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In Sri Lanka, once convinced of the Buddha's teachings, he was ordained as a Theravada monk. Today, described as the “Flying Dutch monk,” Bhante Ananda travels extensively here and abroad, propagating the Buddha Dhamma and holding meditation courses. The slim coffee-table book, simply written ...
Nearly all major achievements in health care in Sri Lanka were made possible by medical administrators, various medical officers working in the field, public health officers, nurses, midwives and other para-medical staff including laboratory staff working under very difficult conditions. We should not forget ...

ECONOMYNEXT - Visa Inc, an international payments company said Sri Lanka can boost economic growth by moving to cashless transactions. "For instance, Colombo, with a population of 694,000 and GDP (gross domestic product) of 6.5 billion US dollar could alone gain 200 million US dollars annually ...
While investments (both local and foreign) on properties seem to increase drastically in Sri Lanka, there're weaknesses among property developers in terms of transparency and professionalism in disclosing certain information about the property, some real estate agents state. RE/MAX Sri Lanka Chairman ...
Travelling safe has become a concern in Sri Lanka in the wake of a few attacks on tourists that have hurt holidaymakers trying to take home a memorable stay on the isle. Accusations have been levelled against mafia groups operating in the southern area of Mirissa who are said to have been carrying out ...
Silent in the cool morning jungle air we wait. Everyone in the safari truck is completely still. We wait. Then there she is – a large female leopard. She isn't alone. She plucks her two cubs down from a tree and spirits them across the dusty trail in front of us. Welcome to Sri Lanka! Dramatic, life-affirming ...

Torture remained endemic throughout Sri Lanka in 2017, the US has said, highlighting limited progress made by the government in establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms. The US State Department, in a report, mentioned arbitrary or unlawful killings by government or its agents. “Torture ...
MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an extended family were glued to Facebook. And they were furious. A family member, a truck driver, had died ...
A dramatic loss of forest has led to tough times for these charismatic and highly social primates. In the image above, photographer Anup Shah captures a beautiful yet disconcerting scene: A toque macaque (Macaca sinica) sifting through the remnants of a cooking fire in the ruins of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
NAGAPATTINAM: THE coast guard on Monday morning arrested five fishermen from Sri Lanka for allegedly violating the international maritime boundary and poaching Indian marine resources near Kodiyakkarai in the district.After enquiries were completed mid-sea, all the fishermen were taken to the ...
Buddhism may be touted in the West as an inherently peaceful philosophy, but a surge in violent rhetoric from small but increasingly influential groups of hardline monks in parts of Asia is upending the religion's tolerant image. Buddhist mobs in Sri Lanka led anti-Muslim riots last week, that left at least three ...
Julie L. Kessler: You have literally watched political and judicial history in Sri Lanka play out before your eyes. Having experienced so many 'firsts,' do you believe the road is now significantly easier for women in the Sri Lanka judiciary? Shiranee Tilakawardane: Both yes and no. The numbers are better ...
The Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Bryce Hutchesson today said it was time to lift the ban imposed on social media in the country. “Time, overdue, to lift Sri Lanka's blanket blocking of key social media platforms - a blunt instrument,” Mr. Hutchesson tweeted. Earlier, US Ambassador Atul ...
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has started an official visit to Japan. He will meet with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the 4-day trip. He told NHK before he left for Japan that his trip heralds a new chapter in strengthened bilateral ties and economic cooperation. Sirisena ...
Sri Lanka slammed over response to anti-Muslim attacks. Sri Lanka's week-long state of emergency has not been lifted, as expected. It was imposed after Muslim-owned homes and businesses were set on fire by Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist gangs. by Bernard Smith. 5 hours ago ...
The United Nations on Sunday condemned a string of anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka including the burning of mosques and businesses. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Sri Lankan government the people behind the violence should be brought to justice. During his visit ...
Sri Lanka, faced with online content it says has spurred deadly sectarian violence, this week banned Facebook's social media and messaging services in that country. By forcing internet service providers to pull the plug on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook, the government there hopes to stem the spread ...

