North Sri Lankan Tamils praying for Jayalalithaa’s recovery

North Sri Lankan Tamils praying for Jayalalithaa’s recovery

Colombo, December 5 (NIA): North Sri Lankan Tamils are fervently praying for the recovery of the Tamil Nadu Chif Minister J.Jayalalithaa, who had suffered a cardiac arrest, the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran said in a statement on Monday. “As a leader, Jayalalithaa has won the hearts of the Northern Tamils, and is loved and respected by them. It is...

Sri Lanka’s pricing policy too exorbitant to attract higher number of Russian tourists, says envoy

Sri Lanka’s pricing policy too exorbitant to attract higher number of Russian tourists, says envoy

Colombo, Dec 5 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's pricing policy is too exorbitant when compared to similar countries such as Thailand, which is the main reason why not too many Russian tourists are visiting the island nation, Russia's Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alexander Karchava said on Monday. Speaking to journalists in Colombo, the Russian envoy said that Sri Lanka and Thailand shared...

Build on commonalities between Indians and Pakistanis, urges Pakistan navy chief

Build on commonalities between Indians and Pakistanis, urges Pakistan navy chief

Colombo, December 4 (NIA): The Pakistan Navy chief, Adm. Syed Arifullah Hussaini, has said that Pakistan and India should recognize and build on the many commonalities between Pakistanis and Indians as looking at “positives” will help the two countries shed mutual animosity. In an interview to Ceylon Today on the sidelines of Galle Dialogue 2016, an International Maritime Conference held...

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Hong Kong, December 4 (South China Morning Post): Sri Lanka will buy Xian Y20 military-cum civil transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Debashish Roychowdhury of This Week in Asia. “I have travelled around in some of the Chinese transport planes we have. They...

Treatment of Indian Tamil issue set the tone for post-independence Sri Lankan political culture

Treatment of Indian Tamil issue set the tone for post-independence Sri Lankan political culture

Colombo, December 3 (The New Indian Express): The way Ceylonese politicians handled the Indian Tamil issue in the two decades prior to Ceylon’s independence, set the tone for the country’s post independence political history marked by majoritarianism, says human rights activist, Dr.Rajan Hoole. In a paper read out at a function to mark the 85 th.anniversary of the Donoughmore constitution...

Sri Lankan foundation joins International Society of Nephrology to tackle kidney disease world-wide

Sri Lankan foundation joins International Society of Nephrology to tackle kidney disease world-wide

Colombo, December 3 (The New Indian Express): Sanjeev Gardiner, who heads the Gardiner Foundation (GF) in Sri Lanka, has tied up with Brussels-based International Society Nephrology (ISN), to tackle the scourge of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), not just in Sri Lanka, but world-wide. The 46 year old Gardiner, who owns the iconic Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, was motivated to...

Sirisena to write to Trump asking him to help free Sri Lanka from human rights allegations

Sri Lanka’s President gives into pressure by private bus drivers?

Colombo, Dec 3 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's private bus operators, on Saturday called off a strike which had been launched on Friday midnight, following successful talks held with President Maithripala Sirisena. The strike had been launched against the government's decision to impose a Rs.25,000 fine on six forms of traffic violations which include drunk driving, speed driving, overtaking from the...

English laws to Apply to Colombo Port City, Says Sri Lankan Prime Minister

Sri Lanka to buy more military transport planes from China

Dec 3 - Sri Lanka will buy more military transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told This Week in Asia in an exclusive interview. “I have travelled around in some of the Chinese transport planes we have. They are good workhorses. Some...

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