Sri Lanka calls for measures to address menace of chemical terrorism

Sri Lanka calls for measures to address menace of chemical terrorism

Pic courtesy - Huffington Post Colombo, Dec 3 (NIA) - Sri Lanka has called for ways and means to address the menace of chemical terrorism, in the wake of Non-State Actors acquiring the capability to manufacture and use chemical weapons, a foreign ministry statement said here on Saturday. Ambassador of Sri Lanka to The Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the...

No clear solution to this fishy problem

No clear solution to this fishy problem

Despite hopes raised by the meeting of the Foreign and Fisheries Ministers of India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on November 5, the issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters and getting arrested or beaten up, continues, notes The New Indian Express in an editorial on December 3,2016 Apparently, no steps have been taken by India...

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

Sri Lanka’s President calls for unity in strengthening reconciliation among communities

Colombo, Dec 2 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, has called on political parties and scholars to join in the government's efforts in strengthening reconciliation and support the new constitution which aims to solve issues in the island nation. “If we cannot strengthen reconciliation among all communities it is a massive disaster,” President Sirisena said. “The root cause of...

Sri Lankan tea company gets international environmental award

Sri Lankan tea company gets international environmental award

Colombo, December 1 (Lanka Business Online ): The Sri Lankan tea company Eswaran Brothers Exports has won the Gold Award for environmental best practices at London’s Green Apple Environment Awards, ranking alongside companies like IKEA and Toshiba for its commitment to preserving the environment in this era of climate change. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the work that...

PickMe and Uber revise rates in Sri Lanka

PickMe and Uber revise rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, December 1 (www.readme.lk): Over the past year, both taxi hailing apps PickMe and Uber have become a regular part of our lives. Many of us have started using one of these apps as our primary method of getting to Point A to Point B. But after today, we might have to think twice about that. In an interesting coincidence,...

Sri Lankan President gets tough on VIPs using 6, 7 convoy vehicles

Sri Lankan President gets tough on VIPs using 6, 7 convoy vehicles

Pic Courtesy - LBO Colombo, Dec 1 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President, Maithripala Sirisena, who is leading his 'good governance' government, on Thurday, ordered the Police Chief to report to him on which VIPs use a convoy of back-up vehicles for their security. He has ordered the Police Chief to instruct the Police to check who is inside the VIP vehicles which...

Radisson Hotels to open in Sri Lanka

Radisson Hotels to open in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 1 - US-based Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has firmed up deals to manage two hotels in Sri Lanka, reaching nearly 400 rooms and plans to go up to 5 hotels over the next four years, an official said. Chief Executive Officer South Asia Carlson Rezidor Hotel group, Raj Rana told EconomyNext that the hotel in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo...

Cyclonic storm ‘NADA’ threatens heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Cyclonic storm ‘NADA’ threatens heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 1 (NIA) - A cyclonic storm, 'NADA', in the south-west of the Bay of Bengal, has threatened strong winds and heavy rains in many parts of Sri Lanka in the coming two days, the Meteorology Department said here on Thursday. The Department said that NADA is now located around 200km to the north-east of Kankasanturai coast, in the...

Sri Lanka to call for investors to set up internal airline service

Sri Lanka to call for investors to set up internal airline service

Colombo, Nov 30 (NIA) - Sri Lanka is to search for investors to establish an internal airline service in the island nation, a cabinet decision showed here on Wednesday. Media Minister, Gayantha Karunathilleke told a weekly media briefing that the internal airline service would meet the criteria of the International Civil Aviation Authority. He said, following a proposal made by...

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