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‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ to address obstacles and minimise the SME finance gap

As part of Vision 2025 policy document, our government has identified the importance of the SME sector and initiated the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ scheme to address some of these obstacles and minimise the SME finance gap in Sri Lanka, Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera said this morning Addressing the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association at Hilton Colombo...

SL finishes second best in Asia Cup U19 final

Sri Lanka ended up runner-up to India in the ACC Under 19 Asia Cup cricket tournament when they lost the final played at Dhaka yesterday by 144 runs.India winning the toss and batting first amassed 304-3 to which Sri Lanka could reply with only 160 in 38.4 overs.The Lankan batting was dismantled by slow left-arm orthodox bowler Harsh Tyagi...

THOMIANS NIGHT 2018

The 145th anniversary of ST.Thomas college Matale. 13th October 2018 from, 7.00pm onwards at liberty ballroom - Ramada colombo contact Halvitige   -  077 7101254 Neranjan  -  077 2440111 Charitha   -  077 7332588 Keeth      -   077 7700969

Nadal, Djokovic to play exhibition in Saudi Arabia

World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday said he has agreed to play an exhibition match against fellow Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic in Saudi Arabia in December. The match between the two stars will take place at Jeddah's King Abdullah Sports City on December 22. "Thanks for the invitation and looking forward to playing and visiting for the first...

Muguruza calls for more women’s tennis on TV

Former world number one Garbine Muguruza called Monday for greater television coverage of women's tennis, as the game battles to recover from allegations of sexism that erupted at the US Open. The Spaniard, who is struggling to end a slump in form that has seen her slip to 15th in the world, welcomed a new five-year deal the WTA has...

Li Na says Osaka needs ‘desire’ to go further

Chinese tennis great Li Na said US Open champion Naomi Osaka can go on and win multiple Grand Slam titles - if she can find the inner desire to match her physical abilities. Osaka has admitted feeling burdened by expectations after last month's stunning victory in New York, saying she puts pressure on herself to "do more, do better". The 20-year-old...

Indian actress Dutta takes #MeToo claims to police

The Indian actress whose public allegations of sexual harassment by a Bollywood star is sparking a string of similar #MeToo claims has filed a formal complaint, police said. Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta first alleged in 2008 that multi-award-winning Nana Patekar behaved inappropriately towards her during the making of a romantic comedy the same year. No action was taken at...

‘Ten Years Japan’ film omnibus imagines post-nuclear future

Fears of a future clouded by nuclear fallout and state-sponsored mind control have been captured on film by a group of Japanese directors who were tasked with presenting their visions of where life in their country was headed. The "Ten Years Japan" omnibus has made its world premiere at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the region’s largest movie...

England look for World Cup boost against struggling Sri Lanka

In-form England will look to maintain their one-day momentum ahead of next year's World Cup when they take on a Sri Lanka side in disarray in the first of a five-match series at Dambulla on Wednesday. But Sri Lanka are expected to prove much tougher opposition when a three-Test series begins next month, England's first for 12 years without their...

More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2000

Nearly 2000 bodies have been recovered from Palu since an earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian city, an official said Monday, warning the number would rise with thousands still missing. The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944, said local military spokesman M. Thohir.  
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