Mega Maldives flies to Colombo

Mega Maldives airlines will launch direct flights from male to Colombo. They will operate a Boeing 767, 300 seater flight on Thursday, Saturday and Monday.

Founded in 2009, Mega Maldives Airlines, a US-Maldives joint venture has now become the fourth largest international airline to the Maldives flying to Shanghai, Beijing and three other destinations, Jeddah, Narita and Kuala Lumpur.

Almost 10% of all of tourists now arrive to the Maldives on Mega. We see an increased demand from the Chinese market who wants to touch both Sri Lanka and Male in their schedules and this is one reason for us to extend to Colombo, an official from the General Sales Agent for Mega Maldives, Mack Air of John Keells Group said. The airline hopes to include New Delhi to their radar this year.

Mega Maldives Airlines currently operates a fleet of five (5) aircraft: four (4) wide bodied Boeing 767-300 HR aircraft and one Boeing 757-200ERW.


New technology discovers secrets of a lost Cambodian empire

Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can reveal, in groundbreaking discoveries that promise to upend key assumptions about south-east Asia’s history.

The Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans, whose findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, will announce that cutting-edge airborne laser scanning technology has revealed multiple cities between 900 and 1,400 years old beneath the tropical forest floor, some of which rival the size of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

Some experts believe that the recently analysed data – captured in 2015 during the most extensive airborne study ever undertaken by an archaeological project, covering 734 sq miles (1,901 sq km) – shows that the colossal, densely populated cities would have constituted the largest empire on earth at the time of its peak in the 12th century.

Evans said: “We have entire cities discovered beneath the forest that no one knew were there at Preah Khan of Kom-pong Svay and, it turns out, we uncovered only a part of Mahendraparvata on Phnom Kulen (in the 2012 survey) … this time we got the whole deal and it’s big, the size of Phnom Penh big.”

Some experts believe that the recently analysed data – captured in 2015 during the most extensive airborne study ever undertaken by an archaeological project, covering 734 sq miles (1,901 sq km) – shows that the colossal, densely populated cities would have constituted the largest empire on earth at the time of its peak in the 12th century.

That survey uncovered an array of discoveries, including elaborate water systems that were built hundreds of years before historians believed the technology existed. The findings are expected to challenge theories on how the Khmer empire developed, dominated the region, and declined around the 15th century, and the role of climate change and water management in that process.



Tesla, Panasonic to collaborate on solar cells production

Tesla Motors said it would collaborate with Japan’s Panasonic Corp to manufacture solar cells and modules in New York. Under the agreement, which is a nonbinding letter of intent, Tesla said it will use the cells and modules in a solar energy system that will work seamlessly with its energy storage products Powerwall and Power-pack. The Japanese company is already working with the U.S. automaker to supply batteries for the Model 3, its first mass-market car.

Panasonic is expected to begin production at the Buffalo facility in 2017 and Tesla intends to provide a long-term purchase commitment for those cells, Tesla said in a statement, adding the agreement is contingent on shareholders’ approval of its acquisition of SolarCity. Last week Tesla and SolarCity Corp shareholders agreed to vote on the proposed merger on Nov. 17, and the automaker said it would provide plans for the combined company ahead of the vote.


Impact the Ban of Sri Lanka Fishery Product Exports to Europe

The European Commission has stated that the ban on the purchase of fishery products from Sri Lanka imposed since the island had failed to take necessary steps to halt the fishing while violating maritime boundaries and several conditions imposed by the European Union.

Sri Lanka has export around 1,500 tonnes of Sri Lanka fishery products to Europe and it is about 50% of total fishery exports from Sri Lanka.

The ban cause to loss of USD 200 Million to the country and many fishery exports companies faced to closing down.

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Lake House Media Library – News from 1832 to now
Lake House Media Library – News from 1832 to now

Samsung Mobile Phones loosing Market Position in India and China

The times are changing. And so are the preferences of Smartphone users in the world’s two biggest markets – India and China. These changes do not bode well for global market leader, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics.

Recent industry figures have shown that during the second quarter of the year, Xiaomi, a handset maker in China, and Micromax of India have toppled Samsung from the top spot in each of their home markets.

The main reason, is that both Xiaomi and Micromax offer Smartphone which are low-on-price, high-on-specs models – which are more wallet-friendly than those Samsung has to offer.

In the no-holds barred battle of the handset makers, dominance in the Chinese market really matters.

Firstly, it is already the world’s biggest market for Smartphone. More than 108 million of the things were sold here in China in the second quarter of this year, something close to 40% of what was sold globally.

