Blue Ocean Group positioned financially, operationally and culturally to transform the construction and real estate industry The real estate giant is all geared up to meet any challenges from the future The COVID-19 pandemic has defied most economic predictions and taken a toll on the global economy, with a significant effect on most industries. While the world has not yet fully emerged from the pandemic, it is definitely in a better state than the previous years. This is true to most industries as well as the real estate and the construction sector which were braving the waves of uncertainty the pandemic has brought forth. Sri Lanka and its potential A country’s economy goes hand in hand with the real estate and construction industry. And particularly in Sri Lanka, the country has seen the capacity for exponential growth if concentrated on foreign direct investment. In fact, in the recent years, Foreign ...

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Extraordinary ruins of Kadurugoda Temple in the Northern Province By Arundathie Abeysinghe Located approximately 10 kilometers from Jaffna City, Kadurugoda Temple and Ruins are found on the outskirts of Jaffna city in Kantarodai. The Temple and ruins are one of the few remaining Buddhist legacies in the Northern province. In 1917, Jaffna Magistrate Paul E. Peiris reported that bricks from the location of the Temple were being carried away in cart loads by residents in the locale to construct houses.  Magistrate Peiris has documented approximately 60 gray coral-stone dagobas (stupas) at the site. Yet, at present there are approximately 20 stupas sprawled across an acre of open land under palmyrah trees (Borassus flabellifer).  According to locals, the name “Kadurugoda” had derived from “Kandavurugoda” (in Sinhala meaning location of a military camp) which was adopted as “Kantarodai” by the resident Tamil population of the locale. A unique feature of this temple is the existence of ...

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Wesley claim Sathasivam Trophy with 10-wicket win over Thomians-By M. Shamil Amit Source:Sundaytimes Wesley College claimed the M. Sathasivam Challenge Trophy for the very first time since its inauguration in 1999, after handing S. Thomas’ College a 10-wicket defeat at Campbell Park, as the hosts also claimed a vital century old traditional first XI match after many moons against the opponent. Chasing a target of eight runs with ample overs in hand, Wesley wasted no time at all as they utilised only three deliveries to out of the 48, to score 12 runs and seal the victory. Earlier in the day, Wesley resumed at their overnight total of 143-4, as man on duty, Sahil Dias, who was 88 not out, powered his way to muster 116 runs and help his team pile up 256 runs, in reply to the Thomians’ score of 129-9 declared. Dias faced 178 deliveries, hit 10 ...

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“THE BLUE, WHITE, & GOLD” – by Des Kelly Even as I write this, we are but a few hours away from marking the most important anniversary of a 100 year celebration of the BEST COLLEGE OF OLD (in Sri Lanka) proudly  flying THE BLUE, WHITE, & GOLD Flag that every Peterite can claim to be their own, as far as an Alma-Mater is concerned By Des Kelly Editor-In-Chief eLanka   Big day for the boys in blue, white and gold-By Raj Moorthy   Source:Sundaytimes St. Peter’s College Colombo turns 100 on Tuesday, January 18, marking an important milestone in the school’s history for the boys in blue, white and gold. It was in 1922 that the Rector of St. Joseph’s College Colombo, Rev. Fr. Morris J. Le Goc launched its sister school – St. Peter’s College in Colombo 4 to accommodate students coming from the southern part of Colombo. ...

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Rebirth In Buddhism-by Dr Justice Chandradasa Nanayakkara Source:Dailymirror The question of what happens after death naturally arises in the mind of thoughtful people, as we do not know what lies beyond death, because no one has ever returned to the living to recount his experiences of life after death. Almost every religion across the world has a defined belief on what happens when a person dies, yet the question is still widely debated and discussed without any finality being reached on the issue. Most of the religious teachers from the earliest times, have been unanimous in affirming that life continues beyond the grave, but they differ widely on the question of what form and in what manner the survival takes place. Nevertheless, mankind continues to believe in some form of survival after death.    Regarding the question of survival after death, thinkers have generally followed one of two philosophical concepts. That ...

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    40 Years of Construction Excellence – Blue Ocean Group of companies – Our Historical Achievements.           CONTACT US We’d love to hear from you  Head Office No.32, 1st & 2nd Floors, Galle Road, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka Tel : +94 112 722 217 Fax : +94 112 722 204 Email : ceo@blueocean.lk Hotline : +94 777 546 546  Marketing Office No.9A, De Fonseka Place, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka Tel : +94 112 582 582 Fax : +94 112 722 204 Email : ceo@blueocean.lk Factory & Workshop No.105, St. Peter’s Road, Koralawella, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Tel : +94 777 546 546 Email : factory@link.lk  United Kingdom Dartford Business Park, Victoria Rd, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5FS, United Kingdom. Tel : +44 79 6096 9684 Email : uk@blueocean.lk   ...

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