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Countless people die during an armed conflict. Many are separated from their families and loved ones. There are others who go missing. The armed conflict in Sri Lanka between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam separated families. Mr Periyasamy Ramaiah never thought his family ...
Crisis gripped Sri Lanka's first national unity government on Tuesday, with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe failing to reach consensus on the future of their coalition government, following the huge defeat their parties suffered in the recent local government elections.

Dhananath Fernando wins US$ 10,000 for Sri Lanka in think tank Shark Tank in Asia ... Dhananath made a strong case on the high cost of construction in Sri Lanka and highlighted that more than 10 million Sri Lankans will be benefited if the border taxes were brought down which are unbelievably and ...
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has recently launched 'Cinnamon Island Weddings', a bespoke specially-curated luxury wedding experiences for destination weddings in Sri Lanka. As a part of the campaign, they've also launched a contest with Sri Lankan airlines where the winning couple will get an all ...
Attempts were being made to mislead the Muslims in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Local government Election victory of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), the party said today. In a statement, party Chairman G.L. Peiris said following the SLPP's resounding victory at the LG elections, a rumour ...
Sri Lanka's first Ironman triathlon to generate US $ 3mn in tourism earnings ... The first Ironman event in South Asia would be held from February 22-25 in Sri Lanka, with the Ironman 70.3 Colombo international triathlon and exhibition set to generate US$ 3 million in tourism earnings for the country and haul ...

This latest partnership will allow Sampath Bank's local merchant partners to tap in to the multitude of incoming tourists from China and the considerable number of Chinese nationals living and working in Sri Lanka. It will also provide Chinese nationals in the country with greater convenience as they will be ...
The Singapore Business Mission to Sri Lanka organised by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) together with International Enterprise Singapore (IES) and Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) recently held a seminar on doing business in Sri Lanka, at Paramount Tower, ...
An old tea warehouse collapsed in Sri Lanka's capital killing at least seven people on Wednesday, hospital sources said, with some people feared trapped in the rubble. police said at least 12 people were inside the building, near the R. Premadasa cricket ground, at the time of the collapse. Pushpa Soysa ...
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Local elections across Sri Lanka on Saturday were supposed to be about small issues, like installing street lighting for some neighborhoods and improving garbage sweeping in others. But the country's first postwar national government has stagnated, with the governing coalition ...
Recognised as one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and Asset Management firms, the 170 year-old Lazard has shown interest in Sri Lanka, with a visit last week by an international delegation, in co-operation with MTI Consulting. The global financial advisory firm, in conjunction with MTI ...
Sri Lanka Independence Day celebrations at QNCC on Feb 16. February 11 2018 01:49 AM. Qatar. RELATED STORIES. *. The cultural ... The Pathum Danansooriya Cultural Ensemble is being flown in from Sri Lanka for the celebration. The troupe, which will perform traditional dances, has enthralled audiences across the ...
Feb 10, Colombo: The Sri Lanka navy today assisted in the repatriation of three Indian fishermen who were released from the Sri Lankan custody recently. The three Indian fishermen were among 16 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on 16 January for trespassing into the Sri Lankan ...
New Delhi: Petronet LNG Ltd, India's biggest importer of gas, and its Japanese partners will invest USD 300 million to set up Sri Lanka's first liquefied ... Explaining the reasons for setting up a bigger capacity LNG terminal, he said Sri Lanka requires 2.5-3 million tonnes of liquid gas to fire power plants.
Voters in Sri Lanka are choosing representatives in more than 300 local polls, with more female candidates than ever standing for election. A change in the law requires women to fill a quarter of all seats elected in Saturday's vote - more than 12 times the current number. Rosy Senanayake, a diplomat and ...
KOTTE, Sri Lanka -- Madhu Hettiarachchi has no time right now for the brain surgery her doctors have recommended. She's busy trying to take advantage of an unprecedented chance to get women elected in Sri Lanka. After more than a generation of struggle by women's rights activists, Sri Lanka's ...
Andrew Stone joins a safari in Sri Lanka and spots all creatures big and small. National Park in northwest Sri Lanka. One of the country's oldest parks, it has the virtue of being among the least visited. It is only slowly reopening after the country's 30-year civil war when its bush offered cover for the warring ...

