John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) – Sri Lanka – STOCK MARKET WEEKLY – STOCK MARKET WEEKLY 22-07-2021 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 ...

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Rajagala – magnificence of Sri Lanka’s prehistoric era By Arundathie Abeysinghe Sri Lanka is a small island state in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), strategically located at the crossroads of major shipping routes to South Asia, the Far East as well as the continents of Europe and America. Located southeast of the Indian subcontinent with a total area of 65,610 square kilometers, this tiny island with its misty mountains, gushing waterfalls, rolling carpets of green tea, pristine beaches, wildlife parks as well as historic and prehistoric archaeological sites make Sri Lanka an attractive tourist destination for travelers all over the world. Located in Rajagalatenna in the Eastern Province, Rajagala (The Monarch’s Rock) or Rajagalatenna is a magnificent prehistoric site of immense archaeological value, yet, rarely visited by local and foreign tourists. Located 1,038 feet (approximately 316 meters) above sea level, Rajagala is situated in a sparsely populated area. Located in ...

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Oldest Video Ever Recorded – 1874 ?! – History These are the oldest videos ever recorded in the world. Some of these videos are the “Roundhay Garden Scene”, “Man walking around a corner”, “a trip through new york city in 1911”, “Laborers in Victorian England, 1901” which were recorded by Thomas Edison, Louise Le Prince, and the Lumiere Brothers among many others who are considered pioneers in the world of motion cameras.   ...

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  Former TT champion Thilina Piyadasa’s daughter doing her family proud-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Source:Dailynews Tashiya Piyadasa, daughter of former Sri Lanka national table tennis champion Thilina Piyadasa, stole the limelight by winning the Girls’ Under-11 Singles title at the US National Championships held in Las Vegas recently. “Winning the national title at any age category is a great achievement and this is her beginning,” said Piyasada, who is currently based in the US with his family. Tashiya is the eldest daughter of Thilina Piyadasa, the eight-time national champion and Rifkha Kameel, who is also a former national champion having led the Sri Lanka Women’s Team at the South Asian Table Tennis Championships in 1997. ...

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Jimmy Ellis ( Orion ) – by Patrick Ranasinghe   James Hodges Ellis (born James Hughes Bell, February 26, 1945 – December 12, 1998), who used the stage name Orion at times in his career, was an American singer. His voice was similar to Elvis Presley’s, a fact which he and his record company played upon, making some believe that some of his recordings were by Presley, or even that Presley had not died in 1977. At the start of his music career Ellis sang in nightclubs, and in 1964 released a single, “Don’t Count Your Chickens”, for a small Georgia label, Dradco. His vocals closely resembled Elvis Presley, and in 1969 Shelby Singleton, who had acquired the rights to Sun Records’ back catalogue, other than Presley’s recordings for the label, released a single of Ellis’ recordings of Presley’s early songs, “That’s All Right (Mama)” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky”. ...

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Demise of Chinka Thenabadu Formerly Of DHL Oman & Demise of Gamini Gunawardena Former Charge D’Affaire’s Oman – by Perry & Yas Yasmin & I were saddened to learn the demise of our Dear jovial and humorous friend Chinka Thenabadu. He was well known to us as a Saxophonist  since the late Sixties practicing in the neighborhood in Mt Lavinia. His loss has been felt by many and condolences are being posted in Facebook including a touching and emotional message in the Muscat 80’s Page and reproduced below We also recently learnt that Mr Gamini Gunawardena the First Charge C’ Affair’s of Oman had passed away in USA about a year and a half ago. We would appreciate if anyone could send us the coordinates of his Family   – Perry & Yas https://www.facebook.com/groups/1430400510550656 OBITUARY It is with a heavy heart that I write this message to inform you of the ...

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Brisbane wakes as Olympics 2032 city after IOC’s landslide vote of confidence By Jessica Stewart   Source:-abc.net.au There are still 4,019 days to go, but south-east Queenslanders are waking up to an Olympic buzz this morning, after Brisbane was announced as the host for the 2032 Games. Key points: Brisbane is the smallest city by population to host the Games since 1952 The IOC president says the country has a real love and passion for sport Olympians say the announcement is a real coup for the future generation of athletes After six years of planning by Queensland authorities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates backed the river city to host the Games, with 72 votes to five. Not bad for a city of just 2.56 million people. IOC president Thomas Bach said it was the Australians’ passion and love for sport that really brought the bid over the edge. “The Aussies really ...

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