Remains of two soldiers killed in Mali arrive in Sri Lanka

The two soldiers were killed in the Keerana area in Mali after their WMZ convoy was attacked by a rebel group using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The remains of the two Sri Lankan soldiers killed in Mali arrived in the country today.The Army said that the remains of posthumously promoted late Major H.W.D. Jayawickrama and Sergeant S.S. Wijekumara, who were killed in Mali while performing UN Peacekeeping operations, reached Sri Lanka today. Three more Sri Lankan Peacekeepers sustained injuries and were admitted to the Level 2 Hospital at Gao in Mali. (Colombo Gazette) The remains were formally received in a military parade at the airport. read more

West Fraser Timber Co to buy US lumber business for US430 million

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2017 5:00 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email West Fraser Timber Co. to buy U.S. lumber business for US$430 million VANCOUVER – Canadian forestry company West Fraser Timber Co. says it has agreed to buy a U.S. lumber business for about US$430 million.B.C.-based West Fraser says it will acquire the operations of the Gilman Companies from the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders.The Gilman Companies are comprised of six sawmills and a finger-joint mill in Florida and Georgia as well as an administrative office in Georgia.The operations employ approximately 900 people and have a combined annual production capacity of 700 million board feet of lumber.The deal, which is subject to U.S. regulatory approval and customary conditions, is anticipated to close in the third quarter of this year. read more