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  1. #61
    Hi guys... can anyone help me on the quickest way to to share news/articles to the forum?? i.e. not just pasting a link... ( i need help on how to attach few images and post an article) thanks guys!!!

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    If you're from the UK and don't already know, there's a great TV programme on British Airways which you can watch on BBC Iplayer. There's 3 episodes.

    If you live outside of the UK and wish to watch it, I would recommend using Google Chrome and downloading a Google Chrome app called Hola. It's a great app which allows you to watch programmes from another country (which would other wise be restricted if you are not from that country).

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    Srilankan President's Foreign Tours

    It is good to see that new president of Srilanka Mr Maithripala Sirisena visiedt India using regular UL passenger flight instead of using a dedicated flight as done by his predecessor. He flew using UL 195 to New Delhi with a vey limited number of government delegation. This is a very good sign and saves lots of money for UL.
    Except Mr Rajapaksha all other previous heads of state used to fly for state foreign visits using regular passagenger flight.

  4. #64
    Nissan Leaf - Electric Revolution of
    Sri Lanka


    2015 Nissan Leaf review

    The Nissan Leaf is the world's best-selling electric car, and this new 30kWh version has a longer 155-mile range. We've been finding out what it's like and what else is new.



    In case you’ve missed it, the electric revolution is underway. We’ve already got electric super saloons such as the Tesla Model S, and even a hybrid-electric supercar in the form of the BMW i8. If you want to sign up to this revolution but can’t afford those cars' hefty price tags, the Nissan Leaf 24kWh has offered you membership to the electric vehicle (EV) club since 2010.

    However, if the 24kWh version’s claimed range of 124 miles (which in the real world is nearer 70 to 80 miles) isn't enough for you, then you'll be interested to hear that the world’s most popular EV can now go 25% farther.

    It's thanks to the bigger battery in this new 30kWh model, which sits alongside the existing line-up. Nissan reckons it’ll manage a maximum of 155 miles on a single charge, which in general driving will be more like 100 to 120 miles.

    The bigger battery is only available from the mid-level Acenta trim upwards, so prices start from £24,490 if you include the £5000 government subsidy. For that price, you also get a warranty that covers the battery for up to eight years or 100,000 miles. Curiously, the warranty for the 24kWh version remains at five years or 60,000 miles.

    The new car is 21kg heavier than the 24kWh version, but that shouldn’t make too much difference to how it feels on the road. Indeed, the performance is identical, taking 11.5sec to reach 62mph, before heading to a top speed of just less than 90mph.

    Whether you chose the existing 24kWh or the 30kWH version, all Leafs from Acenta trim up benefit from an improved infotainment system called Nissanconnect EV. This includes a DAB radio, 7.0in touchscreen and sat-nav, plus a host of new features.

    For instance, the system can tell you how far you are from the nearest charging point – of which there are currently an estimated 9384 spread across the UK, including 500 30-minute rapid chargers - and whether or not it’s occupied.

    Using an app on your smartphone you can also check remotely on the Leaf’s charge status, or, if you’ve forgotten where you left it, locate it on a map. On frosty mornings, you can even use your phone to switch on the car’s heater, making it nice and toasty before the morning commute.

    http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/niss...review/1367060
    Last edited by Max; 31-10-2015 at 07:45 AM.

  5. #65
    Sri Lanka to be made a global mega city: PM

    Sri Lanka will be developed into a global city that will go between Dubai and Singapore where international trade and movement is concerned, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

    Speaking at the Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2016 in Colombo, the Prime Minister said the time had come to make plans to fulfil this objective. - Source & See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/102205/sl-....GupQuIkk.dpuf

  6. #66
    Disclaimer:- I'm not an Investment advisor of any kind - my opinions are based on my own observations. I encourage everyone to do their own research to verify what I say and make the decisions that are right for them.

    As you've probably been reading in the papers the GOSL is frantically trying to borrow money as they are rapidly running out.

    There are negotiations ongoing with the IMF - they are the "lender of last resort". IMF are bastards - any loans always come with conditions. These always hurt the poorest people in the country.

