Sacred Buddhist Relics from Taxila Pakistan exhibited in Ampara

June 13, Colombo: The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Pakistan will be exhibited in Mangalagiri Rajamaha Viharaya, Ampara, for two days from June 14-15, 2016, Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said in a statement. The sacred relics include two holy bone relics of the Buddha, a golden casket containing the relics and a […]
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Aitken Spense calls for visitor quotas at wildlife parks

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings has called for better government regulations and enforcement to protect the island’s wildlife parks, which are a top tourist attraction. Sri Lanka’s key competitive advantage lies in its unique diversity of the natural environment and its multiple attractions of nature, history and culture within a small land […]
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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau focused to promote Buddhist tourism in Thailand

June 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) has organized a familiarization tour of Sri Lanka for two journalists from Thailand to increase destination awareness and promote Sri Lanka as one of the key destinations for Thai tourists. Travel around the World-Magazine journalists have arrived to Sri Lanka on 08 June 2016. “Travel around […]
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Buddhist sacred bone relics from Pakistan to arrive in Sri Lanka on Vesak festival

May 18, Colombo: In order to be part of the most important annual Vesak Buddhist Festival falling on 21st May 2016, the government of Pakistan is providing the most sacred bone relics of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka for exposition throughout Sri Lanka, the High Commission of Pakistan said in a release today. The exposition […]
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Indian Minister says an agreement to build India-Sri Lanka Bridge would be finalized soon

Apr 12, New Delhi: An Indian central government minister has said that India and Sri Lanka could soon finalize an agreement for building a bridge connecting the two countries. The Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has said on Monday that the project is under consideration, according to an IANS report. “The […]
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Concern aired over keeping Tourism’s ‘mother fund’ intact

Hiran Cooray, president, Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) appealed to the authorities recently to leave the hoteliers’ ‘mother fund’ intact without dividing or distributing it according to Finance Bills passed in line with a recent budget proposal made by the Finance Minister. Cooray said this referring to some of the moneys in the […]
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Colombo International Film Festival

The second Colombo International Film Festival was inaugurated at the Regal Cinema under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday. Picture shows Indian film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan inaugurating the film festival. A host of Sri Lankan film producers and directors including Jackson Anthony, Ashoka Handagama, Udayakantha Warnasuriya and Vimukthi Jayasundera were present. Picture by […]
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Sri Lanka’s icon of colonial rule The Jafna Fort rises from the rubble

As an army of labourers churns out limestone bricks, archeologist Prashantha Mandawala reflects on the ambitious task of restoring Sri Lanka’s centuries-old Jaffna fort, destroyed by ethnic war. The project has so far included the dangerous task of clearing unexploded mines and shells from the seafront site and scouring the northern Jaffna peninsula for scarce […]
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Women to power Sri Lanka’s mangrove conservation plan

COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sri Lanka’s new mangrove protection scheme, the world’s first country-wide initiative, is relying on women like Michel Priyadarshani, head of a fisherwomen’s group in eastern Ambantotam village. Priyadarshani and her colleagues did not understand the importance of mangroves for the ecosystem, including the fish population, until they benefited from a […]
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