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Is Mariah Carey's Billionaire Boyfriend James Packer Planning Lavish Wedding for Her?

If James Packer gets his way, Mariah Carey could soon be feted in “a sky’s the limit wedding” the likes of which few other have ever experienced. OK magazine reports the billionaire Australian businessman has allegedly proposed to the “Hero” singer and promised to buy her “a large estate on the island of Capri, Italy”…

(0)Comments | July 13, 2015 12:07 pm

Sri Lanka’s scenic resort beats 116 countries to highest international award

The most scenic Forest Rock Garden Resort in Anuradhapura has won the highest award in the world for conforming to international standards and quality among the tourism hotels sector, which is the highest international award ever won by Sri Lanka’s tourism sector. In this competition organized by the Spain based ‘Business Initiative Directions’ (BID), Sri…

(0)Comments | July 10, 2015 9:36 am

Construction of Matara-H’tota segment of expressway inaugurated

The construction work on the extension of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota, which is funded by China, was inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Chinese Ambassador this morning. The expenditure for the construction of the 75-kilometer segment is estimated at Rs. 45 billion. It will connect Matara- Godagama to Hambantota Harbor via…

(0)Comments | July 4, 2015 3:45 pm

Sri Lankan labels firm sets up first UK office in Braintree

A leading Sri Lankan manufacturing firm, which supplies top retailers and clothing brands worldwide with labels, has opened its first UK office in Braintree. Impressions Labels worked with INVEST Essex, Essex County Council’s inward investment activity, to find suitable premises in the UK – a 5,000 sq ft facility incorporating a sales office and digital…

(0)Comments | July 4, 2015 12:56 pm

Dhammika now Lanka Tiles Chairman

Prominent Sri Lankan entrepreneur Dhammika Perera has been appointed Co-Chairman (Non-Executive) of Lanka Tiles PLC. This appointment is effective from 01 July 2015.

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015 3:57 pm

Former CB Governor Nivard Cabraal to re-enter politics?

During the television talk show 360 on TV Derana, former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said that he would not retire and was prepared to serve the people in the future. Responding to a question whether in future posters would come up in Colombo saying ‘Victory to Ajith’, Nivard Cabraal said he could engage…

(0)Comments | June 23, 2015 11:08 pm

Mariah Carey loved up with new boyfriend James Packer

IT is as much a family holiday as a romantic getaway for lovebirds Mariah Carey and James Packer. In a further twist, the pop superstar’s four-year-old twins, Monroe and Morocco, are traveling with the couple on Packer’s luxury yacht in Italy. “Boys will be boys,” Carey wrote on an Instagram post with son Moroccan, who…

(0)Comments | June 23, 2015 8:40 am

Toyota apologises after Japan arrests top US executive

Car maker Toyota has apologised after one of its top executives was arrested on suspicion of illegally importing painkillers into Japan. Company president Akio Toyoda said at a news conference that US national Julie Hamp had not intended to break the law. Ms Hamp serves as Toyota’s head of public relations and is its first…

(0)Comments | June 20, 2015 2:04 pm

Sri Lanka focuses on setting up an electric train service

The government is prepared for an initial study on establishing the necessary infrastructure for an electric train service in Sri Lanka, said Power & Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. While speaking at a conference in Colombo, the Minister said government has planned this as a power saving measure. Centres for speedy re-charging facilities for electric…

(0)Comments | June 11, 2015 6:38 pm

Tata Motors launches Zest, Bolt models in Sri Lanka

Tata Motors today launched compact sedan ‘Zest’ and hatchback ‘Bolt’ in Sri Lankan market as the homegrown auto major aims to consolidate its position in the island nation. The Mumbai-based company has launched the two models in in partnership with Sri Lanka-based Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO). “With the aim to deliver the best…

(0)Comments | June 9, 2015 6:13 pm