Tourists flee Sri Lanka but seasoned travelers say island nation will bounce back

Sri Lanka to waive off entry visa fee for 48 countries from Aug. 1

Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka will begin to waive off its existing visa fee for travelers from 48 countries including China from Aug. 1 as part of the island's efforts to attract more tourists into the country, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister, John Amaratunga said here Wednesday. In a media briefing held in Colombo, Amaratunga...

Lasith Malinga to retire from ODI cricket after Friday's match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Colombo (Reuters Photo)

Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Lasith Malinga in 1st ODI vs Bangladesh

July 26 (AP) - The most fitting farewell for retiring paceman Lasith Malinga will be to win the series-opening limited-overs international against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne said Thursday. The 35-year-old Malinga is retiring from one-day international cricket after the first game in the best-of-three series, which starts Friday. "Mainly we want to focus about winning the match. That's...

No direct IS hand in Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigator

No direct IS hand in Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigator

Colombo, July 25 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Easter attacks that killed 258 people were carried out by local Islamists who drew inspiration from but were not linked to the Islamic State group, a top investigator said Wednesday. Ravi Seneviratne, the head of the Criminal Investigations Department, said the suicide bombers who targeted three churches and three hotels had no direct...

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