SLPL Final Nagenahira Nagas Vs Uva NextThe historic first T20 final in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League tournament(SLPL) between Nagenahira Nagas and Uva Next will be played today(31/08/2012) Match scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT) at the R.Premadasa Stadium Colombo,Sri Lanka
|ICC Awards 2012|
ICC Awards 2012...
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara,South Africa's Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander, Australia's Michael Clarke are in the running for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award for 2012. The ICC announced the shortlists for the annual awards on Thursday, and the winners will be announced at a function ahead of the World Twenty20, on September 15, in Colombo,Sri Lanka.
The four cricketers have also been nominated for ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, while Lasith Malinga, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli join Sangakkara as the contenders for ODI Cricketer of the year.
Sri Lanka beat Malaysia to reach final...
Sri Lanka won the semifinal against Malaysia and qualified for the final in the 8th Asian Netball Championship at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Colombo,Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Netball team beat Malaysia by 67-58 to reach the final
|2012 Londo Paralympic Opening Ceremony|
London 2012 Paralympic was opened
Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie arrived in Sri Lanka on a five-day state visit on 29th August 2012, local News reported.
Defence Minister Liang Guanglie will visit India and Laos at the invitation of the three countries' defense ministries.
Duleep Mendis is Oman cricket coach for ACC Elite Cup
Rohan Duleep Mendis, a dynamic and dedicated former international cricketer who represented Sri Lanka team in both Test and one-day internationals (ODIs), has been selected to coach the Oman senior national team for the forthcoming ACC Elite Trophy 2012. The tournament will be held in the UAE from October 3 to 13.
|Nayomi Andibuduge in Miss Italy 2012|
Sri Lankan beauty in Miss Italy finals...A girl born to Sri Lankan parents, Nayomi Andibuduge has been selected among the six finalists for the Miss Italy of the World Crown in the Miss Italy pageant. 18 years-old Andibuduge was among the 20 contestants competing in the category and has now been included among the six finalists.
The validity period of passports issued to minors has been reduced.Issuing a communique, Immigration and Emigration Controller, Chulananda Perera has stated that the current ten year validity period of passports for those under the age of 16, has now been reduced to three years.
|T20 world cup 2012 Lasith Malinga|
Sri Lanka premier league is a good preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup 2012Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga feels that his side will have a distinct advantage over other countries during next month's Twenty20 World Cup 2012 as most of the island nation's players have prepared well by competing in the Sri Lanka Premier League.
"SLPL is a good preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup 2012. All the Sri Lankan players know the conditions very well and we have a chance to win the Twenty20 World Cup 2012," Lasith Malinga Said
|Sri Lanka Provincial Council elections 2012|
Postal voting for the Sept. 8 North-Central, Eastern and SabaragamuwaSri Lanka Provincial Council elections Postal voting for the Sept. 8 North-Central, Eastern and Sabaragamuwa will be held today and tomorrow(27-28/08/2012).
There were 100,818 voters eligible for postal voting, Elections Department news sources said.
|Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL T20 2012)|
Sri Lanka Premier League 2012
Ruhuna's defeat to Wayamba at the R. Premadasa Stadium has decided the four teams to qualify for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League 2012(SLPL).
Ruhuna had managed to keep alive their hopes of qualifying with a win against Basnahira on Saturday evening, but their 14-run loss to Wayamba has allowed Nagenahira to qualify.
The theme of the Festival is “Miracle Island: Sri Lanka – Wonder of Asia”.
|India win under 19 cricket world cup 2012|
First time Australia lost an under 19 World CupIndia defeated Australia by six wickets in the final of the under 19 World Cup in Townsville.
Australia made 8 for 225 after being sent in, with captain William Bosisto making 87 not out.
|Apple vs. SamsungApple $1B victory|
Apple has been awarded $1.051 billion in damages after a United States jury determined that Samsung copied critical features of the hugely popular iPhone and iPad.
The verdict - which came much sooner than expected - could lead to an outright ban on sales of key Samsung products and will likely solidify Apple’s dominance of the exploding mobile computing market.
|Sri Lanka Win the plate Championship|
Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets to win the Plate ChampionshipFinal of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 at the Allan Border Field.
Chasing 194, Sri Lanka cruised to victory in 39 overs with player of the match Niroshan Dickwella hitting an elegant 76 and Pabasara Waduge contributing 33.
Batting first after winning the toss, Afghanistan scored 194 for nine in 50 overs with Mohibullah Paak top scoring with a fine 44 which included five fours and a six. For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Madushanka continued his fine form with the ball and finished with three for 34 while Amila Aponso took two for 19.
It was Sri Lanka's first Plate Championship title while for Afghanistan, it was an excellent achievement after they had finished 16th and last in their debut appearance two years ago in New Zealand.
We declared that it is available for commercial jet operations from 10th August
The Ratmalana domestic airport has been declared open for small international commercial flights, the Civil Aviation Authority said.
Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority H.M.C Nimalsiri said that a circular has been sent to airmen informing them that international commercial jets can now land at the Ratmalana airport.
|Sri Lanka Cricket ICC T20 2012|
Mahela and Angelo continuing as captain and vice-captain respectively- ICC T20 World Cup 2012 ...Sri Lanka Cricket announced the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 which will run from September 18 to October 7.
Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews continuing as captain and vice-captain respectively.
Lease out Sri Lanka state lands for hotel projects for foreign investors under 99 years lease agreement...Sri Lanka has introduced new land policy to attract foreign investment for tourismDeputy minister for Economic Development Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said, the Cabinet has given nod to lease out state lands for hotel projects for foreign investors under 99 years lease agreement.
|Coca-Cola launches Minute-Maid-Mixed-Fruit-in-Sri-Lanka|
Coca-Cola launches Minute Maid Mixed Fruit – a mix of goodness and tasteEnhances local product portfolio and offers consumers a delicious blend
- Coca-Cola launches Minute Maid Mixed Fruit, 4th variant in Minute Maid
- Minute Maid Mixed Fruit is made with Mango, Banana, Papaya and Guava pulp
- Minute Maid is currently available in Apple, Mango and Orange flavours in Sri-Lanka
- Launch to be supported by an intensive consumer activation program- to include both above and below the line initiatives involving extensive experiential sampling, road shows, TVC etc
|Shahid Afridi withdraws from SLPL|
Afridi's wife is unwell and he had leave for Pakistan immediately...Shahid Afridi, the icon player of Ruhuna Royals, withdrew himself from the ongoing Sri Lanka Premier League 2012 (SLPL) ahead of his team's encounter against Uva Next on Tuesday.
|Yasushi Akashi Arrive in Sri Lanka|
Japanese Special Representative Yasushi Akashi will arrive in Sri Lanka official visit 22-Aug-2012,
a Japanese embassy release stated yesterday.
The release adds: Akashi will meet government officials and representatives of the ruling and opposition parties as well as members of civil societies, and emphasize the importance of national reconciliation toward the establishment of lasting peace. He is also scheduled to visit the Northern Province of Sri Lanka to study the latest developments in the conflict-stricken zone.
|Lasith Malinga name Australian T20|
Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga will play for the Melbourne Stars this summer in the domestic Australian T20 competition.
The Stars also completed their lineup on Tuesday by announcing that legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne would captain the team.
Malinga is Sri Lanka top order bowler and one of the world's top Twenty20 bowlers and is renowned for his yorkers.
|Maldives new president visit sri lanka|
Maldives new President Mohamed Waheed is to visit Sri Lankaon a two-day tour from Thursday, a spokesman said on Monday-Aug-2012.
Maldives' government spokesman Masood Imad told Xinhua that Waheed is to call on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit.
"In addition President Waheed is also to sign two bilateral ties with Sri Lanka," Masood told Xinhua. Sri Lanka and Maldives has close historical, economical, social and cultural ties for a long time.
|Miss China Yu Wenxia 2012 Miss World|
Miss China Yu Wenxia won the coveted title of Miss World 2012 ,China’s Yu Wenxia has been crowned the 2012 Miss World following the pageant’s final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos on August 18, 2012. She defeated more than 100 other hopefuls at the glittering ceremony held in the Chinese mining city of Ordos, on the edge of the Gobi desert. This is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. The first runner-up is Sophie Elizabeth Moulds of Wales and the second runner-up is Jessica Michelle Kahawaty of Australia.
|Hello ! Magazine|
HELLO! Online brings you five of the most exotic, exciting destinations to visit in 2012Most exotic exciting destinations in the world 2012(Hello! Magazine)
- The Maldives
The award-winning UK-based Hello! Magazine has named Sri Lanka as one of the five most exotic, exciting destinations to visit in 2012.
|Australia Cricket Logo|
Australia names unchanged squad for T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka
SELECTION boss John Inverarity considers Twenty20 to be an unpredictable form of cricket, but there were no surprises when he announced the Australian squad for next month's World Cup in sri lanka .
Australia will take the same 15-man squad to Sri Lanka as the one that will play in a three-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates two weeks earlier.
|miss sri lanka jacqueline fernandez|
Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, for his directorial debut.Acting guru Vinod Tharani, who has coached the likes of Deepika Padukone and Amy Jackson, wants to cast his student, SriLankan beauty JacquelineFernandez, for his directorial debut.
"I know Jacqueline very well. I know her since the time she came to Bombay. My script has a possibility of such a character. I know about her talent and capabilities and have decided to cast her," he told.
"My script will be complete in a week's time. I have discussed with her earlier and she said she would love to do my film," he added.
