Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

Colombo, January 19 (The New Indian Express): Though there is no Jallikattu tradition in Sri Lankan Tamil villages, the Tamils of Sri Lanka have enthusiastically joined the Jallikattu restoration movement now going on in Tamil Nadu by organizing demonstrations in support of it. Jallikattu is a ritual rural sport associated with the annual Tamil festival […]

China’s Alibaba interested in investing in Sri Lanka

China’s Alibaba interested in investing in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan 19 (NIA) – China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba has shown keen interest in investing in Sri Lanka and to build an e-Commerce platform to further promote it’s on-line business ventures, Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry said in a statement here on Thursday. Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, held discussions with the Founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, […]

Sri Lanka’s highest court issues notice on exiled editor

Sri Lanka’s highest court issues notice on exiled editor

Colombo, Jan 19 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s highest court, on Thursday, issued notice on a Sri Lankan journalist based in the United Kingdom (UK), to appear before court on March 3 on charges of contempt of court. Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court issued notice on Lankaenews editor, Sandaruwan Senadheera over 14 cases of contempt of court filed […]

18 children dead in bus, truck collission in India

18 children dead in bus, truck collission in India

Uttar Pradesh, Jan 19 (NIA) – At least 25 people including 18 school children were killed and 50 injured as a school bus was hit by a truck on in India’s Etah district, in Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, police said. The bus was ferrying students to Aliganj’s JS Public School in Etah when it collided with a truck. […]

Sri Lanka ‘grateful’ to China for providing shelter to Aranayake victims

Sri Lanka ‘grateful’ to China for providing shelter to Aranayake victims

Colombo, Jan 19 – China, has begun constructing the “Aranayake China-Sri Lanka Friendship village”, in Kegalle, in Central Sri Lanka, to provide houses for hundreds of victims affected by a massive landslide last year. Yi Xianliang, the China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Sri Lankan Minister of Disaster Management, and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Sri Lanka Minister of […]

Sri Lanka wants more European tourists

Sri Lanka wants more European tourists

Colombo, Jan 19 (NIA) – Sri Lanka, on Thursday said it wanted to attract more European tourists to visit the island country and had appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant who would focus especially on Germany and the European continent. Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga said that Europeans were traditionally identified as good spenders and […]

China revises history textbooks to put back start of war with Japan by six years

China revises history textbooks to put back start of war with Japan by six years

By Chen Shaoyuan and Li Rongde Beijing,  January 18 (Caixin): China’s Education Ministry has ordered school text book publishers to revise all history textbooks used in schools and universities to say that the “War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression” began on September 18, 1931 and not July 7, 1937 as has been stated hitherto. The […]

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