Top News

Perodua revises Viva price scheme

SECOND national carmaker Perodua announced that it has revised the pricing scheme for its popular Viva compact model starting from June 17. Available in five variants, the Viva model range sees its price drop between RM3,000 to RM5,300 depending on variants. The Viva model’s estimated on-the-road (OTR) pricing will now start from RM22,000 for the…

(0)Comments | June 25, 2014 2:06 pm

SMS, Web lottery to revolutionize Sri Lanka’s lottery market soon

EXCLUSIVE: The Lotteries Board is preparing to enter the mobile phone and internet market before the end of this year by introducing Short Message Service (SMS) and Web lottery to the local market. While commenting on this, Lotteries Board chairman Chaminda Athuluwage told that the proposal to introduce these lotteries have been already forwarded…

(0)Comments | June 25, 2014 11:33 am

Japan scientists unveil news-reading robots -Video

The anchors that front your news bulletins could soon well be replaced, as Japanese scientists unveil what they claim to be the world’s first news-reading robots. In a demonstration at a Tokyo museum on Tuesday, two human androids displayed their ability to speak with ease by delivering the news to a room of reporters. The…

(0)Comments | June 25, 2014 11:32 am

Touchwood appeals against liquidation order

The reforestation company Touchwood Investments PLC has appealed for the dismissal of a recent court order for its winding up and liquidation.   Court ordered on 05 June 2014 that Touchwood Investments PLC be liquidated and wound up and the Colombo Commercial High Court No. 3 appointed G.K. Sudath Kumar as the liquidator. A group…

(0)Comments | June 25, 2014 10:56 am

Sri Lanka win second Test with one ball left to end England resistance

Sri Lanka won the second Test by 100 runs, and with it the series, shortly after seven o’clock in the evening. It was remarkably tense, given the apparently easy nature of the task at the start of play. There were just two balls of the match remaining when the paceman Shaminda Eranga, banged in a…

(0)Comments | June 25, 2014 7:26 am

Stock Market Review – 24th June 2014

Colombo equities witnessed a positive trading momentum on Tuesday where both indices recorded gains. Main bourse gained 11.52 index points or 0.18% to end at 6,310.87 while S&P SL20 index gained 21.19 index points or 0.61% to end at 3,496.12. Price increases in equities such as John Keells Holdings (closed at LKR 221.60, +0.7%), Commercial…

(0)Comments | June 24, 2014 5:32 pm

Google ‘testing’ domain name service

Google has unveiled plans for its own domain name registration service. The firm is “testing” a service that will allow consumers “to search, find, purchase and transfer” domain names for their business. An increasing number of businesses are looking to set up their online presence, boosting demand for domain names. Google’s move comes just as…

(0)Comments | June 24, 2014 4:20 pm

Report of census on war damages to be released soon

The final report of the census held by the Department of Census & Statistics on the details of the deaths, disabled, destructions to property and assets caused by the war in the north and the east could be handed over to the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) within another three months, said the department’s…

(0)Comments | June 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Stock Market Review- 23rd June 2014

Colombo equity market started its weekly operations on Monday with negative returns as main bourse declined by 3.10 index points or 0.05% to close at 6,299.35 while 20-scrip S&P SL index declined by 3.93 index points or 0.11% to end at 3,474.93. Price depreciations in counters such as John Keells Holdings (closed at LKR 220.30,…

(0)Comments | June 24, 2014 6:06 am

Seylan Bank appoints Upali Dharmadasa as new Director to the Board

Seylan Bank PLC announced the appointment of Mr. Upali Dharmadasa as a Director of the Bank with effect from 09th June 2014. A high-profile industrialist, with strong leadership qualities, proven strategic abilities and an inherent and abiding interest in all matters concerning business and cricket, Mr. Dharmadasa counts over 32 years of experience in corporate…

(0)Comments | June 23, 2014 9:59 pm

Video Story

Stock Market

Exchange Rates