Rizan Rizvi,Australia ,Department of Home Affairs , Tamil community   Source: newswire.lk The founder and former Chairman of Ceylon Biscuits Group (CBL) Mineka. P Wickramasingha has passed away. Wickramasingha was 86 years old at the time of his demise. After almost 48 years at the helm of the organization he founded in 1968, Mineka Wickramasingha announced his retirement from the position of Chairman of the CBL Group in June 2015. CBL started its operations when Wickramasingha presented a proposal to the Ministry of Education to provide a high protein biscuit to schoolchildren under the CARE program. The biscuit was developed in-house by the founder using bread flour, soybean oil, milk powder, and other limited raw materials available at the time. Having become the local market leader by capturing more than a 50% share of the local biscuit market, Wickramasingha was one of the first entrepreneurs to venture into the Indian market. ...

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KALA KEERTHI DHARMASIRI BANDARANAYAKE : RENOWNED FILM  ACTOR, PLAYWRITER, DIRECTOR, DRAMATIST, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF FILMS AT PINNACLE OF FAME – by Sunil Thenabadu   Kala Keerthi Dharmasiri Bandaranayake the recipient of the ‘Ran Thisara award in year 2018 is a film actor, playwriter, director ,dramatist and producer of films and stage plays is a predominantly the renowned ‘civil and political activist’ who loved to work to bring about political or social changes by campaigning in public. The beginning of the film career of Bandaranayake was not all that rosy.At that time in the decade of eighties the script had to be passed by the General Manager of National film Corporation  Dr DB Nihalsinghe who had given the film a c grade rating which had prevented  Bandaranayake in qualifying for a loan to proceed.Then by sheer quirk he had met Chairman of Bake House group  Albert Jayasinghe who had wanted Bandaranayake to submit the budget to which he had agreed ...

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Kangaroo flop at Pallekelle – Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne – eLanka Sports editor)   Australia will question their resolve after they blew a golden opportunity to take a commanding one-day stranglehold over Sri Lanka when a flurry of wickets fell to give the home team a series levelling 24 run win at Pallekelle.  In a second rain affected game in Sri Lanka’s Hill Capital, the Duckworth-Lewis method this time favoured the plucky Lankans who defended a moderate total against much against the tide of expectation.  The Australians currently decimated by injuries to key players have found handy replacements from the squad and have even dug deep into the touring A team to fill in vital spots as the series moves to Colombo for the deciding three games left.  Sri Lanka have not had much success in the one day format in recent times and the win will raise all expectations of ...

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 110 16 06 2022 While Sri Lanka seems to have stopped in its tracks in progress – we continue to give you a dose of positive, daring, different. In the backdrop of Angampora, this week we have superworms, white tortoises, artisan tea & stylish grazing with chats on microentrepreneurs, Rise Up Meals & other tidbits on Kaleidoscope today.  Rise Up Meals is an initiative driven by a collective led by Dr Tara De Mel which is working on giving school children a mid-day meal – generally the only meal they have in these current times. You will realise how bad hunger is among children and do try and help.  Help feed schoolchildren To join the project and help provide a meal to needy school children in Sri Lanka: Facebook: Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RiseUpMealsor  Email:info@avaayaresearch.com, vijitha@avaayaresearch.com, or gg8184@gmail.com Bank details: Avaaya Research, Seylan Bank – Nugegoda, Sri Lanka AC No: 012013134596120. ...

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