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...
I have just returned from my second visit to Vietnam and have come back loving it even more than last time. The country is spectacular, with such a variety of places to visit and explore. From dramatic terraced rice paddies, to beautiful beaches, bustling cities and UNESCO World Heritage...
City breaks Readers' travel tips Football trips in Europe and South America: readers’ travel tips Our tipsters find football makes a great focal point for a city break, whether it’s watching an elite European club or one where the hotel waiter moonlights as the centre-forward   Little and large … Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo...
By Aaron Tan Photo: Evan Krause on Unsplash You’d be surprised what a dollar can get you when it comes to ordering food from all around the world. If you’re looking to see how far you can stretch that dollar, then check out these 10 food items across the globe for...
    Mirissa Beach is a must-stop destination for tourists in southern Sri Lanka. Mirissa bay is truly gorgeous with warm and calm blue water, fine sand and a string of palm trees underneath which turtles lay their eggs at night. The highlight of our stay was undoubtedly when we got...
Indian tourists are increasingly picking Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius and the Seychelles over the Maldives to spend their vacations in the coming months, as they avoid the archipelago nation following the recent political developments there.Despite the Maldivian government's assurance that the country was safe to visit and that the...
President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the first phase of model Shakya Janapada, built in Kahapola, Piliyandala on Thursday The model Shakya Janapada includes sacred places in India related to Buddha’s life. The President opened the first phase in line with the United Nations’ International Day of Vesak in Sri Lanka. This model...
“From Seyllan to Paradise is forty miles”, says the legend, “the sound of the fountains of paradise is heard there”. It goes some way to describe the lure of Sri Lanka, as recounted by the Sri Lankan-born, Booker Prize-winning novelist Michael Ondaatje in his semi-autobiographical memoir, Running in the...
Sri Lanka Railways has placed an order at Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), a railways PSU to the supply 10 broad gauge diesel locomotives and six DMU (diesel multiple units) train sets worth Rs. 6.8 billion the Times of Oman reported.  
The Buddha's teaching is the best solution for the biggest challenge to sustainable world peace today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday. He was addressing the gathering at the commemoration of the 14th United Nation's Vesak Day Celebration at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) yesterday. "The biggest challenge...
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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...

South Korea: HWPL Constructing Collaborative Governance for Peacebuilding

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Water supplying project in Tambuttegama suspended

Anuradhapura District Secretary R.M. Wanninayake said today that a decision has been taken to temporarily suspend the drinking water supplying project in Tambuttegama following the protest held...

South Korea: Over 200,000 gathered to raise one voice for Global Peace

A Global Peace Festival with 200,000 People was Held in the Republic of Korea A culture of peace was envisioned at a Peace Festival at...

Hack on Taiwanese bank: Sri Lankan suspect arrested, another in hiding – Newsfirst

The Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan revealed that it was hacked on Friday (October 6). The Bank said that its computer system had...