https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116476/eight_col_210125_pullman-hotel-2.jpg?1611551257 Community events in Hamilton have been cancelled after a former Pullman Hotel guest who has been isolating at home for a week tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook The Ministry of Health says the guest at the managed isolation facility at the Pullman Hotel had been isolating at their Hamilton home since 30 January. It is the fourth case of a person leaving that hotel and testing positive, with a fifth person also catching the virus from one of the Auckland returnees. The ministry said all recent Pullman managed isolation guests have been required to self-isolate for five days after two weeks in managed isolation. “The individual has been isolating at home in Hamilton since leaving the Pullman on 30 January and had returned 3 negative tests prior to testing positive. “The case reinforces the importance of the self-isolation and repeat testing strategy we have adopted ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Royal-Thomian.jpg A parade by schoolboys during the lunch break of a recent Royal – Thomian big match at the SSC grounds Source:Dailynews Keeping the century old traditions intact both the 142nd Royal-Thomian three-day encounter and the One-day match will be played in April 2021 at the Sooriyawewa international Cricket stadium. The three-day match is expected to be played on April 8, 9 and 10 while the One day match will be played on April 12 after a one day break. This will be all under the novel bubble concept spelt out by the health authorities an official from the Thomian match organizing committee said. He said that both teams and all the match officials are likely to stay for one week in a star class hotel near the stadium and would not be moved out of it under the health guidelines. The match too would be played minus any spectators. ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Dushanth-Lewke-1.jpg Dushanth Lewke Source:Dailynews It is very rare to find a son following the footsteps of his father especially in the field of sports, Both reached great heights, finally ending up representing the country. Dushanth Lewke is no stranger to this as there is a famous saying “like father like son” He is the son of Nimal Lewke who was a flamboyant sportsman engaging in several sporting disciplines while being a top Policeman retiring as a Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police after serving in various capacities. Dushanth who is in late thirties is the eldest in the family with Anuska being the younger sister who is a lawyer by profession. His mother is Chrishanthi who is the Principal of Visakha Nursery. He was living in the vicinity of Police Park since his father was serving in the Sri Lanka Police. He was mingling with other children whose parents too ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Duncan-White.png A historic day for Ceylon-Island Wed 3 Jan. 21 Duncan White, Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sharm Mustafa and Oscar Wijesinghe are seen in this picture which appeared in The Ceylon Daily News decades ago. Duncan White, Lakshman Kadirgamar, Oscar Wijesinghe and M.A.M. Sherrif represented the four communities when they brought four scrolls to the Independence Square to be handed over to the Prime Minister  D.S. Senanayake to be read for the public to hear. After 400 years of Western domination Ceylon as Sri Lanka was known gained Independence on the 4th of February 1948. Heralding the occasion four athletes from the four corners of the Island brought four scrolls to the Independence square to be handed over to the Prime Minister  D.S. Senanayake to be read for the public to hear. The four reputed athletes represented the four communities. They were Oscar Wijesinghe (Sinhalese), Lakshman Kadirgamar (Tamil), Mohamed A Sherrif (Muslim) and Duncan White ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Ashley.jpg Source:Island Channa Wijemanne and Supun Weerasinghe are two busy CEOs  of reputed private sector companies . The former responds to emailed queries within a day while the latter does it within a few hours. How long do you think the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket takes to respond to emails? Six days!  Ashley de Silva is one of the nicest blokes that you will ever come across, but being a top CEO requires more than being a nice guy.  He needs to be a visionary, efficient, bold, innovative and at times capable of taking  unpopular decisions. Cricket’s CEO has done none of those in recent times. Heads rolled after the painful series defeat to England. Ashantha de Mel stepped down as Chairman of Selectors and 24 hours later Sri Lanka Cricket sacked the physiotherapist and a trainer. But those in cricket circles believe that we were merely changing pillows to ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/john-Keells1.jpg Brought to you by – John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) is a leading equity brokerage house in Sri Lanka and is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), the largest listed entity on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). We are one of 15 founding members of the Colombo Stock Exchange and our history in equity trading dates back to 1896. We are widely regarded in the industry for good governance practices with an emphasis on compliance and regulations. Our core sales and research staff have been engaged with the firm for a period of 10 – 25 years. Over the years this has helped JKSB develop strong and lasting relationships with our core client base of Foreign Funds/Individuals, Local Institutions and HNWI’s. This has contributed to our superior offering of order sourcing and placement capabilities. JKSB has always excelled in its ability to ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/117147/eight_col_70548973_l.jpg?1612504473 Many businesses that rushed out to buy new software ahead of the first lockdown are finding themselves with expensive technology they no longer have use for. Technology market research firm IDC some firms are paying the price for not doing their due diligence in the rush to digitise ahead of the first lockdown (File image). Photo: 123RF A report from technology market research firm IDC has looked at the current digital landscape and how it may change over the next five years in New Zealand. One issue singled out is rising technical debt, which are the costs associated with managing the upkeep of a technology that is not fit for purpose or appropriate for the businesses’ needs – be it cloud computing or messaging tools. The consequence being that firms did not receive the value for their money, and worse, there was not an immediate way to opt out ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/85176/eight_col_ASB-Bank_001.jpg?1565134996 ASB Bank is taking further steps to help to address the rapid growth in home lending volumes. (File image) Photo: RNZ / DOM THOMAS Chief executive Vittoria Shortt said effectively immediately, the deposit required from investors would increase from 30 percent to 40 percent. “We are very focused on being a prudent and responsible lender,” Shortt said. “We all have to play our part and this decision to immediately increase the deposit required from investors is about ensuring a balanced and sustainable housing market which is in the best interests of all New Zealanders.” She said the bank was concerned that the continue high levels of investor demand were unsustainable. Pre-approvals already in place would not be affected by the chance, which would apply to home loan applications and top-ups which have not yet been conditionally or fully approved, and rollover of existing conditionally or full approvals at expiry. ...

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