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Sri Lanka scores high in Spanish Tourism Fair

Sri Lanka scores high in Spanish Tourism Fair

Colombo, Jan 24 (NIA) - Sri Lanka made a significant impact at the 37th International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) which was held in Madrid, Spain over the weekend, with Sri Lanka Tourism gaining the attention of the Spanish traveler. In a statement, the Tourism Ministry said the participation in FITUR augured well for the much-needed exposure for Sri Lanka as an attractive tourism...

More than one million protestors vow to resist President Trump

More than one million protestors vow to resist President Trump

Washington, Jan 22 - More than 1 million people gathered in Washington and in cities around the country and the world Saturday to mount a roaring rejoinder to the inauguration of President Trump. What started as a Facebook post by a Hawaii retiree became an unprecedented international rebuke of a new president that packed cities large and small — from London...

Sri Lanka braces for severe drought

Over 1 million affected by severe drought in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan 21 (NIA) - Over 1 million people have been affected by severe drought in Sri Lanka with authorities warning the numbers could rise in the coming weeks due to less rainfall. Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center said that 18 districts have been affected by the drought and rescue teams were distributing drinking and clean water for the victims. According to...

Giant sweaters and pyjamas clothe shivering Indian elephants

Giant sweaters and pyjamas clothe shivering Indian elephants

Mathura, January 21 (NIA): Adorable elephants dressed in jumbo sized multi-colored sweaters and bright red pyjamas are now drawing crowds in the North Indian city of Mathura. Moved by the plight of elephants shivering in the North Indian cold, villagers of the Mathura area have knitted giant sweaters in flashy colors to make the pachyderms both warm and attractive. Giant...

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

By Teng Jing Xuan and Li Yan/Caixin At the Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR in Tokyo, Chinese nationals account for almost half of all international patients. But Japan isn’t the only place where Chinese medical tourists are making their presence felt. Each popular destination has its specialty — vitro fertilization in Los Angeles and Bangkok and plastic surgery in Seoul....

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): Apart from Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in other countries, domestic trade barriers of various kinds also hamper Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports, reveals a recent study done by Verite Research (VR), a Colombo-based think tank. Briefing the media on the findings of the study here on Wednesday, economists Nishan de Mel and Subhashini Abeysinghe said...

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): The Sri Lankan cabinet has decided not to de-criminalize homosexuality, cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said here on Wednesday. But asked if there is a possibility of homosexuals being arrested under the existing law which criminalizes homosexuality, Senaratne said there is little likelihood of arrests as people indulge in homosexuality indoors,...

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