    There's plenty of information online about how the IMF operates.

    The last time the GOSL borrowed money from the IMF one of the conditions was the devaluation of the Rupee. About 9 or 10 years ago the Rupee devalued over the course of a weekend. The official story blamed "currency speculators".

    My guess is something similar is about to happen.

    How to counter this?

    Obviously you don't want to be holding Rupees.

    Converting to Foreign currencies is an option (beware of the different rates between buying and selling). When I lived in Sri Lanka I had minimal Rupees in my account - I kept everything in Dollars and Euros. I know the rules are different for Sri Lankan nationals.

    The other option is "hard" assets. These include Gold/Silver/Land/Property.

    Land/Property are normally long-term investments and tie up money for a long time.

    I'm not familiar with the Gold/Silver market in Sri Lanka but this is something that people could look into. The benefit of this market is that it is relatively easy to buy and sell Gold/Silver which makes it a good way to store wealth both short and long term. Normally you pay "spot price" plus a premium. The same sometimes goes for selling.

    I personally own Gold and Silver (actual coins - not a piece of paper).

    The idea is to convert Rupees before the devaluation and then convert back after this takes place. Depending on the premiums involved this may or may not be a good option.

    Example:- You pay "Spot Price" + 5% for Silver. The Rupee devalues 10%. You make 5% on your investment.

    There is plenty of information available on the Internet and I encourage people to do their own research.

    You may not be able to stop your Politicians but you can protect your savings.

    Hope this information is useful.
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  7. #67
    I would like to know your views about Sri Lanka leasing Hambantota Port to China for 99 years.


  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    I would like to know your views about Sri Lanka leasing Hambantota Port to China for 99 years.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7h-xQpUlPTY

    I think it's a good idea also about the industrial zone.
    Srilanka can't build any factory or production anytime soon.
    If this china factories comes ,at least our guys will have jobs and can get experience,eventually it's a benefit for our country ,nowadays most of the srilanka s are 3wheel drivers others are labourers in Middle East which they don't get any life experience . The cycle is eg normally they study up to o/l due to family difficulties they go to Middle East work like horse 5-6 then coming back and drive 3 wheel then go behind politics ,this is the srilankan cycle ,for example as I know about China most of them work in factories part time they study, learn what happens in factory they try to open up a small work shop what big factory needs , for example a garment factory staff eventually open a work shop where he can print labels and sell it to the garment factory where he worked.

    We need to change srilanka life cycle , currently only one bread winner all others just stay at home talking nonsense,
    If we have factories even students can work part time ,then will not have poverty nowadays everyone depend on one person in family this kind of things will change, we can't wait till srilanka open there own factories now we need to go with the trend...

  9. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by Azamh View Post
    I think it's a good idea also about the industrial zone.
    Srilanka can't build any factory or production anytime soon.
    If this china factories comes ,at least our guys will have jobs and can get experience,eventually it's a benefit for our country ,nowadays most of the srilanka s are 3wheel drivers others are labourers in Middle East which they don't get any life experience . The cycle is eg normally they study up to o/l due to family difficulties they go to Middle East work like horse 5-6 then coming back and drive 3 wheel then go behind politics ,this is the srilankan cycle ,for example as I know about China most of them work in factories part time they study, learn what happens in factory they try to open up a small work shop what big factory needs , for example a garment factory staff eventually open a work shop where he can print labels and sell it to the garment factory where he worked.

    We need to change srilanka life cycle , currently only one bread winner all others just stay at home talking nonsense,
    If we have factories even students can work part time ,then will not have poverty nowadays everyone depend on one person in family this kind of things will change, we can't wait till srilanka open there own factories now we need to go with the trend...
    Spot on!!

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  11. #71
    Guys,

    My parents wants to rent out their property in Dehiwela through Estate Agent. So it will hassle free as Estate Agent would deal with maintenance, rent collection and rental issues.

    Does any body know any reliable estate agent in Dehiwela and Colombo area?

    Appreciate your support

    Thank you,

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