Engineer Turns a Boeing Jet Into a Fully-Functional Home -Photos

It’s bigger than a lot of New York apartments In a move that feels straight out of a Zach Braff movie, a former electrical engineer named Bruce Campbell decided to take a Boeing 727 and convert it into his home. It all began when Campbell spent $23,000 for 10 acres of land in the Oregon…

(0)Comments | June 11, 2014 6:37 am

CEAT Kelani commissions new state-of-the-art radial plant

A milestone was achieved today in the manufacture of tyres in Sri Lanka with the official inauguration of a new hi-tech production facility for radial tyres for passenger cars and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at CEAT Kelani Holdings, the country’s leading tyre maker. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa led a team of government ministers to…

(0)Comments | June 10, 2014 5:16 pm

Dubai’s Gold Souk style jewellery market in Pettah soon

A Dubai’s Gold Souk style shopping complex dedicated to the jewellery market is to be opened in July in the specially refurbished former St. John’s fish market premises in the Pettah, says the Urban Development Authority (UDA) chairman. UDA chairman Nimal Perera told that this shopping complex would accommodate 83 gold and jewellery sales centeres….

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014 1:32 pm

Minister Gunawardena reveals plan for Monorail in Colombo

While AdaderanaBiz had recently revealed government plans to establish a Monorail service to ease the traffic congestion in Colombo, Chief Government Whip of Parliament and Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Dinesh Gunawardena expressed views over this in parliament. While responding to a statement in parliament by United National Party (UNP) member P. Harrison on…

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014 1:31 pm

A Priceless Toyota 2000GT Was Just Destroyed By A Tree In Japan

The classic Toyota 2000GT might be valued at over a million dollars, but it really is priceless as an example of art and automotive history. Only 337 were ever produced, but now there’s one less in the world thanks to a giant beech tree that came down and smushed it. The nearly 100-foot tree was…

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014 12:31 pm

Shoaib Akhtar to Marry 17-Year-Old: Media Reports

Once the most feared fast bowler in the world, Shoaib Akhtar has finally decided to marry. The Rawalpindi Express, who last played an international match – – in March 2011, will reportedly marry 17-year-old Rubab, the daughter of a businessman. Akhtar, who was recently seen on TV as an expert during the Indian Premier League…

(0)Comments | June 8, 2014 1:53 pm

Status of Polduwa bridge near Waters Edge in Battaramulla

An additional three lanes and a 10 feet wide walkway for pedestrians on either sides of the bridge are to be added to the Polduwa bridge being constructed on the main road near Waters Edge in Battaramulla, say its contractors Access Engineers. Access Engineers Managing Director Christopher Joshua told AdaderanaBiz that once the work on…

(0)Comments | June 7, 2014 4:26 pm

Mobile phone connection out if not registered soon

The deadline to register a person’s mobile telephone under his or her name is due to expire soon and the connections of any such unregistered mobile telephones would be disconnected, announced the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC). TRC head Anusha Pelpita told AdaderanaBiz that telecommunications providers were currently raising awareness regarding this issue among their subscribers…

(0)Comments | June 3, 2014 6:53 pm

PMO India Facebook Page Gets over Million ‘Likes’ in Four Days

In just about four days of its launch, the official Facebook page of the Prime Minister’s Office has attracted over 1.1 million ‘likes’. The cover photo on the Facebook page of PMO India shows 63-year-old Narendra Modi at work. He is an avid user of the social media. In the account, the PMO has posted…

(0)Comments | June 1, 2014 10:59 pm

The world’s most expensive street

Hong Kong can lay claim to the world’s most expensive store, after a 12 square metre shop unit in the city’s exclusive Russell Street sold for a staggering $US23 million ($24.9 million), or just over $2 million per square metre. Sebastian Skiff, property consultancy CBRE’s Asia executive director, believes that the sale has set a…

(0)Comments | May 30, 2014 3:39 pm