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Surfers’ Paradise, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Wins Surf Resort Award

Surfers’ Paradise, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Wins Surf Resort Award

Colombo, Dec 15 (NIA) - Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives was awarded ‘Leading Surf Hotel/Resort in the South Asia Region’ at the inaugural South Asian Travel Awards 2016 (SATA) held recently in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This award was given in recognition of the resort’s exceptional service and hospitality especially catering to the surfing community that enjoys the waters at Pasta Point known...

Journalists in Sri Lanka protest against Navy Commander

Journalists in Sri Lanka protest against Navy Commander

Colombo, Dec 15 (NIA) - Journalists in Sri Lanka, staged a protest on Thursday against the country's navy commander, after he was caught on camera assaulting a local journalist last week. The journalist was allegedly assaulted by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne when he was covering a protest at the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka. The Navy Commander has...

Hundreds of employees in Chinese funded port suspend protest after facing risk of job termination

Hundreds of employees in Chinese funded port suspend protest after facing risk of job termination

Colombo, Dec 15 (NIA) - Over 400 employees in a Chinese funded port in Sri Lanka's southern Hambantota district, called off a nine day protest on Thursday after the management warned that they would be terminated from work. The protesters who were temporary employees of the Hambantota port had been demanding that they be given permanent employment at the port. The protest...

Shipping insurance companies dub Hambantota port in Sri Lanka as “High Risk”

Shipping insurance companies dub Hambantota port in Sri Lanka as “High Risk”

Colombo, December 14 (The New Indian Express): Shipping insurance companies have dubbed Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka as a “high risk” one after local striking workers detained two vessels, including a large Japanese vessel carrying vehicles, for several days last week, the Sri Lankan Minister of Ports and Shipping, Arjuna Ranatunga, told newspersons here on Wednesday. He also said...

Sri Lanka to implement national policy to eliminate child labour

Sri Lanka to implement national policy to eliminate child labour

Colombo, Dec 14 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's cabinet, on Wednesday, agreed to implement a national policy to eliminate child labour in the island country. Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilleke told a weekly media briefing here that Sri Lanka had agreed to eliminate child labour at the Global Child Labour Conference held in 2010 at the Hague, and there has been a...

Maldives to unveil 20 new world class resorts in 2017

Maldives to unveil 20 new world class resorts in 2017

Colombo, Dec 14 (NIA) - The Maldives government on Wednesday said that 20 new world class resorts would be unveiled in 2017, in addition to the seven new resorts which were opened this year. A statement from the Maldives Embassy in Colombo said that tourism had recorded a remarkable growth in 2016 and the honeymoon islands were now expecting more...

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