And secondly, with a total of 700 million Chinese people already owning a Smartphone, there is, in a population double that size, still room to grow. But how much growth there might be is a big question and, in terms of new users, price is probably a key driver. Which is where Xiaomi has been driving home its advantage.


Passport passback service for UK visa in SL

The British High Commission yesterday announced that it had started passport passback service for applicants in Colombo from August 11.

Passport passback is a userpay service that enables customers to retain their passports for the majority of the application processing period. Such an option will be useful for frequent travellers, particularly business visitors, holiday-makers planning tours around multiple countries, and settlement applicants.

A2 “The cost to applicants will be an additional LKR 9,400 (At current exchange rates); payable at the point they submit their application at the Visa Application Centre in Colombo. This is the first time such an option has been available to Sri Lankan travellers.

“Customers applying for visit, employment or student visas will need to submit their passports within 10 working days of applying for their visa. Those customers applying under the settlement route will need to submit their passports within 4 weeks of notification.

“This new service will not be available to applicants who want to apply under the UK’s Priority Visa service or Business Express Programme.”

“The passport pass-back service will be welcomed by frequent travellers from Sri Lanka. This will help travellers to plan their itineraries and obtain other visas in a more efficient way,” British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin said. The communiqué said: The fee for the passport pass-back is £40 including taxes or LKR 9,400, plus the standard fee for the type of visa being applied for. Further information about the fees, eligibility criteria and how to schedule an appointment are available at

Government of Srilanka Supports to upgrade Masulita Vocational Training Centre in Kampala, Uganda

It is happiest news to see, where srilanka is helping an African national to develop their vocational training centres, especially the Government has taken steps to upgrade the Masulita Vocational Training Centre in Kampala, Uganda.

The proposal has been approved by the Cabinet of ministers. It follows a recommendation by Dullas Allahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development. Instructions have gone out to the Sri Lanka Embassy in Kampala to arrange for suitable land in consultation with the Ugandan Government for this purpose.


Arrested Pakistanis and Afghans in Srilanka is expected to be sent back

There are discussions going on to sent all arrested Afghan and Pakistani asylum seekers and their families back to their countries as early as possible. The news stated those who visited as asylum seekers came with return air tickets would be sent back and not deported, whereby there would be no record of deportation on their travel documents.

There are 75 Afghans, and 1443 Pakistani asylum seekers in Srilanka, where some of 185 Pakistani and 2 Afghans who were given refugee status here are to be relocated in third country.

In the aftermath of the flow of asylum seekers, the Government has withdrawn on arrival visa facilities for Pakistanis. However, this facility is still available for Afghans.

.london domain is available from 29th April 2014

This year the internet is changing. For the first time in a generation London businesses have an opportunity to claim a web address that associates them with London, one of the greatest cities on earth, and make their web address more relevant and memorable. It is why we are supporting the new Dot London domain.

It is hard to imagine that 25 years ago few of us had heard of the internet now we take it for granted: watching films on demand and buying the weekly groceries.

To date companies have marked their presence online with generic internet domains like .com or From April 29 London businesses will be able to choose something more relevant and memorable – a domain uniquely associated with the city and its powerful global brand. However, a web address ending in .london says more about a business than just where it is – it is a statement about who they are and the aspirations they pursue.

As companies we rely on the web as a shop window for delivering goods and services. But it is also a tool for making connections. Twenty-five years ago it was about connecting computer networks. Today it is about connecting with people, communities and customers – and being relevant to them.

As the internet changes so businesses must evolve. We are all signing this open letter in support of the new Dot London domain and for all the benefits we believe it can bring. We would urge others to support it as well.

Jinnah Educational Scholarships 2014 for Srilankan Students – Open Now

The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites applications for the award of Jinnah Scholarships to deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies for the O Levels and A Levels.

The Government of Pakistan has been awarding Jinnah Scholarships to Sri Lankan O Levels /A levels students for the past 9 years with approximately Rs. 35 Million worth of scholarships being awarded through the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka.

The scholarships are named after the great statesman and leader of the Sub Continent. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad AJi Jinnah, who is the founder of Pakistan.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of strict criteria involving merit and need for financial assistance. Under this programme, each successful student receives a stipend of SL Rs. 24,000 as assistance for one year to pursue their studies, the Government of Pakistan is awarding the Jinnah Educational Scholarships since 2005 and so far over 1000 Sri Lankan students have benefited from this scheme.

Application forms may be collected from the High Commission located at 42 & 44 Bullers Lane, Colombo 7. The forms can also be downloaded from here by Clicking below Link

Jinnah Educational Scholarships 2014 for Srilankan Students – Open Now

The last date for receipt to applications is 29 April 2014.

