Sports will change perceptions about Kashmir, says Namal Rajapaksa, Lankan MP and rugby coach

Sports will change perceptions about Kashmir, says Namal Rajapaksa, Lankan MP and rugby coach

Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan member of parliament and the eldest son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakdsa, has trained Kashmiri girls in Rugby, a game which he has mastered.On his maiden visit to Kashmir for a seven-day rugby training workshop, told Express on Monday that sports has the potential to change the “perception and discourse about Kashmir.”

Pakistan expresses interest in building hi-tech heart hospital in Sri Lanka

Pakistan expresses interest in building hi-tech heart hospital in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 24 (newsin.asia) – A group of investors from Pakistan, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday have expressed interest to construct a state of the art hospital in the island country to perform heart surgeries and to build two tourism zones as well as to construct a low-cost new housing scheme. The delegation met […]

Sri Lanka hopes to accelerate ongoing Chinese projects, says PM

Sri Lanka hopes to accelerate ongoing Chinese projects, says PM

Colombo, April 24 (Xinhua) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said his government will work with China to accelerate ongoing projects and attract more Chinese investment in order to promote economic and social development in the island country. In a recent discussion with Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan, Wickremesinghe said Sri […]

South Asian tales of the “foolish guru”

South Asian tales of the “foolish guru”

Oral traditions and folklore the world over have stories of fools. In some, he is a village-idiot, and in some others he is a “wise fool’ who is often consulted for his out of the box thinking. At other times the fool is a leader or a ‘teacher’ with a group of followers.Stories of erudite ‘teachers’ seem to have been part of folklore throughout the Indian sub-continent and its neighborhood.

Sri Lanka slams reports of Chinese militarization of Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka slams reports of Chinese militarization of Hambantota Port

Colombo, April 23 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has strongly denied reports of Chinese militarization of the Chinese funded Hambantota Port, in southern Sri Lanka, and stressed the Sri Lankan Navy was the sole military force responsible for the security of the Port. During discussions with China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan, […]

Sri Lanka makes it obligatory for tuk tuk’s to be metered

Sri Lanka makes it obligatory for tuk tuk’s to be metered

Colombo, April 20 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Transport Ministry, on Friday said it had been made obligatory for all three wheel services in the island country to fix a meter and issue a receipt at the end of the trip. The new rule had been announced on April 1, but a two week grace period had […]

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