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Condom-maker taking advantage of World Cup

Brazil 2014 is already being referred to as the “sexiest World Cup” ever. It will also be the safest. The official condoms of this summer’s soccer tournament have reportedly been released in conjunction with an online Twitter campaign called #ProtectTheGoal. The South American country is known for its samba and wild parties that typically have…

(0)Comments | May 25, 2014 8:45 am

Shakira releases video for 2014 World Cup Anthem featuring Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi and Neymar

Colombian pop sensation Shakira has released her new Brazil 2014 World Cup Anthem ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’. For the video, Shakira has recruited her partner Gerard Pique, fellow Barcelona players Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi and Neymar, Eric Abidal – who didn’t make the France squad for the tournament – and even her son, Milan….

(0)Comments | May 24, 2014 6:31 am

Plans to make Sri Lanka hub for vehicle assembling

The government aims to make Sri Lanka a centre for manufacturing and assembling of vehicles with 30 percent value addition locally before being exported through free trade agreements, said Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama. The Minister stated this in response to a question raised in parliament yesterday (21 May) by United National Party (UNP)…

(0)Comments | May 22, 2014 2:12 pm

China is reportedly thinking about building a bullet train that reaches America

China already has the world’s longest high-speed rail network. And the country aims to more than double the amount of high-speed railway by 2015 from the existing 10,000 km (6,000 miles) to 19,000 km—and eventually 25,000km by 2020. Officials want to build everything from an undersea railway tunnel from the Chinese shore to Taiwan—twice the length of the Channel Tunnel between…

(0)Comments | May 21, 2014 10:41 am

What has delayed Gammanpila’s financial report?

While Udaya Gammanpila collected money from the public for his Western Provincial Council polls campaign and later said he would release a financial report of the funds utilized within a fortnight, it has not been made public so far. When AdaderanaBiz inquired from him about this, he said that there was no suitable environment during…

(0)Comments | May 20, 2014 11:56 am

Quotation called for reclaiming land for Kottawa new city

The reclaiming and filling of the marshes for the proposed city near the Kottawa interchange of the Southern Expressway is to be handed over to the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC). While commenting on this issue, Urban Development Authority (UDA) Deputy Director – Planning, Priyani Navaratne said, “We have requested for quotations…

(0)Comments | May 16, 2014 4:01 pm

PayPal wants report from Sri Lanka: Sampath, three other banks to introduce service

Though the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) was first to introduce PayPal to Sri Lanka through the Sampath Bank, it is revealed that three other banks too have been now earmarked by the CBSL. A senior official from the CBSL told AdaderanaBiz, “We were to first introduce PayPal through the Sampath Bank. However, we…

(0)Comments | May 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Meet the Hindujas: Britain’s Wealthiest Men

The cover of today’s Sunday Times magazine features a photograph of a smiling man in a tasteful suit sitting on an expensive-looking chair. No wonder he looks pleased with himself: Gopi Hinduja and his three brothers, known in their native India as the Fab Four, are collectively worth £11.9bn, making Srichand, 78, and Gopi, 74, who…

(0)Comments | May 12, 2014 9:56 am

AMW introduces the stylish 370Z

Associated Motorways (Pvt) Ltd, recently introduced the Nissan 370Z to local enthusiasts. The 370Z is the sixth-generation of the Nissan Z-car line, succeeding the 350Z. Currently exhibited at the AMW Union Place showroom the stylish car is featured in this picture. About AMW: Established in 1949, a pioneer in the country’s tyre retreading industry, Associated…

(0)Comments | May 9, 2014 4:52 pm

James Packer and ex-wife Erica laugh off street brawl in show of unity at funeral

JAMES and Erica Packer flew out of Sydney Airport together this morning to attend the funeral of billionaire Paul Ramsay in Bowral. The pair boarded a helicopter with a small entourage, including Channel 7 boss Kerry Stokes, just before 10am for the trip to Bowral. Healthcare billionaire Ramsay, who died last week, left most of…

(0)Comments | May 9, 2014 3:08 pm