Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister files complaint against fake fb, twitter accounts

Ravi K rejects Chinese envoy’s statement

Colombo, Nov 3 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake, on Thursday rejected the statement made by China's Ambassador to Sri Lanka, stating that loans given by China to Sri Lanka was at a 2 percent interest rate. Karunanayaka told journalists that if China had given loans at 2 percent, then Sri Lanka would only pay 2 percent. "If...

Northern Province Chief Minister calls for calm as North Sri Lanka observes total hartal over killing of students by police

Wigneswaran complains to European Union about Sri Lankan army running schools in Northern Province

Colombo, November 2 (The New Indian Express): The Chief Minister of the Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has complained to the European Union (EU) human rights inspection team that the Sri Lankan army is running hundreds of schools in his province when it has no right to do so under the 13 th.Amendment of the constitution. According to the Tamil daily...

ADB lends Sri Lanka US$60 million for clean drinking water

ADB lends Sri Lanka US$60 million for clean drinking water

Colombo, Nov 2 (NIA) - The Sri Lankan government has obtained a loan of 60 million dollars from the Asian Development Bank to provide safe drinking water supply schemes for chronic kidney disease prone areas, a statement by the Finance Ministry said here on Wednesday. The schemes will be set up in in the districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Matale, Badulla,...

GRAZE – Be Amazed!

GRAZE – Be Amazed!

Colombo, Nov 2 (NIA) - The GRAZE KITCHEN at Hilton Colombo, is a food lover's paradise. One of the first of its kind to be opened in this beautiful island country, GRAZE KITCHEN offers a vast variety of delicacies , ranging from Thai to Japanese and Indian to Chinese, making it an all in one restaurant. Launched just over a...

Sri Lanka targets 300,000 Chinese tourists in 2016 after winning big at Chinese tourism expo

Sri Lanka to launch themed tourism zones to lure more tourists

Colombo, Nov 1 (NIA) - Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, announced that it will launch themed tourism development zones across the country in an effort to lure more tourists to visit the island nation. The project is a a public-private sector initiative backed by the Ministry of Lands, the Ministry of Tourism and the Sri Lanka Tourism Club, a government-recognised group...

Five Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka’s northern seas

Sri Lanka arrests 4 Indian fishermen in local waters

  Colombo, Nov 1 (NIA) - The Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest four Indian fishermen poaching in the island's norther waters on Tuesday, the navy media unit said. One Indian fishing trawler was also taken into custody. The fishermen were arrested South West of Delft Island. Having brought the arrested fishermen and trawler to...

Agitating Jaffna University students bar entry to Vice Chancellor over students’ death issue

Agitating Jaffna University students bar entry to Vice Chancellor over students’ death issue

Colombo, October 31 (The New Indian Express): In the continuing agitation over the killing of two of their colleagues by policemen manning a checkpoint on October 20, Jaffna University students on Monday barred Vice Chancellor Dr.Vasanthy Arasaratnam from entering the campus. But they relented after some time, and allowed the Vice Chancellor in, and had talks with the visiting Sri...

Delhi frets over Chinese portal

Delhi frets over Chinese portal

Chennai, October 31 (The New Indian Express): The nagging question of how Sri Lanka would repay the USD 1.5 billion loan it had taken from China to build the non-performing Hambantota harbour has now been resolved with Beijing agreeing to convert 80 per cent of the debt into equity. To make the port commercially viable, Colombo has given Beijing 15,000...

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