Major international event to be held in SL after Easter attacks

By Charumini de Silva Sri Lanka expects a major tourism boost from the first-ever carbon-neutral ‘Ashara Mubaraka’, a 10-day spiritual convention drawing 21,000 religious visitors from 40 countries from next week, with an expected revenue of $ 31 million. This is the first major international convention the island nation is hosting after the 21 April […]
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Bombs exploded Churches and 5 star hotels in Sri Lanka scores dead and Injured

Apr 21 2019, Colombo: A dark day in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday bomb explosions witnessed at several churches outside Colombo and five-star hotels in Sri Lankan capital Colombo over 138 Including 9 foreigners have been killed and over 560 have suffered injuries. Bomb blasts occurred in five places including St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, […]
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Sri Lanka entry in space “Raavana 1” successfully launched

COLOMBO – Satellite named after the epic Ramayna’s king ‘Raavana 1’ was launched into space early this morning (April 18, 2019), marking Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age. The satellite, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan engineers, will be shuttled to the International Space Station. The “Raavana 1” was launched into space […]
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CITES CoP18 kicks off in Sri Lanka on trade of endagered species

Geneva, 12 February 2019 – In exactly 100 days from today, the 183 Parties to CITES (182 countries + the European Union) will gather at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the next World Wildlife Conference – the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) to […]
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Stilt Fishing Srilanka’s Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction

WELIGAMA, SRI LANKA — A few dozen meters from the shoreline, fisherman T. H. Sena sits motionless on a wooden stilt, waiting for tourists to come and pose for pictures. A picture in return for money. Stilt fishing is a recent innovation, first adopted just after World War II when food shortages and overcrowded fishing […]
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Tropical depression threatens flooding across Sri Lanka

The last week or so has seen torrential downpours across southern parts of the Bay of Bengal. Southern India and Sri Lanka have both been badly affected and there has been some flooding. The daily downpours look set to continue into the weekend. On Wednesday morning, Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology announced that a tropical […]
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