Elaborating on his script, he said it is a fun family drama.
|B&S ICC T20 World Cup 2012|
Good news for Cricket fans...ICC World T20 Sri Lanka 2012 Official event song launched...
The International Cricket Council (ICC) in collaboration with Bathiya and Santhush launched the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 official event song ‘Vissai Vissa’ (Twenty Twenty).
|Ceylon Today joined with sadaharitha plantations Limited|
Ceylon Today, joining hands with another innovative company, Sadaharitha Plantations Limited turns a brand new chapter in Sri Lankan media history today,by coming out with an exclusive innovation never seen or ‘heard of’ before.Sri Lanka’s newest and path-breaking English news paper – comes out with a ‘Talking Ad’- a light-sensitive unit placed at the back of its main section. This unit is installed
|ICC Awards 2012 Sri Lanka|
Sri lankaKumar sangakkara is among six players nominated in three categories for the International Cricket Council awards 2012.
Sri Lankatop order batsmen and wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara has been nominated in multiple categories – Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year.
SLT Group 1st Half 2012 Operating Profits up by 15% to Rs. 3.36 bn; Exchange Loss on Translation Dilutes PBT
SriLankaTelecom(SLT),thePioneer telecommunication services provider in Sri Lanka, released its Group and Company financial results for the six months ended 30th June 2012, recording a Rs. 3.36 bn group operating profit, a growth of 15% Year on Year (YoY). Group revenue has increased to Rs 27.50 bn, an increase of 11% YoY. Depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee continued to have a significant adverse impact on Group Profit before Tax (PBT) and PAT due to US $ exposure in the Group’s Mobile subsidiary Mobitel. With the inclusion of the translation impact of the exchange loss, PBT at Group level declined by 37% to Rs. 2.05 bn while Profit after Tax (PAT) declined by 56% to Rs.1.06 bn. However, once normalized (without exchange loss on translation) the group has reported an impressive PBT of Rs. 3.95 bn, an increase of 24% and PAT of Rs. 2.97 bn, a growth of 26% YoY.
|London Olympic 2012|
The London 2012 London Olympics have ended with rocking ceremony and the official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro 2016.(Brazil)
The three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British pop from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael and Elbow.
India Top Order batsman Yuvraj Singh, who recovered from lung cancer, has been named in India’s squad for the ICC World Twenty20 next month in Sri Lanka.
yuvaraj singh , the man of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup, had last played for India in November 2011 before being diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer.
Med1 plans to launch emergency medical response services in the Colombo area by the end of 2012. “The partnership between Med1 and Falck not only enables us to implement a high-class emergency ambulance service in Colombo; it will also ensure we have the future resources and capacity required to expand our coverage across Sri Lanka.Our goal is to implement a reliable, high quality service that is also affordable,” says Donnie Woodyard Jr, Med1 CEO.
|Coca Cola and MacDonalds|
- Branded commemorative London 2012 Olympics Tumblers and wrist bands available on purchase of McDonald’s large meal
- Consumer can avail the offer at all McDonald’s outlets across the country
Coca-Cola and McDonald’s have been long term sponsors of the Olympic Games and are official global partners of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Games are an unparalleled sporting extravaganza, offering something for everyone and enthralling millions the world over. Coca-Cola and its global partner McDonald’s have launched an exclusive collection of London 2012 Olympic memorabilia at all McDonald’s Outlets across the island.
India defeated Sri Lanka by 39 runs in the one-off T20 micromax cup international in Pallekele on 7 Aug 2012.
|Rapper Snoop Dogg changes|
his name to Snoop Lion
“I didn’t know that until I went to the temple where the High Priest asked me what my name was and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg’. He looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light — you are the lion’.”
India Beat Lankans in last Micromax Cup ODI 4-1
Usain Bolt has set a new Olympic record at London 2012 Olympic, as he claimed gold in the 100M dash. Bolt completed the sprint in 9.63 seconds (Gold)- the second fastest time ever ran in the 100 meters. It is thought up to 2 billion people tuned in across the globe to watch the race live - although none in the United States due to NBC's delayed coverage. Millions of others have been trying to find a video of the race to see Bolt's spectacular win.
Usain Bolt entered the race with many doubters wondering whether he could become only the second man ever to retain the 100 meter sprint crown at the Olympics - the only man previously to do this was Carl Lewis. Critics had suggested Bolt was losing his touch and that countryman Yohan Blake, who beat Bolt twice in recent weeks prior to the Olympics, would be taking the title.
|ICC awards 2012|
Fans vote on a short list nominated by an elite panel of cricket experts using criteria set out by LG and the ICC. This dictates that the nominees should have displayed some of the attributes regarded by LG as in line with their corporate qualities such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.
|SLT Rainbow Pages|
Having drawn level with Larisa Latynina by winning silver in the men’s 200m butterfly early on Tuesday evening, Phelps passed the Soviet gymnast when USA won the 4x200m freestyle relay.