Leading stage Director Vinodh Senadeera passed away

Leading stage Director and Producer Vinodh Senadeera has passed away.He passed away after suffering from a sudden heart attack today. His remains will be taken to S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia on Friday.Meanwhile, the family has requests everyone to refrain from visiting Vinodh’s home in Ratmalana as his mother not able to handle visitors.The public and friends have been requested to pay their respects at St Thomas’ College Chapel on Friday from 3pm to 9pm or on Saturday from 7am onwards. Vinodh was in charge of the Thomian Choir for the last 15 years and had been just appointed the Precentor of the College Chapel. The funeral service will take place at the Chapel of the Transfiguration at 3pm on Saturday (subject to change) and burial thereafter at the Borella Cemetery. (Colombo Gazette) His involvement in drama is legendary, both in College and outside of it, and many a Thomian thespian were accorded their start by Vinodh.Among the stage plays he directed are ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘The-taming of the shrew’. Close friends said that he passed away after being admitted to hospital. read more

Domtar reports US38M secondquarter profit down from US40M a year ago

MONTREAL – Domtar Corp. (TSX:UFS) reported a second-quarter profit of US$38 million, down from $40 million a year ago, as revenue slipped lower.The pulp and paper company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said the profit amounted to 60 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30 compared with a 61 cents per diluted share a year ago.Sales totalled $1.31 billion, down from $1.39 billion in the same quarter last year.Excluding one-time items, Domtar said it earned $39 million or 61 cents per share compared with $40 million or 61 cents per share a year ago.Domtar said it was hit with higher costs for planned maintenance, lower paper and pulp prices, lower paper and pulp shipments, higher freight costs and overall unfavourable exchange rates.The increase costs were partially offset by lower raw material and other costs and lower selling, general and administrative expenses. Domtar reports US$38M second-quarter profit, down from US$40M a year ago by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 30, 2015 9:14 am MDT Last Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more