After a state of emergency was declared on Tuesday, curfews were instated in the central district of Kandy, a popular tourist destination that was the epicenter of Sunday clashes between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and local Muslims, who make up about nine percent of Sri Lanka's population.
Though no Indian brands feature in Sri Lanka's first Top 20 brands list unveiled by Interbrand, the fusion of global trade, global communications and global culture has never been brought closer home. The pinnacle of this fusion is the power of global branding, and Indian companies need to build on this ...
Sri Lanka's prime minister says recent anti-Muslim violence has damaged the island's reputation as a tourism destination. Rioting in the central district of Kandy has left three dead and destroyed or damaged more than 200 Muslim-owned businesses and homes. A curfew has also been reimposed, after it ...
The foreign affairs ministry has contacted Bhutan's ambassador in Dhaka, Bangladesh who is also accredited to Colombo, Sri Lanka to monitor the situation regarding the state of emergency declared in Sri Lanka, foreign secretary, Sonam Tshong said. Secretary Sonam Tshong told Kuensel said that the ...
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday for a three-day visit, the UN Office in Sri Lanka said. Mr. Feltman is expected to meet with a wide range of Sri Lankan leaders including President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ...
Dubai: The UAE is among the latest countries which have issued travel advisories on Sri Lanka, following the declaration of state of emergency in the Asian state. The country's embassy in Colombo tweeted on Thursday that Emirati nationals should take precautions and vigilance when travelling to Sri ...
MUMBAI — In many countries, Facebook is contending with a darkening reputation as a vehicle for disinformation and false news. The most recent example: Sri Lanka. This week, the island country sought to block access to the social network, as well as two other platforms that Facebook owns, WhatsApp ...
The Foreign Office has said that while there will be an increased military presence on the streets, it is not necessary to avoid travelling to the area. Here is The Independent's Travel Correspondent Simon Calder's advice for those heading to the country. Read more ...
The United Nations in Sri Lanka today urged authorities to take immediate action against perpetrators who ignite violence and requested the government to ensure that appropriate measures are swiftly taken to restore normalcy in affected areas. “The UN is concerned about the recent incidents of ...
The Police curfew re-imposed in the Kandy Administrative District would end at 4 p.m. tomorrow, the Police said today. In a statement, Police Chief Pujith Jayasundera said it was prohibited for the people, except for State officials, Police officers and tri-forces personnel, to be at public places such as roads ...
New Delhi: An inexperienced Indian team faced a humiliating 5-wicket defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the first T20I of the Nidahas Trophy on Tuesday. After being set a target of 175 runs, the Lankan team achieved it with utmost ease and crossed the finish line with nine balls to spare. The star of the ...
... Facebook and phone messaging applications such as WhatsApp had been blocked as requested by the Defence Ministry to prevent transmitting fake news or rumours that instill a fear psychosis or a threat to communal harmony,the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) said ...
You have today an opportunity to create a Sri Lanka where everyone can live in peace and prosperity. You have in your hands, technology that our forefathers didn't even imagine was possible. These technologies are the fruits of peace and their purpose is the pursuance of peace and unity amongst all ...
(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread. Details of the emergency decree were not immediately announced, and it was unclear how it would affect life on the South Asian island ...
Mobs made up mostly of Sri Lanka's predominately Buddhist Sinhalese majority torched Muslim homes and businesses in the island-nation's central hills near Kandy, a day after the government imposed a state of emergency to quell days of violence. As NPR's Julie McCarthy reports tensions between the ...
Sri Lanka's army soldiers and police personnel stand near a vandalized Mosque in Digana, a suburb of Kandy, Sri Lanka, March 6, 2018. Buddhist mobs swept through the town on Monday, burning at least 11 Muslim-owned shops and homes. Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday ...
Sri Lanka's government has imposed a nation-wide state of emergency to "take stern action" against people instigating communal violence, a government spokesman has said. For the latest videos, follow us on twitterFollow @EconomicTimes. 4471views ...