India become Visit Visa Country for 180 Countries around the world

Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas; most foreigners currently have to wait several weeks before learning whether they will be allowed to enter India after submitting their applications at visa processing centres, a major deterrent for potential visitors.

Under the new scheme, many tourists will be allowed to apply online and then receive the green light within five days, before picking up their visa at the airport on arrival into India.

Visitors from countries which account for the bulk of India’s tourists – such as the United States, Britain and France – that have had to go through the time consuming process of applying in person will be among those to benefit from the changes to regulations.


Colombo Night Race 2013 on 15th December 2013 in Colombo – Tickets Available now

Here once again the colorful Colombo Night Race in Heart of Colombo City and witness formula 1 for the 1st Time In Sri Lanka .

Tickets now available at CNR Office- Galadari Hotel, Kingsburry Hotel, Keels Super Outlets Capital Mall Thalawathugoda, Onion Place, K-zone – Moratuwa S Ja Ela and Kandy city center.

Be in Colombo on 15th Night and refresh your day with racing events in Colombo. For more information see below image

Colombo Night Race 2013 on 15th December 2013 in Colombo – Tickets Available now
Colombo Night Race 2013 on 15th December 2013 in Colombo – Tickets Available now

100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre

The Embassy of People’s Republic of China organised an event 100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre Level 02.02 from 10.00 Am to 7.00 Pm.

Taken by Tibet’s first photographer, the 10th Demu Denzin Gyaco and his second son Demu Wangiug Doje, the chairman of the Tibet Photographers’ Association.

Entrance Free

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100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre
100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre

CHOGM heads to name baby elephants

Wildlife Conservation Department (WCD) officials have provided an opportunity for the Heads of States arriving in the country to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 to name a baby elephant in the Udawalawa Elephant Transit Home (Eth Athuru Sevana) with a name of their choice.

This is the event with the purpose to passing the Srilankan National Wealth of Elephants and the Wildlife environment to their respecting Country heads and to promote tourism into the country in long run.

2015 US Green Card Lottery begins today 1st October to 2nd November 2013

The US Embassy Colombo made an announcement today that the 2015 Diversity Visa Lottery Programme also know as Green Card Lottery 2015 will start accepting online applications from 9.30 PM ( Srilanka Time) on 1st October 20133 till 9.30 PM on 2nd November 2013.

The Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery is an annual program that allows people who were born in certain countries, including Sri Lanka and Maldives to apply for a chance to migrate to the United State of America Legally.

Click Here for Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery Programme Instructions


Public Presentations on Diversity Visa Lottery Program


Venue: Matale Town Hall, Matale

Date:  October 05th 2013

Time: 10:00 am



Venue: E. L. Senanayake Children’s Library Hall

Kotugodalla Street, Kandy

Date:    October 5th 2013

Time:   03:00 pm



Venue: Bishop’s College Auditorium, Colombo 03

Date: October 9th 2013

Time: 5:30 pm


FREE ADMISSION TO EVERY ONE – Click Here to Register for the Above Programmes

Introduction of Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery could be available at Below Link





Eligibility for the DV Program

In order to be eligible to receive a Diversity Visa, registrants selected by the automatic system will be required to prove at the time of their visa interview that they have met either the education or work experience requirement of the DV program.

Education: The minimum educational requirement is the successful completion of 3 GCE A-level subjects, not including General English.  In compliance with U.S. immigration regulations, completion of 6 GCE O-level subjects is no longer sufficient to qualify for the DV program.

Work Experience: Applicants without the necessary academic qualification can instead use work experience to qualify.  Applicable work experience is defined as two years of work experience within the previous five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform.

The State Department uses the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net OnLine occupational network database ( to determine qualifying work experience.  The qualifying occupation must be listed in this database with a designated “job zone” of 4 or 5 and a Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) range of 7.0 or higher.  Occupations that have a job zone lower than 4 and/or an SVP range of less than 7.0 will not qualify under the DV program.

Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. All applicants should be familiar with information about DV scams provided by the Federal Trade Commission. Also, review the procedures for the DV program provided below, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.

DV 2013 Program:

Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2013 program may now check the status of their entries through Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website through September 30, 2013.