FOR the Asian media, what is happening in Sri Lanka should be intriguing because it reflects a Western mentality that has not changed since the 19th century. One of the first foreign policy decisions of the Sirisena government was to co-sponsor a resolution at the UNHRC in Geneva in September 2015, ...
Media Agency Group is to head up a multi-format media campaign to promote Sri Lanka. The Manchester agency won a competitive pitch for the work, which will launch with creative on the London Underground. "To be awarded the contract with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has been a fantastic ...
State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene today lauded Minister Counsellor (Defence) Brigadier Priyankara Fernando of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK, for giving a signal to the pro LTTE Diaspora members whom he said are not genuinely interested in the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
Monash University's World Mosquito Program (WMP) is set to be rolled out in Sri Lanka following the signing of a Collaboration Agreement (CA) by Sri Lanka's Secretary, Ministry of Health (MoH), Janaka Sugathadasa at a ceremony in Colombo with Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson.
Reiterating its position as world's number one smartphone, Samsung is confident in maintaining a majority of market share in Sri Lanka, says Hanbae Park - Managing Director of Samsung Sri Lanka. "Samsung is confident of being firmly positioned as Sri Lanka's No.01 brand as we enter a new year with ...
Sri Lanka have begun the second Test against Bangladesh with the upper hand, finishing the first day leading by 166 runs and having taken four of the host's wickets. Sri Lanka decided to bat first and appeared to make a modest 222 in 66 overs. Opener Kusal Mendis top-scored with 68 off 98 balls.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that an IPL-style T20 tournament in Sri Lanka is in the offing, with the board stating that plans are underway to resurrect the Sri Lankan premier league later this year. SLC, meanwhile, is looking at next month's Nidahas Trophy as a testing ground of sorts for ...
In January, Western Europe was the leading source of tourists for Sri Lanka, with 83,324 visitors, which was a 14.9 percent increase year-on-year (YoY). ... China, which was the largest tourism market for Sri Lanka last January, plunged by 22 percent year-on-year to 24,819 visitors this January, dragging ...
Encompassing cultural events, educational opportunities, and community engagements that will involve Sri Lankans from all backgrounds and regions of the country, the #USASL70 campaign underscores the seven decades of respect and partnership that have characterized the U.S.-Sri Lanka relationship ...
The Ceylon petroleum corporation (CEYPETCO) today banned the distribution of the " Lanka Kerosene Oil" (red color) to vehicles, factories, barrels and other wholesale distributions. The CEYPETCO said that, out of the two types of Kerosene- "Industrial Kerosene" and "Lanka Kerosene", the latter is used ...
Bangladesh, Mongolia, Sri Lanka among fast-growing media markets. Cambodia and Myanmar also make Zenith's list of 30 up-and-coming markets, but Iran will be the fastest-growing market through 2020. whatsapp 0 whatsapp 0 facebook 0 Tweet 0 linkedin 0 Google+ 0. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over the ...
"Our observation also reveals that we need still larger scale maps of 1:2,500 to study some areas like Rilpola and the Budulla Town with more density of population. "We must understand that protection of mountains in Badulla is indispensable for all of us as entire Sri Lanka depends on its stability," he said.
Zimbabwe 198 allout in 44 overs (Taylor 58, Cremer 34; T Perera 4/33, Pradeep 3/28) Sri Lanka 202/5 in 44.5 overs (K Perera 49, T Perera 39*, Chandimal 38*; Muzarabani 3/52) Dhaka -- Sri Lanka have kept their hopes alive in the Rocket cricket tri-series with a five-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the ...
Colombo, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Two young men were killed on Monday in a road crash in the town called Walasmulla in southern Sri Lanka, the local police said on Monday. According to the local police, the accident took place when their motorbike collided with a lorry. The young men, aged 23 and 24, ...
Today Sri Lanka is steadily positioning herself as a regional economic hub, thanks to the revitalization of foreign investment inflows due to recent policy changes, the prevailing business optimism and the country's current standing as an emerging middle-income market. The island's business climate is ...
Singapore: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official visit to Sri Lanka from Monday (Jan 22) until Wednesday, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said. The visit is at the invitation of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena. He will call on President Sirisena, who will also host an official lunch.
