AIA to focus on raising health awareness in Sri Lanka

AIA insurance Lanka PLC recently presented its exclusive product line with a vision to help Sri Lankans make a real change by rewarding healthy living and creating awareness about healthy lifestyles. AIA insurance CEO Pankaj Banrjee said it wants to change the traditional ‘you die – we pay’ insurance model[…]

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Mobitel launches experiential ‘Locomole’ app for tourists

Singapore based LDR Technologies has collaborated with Mobitel to launch ‘Locomole’, a location based, customizable app to promote digital tourism in Sri Lanka. Locomole is the first experiential tourism app launched in Sri Lanka and is powered by Mobitel and guided by the Ministry of Tourism Development. In the initial[…]

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Railway strike enters third day

The railway strike launched by several trade unions has entered its third day, amid fears that one of the longest stoppages in years could continue into next week. Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has called for an end to the protest action, adding that it would not mean that[…]

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France floods: 1,600 evacuated, German missing at campsite

Heavy floods have forced the evacuation of 1,600 people – most of them campers – in southern France, officials say. They say a 70-year-old German man who was helping to supervise children at one of the summer camps is missing. The worst-hit areas are Gard, Ardeche and Drome. More than[…]

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Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer threw ‘several punches’

England cricketer Ben Stokes has admitted throwing several punches at a man outside a nightclub in Bristol, a jury has heard. The Durham all-rounder, who denies affray, has taken to the stand for a second day at Bristol Crown Court. Mr Stokes, 28, said: “It’s clear in my statements that[…]

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Environmentalists seek long-term measures to tackle Sri Lanka’s elephant woes

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa In the wake of the Government receiving the Cabinet nod to construct more electric fences to solve human-elephant conflict (HEC), environmentalists urged the Government to reconsider its proposal and to stop wasting public money on short-term solutions. Environmentalists stressed that if the Government neglected the human-elephant conflict[…]

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