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...
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...
Direct flights will commence between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate Sri Lankan pilgrims travelling to sacred Buddhist sites, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday. The Indian Prime Minister made this observation at the inauguration of the 14th United Nations International Day of Vesak at the Bandaranaike Memorial International...
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...
Barbados holiday guide You don’t need a pop star’s budget to enjoy the palm trees and ‘sunny Caribbean sea’ of this popular island. Genie Austin reveals her homeland’s best beaches, cheap eats, rum shops and typically tropical activities When I tell people I’m from Barbados, I usually get some variation of...
Go beyond the usual Cebu experience to discover an endless array of thrills and spills in this booming Filipino city. Whether you’re a travelling foodie or adrenaline-junkie, there’s always something exciting waiting for you at every corner. Here are five one-of-a-kind attractions in Cebu you probably never knew existed, and...
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,...
(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...
  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...
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast round-table meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce. Minister Karunanayake was in Washington leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the IMF-World Bank...
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Rosie Perper, provided by Published 11:31 pm, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 The Sri Lankan government has banned the use of Facebook, Instagram, and...

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