Historic Kandy Esala Perahera festival in Sri Lanka begins with "Kap" ceremony

July 31, Kandy: The historic Esala Perahera in Sri Lanka hill capital of Kandy got off to a start at an auspicious time this morning with the traditional “Kap” planting ceremony under the guidance of Mohottala of the Temple of Tooth, Sri Dalada Maligawa. The ceremony, a tradition being carried from the eras of Kings, […]
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Newly elected ruling party local government heads to take oaths tomorrow

July 31, Colombo: The newly appointed mayors and chairmen of local government bodies won by the ruling party United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the recent local polls are to take oaths before the President Monday. The ruling party won 45 out of the 65 local government bodies that held elections on July 23. Accordingly […]
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TNA sweeps the Northern polls as CBK speaks out

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) swept the recent local elections in the Northern Province, winning the popular vote by huge margins in all five electoral districts of the North and all the Tamil majority local council bodies baring three in the Jaffna Islets, namely Kyats, Delft and Velani. The Jaffna islands have long been a […]
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Only 2,924 ex-LTTE combatants remain in detention in Sri Lanka

July 31, Colombo: Commissioner General of Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka, Major General Sudantha has said that only 2,924 former Tamil Tigers soldiers are remaining in the rehabilitation centers of Sri Lanka. They are to be released to the society after completing the rehabilitation process, the Commissioner General has said. According to Ranasinghe the government’s rehabilitation […]
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Focus on Northern farmers

Annual National Farmers’ Week in Vavuniya: Focus on Northern farmers By L.S Wdaarachchi Agriculture Minister, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena The paddy production in 2010 was 2.92 MT which exceeded the country’s annual requirement. The production of essential food items has sharply increased during the past few years due to the agriculture-friendly policies of the present government, […]
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Sri Lanka can tap Vietnam for aquaculture: minister

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters Producers, exports in the first quarter rose 27 percent from a year earlier to 1.15 billion dollars. This year’s seafood exports are projected at 5.5 billion US dollars, Tam said. The Vietnamese have engaged in farming the sea or ‘mariculture’ for long years as well as engaging […]
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Photographic Exhibition in India to project Sri Lanka as an emerging MICE Destination

Sri Lanka Consulate General in Mumbai in association with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and L.B. Associates, New Delhi have launched an image building project in India to brand Sri Lanka as an emerging MICE destination in the South Asian Region. The project includes publishing of an exclusive Coffee Table Book illustrating the scenic beauty […]
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Sri LankaVedas to sign an agreement with the Wildlife Department

July 30, Colombo: The indigenous people in the eastern Sri Lanka commonly known as Vedda community in command of their leader Wanaspati Uruvarige Vanniyalatto are to sign a historic agreement with the state on Sunday 31st July, the day that will mark the World Indigenous People’s Day. The Vedda community will hold a special event […]
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