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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Keells says $850 mln project still viable without casino

Jan 30 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan conglomerate John Keells Holdings said on Friday its $850 million construction project with a casino approved by the previous government is still viable and will continue as planned despite a ban on the gaming facility. Sri Lanka’s new government has blocked three casinos approved by the former President Mahinda […]
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Sri Lankan government to merge SriLankan and Mihin to cut losses, increase productivity

Jan 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to merge the country’s two loss-making airlines to cut losses and increase productivity. The government in its interim budget presented to parliament today has proposed to merge the flag carrier SriLankan Airlines with the budget carrier Mihin Lanka. The two airlines will be merged to increase productivity, […]
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Jetwing Air represents Air China in Sri Lanka

Jan 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality brand, Jetwing Air will function as the representative of Air China in the country when the airline starts service next month from Chengdu to Colombo. Air China, one of the China’s leading carriers, is scheduled to start direct service between Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China’s Sichuan […]
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Ajith Dias appointed as new Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

Jan 24 2015, Colombo: Ajith Dias an apparel industry expert and a leading Sri Lankan businessman, has been appointed to head Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines, sources said. Ajith Dias was the Chairman of the Joint Apparel Associations Forum (JAAF) which is the apex body of all Textile and Apparel Associations before being appointed […]
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SriLankan airlines opens new Aviation College

Dec 15 2014, Colombo:  The national carrier of  Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines has launched its newest aviation integrated training institution, SriLankan Aviation College last Friday, opening up a world of opportunities for the aspirant youth to take their first step towards an exciting career in aviation. With over three decades of experience in training aviation […]
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Act fast to protect vanishing urban wetlands

Urban wetlands in the Western Province are one of the important eco-systems in our country but they are in danger of vanishing within our lifetime. Throughout generations, these wetlands have played a significant role in contributing eco-system services towards fisheries, The Muthurajawela wetland bears testimony to the fact that Sri Lanka’s urban wetlands are shrinking […]
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Sri Lanka Tourism receives tremendous response in Southern China.

Sri Lanka Tourism received a tremendous response from travel agencies and travel media from Shenzhen and Guangzhou at Sri Lanka Tourism promotional activities. The promotional events were organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau together with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on the sidelines of the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF 2014), […]
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Sri Lanka and Iraq agree to have direct air links.

Sri Lanka and Iraq held discussions yesterday on establishing direct air links between the two countries. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Iraq’s Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Relations, Nazar Al-Kheer Allah met the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Iraq, Sumith Nakandala in Baghdad yesterday and discussed strengthening bilateral relations […]
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