Stilt Fishing Srilanka’s Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction

WELIGAMA, SRI LANKA — A few dozen meters from the shoreline, fisherman T. H. Sena sits motionless on a wooden stilt, waiting for tourists to come and pose for pictures. A picture in return for money. Stilt fishing is a recent innovation, first adopted just after World War II when food shortages and overcrowded fishing […]
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Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination 2017

June 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka showing its prestige as a tourist destination has claimed the titles of Asia’s Leading Destination 2017 and Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2017 over the weekend. At the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia 2017 held in Shanghai on 4th June Sri Lanka took the title of Asia’s Leading Destination […]
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Sri Lankan villagers protest over Chinese investment

Several people have been injured in southern Sri Lanka during a protest against allowing China to build a port and industrial zone. The plan envisages the eviction of thousands of villagers around Hambantota port, 240km (150 miles) south-east of the capital Colombo. Police used tear gas as the protest delayed a ceremony being attended by Prime […]
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Sri Lanka launches special industrial zone to attract Chinese industries

Jan 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by the Ambassador of China to Colombo Yi Xianliang Saturday launching the Southern Development Project inaugurated a special industrial zone in Hambantota amid protests by joint opposition politicians and Buddhist monks. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe says the Sri Lanka – China Logistics and Industrial Zone (SLCLIZ) […]
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President Maithripala opens Facets 2016 Gem and Jewellery Exhibition

Sept 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today inaugurated the International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition “Facets Sri Lanka 2016”, organized by the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Association (SLGJA) for the 26th successive time. Leading institutions in the field of gem and jewelry in the country are taking part in the exhibition, which will […]
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Tourist arrivals up by 19 percent in July 2016 Sri Lanka Tourism Board

Aug 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals increased by 19.1 percent in July this year compared to the same period last year exceeding one million tourists arrivals so far this year. The data released today by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed the month recording 209,351 tourist arrivals to the country compared to […]
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SriLankan air to begin domestic flights

SriLankan Airlines will negotiate with an Asian based air service company to begin a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre at the Mattala airport in Hambatota. SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias has said that the airline is going to re-evaluate to begin domestic operations next year. “We are hoping to acquire two 40 seater aircraft for this […]
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Sri Lanka, Pakistan underline need to further strengthen historical ties

June 08, Colombo: While continuing to nurture the friendly relations, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will take measures to further strengthen the historical ties between the two countries, the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said today. Welcoming the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan Army, General Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to […]
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