“There is a strong awareness in Sri Lanka, of the need to utilise the workplace to support individuals, teams and organisations to thrive and grow and to retain talent. Steelcase can help play a vital role in this and we look forward to a rewarding relationship with retail and corporate clients in Sri Lanka,” ...
Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said using kerosene in buses was illegal as it was sold in Sri Lanka to low income families. “Kerosene can be used with higher profits in view but when it causes mechanical faults, repairs will be costly,” he said. “Even engines ...
Thera, read for a Masters Degree at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka; and proceeded to be of Dhamma Service, as the Chief Incumbent of the Vajirarama Dhamma School in Bambalapitiya. The Most Ven. Thera, received Dhamma instruction and guidance, to be of service to the Buddha Sasana and ...
One year is a long time to sustain a street protest. Taking turns, a group of people from Keppapilavu in Sri Lanka's northern Mullaitivu district has stayed put under a roadside tent, asking the government to return their land which is under military occupation. “We are determined to continue our struggle until ...
Mar 03, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is committed to make Sri Lanka an attractive hub for business through a strong, sustainable and flexible economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said addressing the Investment Forum in Singapore on Friday. He said it is now possible for international ...
For many decades I have been writing on politics of Sri Lanka. The island's politics has for long been overshadowed and even overwhelmed by an armed conflict. War has its own consequences and its distinct fall-out. Very often the original causes of war are forgotten and even replaced by new problems ...
Samsung is proud to announce that its latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which were unveiled at the Mobile Word Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona on the 25th February 2018, will be launched in Sri Lanka. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available for sale in Sri Lanka from March ...
Sri Lanka has long been nicknamed as India's little sister and while throngs of tourists flock to India each year, Sri Lanka is still relatively undiscovered and all the better for it. During your visit you feel you get a lot more of the authentic experience and it is yet to be spoilt by catering for tourists on every street ...
Feb 23, Colombo: The United Nations Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Una McCauley has passed away suddenly at age 54, the UN office in Sri Lanka announced. Issuing a statement the UN office said Ms. McCauley, the first female resident representative in Sri Lanka, was on medical leave as she ...
Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella and Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim may swap their portfolios in the Cabinet reshuffle likely to take place tomorrow. The United National Party (UNP) had has decided to re-arrange the portfolios assigned to it under the ...
In his report on Sri Lanka to the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, which meets in Geneva from 26 February to 23 March 2018, the High Commissioner reiterates his appreciation for the constructive engagement of the Government of Sri Lanka with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human ...
Una McCauley, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Sri Lanka passed away at the age of 54, the UN compound in Colombo said today. In a statement, the UN said Ms. McCauley was on medical leave as she was undergoing treatment. "As the first female UN Resident Coordinator in ...
Feb 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government's anticipated cabinet reshuffle will be held on Sunday, said the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, and cabinet spokesman, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, today (23). The Minister of Health revealed this in response to questions raised by journalists ...
Colombo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Sri Lankan Secretariat for Coordinating the Reconciliation Mechanism (SCRM), are today hosting a two-day (22-23/2) international conference on reparations for conflict victims in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is the first such conference to be held in Sri Lanka ...
DO SOMETHING An immediate lesson for Sri Lanka from Florida. 2018-02-24 00:00:02. 0. 264. Hundreds of high school and middle ... Are the majority of the citizens in nations like Sri Lanka capable of accepting individual responsibility and individual accountability? Do they know what democracy means? Will they always ...
The Sandhya has a charmed location at the centre of unspoilt Kabalana Beach, where surfers slice through the waves by day and the lights of fishing boats illuminate the horizon at night. Modern and a touch minimalist, its pared-back interiors bring to life mid-20th century modern styling, with a sweeping ...


 

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