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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the inauguration of the UN Vesak week in Colombo said the solution to all ills was contained in the Dhamma. “As Buddhists we know that the solutions for the social, economic, political and cultural issues arisen both nationally and internationally are in the Buddhist philosophy. “Dhammo...
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,...
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