Internal strife marks three years of the National Unity Government in Sri Lanka

Internal strife marks three years of the National Unity Government in Sri Lanka

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

Sri Lankan President congratulates Imran Khan

Sri Lankan President congratulates 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 […]

Sri Lanka unveils world’s largest pizza

Sri Lanka unveils world’s largest pizza

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 […]

China’s Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock in Sri Lanka

China’s Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock in Sri Lanka

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.

Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

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. 

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin

Colombo, Aug 15 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, SriLankan Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to and from the South Indian city of Cochin until Aug 18, following the closure of Cochin Airport due to flooding in the region. Cochin Airport was closed today (15th August) until  2 p.m. on 18th August due to […]

Large attendance marked India’s 71 st. Independence Day celebrations in Colombo

Large attendance marked India’s 71 st. Independence Day celebrations in Colombo

An impressively large number of resident Indians and Sri Lankans braved inclement weather to attend the Indian Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony held at ‘India House’ here on Wednesday. Men, women and children dressed in their best, turned up to  express their joy over India’s turning 71,  and to show their solidarity with a resurgent India.     

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