ACJU’s latest media statement on the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) does not mention anything about altering their previous position. In other words they are still right. How can they not be? They are the Jammiyathul Ulama – The union of scholars. The statement has changed nothing except to defend...
The Postal Department will issue twenty postal stamps in commemoration of UN Vesak celebration in Colombo. Twenty of the world’s most sacred Buddhists sites such as the Kandy Lankatilaka Temple, the Lumbini Temple in Nepal, India’s Gupta Temple in Sanchi, the Horyuji Temple in China and the Sompura Temple in...
(NYTIMES) The first bells-and-whistles beach resort to open in southern Sri Lanka has set the bar high for other properties to follow. Rates From US$255 for low-season doubles and US$435 for private villas. (High-season rates are US$390 and US$614.) Basics Now that long-divided Sri Lanka has achieved peace after a 30-year civil war...
Away from the hustle-bustle of Colombo, Bolgoda is the perfect destination for anybody looking to enjoy their time in nature. Amidst greenery and by the lake, the sunrises and sunsets are especially beautiful here. Historically, the waters here were used for transportation of logs from the Sinharaja forest to the...
If you’re taking a trip to Sri Lanka, there’s every chance you’re planning to visit the fabled tea fields or palm-lined southern beaches. You’d be sorely remiss, however, to bypass the spectacular, UNESCO World Heritage-listed fort city of Galle. A two hour drive south of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city,...
Buenos Aires city guide With its modern art museums, hidden basement bars, and fast-evolving food scene, Argentina’s capital is the most sophisticated city in Latin America One of Latin America’s most energetic metropolises, Buenos Aires today is a city for good times, and late nights. Just bear in mind that 1am...
LuLu Group has inaugurated a new sourcing, food processing and export unit in Sri Lanka. In a press statement yesterday, the Group stressed that the opening was aimed at further boosting its sourcing operations and bringing in high-quality products for its large chain of hypermarkets. Y AS. Lanka was inaugurated by...
Bangkok city guide Skipping the temples and the backpacker hub of the Khao San Road, our writer focuses on the food, drink and arts scenes in the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods Floods, protests, power struggles, a military takeover – Krungthep, known to the rest of the world as Bangkok, has endured more...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in the country last afternoon later visited the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo to open the ‘Gangaramaya Vesak Zone. Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Chief Incumbent of the Gangaramaya Temple Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thera and Chairman of the...
The Foreign Ministry said that in coordination with the Disaster Management Ministry, and the United Nations said it is assisting in relief efforts in response to a government appeal. It also promised to donate water purification tablets, tents and other supplies for the displaced. The World Health Organization will support medical...
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