Sangakkara says no to politics; notes change takes time

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara insists he will never enter politics. Sangakkara said in a statement that he believes that politics and public service is a very serious responsibility. There have been reports that Sangakkara may contest as a common candidate at the 2020 Presidential elections. “I have read with[…]

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Railway strike ends following talks with President

The railway strike came to an end today with railway trade unions saying they had reached an agreement following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena. The strike was launched on Wednesday over demands for a higher salary and railway passengers staged a protest blocking the street opposite the Fort railway station[…]

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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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