Korea approves US$ 200m for Sri Lanka’s Kandy tunnel construction project

June 06, Colombo: The Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea has approved US$ 200 million for the Kandy tunnel construction project, Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka announced. The project comprises of four tunnels with a total length of 5.5km from Suduhumpola to Tennekumbura via Bogambara and Ampitiya which will be the longest tunnel in […]
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Thailand, Sri Lanka prepare trade pact Please credit

Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to US$1.5 billion (52.5 billion baht) over the next five years. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who met with Malik Samarawickrama, Sri Lanka’s Development Strategies and International Trade Minister, yesterday said the two countries […]
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Sri Lanka’s antivenom leap forward by making its own antivenom

Colombo, Sri Lanka – In 2006, a Russell’s viper sank one fang into Sanath Weeraratne’s left hand. Weeraratne immediately started to bleed profusely as the anticoagulant properties in the venom took effect. He knew what could come next: more bleeding from the rectum and the gums and blood-stained vomit. The blood could seep into the […]
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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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WHO certifies Sri Lanka malaria-free

In a remarkable public health achievement, Sri Lanka has been certified as malaria-free island country by World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable. In the mid-20th century it was among the most malaria-affected countries, but now it is malaria-free. This is testament to the courage and vision of its leaders, […]
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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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