recent killings took place. Pix by Indika Handuwala

Kahawatte wrapped in fear and silence after recent killing

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A Navy player on the charge. – Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte.

Navy anchor finals’ berth with win over Ratnam

Section Sports

Opposition UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa addressing the party meeting at Ratnapura. Pic courtesy Lankadeepa

President moves to rebuild Govt’s image; cracks within UNP widens

Section Columns, Political Column

Ambassador Butenis meeting Bishop Saundaranayagam during her Jaffna visit  Pic courtesy Uthayan

The US ambassador bids farewell

Section News

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Leaving political stones unturned

Section 5th Column, Columns

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Shattered hopes: Revised Z-score adds to A/Level students’ woes

Section News

P. H. S. M. Piyarathne: Mother of a student

Shattered hopes: Revised Z-score adds to A/Level students’ woes

Section News

Patalee Nirupamala. Pix by  Athula Devapriya

Shattered hopes: Revised Z-score adds to A/Level students’ woes

Section News

Saminda Gunawardena

Shattered hopes: Revised Z-score adds to A/Level students’ woes

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A familiar sight now: Students gathering in front of the UGC on a daily basis. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera

Shattered hopes: Revised Z-score adds to A/Level students’ woes

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A student gives vent to her feelings at a protest held opposite the Fort on Friday. Pic by Indika Handuwala

Shattered hopes: Revised Z-score adds to A/Level students’ woes

Section News

Hulfstdorp lawyers protesting on Wednesday the attack on the Mannar courts

Video footage shows state officials leading Mannar attack: Police

Section News

Mannar court under STF security on Friday. Pic by S.R. Lambart

Video footage shows state officials leading Mannar attack: Police

Section News

Rishad Bathiudeen leaving the Bambalapitiya mosque after  Friday prayers.  Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte

Video footage shows state officials leading Mannar attack: Police

Section News

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Kandy wins rib-bruiser over Havelocks

Section Sports

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Kandy wins rib-bruiser over Havelocks

Section Sports

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Abu Fuard’s off-breaks made him a top spinner

Section Sports

Vidyartha’s place in the top league is now at stake.

What awaits U-20 Schools Rugby League?

Section Sports

The Colombo Rowing Club men’s and women’s teams in Chennai.

Colombo Rowing Club emerge victorious

Section Sports

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Govt. to amend Act as sand mining sans licence meets legal roadblock

Section News

These images show the River bank damage to the Mahaweli River near Wasgomuwa National Park.. Sand Mining has been witnessed every 25 metres over a stretch of 30 kilometres.

Govt. to amend Act as sand mining sans licence meets legal roadblock

Section News

Laws do not apply to us, we're above it

Jaywalking: What’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander

Section News

Oh oh... I did wonder what these guys were doing in the middle of the road

Jaywalking: What’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander

Section News

Hey, we always crossed here, no one told us about this law...

Jaywalking: What’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander

Section News

Booked! What a mess... will I miss my bus now?

Jaywalking: What’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander

Section News

On the lookout for errant pedestrians.

Jaywalking: What’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander

Section News

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Jaywalking: What’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander

Section News

Montage of the Cosumer Affairs Council directive

Authorised medical centre unilaterally ups fees for West Asia bound workers

Section News

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Royal swim champions

Section Sports

Rahil Atheeq captain of Lyceum International Wattala receiving the R.I.T. Alles Challenge Trophy from the Director of Gateway College Dr. Harsha Alles. Also in the picture is Sajith Liyanage, chief organizer of the tournament.

Mallawaarachchi the hero for Wattala Lyceum

Section Sports

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Asanka wins Arugam Bay Surf Classic

Section Sports

Asanka braving the waters at Arugam Bay

Asanka wins Arugam Bay Surf Classic

Section Sports

Sri Lankan contingent in London

In London at last!

Section Sports

A general view shows athletes as they walk into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012.  AFP

Oh! What a night

Section Sports

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney raises his arms as he sings at the end of the opening ceremony, as he brings the show to a close with a performance of Hey Jude. AFP.

Oh! What a night

Section Sports

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Oh! What a night

Section Sports

A spectacular aerial view of the 'Satanic Mills' in Danny Boyle's take on the Industrial Revolution. AFP

Oh! What a night

Section Sports

The VIP group included Doreen Lawrence, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general and Ethiopian athletics veteran Haile Gebrselassie. Reuters.

