Sri Lanka’s national air carrier to increase flights to Tokyo

Sri Lanka to reduce handling charges for foreign flights to boost tourism

Colombo, July 8 ( - The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority together with the Prime Minister’s office, the Ministry of Tourism and the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka tabled a cabinet paper on Monday and received the approval for the reduction of ground handling charges, aviation fuel, and the embarkation levy for all international flights for 6 months. The...

Suicides due to economic reasons go up in Sri Lanka

Suicides due to economic reasons go up in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Though family disputes, failed love affairs and suffering from chronic disorders are seen as the main reasons for suicide in Sri Lanka, deaths attributed to economic reasons have picked up over the last three years, a police report said. In 2018, 3,281 persons have committed suicide, slightly up from 3,263 in 2017. A police reported attributed 591 deaths...

Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on Saturday. Photo Credit -AP

Pope appoints Sri Lankan priest to top Vatican post

July 5 (The Hindu) - Pope Francis has appointed a Sri Lankan priest as the Secretary of the Vaticans Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), the media reported on Friday. Rev. Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku, who has been appointed as the Secretary of the PCID is a member of the clergy of the Diocese of Badulla, Sri Lanka, reports News First. Rev....

Who Was behind Sri Lanka’s Easter Terrorist Attacks?

Sri Lanka says majority of injured in Easter attacks have recovered

Colombo, July 4 (Xinhua) - Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Thursday said a majority of those injured in the Easter Sunday terror explosions have been discharged from hospital. Director General of Health Services of the Health Ministry, Dr. Anil Jasinghe told Xinhua that over 400 people had been injured in the nine suicide attacks on April 21 and to date...

Restoring progressive Islam is the need of the hour in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Tourist Hotels Association condemns growing anti Muslim incidents

Colombo, July 4 - The Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) has vehemently condemned the growing number of anti-Muslim incidents, including hate speech, rampaging across Sri Lanka and warned it could impact the tourism industry and dent Sri Lanka’s reputation as a tolerant and friendly destination. THASL President Sanath Ukwatte in a statement said the growing number of incidents...

Cable cars are found in many scenic tourist spots around the world. This cable car system runs to the resort of the Genting group in Malaysia.

Sri Lanka plans US$50mn cable car project in Nuwara Eliya

July 4 (Economy Next) - Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had given initial clearance for a cable car project in hill country town of Nuwara Eliya targeting local and foreign tourists, the state information office said. A 50 million US dollar project has been proposed by a firm called Outdoor Engineering Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and its partner Doppelmayr Cable Car,...

Whatsapp down

Users report WhatsApp down, Facebook and Instagram too suffer glitch

July 3 (India Today) - Apparently right now WhatsApp is suffering some blues. Users are reporting, with many of them tweeting, that their messages are not going through. In many cases users are also unable to download media files including images, videos, among others in their WhatsApp messages. At the same time, Facebook and Instagram too are suffering from outages....

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