Sri Lanka to launch third international airport

Sri Lanka to launch third international airport

Colombo, Feb 18 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lankan government will develop an existing domestic airport in Palali, in the former war torn north of the island country into an international airport to spur more tourism and economic benefits into the northern region, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe said here on Monday. Local media reports, quoting Wickremesinghe said that as...

Brunching at the Grind Coffeehouse in Colombo

Brunching at the Grind Coffeehouse in Colombo

Colombo, Feb 18 (@SerialEaters #Instagram) - So, we’ve been seeing loads of brunch spots popping up all over the island. Almost all of them have incredible Instagram grids, with pics of food that honestly look way too good to eat. Having said that, the Grind’s Instagram feed is on a whole other level! It is gorgeous, and so, (not even...

Sri Lankan President condemns terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir

Sri Lankan President condemns terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir

Colombo, Feb 15 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Friday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Pulwama, in the India's Jammu and Kashmir state, which killed 40 officers from India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). In a statement, Sirisena said he was extremely saddened over the dastardly terror attack and called upon the global community to unite to condemn such...

Sri Lankan President says drug convicts will be hanged within next two months

Sri Lanka begins search for two hangmen

Colombo, Feb 13 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Prisons Department, on Wednesday said it was on the look out for two hangmen after President Maithripala Sirisena vowed to implement the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months. Prisons Spokesperson, Thushara Upuldeniya said that an advertisement had already been released in the local media calling for applications, and...

Dirty sewage threatens Sri Lanka’s golden beaches

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals grows 2.2% in Jan.

Colombo, Feb 12 (newsin.asia) - Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew 2.2 percent in January compared to the same period last year with the arrival of 244,239 tourists, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed here Tuesday. The leading markets for Sri Lanka tourism were India, China and Britain. China accounted for 11 percent of the total traffic,...

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