Oh! What a night

Section Sports

The Sri Lankan contingent during the opening ceremony. Courtesy styleite.com

Oh! What a night

Section Sports

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Lorgat’s tasks and other cricket conundrums

Section Sports

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The good, the bad and the ugly of rugby

Section Sports

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The good, the bad and the ugly of rugby

Section Sports

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Tyronne and Manori win Golf classic

Section Sports

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Euphoria of borrowing insensitive to debt burden

Section Columns, The Economic Analysis

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Presidential regret is certainly not the core question

Section Columns, Focus on Rights

Syrian rebels hunt for snipers after attacking the municipality building near Aleppo (AFP)

Military helicopters pound Aleppo as onslaught looms

Section Sunday Times 2

Looking bored: The London Symphony Orchestra played Chariots of Fire as Mr Bean - actor Rowan Atkinson - took to a keyboard

A salute to NHS and bumbling Mr. Bean brings down the house

Section Sunday Times 2

Members of the "club des chefs des chefs" throw their hats into the air before meeting in Paris. The club is made up of chefs to heads of states (Reuters)

Chefs reveal eating secrets of world leaders

Section Sunday Times 2

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his wife Ri Sol-Ju attend the opening ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground  (REUTERS)

North Korea leader’s wife can teach him about the enemy

Section Sunday Times 2

Evita’s appeal transcended politics. (Pic Reuters)

Evita’s life and legacy

Section Sunday Times 2

Project manager Simon Roberts poses with the new Aston Martin super cycle, which comes with a £25,000 price tag. Dubbed the 'world's most technologically advanced' bike, the elegant One-77 was based on the firm's £1 million namesake supercar and was launched earlier this month

0 to 007mph: Aston Martin create £25,000 super bicycle

Section Sunday Times 2

On the edge: Two people stand and look into the burning hole, which has become known as 'The Door to Hell'

The door to hell

Section Sunday Times 2

Rahul (left) and Sonia: India already treats the Nehru-Gandhi family like royalty

The House of Nehru-Gandhi: Queen Sonia and Prince Rahul

Section Sunday Times 2

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Calming the South China Sea

Section Sunday Times 2

Perahera

On the streets that he loves

Section Plus

Michael Sarnacki. Pic by  M.A. Pushpa Kumara

On the streets that he loves

Section Plus

Michael’s favourite photograph: ‘The elephant in the clouds’

On the streets that he loves

Section Plus

Cartoon

‘Mahadanamutta’ politicians will not give up their perks

Section Plus

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Appreciations

Section Plus

General-Denzil-Kobbekaduwa

Appreciations

Section Plus

Namita: Determined to honour India’s multilingual literary heritage

Looking into our own mirror again

Section Plus

An entirely democratic festival: The audience at Oprah Winfrey’s session at Jaipur 2012. Pic by Aamina Nizar

Looking into our own mirror again

Section Plus

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Fourth time round and they all want more

Section Plus

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Rasika wants to reach out through his art

Section Plus

Farah: Involved in pathbreaking research

Faulty genes her forte

Section Plus

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Did Anuradhapura Greeks come east with Alexander?

Section Plus

Architectural drawing of Dr. Chris and Carmel Raffel’s home.

The house Geoffrey Bawa composed for music lovers

Section Plus

Clockwise from top: Members of the Philharmonia Players rehearsing in Mrs. Raffel’s home, circa 1972 (from left - Ajit Abeysekera, Eileen Prins, Evangeline de Fonseka, Carmel Raffel and Wendy Jackson-Miller; detail from score of the Cesar Franck Piano Quintet;

The house Geoffrey Bawa composed for music lovers

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Geoffrey Bawa (23 July 1919-27 May 2003). Portrait by Dominic Sansoni / Three Blind Men (copyright)

The house Geoffrey Bawa composed for music lovers

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Geoffrey Bawa (23 July 1919-27 May 2003).Portrait by Dominic Sansoni / Three Blind Men (copyright)

The house Geoffrey Bawa composed for music lovers

Section Plus

Representing Ceylon: E.R. Gooneratne, fourth from right, at the Buckingham Palace garden party for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

Of men of yore and a stately home

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Representing Ceylon: E.R. Gooneratne, fourth from right, at the Buckingham Palace garden party for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

Of men of yore and a stately home

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The dining room as it was in years gone by: The dining table with the pankha and the mural on the far wall. Pix by Indika Handuwala

Of men of yore and a stately home

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Dr. Janaka Goonetilleke

Of men of yore and a stately home

Section Plus

The dining room as it was in years gone by: The dining table with the pankha and the mural on the far wall; (inset) Dr. Goonetilleke. Pix by Indika Handuwala

Of men of yore and a stately home

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Dr. Janaka Goonetilleke

Of men of yore and a stately home

Section Plus

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People and events

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People and events

Section Plus

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People and events

Section Plus

Geesha. Pix by Nilan Maligaspe

A factory line of fun

Section Plus

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Launch of ‘The Principles of Administrative Law in Sri Lanka’ 3rd edition

Section Plus

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Northumbria University (UK) Bachelors Degree in Business students (7th batch) at BMS

Section Education

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Put out the light, and then put out the light

Section Plus

Music therapy: Nadun Hettiarachchi with his students.Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte

Strumming their heartstrings with song

Section Plus

From left to right: Mr. Asitha Goonewardena - Product Manager hSenid Business Solutions, Mr. Dinesh Saparamadu - Founder and Chief Executive Officer of hSenid Group, Mr. W.K.H. Wegapitiya - Chairman LAUGFS Holdings and Ms. Vindhya Weeratunga - Director/Chief Executive Officer LAHES.

hSenid and LAHES together to offer an exclusive HRIS qualification in Sri Lanka

Section Education

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Apiit Law School’s Unique ‘Skills’ Programme

Section Education

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Apiit Law School’s Unique ‘Skills’ Programme

Section Education

Winning team - The Indivisibles, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

UK team wins the CIMA Global Business Challenge

Section Education

2nd runner up - New Dimensions Consulting, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

UK team wins the CIMA Global Business Challenge

Section Education

1st runner up - Eva Consulting, University of New South Wales, Australia

UK team wins the CIMA Global Business Challenge

Section Education

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The Benefits of a Master of Laws Programme for Accountants

Section Education

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Sri Lanka’s International Design Education REVEALed by AOD!

