Colombo, June 23 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has assured of rapid development in the next 18 months as the government aims to strengthen local entrepreneurs, local media reported Saturday. Speaking at the launch of ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’, Wickremesinghe said the country would look at expanding economic opportunities by strengthening local businesses […]
Colombo, June 23 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan Police on Saturday said it had launched an investigation into the killing of a rare leopard by a group of villagers in Killinochchi, in northern Sri Lanka, earlier this week, and would soon arrest the perpetrators. Police Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara told newsin.asia the Killinochchi Magistrate’s Court had […]
India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth. But this has set off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected residents who say the decisions are being made too quickly, reports Reuters.
Hundreds of people participated in the International Yoga Day event here on Saturday with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest. People from all walks of life performed various Yoga asanas under the direction of the Sri Lankan yoga exponent Vyasa. The two- hour long program concluded with a unique synthesis of Kathak dance from India and Kandyan dance of Sri Lanka to signify the deep cultural bond between the two neighbors.
India has drastically reduced the supply of essential commodities to the Maldives for 2018-19 going by a clause in the trade agreement which says that the annual supply could be determined on the basis of the average “lifting” of the goods in the past three years ,writes Devirupa Mitra in The Wire.
The key requirement for victory is unity in thought and action –an attribute which the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives under President Yameen has displayed and which the opposition appears to be lacking now in the critical last few months before the Presidential election.
A record 10,000 enthusiasts joined and practiced yoga on the International Yoga Day at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Earlier the record turnout was around 5,000 last year. Mumpy Dey, teacher of Indian Culture at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre or IGCC, conducted the Common Yoga Protocol. Demonstration of yoga asanas were also performed by yoga students of the IGCC and other yoga institutes in Dhaka.
Yoga is immensely popular in all cities of Pakistan; a yoga teacher named Shamshad Haider claims to run 50 yoga clubs in Punjab, and International Yoga Day has been celebrated in Pakistan for three years in a row. Yoga is practiced all the way from Chitral in the north to Karachi in the south. There’s a whole crop of younger teachers now equipped with training from India, Thailand and Bali, as well as from yoga schools in North America and Britain. Teachers at swank studios in Karachi attract students through Facebook pages and affiliations with the International Yoga Alliance.
Colombo, June 22 (newsin.asia) – Shares at the Colombo Stock Exchange ended 0.01 percent lower amid a weak market turnover on Friday. The All Share Price Index ended 6,228.2, down by 1 point. John Keells Holdings emerged as the top contributor followed by Piramal Glass Ceylon and Ceylon Tobacco Company. Total market turnover amounted to […]
by Zhu Ruiqing, Jamila Najmuddin Colombo, June 22 (Xinhua) — For those who hear its name for the first time, “Ministry of Crab” sounds like a government department. Located in the 400-year-old Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, the “ministry” is actually one of the most renowned restaurants in the island country. […]