Cultural anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai looks at the various traditional grass mats of South Asia to bring out their aesthetic value, and the various materials and techniques that are used in their manufacture.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain during a ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadar in Islamabad on Saturday. But while reading out certain parts of the oath, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo could be heard fumbling over Urdu terms and displaying embarrassment.
With the Presidential election due before the end of next year, the Rajapaksas and their allies are intensifying their campaigns to create momentum against the government. The coalition partners on the other hand appear to be utterly confused about future political strategies. In this background, is it any wonder that no one is betting on the unity government partners staying united for the full term asks Veeragathy Thanabalasingham in Daily Express
At times it appears that Indian media doesn’t want normalization between Pakistan and India. It feeds on anti-Pakistan controversies. It is always on the lookout for opportunities to spark controversies and ignite tempers in a bid to disrupt any attempt of creating bonhomie between the two countries. The latest example of this myopism was the visit of former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu to Pakistan, where he was invited at the inauguration of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Colombo, Aug 18 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan, who was sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd new Prime Minister in Islamabad. In a message, Sirisena said he was confident that Khan’s leadership would help steer Pakistan towards peace, prosperity and sustainability, as relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan grow […]
Colombo, Aug 18 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka on Friday unveiled the world’s largest pizza at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya, in the central hills of the island in order to promote the country in the global tourism map. The pizza was unveiled at the launch of a 10 day Grand Strawberry Fest which commenced at […]
Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka became man and wife at a mass wedding ceremony in Negombo near here on Thursday, symbolizing the people-to people relationships that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is creating even as it strengthens Sri Lanka’s position as an ideal wedding destination. The couples, who are employees of the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, walked down the aisle at a grand ceremony in a luxury hotel. Out of the 19 couples, 12 were Chinese while seven Sri Lankan ,reports Xinhua.
Islamabad, Aug 18 (Dawn) – Imran Khan Niazi was on Saturday sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan in a simple ceremony hosted at the Aiwan-i-Sadr. The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 9:30am, started a little after 10am. The ceremony commenced with the national anthem, followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran. […]
Sri Lankan speakers at the ‘Ayubowan Bangladesh’ (Long Live Bangladesh) event held under the aegis of the NDB Investment Banking Quarter of Sri Lanka and the Bangladesh High Commission gushed about Bangladesh’s friendly Government; its pleasant and eager-to-help bureaucrats; its techno-savvy white collar workers; and its cooperative and reasonably-priced labor reports P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT.
“Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a true friend of Sri Lanka. Shri Vajpayee led India during the transition of global geopolitics and ensured that his country rose in International stature. He also followed proactive policy of reaching out to India’s neighbors in South Asia and South East Asia,” Wickrmesinghe said in a condolence message.