For All Successful DV 2013 Entrants: If you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Visa program, after you receive instructions, you will need to demonstrate you are eligible for a diversity immigrant visa by successfully completing the next steps. When requested to do so by the Kentucky Consular Center, you will need to complete an immigrant visa application, submit required documents and forms to the Kentucky Consular Center. Please note that the Kentucky Consular Center will provide application information online ONLY through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website

Diversity Visa Program Fees & Interview Appointment Date

Selected program entrants will be provided further instructions along with their appointment date, including information on fees associated with immigration to the U.S.  The Diversity Visa application fee is currently $330 (Rs.44,600) per person.  The application fee is the only fee required and it is to be paid to the cashier at the U.S. Embassy at the time of the visa interview. This is the only fee for the Diversity Visa Program.

Please bring all the documents listed on DV Checklist for your visa interview. Applicants must schedule their medical appointments with one of the panel physicians. Medical forms are available with the panel physicians. 





Air Asia to resume its Services between Colombo to Kuala lumpur with Air Asia X

Malaysia’s Budget airline Air Asia is aiming re-launches its services between Colombo to Kuala Lumpur with its subsidiary Air Asia X.

The airline has applied for permission and is currently discussing with the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka to commence flights to Colombo and Air Asia X is a subsidiary of Air Asia Bhd of Malaysia and was launched to operate long haul flights and now added new destinations of Japan, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Kathmandu and the now is Colombo.

The parent airline Air Asia pulled out its operation in last February due to its commercial reasons and availability of their aircrafts. And this re-launches will add value to srilankan travellers for their budget requirement.

India Launches its Own Air Craft Carrier Vikrant

India launched its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier on Monday, a landmark moment in the $5 billion project that seeks to project the country’s power and check the rising influence of China.

The Air Craft Carrier Vikrant is 40,000 tons weight itself to named India as a 5th Nation having Air Craft Carrier building capacity inclusive of Britain, France, Russia and the United States.

The Government of India is looking forward to used support in land wars, defending strategic supply routes in the gulf and elsewhere.

And it is to strength the defence of the India far falling islands and safeguard Indian interests in Africa and Asia.

Click here to see the India Air Craft Carrier Vikrant Design

India Launches its Own Air Craft Carrier Vikrant
India Launches its Own Air Craft Carrier Vikrant

12 Students selected for Scholarships to study in India in 2013

The High Commission of India in Colombo announces there  are 12 Students were selected to continue the educations in India with Indian Scholarship scheme.

The students are

  1. Theja Kalpani Senanayake,
  2. Dulanjalee Samaranayake,
  3. Kusali Umanga,
  4. Tharsika Selvaratnam,
  5. Tashanti Siriwardana,
  6. Lipuri Lesanika Perera,
  7. Dinushi Kaushalya Jayawardhana,
  8. Nipuni Kaushalya Kodippily,
  9. Suneetha Priyadarshani,
  10. Gimhana Komangoda,
  11. Aruni Wimansha Mawela
  12. Dulani Perera

See below image for the Student who got scholarships to study in India with officials

12 Students selected for Scholarships to study in India in 2013
12 Students selected for Scholarships to study in India in 2013

Nissan to recall 841,000 vehicles due to steering wheel glitch

Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including Nissan March Model, as a result of a steering wheel glitch. These cars were produce in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006.

It is pulling back vehicles in Japan, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. The bolt used in the steering wheel of these cars may not have been properly tightened and at worst the steering wheel may not function, as stated by Nissan.

While there s No accidents, injuries or deaths have been reported Nissan will fix the glitch by either tightening the bolts or replacing the steering wheel with a new one. The repair will take about 40 minutes.

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Samsung Galaxy S IV Released – Soon it will available in Sri Lanka

Samsung released the latest version of its flagship Galaxy Smartphone Galaxy S4 on April 26,2013, armed with eye motion control technology that pauses a video when the user looks away, comes with a faster chip and is thinner and lighter than the previous S3 model.

It is expected to be available in Srilanka from the first week of May for those who made pre orders, and the price starts form 104,900 upwards.

Click Here to see the Specialisation, Features of the Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung Galaxy S IV Released – Soon it will available in Sri Lanka
Samsung Galaxy S IV Released – Soon it will available in Sri Lanka

China Boosting Sri Lankan Economy for Long term Relationship and Building Srilankan Products in China

Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Commerce Chen Jian expressed interest in boosting two-way trade between the two countries and further promoting investments during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.

The delegation from China’s Commerce Ministry is in Sri Lanka to take part in the joint economic and trade commission during which the delegations of the two countries will discuss plans for the next three to five years. “Our bilateral relationship is in very good shape,” Jian said. “China and Sri Lanka have a long-standing and traditional friendship. There is no barrier to further cooperation between us.”

While China-Sri Lanka two-way trade is growing, “the two countries should work together to reduce the trade deficit.” he said.

