Internal strife marks three years of the National Unity Government in Sri Lanka

Internal strife marks three years of the National Unity Government in Sri Lanka

With the Presidential election due before the end of next year, the Rajapaksas and their allies are intensifying their campaigns to create momentum against the government. The coalition partners on the other hand appear to be utterly confused about future political strategies. In this background, is it any wonder that no one is betting on the unity government partners staying united for the full term asks Veeragathy Thanabalasingham in Daily Express

Intolerant elements in India slam Sidhu for the friendly sentiments he expressed in Pakistan

Intolerant elements in India slam Sidhu for the friendly sentiments he expressed in Pakistan

At times it appears that Indian media doesn’t want normalization between Pakistan and India. It feeds on anti-Pakistan controversies. It is always on the lookout for opportunities to spark controversies and ignite tempers in a bid to disrupt any attempt of creating bonhomie between the two countries. The latest example of this myopism was the visit of former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu to Pakistan, where he was invited at the inauguration of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Sri Lanka unveils world’s largest pizza

Sri Lanka unveils world’s largest pizza

Colombo, Aug 18 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka on Friday unveiled the world’s largest pizza at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya, in the central hills of the island in order to promote the country in the global tourism map. The pizza was unveiled at the launch of a 10 day Grand Strawberry Fest which commenced at […]

China’s Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock in Sri Lanka

China’s Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock in Sri Lanka

Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka became man and wife at a mass wedding ceremony in Negombo near here on Thursday, symbolizing the people-to people relationships that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is creating even as it strengthens Sri Lanka’s position as an ideal wedding destination. The couples, who are employees of the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, walked down the aisle at a grand ceremony in a luxury hotel. Out of the 19 couples, 12 were Chinese while seven Sri Lankan ,reports Xinhua.

Imran Khan sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan

Imran Khan sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 18 (Dawn) – Imran Khan Niazi was on Saturday sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan in a simple ceremony hosted at the Aiwan-i-Sadr. The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 9:30am, started a little after 10am. The ceremony commenced with the national anthem, followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran. […]

Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Sri Lankan speakers at the ‘Ayubowan Bangladesh’ (Long Live Bangladesh) event held under the aegis of the NDB Investment Banking Quarter of Sri Lanka and the Bangladesh High Commission gushed about Bangladesh’s friendly Government; its pleasant and eager-to-help bureaucrats;  its techno-savvy white collar workers; and its cooperative and reasonably-priced labor reports P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. 

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