Alumex Awarded as an Integrated Reporting Leader in Asia Sri Lanka’s largest aluminium extrusion manufacturer Alumex PLC was recently recognized for its strong commitment towards transparency and governance at the Asia Integrated Reporting Awards. Alumex was honoured with a Bronze award in the Integrated Report (SME) category for clearly and concisely communicating its value creation to stakeholders via integrated reporting. Value creation is at the heart of integrated reporting, which helps companies to embed long-term sustainability into their business model. Integrated reporting goes beyond the conventional approach to communicating value creation and encompasses other forms of value created within the organization through the change or transformation of its capital. Alumex, for example, engages in value creation beyond the purely financial, encompassing both social and natural capital. Thus, the purpose of an integrated report is to provide the kind of information that enables the reader to more accurately assess the organization’s ...

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Sri Lanka Current – by Dr Harold Gunatillake Website: www.Doctorharold.com Headlines India is emerging as one of the biggest aid providers to cash-strapped Sri Lanka.US$ 16 million worth of aid from Tamil Nadu will begin arriving in Colombo on May 22 Indian envoy in Lanka’s hands over SLR.2 billion worth of essentials sent by Tamil Nadu government Litro Gas distribution to 416 areas Uninterrupted electricity supply soon. Sri Lanka: Political stability restored, but food, law and order pose challenges Uninterrupted electricity supply soon. Aid from Tamil Nadu to the value of US $ 16 million arrived in Sri Lanka on May 22nd. The consignment, which consists of 9,000 MT of rice, 50 MT of milk powder and more than 25 MT of drugs and other medical supplies, was handed over by High Commissioner Gopal Baglay to the senior leadership of the Government of Sri Lanka This commitment translates to more than ...

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A migrant’s story – By Ron Pieris I was preparing to migrate to Sydney from Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1974. I was invited to a home in Moratuwa for a meal. I remember it was a sunny day in the summer of ‘74. I took a bus from Bambalapitiya to Moratuwa and walked down to my friend’s home. I was greeted at the entrance by his wife and children who warmly welcomed me. After a bit of small talk, I was requested to move to the dining room. This was a Sinhalese family from the provinces. I noticed that on the dining table was placed a bowl of rice with a saucer for serving and three vegetable curries, and on the centre of the table was placed a single egg. We all served food onto our plates. And all of those present were staring at the egg! I was ...

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Ishan, Shreyas fifties set up 62-run win for India Source:dailynews.lk Rohit Sharma-led Indian unit kicked-off the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka with a handsome 62-run win in the series opener in Lucknow. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer were the architect behind India’s big win as the duo dictated the proceedings to help India post 199/2 in 20 overs. In response, Sri Lanka could only muster 137/6 in 20 overs After being invited to bat first Ishan and Rohit Sharma got the hosts off to a brilliant start as the pair added 111 runs for the opening wicket. Rohit was dismissed on 44 (32) by Lahiru Kumara in the final delivery of the 12th over, following which Shreyas Iyer joined Ishan in the middle. Ishan was dismissed on 89 (56) by Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka. Iyer returned unbeaten on 57(28), while Jadeja scored 3 (4). Among the tourists Charith ...

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Sri Lanka and West Indies need to play in qualifying round at ICC T 20 WC 2022 in Australia – by Sunil Thenabadu (Sports editor – eLanka)   The Eighth edition of the ICC T20 WC  2022will be held in Australia but surprisingly both West Indies and Sri Lanka will both have to play an supplementary qualifying round in order to be included  to  the super 12’s  Many will ponder when reaching the news that Sri Lanka and West Indies having won two and one match in the ongoing Super 12 ICC T20 tournament have to play in qualifying matches as in this edition to be in the Super 12’s.This is as in ICC world T 20 rankings both Sri Lanka and West Indies are having low ICC T 20 rankings. Bangladesh and Afghanistan however are assured of direct entry.  Cricket fanatics would contemplate why another ICC T20 WC is held ...

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       “CRICKET, LOVELY CRICKET”       With the compliments of Dian Abeywardene & Lesley Manickam, thanks to both the above gentlemen, here is a subject that is very much more appreciated than most.            The Umpires are on the ground, so let’s get going.  Desmonfd Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. INDIA DROWN ENGLAND TO WIN SECOND CRICKET TEST AT LORDS – BUT…….. [By Dian Abeyewardene] INDIA continued to stamp their prowess as a ‘Cricket power house’ bowling out the Founders of the game of Cricket ,England in the second Innings of the second Test, in under two sessions of play on day five. An outstanding feat by India to register their third Victory at The Lords Cricket Ground considered the ‘cradle’ of Cricket. India was brash, boastful, arrogant and oozing with the pride of an infamous victory humbling the DOYEN’s of Cricket in their home ...

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