Sri Lanka records highest number of tourist arrivals since 60’s

Sri Lanka records highest number of tourist arrivals since 60’s

Aug 18 (NIA) – The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said that tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka had hit an all-time high in July with the number of tourist arrivals exceeding 200,000 in one month alone. In a statement, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry said that with the arrival of 209,351 tourists, it was the highest […]

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

August 17 (NIA): In a tragic incident early in the morning on Wednesday, four baby elephants, were killed when they got in the way of a speeding train near Madu in North West Sri Lanka. The elephants were crossing the track when the Colombo bound night mail train dashed against them, police said. The accident […]

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Aug 16 (NIA) – The Sri Lanka Navy, on Tuesday, apprehended 18 Sri Lankans, who were attempting to flee to Australia illegally by boat, in the seas off Batticaloa, in the eastern part of the island nation. The navy media unit said that naval officers managed to seize the migrants on a tip off received by […]

Sri Lanka ex president’s son arrested again over financial fraud

Sri Lanka ex president’s son arrested again over financial fraud

Aug 15 (NIA) – The son of former president and opposition parliament member, Namal Rajapakse, was arrested by Sri Lankan investigators on Monday over financial fraud. Rajapakse, was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division and was questioned by investigators for hours. He was alleged to have recorded a statement over the purchase of Hello […]

Pakistan ups the ante on Kashmir as India offers to talk

Pakistan ups the ante on Kashmir as India offers to talk

New Delhi, August 14 (NIA): The end of the week saw Pakistan up the ante on the Kashmir issue as India appeared to soften its stand and climb down a notch or two, mainly because of the relentless civilian struggle in Kashmir and the bad publicity that police action has got on a daily basis […]

Former Tamil Tiger combatant’s recipe for reconciliation

Former Tamil Tiger combatant’s recipe for reconciliation

Colombo, August 13 (NIA): Rathika Pathmanathan, a former combatant of the Tamil Tigers, has a recipe for ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The slim and small made Tamil girl in her 20s, says that Sri Lankans, whether Sinhalese or Tamils, have to stop the blame game and work shoulder to shoulder for reconciliation. And the […]