Colombo, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Sixty-three people were arrested following violent clashes in southern Sri Lanka on Sunday, local police said. The violent clashes erupted between the police and protesters on Sunday afternoon in Kataragama, around 280 km away from capital Colombo, when a police ...
"When the world is going one way, Sri Lanka is running a race to the bottom," Thyagi Ruwanpathirana, a human-rights activist based in Colombo, said. The Sri Lankan finance Ministry announced in mid-January that it would lift a decades-old ban on women buying alcohol and serving liquor in bars and ...
Sri Lanka's pioneer private healthcare provider, Nawaloka hospitals recently installed the second MRI scanner to offer more accurate and efficient diagnostic and imaging ... Together, these two scanners will provide a comprehensive and total MRI service, as available internationally, now in Sri Lanka.
If reports are anything to go by, the much-loved coupled ringed in the New Year in Sri Lanka snorkeling together. A source was quoted in a Deccan Chronicle saying, "The couple is going snorkeling and will spend time with each other. There are people in Sri Lanka who can identify them, but then it's also a ...
During the last 12 month of the year 2017, 184442 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,. Approximately 41.53% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported ...
In Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Hambantota and Kurunegala are considered the leading districts cultivating rice for domestic consumption in main. Besides, paddy is cultivated in great proportion in some districts of the northern and eastern provinces. So, the two-main parties in the ...
A Sri Lankan tailor inside his shop, watches the TV broadcast showing a speech by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Sirisena said that a commission he appointed to investigate alleged irregularities in the sale of treasury bonds has recommended ...
Colombo, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's economic growth in 2018 will bounce back to between 5-5.5 percent this year from last year's estimate of less than 4 percent due to a recovery in the global economy, central bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said on Wednesday. "Economic growth is ...
Now some facts. One of those Test defeats was an unprecedented loss to Bangladesh, at home. Three of those ODI defeats led to a series loss against 11th-ranked Zimbabwe. Twice in the year, Sri Lanka were whitewashed 0-5 in a bilateral ODI series, and twice they were clean-swept 0-3 in Tests.
Colombo, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka will develop one of its ancient Hindu temple sites in the Eastern Province of the country as the main pilgrimage destinations, Governor of Eastern Province Rohitha Bogollagama said on Wednesday. The governor told Xinhua that the temple called ...
Ruwan Rajapakse - Managing Director of Jiffy Products Sri Lanka (left) receiving the Gold Award for the Excellence in global market Reach from Mr. Patrick Alwis in the presence of Mr. Sujeeve Samaraweera. Jiffy Products Sri Lanka recently won three awards at National Business Excellence Award 2017.
According to Indain media reports Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh landed in Sri Lanka on Thursday, along with Deepika Padukone , he's planning to make the best of his time. Deepika, who was in Vienna, joined the actor at the last minute. "The couple is going snorkelling, and will spend time with each ...
In 2009, the 26 years of civil war in Sri Lanka, much of which was fought in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of the country, came to an end. Many women in the war-affected regions have dealt with multiple long-term impacts of the violent conflict such as injuries; loss of lives, property, income sources, ...
WiLAT Sri Lanka advisor and Co-Founder and CILT Sri Lanka Vice Chairperson Gayani De Alwis, in her welcome addressed and enlightened the audience on the objective of the mentoring programme, 'Ignite'. She stated: "Ignite was launched with the initiative of developing and supporting young ...
R. Sampanthan, leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka's Parliament, is also the country's seniormost politician, having been in politics for more than six decades. In the January 2015 presidential poll, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) he leads backed the President Maithripala Sirisena-Prime Minister Ranil ...
Colombo, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank said on Tuesday it had taken action against two distressed financial companies to safeguard the overall financial system. It appointed a panel to manage Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC and its parent company ETI finance Ltd, while curbing ...
But police are investigating the death, which is described as "suspicious", according to Sri Lanka's Sunday Times. The 37-year-old was found with a wound on their face, according to a police spokesperson quoted by Ada Derana. SP Ruwan Gunasekara reportedly said the Brit had arrived in the country on ...


 

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