Mahinda Samarasinghe renounces as Member of Parliament By Sunil Thenabadu  Photo Source:Facebook Member of Parliament Mahinda Samarasinghe quit from Parliament to accept his new prestigious post as the Sri Lanka Ambassador of the USA.  Mahinda Samarasinghe said in a statement that he had handed over the letter of resignation of Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake.  Photo Source:dailymirror.lk “25th November was his last day would take leave from Parliament and expect to assume duties in Washington DC on  November 29. Thereafter, he will present my credentials to the President of the United States and commence his duties as Ambassador to Sri Lanka. He added that his solitary anticipation is to fulfil his role with commitment to Sri Lanka. He felt his constrained duty, once his  three-year service overseas is concluded, to return and once again provide leadership to, and serve the people of Kalutara and Sri Lanka. Although  he is taking a ...

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Sports-tech startup Koach Hub expands boundaries with Daryll Cullinan Source:-www.ft.lk Singapore based Koach Hub, the revolutionary sports-tech platform, has signed a partnership with renowned South African cricketing legend Daryll Cullinan to expand its platform to cricket.  Koach was launched in January this year as a solution to increasing market demand for an intelligent collaboration tool for sports, especially soccer. The company has seen rapid expansion across the world, and is deployed across clubs and academies in Australia, Singapore, USA, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Lebanon, Ghana, Bermuda, and Sri Lanka within the last eight months.  Being able to collaborate with Legendary Daryll Cullinan is indeed a huge step forward. Cullinan became, at the young age of 16, the youngest South African to strike a first-class century. He also scored 337 not out, the highest first-class score in domestic South African cricket at the time. Daryll Cullinan was the centrepiece of South Africa’s ...

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THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC –  By – Algi Wijewickrema When you have an email address like “noproblemperera” I’m sure you readers would expect an out of the ordinary person. Out of the ordinary is an understatement really for arguably Sri Lanka’s most versatile and entertaining musician. He is the leader of a band that is not only popular among Sri Lankans living here but also popular with Sri Lankans abroad. He is none other than the leader of the “Gypsies”, Sunil Perera. When I visited Sunil at his studio in Ratmalana where their family business has existed for decades, he was ready to accommodate us but the interview was inevitably disturbed by many telephone calls that kept coming which to me proves how busy this man can still be and how the popularity of Gypsies has not diminished. Beginning with his school days at St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, Sunil ...

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Expolanka upholds stable growth; records Rs 57.8 Bn Revenue and Rs 4.5 Bn PAT during Q3 An agile business model was the cornerstone to Expolanka Holdings PLC sustaining its strong growth momentum during the latest quarter which ended 31 December 2020. The company attributed its performance to staying on the path of a focused and consistent growth strategy while remaining flexible and optimizing opportunities in a dynamic operating environment. The quarter’s performance has resulted in the group generating a Revenue of Rs 143.2 Bn and a Profit After Tax of Rs 10.8 Bn for the first nine months ending 31 December 2020. During the quarter under review, the group recorded a revenue of Rs 57.8 Bn (a 108% increase YoY) with a Gross Profit of Rs 9.7 Bn and a Profit After Tax of Rs 4.5 Bn. The quarter’s growth was driven by the core Logistics business, which recorded a ...

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Oman – The Oldest Independent State In The Arab World – by Dharmasiri Ehelepola The oldest independent state in the Arab world, is a 1700 km long coastal plain at the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula lying bordering the Arabian Sea and the gulf of Oman. Barely inland from the coast, formidable mountains stand guard. A massive upheaval in the ocean floor hundreds of millions of years ago formed these mountains, producing modern Oman, one of the most colorful and geologically diverse countries on earth. The three bordering countries are Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The official name of the country is Sultanate of Oman. A country that has , white sandy beaches, rocky mountain range, sandy desert area,wadis,palm-fringed oasis, and natural landscape. Trees and green grass lawns are a common feature, amazing for a country known as an oil rich desert. Arabic is the official language, English ...

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New species of horn-lizards discovered in Sri Lanka’s Salgala forest- By Ifham Nizam A new species of the genus Ceratophora (horn-lizards) found in the Salgala forest in the Kegalle district in the northern part of the wet bioclimatic zone, has been named to honour a renowned scientist in Sri Lanka. ...

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