The Chinese officials informed President Rajapaksa that Sri Lankan products are becoming more popular in China and that they hope more Sri Lankan products will be introduced to the Chinese market in the future. With regard to investment promotion, Jian indicated that China, in addition to collaborating on large-scale projects would also like to invest in small and medium-scale projects.

VIP Protection Training Course for 30 Maldivians Police Personals

The Special Task Force (STF) of Sri Lanka Police conducted a special training course for Maldivian Police personnel on VIP protection. 30 Maldivian Police Officers including two female officers who followed the VIP protection training course, passed out at the STF Training School in Katukurunda, Kalutara.

The passing out parade of the Maldivian officers was held under the patronage of STF Commandant DIG R.W.M.C. Ranawana. Maldives Police Service Assistant Police Commissioner Ahamad Saudee and – Maldives Police Commissioner’s International Coordinator Joona Lathief were also present.

The STF has organised several VIP protection courses for Maldivian Police personnel. The course support police personnel to develop their professional skills.

UK Visa Applications will be online from May 6, 2013 in Sri Lanka

Applicants and dependants applying for a UK visa will need to make their applications online from May 6. British High Commission sources in Colombo said; The High Commission said May 6, 2013 this date, manually completed application forms will no longer be accepted.

Online applications and appointments will be mandated for all applications under the points based system. visitor and settlement routes. This means applicants will need to complete and Click here to submit your Online Application

Applicants will then need to print off a hard copy of their application form and make an online appointment to attend their nearest visa application centre (VAC). They should bring the application form printout to their appointment at the VAC, along with the necessary supporting documentation. Applicants will need to give their biometrics (finger scans and digital photograph) at the VAC in line with the current practice.

By completing and submitting a visa application online, the customer saves time when attending the visa application centre. This is because information about the application has been received and recorded. It is also possible for the relatives of applicants to assist them to complete their application online.

Click Here to Obtain Online VISA Application for United Kingdom


MRIA & the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry is one key beneficiary of the MRIA. This new airport arrives with perfect timing as our country is looking to welcome 2.5 million foreign guests by 2016.

Also, the MRIA is the perfect gateway for our visitors to explore some world renowned and amazing tourist attractions like Mulkirigala, Yala, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe, Arugam Bay & Passekudah.

Because of the MRIA, many tourism related businesses are opening up, churning out large numbers of direct & indirect employment opportunities.

Distance from MRIA

Destination Distance
Katharagama 30 Km
Yala 53 Km
Bandarawela 67 Km
Nuwara Eliya 94 Km
Arugam Bay 110 Km
Ratnapura 103 Km
Hikkaduwa 130 Km


MRIA & the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka
MRIA & the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka

Srilanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai may shift to Trivandrum, Kerala Soon

The Sri Lankan Government looking for possibilities to move its Deputy High Commission in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Trivandrum, Kerala state.

The move comes after the anti-Srilanka sentiments in Tamil Nadu in recent days. with the help of  central government of India the High Commissioner assure that police in Tamil Nadu had been advise to provide maximum protection, so srilankan and They would not face any untoward incidents as past.

Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio selected as new Pope

76 Years old Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio selected as 266th Pope. The Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose his Name as Pope Francis.

The Pope Francis from Argentina Latin America and he is the first Pope from Latin American region.  The Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is born in December 17, 1936, ordained as a Jesuit in 1969 and appointed as Cardinal on 1998.

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Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Prices and Features in Srilanka

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Prices and Features in Srilanka
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Prices and Features in Srilanka

Samsung unveiled an eight-inch tablet with phone call capability to rival Apple’s recently launched iPad mini and to concert its market dominance by offering devices in a variety of sizes.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 features an eight-inch screen and it is a similar to the 7.9 Inches rival of Apple i Pad Mini, which is Table with the ability to make phone calls.

The new device, now being marketed by Samsung as a “tablet”, is powered by Google’s Android software and will be showcased at the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona beginning on February 25, the company said in a statement.

Like previous incarnations of the Galaxy Note, the device comes with a stylus pen allowing the user to write or draw on the screen, which can be split in two to run various programs at the same time.

The firm has recently shifted its focus to its Galaxy Note, which turned out to be far more popular than the larger Galaxy Tab.

Samsung and Apple accounted for more than half of all smart phone sales in the final quarter of 2012 – 29.0 percent for Samsung and 22.1 percent for Apple – according Sources

Click here to see the technical features and other facilities of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 in Srilanka.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 expected to be price as Rs. 100,000 upwards

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