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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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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Sri Lanka launches Ramayana Trail targeting Indian tourists

Mar 19, Colombo: Following the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the different agreement signed with President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau has launched the Ramayana Trail targeting the Indian market. “Whilst managing existing products we also want to launch new products so that we keep Sri Lanka Tourism contemporary,” said […]
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Sri Lanka Thinktank concerned over lack of transparency in reform process

Feb 10, Colombo: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a leading public policy research and advocacy think tank in Sri Lanka, today expressed concern over the new government’s failure to inform the public on its constitutional reform process. Welcoming the general direction of the government’s 100-day reforms programme that is currently underway, the CPA said […]
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