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 […]

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 […]

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): Apart from Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in other countries, domestic trade barriers of various kinds also hamper Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports, reveals a recent study done by Verite Research (VR), a Colombo-based think tank. Briefing the media on the findings of the study here on Wednesday, economists Nishan de […]

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): The Sri Lankan cabinet has decided not to de-criminalize homosexuality, cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said here on Wednesday. But asked if there is a possibility of homosexuals being arrested under the existing law which criminalizes homosexuality, Senaratne said there is little likelihood of arrests as […]

Shangri La Hambantota hosts job fair for disabled

Shangri La Hambantota hosts job fair for disabled

Colombo, Jan 17 (NIA) – In keeping with its commitment to uplift, nurture and strengthen partnerships with communities, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa recently conducted a job fair exclusively for People with Disabilities at the hotel premises. The main objective of the job fair was to interview candidates who are differently abled and give them […]

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