The fourth round of talks between India and Sri Lanka to finalise the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) began yesterday in New Delhi. An official delegation from Sri Lanka is in Delhi to have talks with their counterparts in the Commerce and Industry Ministry in India. The three-day...
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the one world airline alliance, is looking to gain further impetus from the Middle East, even as the Indian Ocean island nation increasingly reaps the positive dividends of rapidly growing tourist numbers the Saudi Gzzette said. The airline...
  Brussels' brutalist Jam Hotel Budget hotels always offer basic, boxy rooms, but not many are as creative as this alternative gem in the Belgian capital Brussels is a city of grand townhouses and art nouveau. Yet plonked in the middle of the Belgian capital, on a nondescript street corner, has appeared...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she would come to Sri Lanka but cannot pin down an exact time-frame when she would make the visit. “I would love to come to Sri Lanka but it’s my program that holds me back. Sri Lanka is doing good...
The Army working on the Meetotamulla garbage dump site to stabilise its mbankment, is expected to complete its task before the onset of the rains to avoid further catastrophe, Landslide and Risk Management Division Head of National Building Research Organization (NBRO), R.M.S Bandara said. He said the Army had completed...
Wales holidays British boltholes Wright’s Food Emporium, Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire: review This pub/cafe/deli on the edge of the Brecon Beacons made a name for itself with its excellent food and laid-back charm. Now it’s added stylish accommodation ‘over the shop’ so diners can crash out after dinner You always want a good pub within...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday assured that the government will bring a viable solution to the garbage issue soon. The Prime Minister said that a proper plan covering the entire country is to be devised for waste management. Premier Wickremesinghe made these observations when he called on the Mahanayake Thera...
On the river Yamuna, Mr Ramnath rows his boat, ready to feed the migrating birds. Many more locals do the same, eager for the good karma it may bring. Every year between October and March, thousands of seagulls migrate from Siberia to Delhi. Locals come to feed them, believing it...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation at the 14th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration 2017 which is to be held in Sri Lanka from May 12 to 14.   Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari who also has confirmed participation at the event would be the cheif guest...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official visit to Vietnam has opened a new chapter in the history of mutual relations existing between the two countries, said Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc. He was addressing the media after the Conclusion of Sri Lanka - Vietnam bilateral talks held at the...
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