Section Education

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Sri Lanka’s International Design Education REVEALed by AOD!

Section Education

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Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Visits CINEC Campus

Section Education

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Edinburgh Napier University and BMS launch Global MBA in Sri Lanka

Section Education

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Speed Drome : Fast tracks and culinary journeys

Section Magazine, TV Times

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Return to ICE AGE continental drift

Section Magazine, TV Times

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Manoj and Nalin dance under water with ‘Mithuriye’

Section Magazine, TV Times

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Manoj and Nalin dance under water with ‘Mithuriye’

Section Magazine, TV Times

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Manoj and Nalin dance under water with ‘Mithuriye’

Section Magazine, TV Times

Larry with Taniya Smith

Larry Gibson live at Pigeon Island Resort

Section Magazine, TV Times

Members of GlassCUBE. Pix by Indika Handuwala

In DriveMODE

Section Magazine, Mirror Magazine

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In DriveMODE

Section Magazine, Mirror Magazine

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Let’s talk about it

Section Magazine, Mirror Magazine

Lucky

A lucky number

Section Magazine, Mirror Magazine

Lucky

A lucky number

Section Magazine, Mirror Magazine

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Globally recognised Hospitality Management degrees now offered for the first time in Sri Lanka

Section Education

Model suite and living area at CAHM facility

Globally recognised Hospitality Management degrees now offered for the first time in Sri Lanka

Section Education

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It was Sabrina’s night

Section Magazine, Magazine

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It was Sabrina’s night

Section Magazine, Magazine

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It was Sabrina’s night

Section Magazine, Magazine

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It was Sabrina’s night

Section Magazine, Magazine

Elegant  in saree:  The two beauty queens  Sabrina and Madusha

It was Sabrina’s night

Section Magazine, Magazine

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Evolving into singers with flair

Section Magazine, Magazine

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LIFT for Fashion Education, Fashion Retail & Overseas education

Section Education

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LIFT for Fashion Education, Fashion Retail & Overseas education

Section Education

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“ERP” a highly rewarding career with…..

Section Education

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Business and Professional Women Sri Lanka donates books to 1000 children

Section Education

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Business and Professional Women Sri Lanka donates books to 1000 children

Section Education

Monako

Monaco

Section Funday Times

EarthWatch

Earth Watch

Section Funday Times

The selected office bearers are as follows: President – Niroma Sanjeewani, Vice President – Nilukshi Darshika,  Secretary – Sandunika Fernando, Assistant Secretary  – Piumi Hansamali , Treasurer – Shehani Sangeetha

Forming a Funday Times English Club

Section Funday Times

From left : K. Romeshun, Prof Sirimal Abeyratne and Eran Wickramaratne.  Pic by Amila Gamage

Sri Lanka has second largest expat population in the world

Section Business Times

If MFIs  are to effectively contribute to the reduction of world poverty, they must reach a large number of poor and low income people who are not presently served by any financial institution. The transaction cost of provision of microfinance services has a direct relationship to MFI outreach. The transaction cost of MFI  with a low outreach is much higher than that of the MFI  with very high outreach. File photo

Transaction costs of micro credit

Section Business Times

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Kelani Valley and Talawakelle win 4 national plantation awards

Section Business Times

Awards being presented

Kelani Valley and Talawakelle win 4 national plantation awards

Section Business Times

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‘I will continue to enjoy my cup of (Pure) Ceylon Tea’ : British HC

Section Business Times

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Govt. has overspent, borrowed too much this year-BT poll reveals

Section Business Times

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People’s Verdict

Section Business Times

Dan Seneviratne (left) receiving his award

Success of plantations is in its people — Dan Seevaratnam, Chief Executive – Watawala Plantations

Section Business Times

Picture shows Managing Director of Lanka Minerals & Chemicals M. U. Bopitiya (left) receiving the ISO certificate from Wasantha Gunarathne, Manager Country Business Development of Bureau Veritas Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Lanka Minerals gets ISO certification

Section Business Times

Picture shows from left - B Swaminathan - President, Enterprising Fairs(India) Pvt Ltd; Anver Dole - Vice President, Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka; Kirthi Wanasinghe - President, Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka and Bandula Sarath Kumara - Project Director- NPCPWM Project, CEA.

Sri Lanka’s first International Plastics Exhibition next month

Section Business Times

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